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What exactly is SHIFT?

Shift is The Village Youth's annual in-town weekend retreat, similar in structure to Disciple Now (or D-Now) weekends. 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 SHIFT 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
  • SHIFT 2022 T-Shirt
  • SHIFT 2022 Small Group Devotional Guide

Who can Participate?

  • This is for all students in 6th-12th grade for the 2022-2023 school year
    • Invite your friends to be a part of SHIFT this year!
  • Cost is $75 and sign-ups are open online until October 7th
    • Use code 'earlybird' for $25 off until September 17th
  • Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis
    • Contact Tyler if you are in need of financial assistance or if you wish to pay with funds from your student account.

This year's theme

This year our theme is Set a Fire. Throughout scripture, fire plays a significant role, symbolizing the zeal of a life renewed in Christ. Our prayer for SHIFT this year is that God would Set a Fire in The Village Youth so that we would pursue Him above all else. For some, this fire will just be igniting. For others, we pray for a rekindling of their faith. For many, this fire will be a refining fire, sparking them to pursue Christ with their whole life. We are expectant that God will move powerfully at SHIFT this year.

Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord.
When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.
Share with God's people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.
Romans 12:11-13 (NIRV)

Looking to Volunteer for SHIFT?

We have many volunteer slots open for SHIFT 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!