What exactly is DNOW Weekend?

DNOW, which stands for Disciple-Now, is The Village Youth's annual in-town weekend retreat, formerly known as SHIFT weekend! This will be a weekend full of fun, interactive and inclusive games, biblical teaching, small-group discipleship and awesome fellowship with the rest of The Village Youth! The majority of the event will take place at our McPherson and Reilly Road campuses, but students will be staying at host home with students of the same gender and general age as well as at least two leaders. We are so excited for DNOW this year, and can't wait to see how the Lord uses it for His good!

What is included in the cost?
  • Attendance and Participation in the weekend long retreat. This includes:
    • 4 Worship and Teaching Sessions
    • 2 Large Scale Interactive Games on Friday Evening and Saturday Afternoon
  • Lodging, Transportation, and Meals
    • Dinner Friday
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Saturday
    • Breakfast Sunday
  • DNOW 2024 T-Shirt
  • DNOW 2024 Small Group Devotional Guide

Who can Participate?

  • This is for all students in 6th-12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year
    • Invite your friends to be a part of DNOW this year!
  • Cost is $75 and sign-ups are open online until February 1st
    • Use code 'earlybird' for $25 off until December 31st
  • Payment assistance is available on an as-needed basis
    • Contact Jon if you are in need of financial assistance or if you wish to pay with funds from your student account.

This year's theme

We are excited to announce that this year's speaker for DNOW will be Austin Marshick!

Pastor Jon Huff has served alongside Austin in the past and is so excited to invite him to be a part of this year's DNOW Weekend! Austin has a heart for serving the next generation and encouraging them "To Live For" Christ. Be sure to check him out on social media!

As of right now, we do not have a set theme for this year's DNOW weekend! Be on the lookout for an amazing announcement in the weeks to come!

Looking to Volunteer for DNOW?

We have many volunteer slots open for DNOW and would love to know if you are open to helping serve The Village Youth!

Our main needs are Drivers, Host Homes, Breakfast Donations, Snack Donations, and Small Group Leaders!
Please fill out the form below for more information and to let us know that you are interested!