Who: Individuals or Teams from local churches or Conference Offices who want to change their local church culture to become places conducive to reaching and retaining young people and their families.

What: This GYA Summit will be focusing on how to help our youth and young adults love and embrace their church as well as how churches can build strong intergenerational relationships. There will be plenty of time to brainstorm and discuss with your team on how to implement the principles into the context of your local church. The purpose is to have a plan to take back to your church.

When: November 16-17, 2018

How Much: $30/person (Covers meals, book, workbook, and seminars)

Register at:

Where: New Haven KC Seventh-day Adventist Church
8714 Antioch Rd. Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 642-5617



Friday, 16th November

  • 7pm - Registration

  • 8pm - Session 1 - Defining Our Reality

Saturday, 17th November

  • 8am - Refreshments/Mingle

  • 8:30am - Session 2 | Taking Jesus Message Seriously

  • 9:45am - Session 3 | Fueling a Warm Community

  • 10:45am - Break

  • 11:00am - Session 4 | Empathizing with Today’s Young People

  • 12:30pm - Lunch

  • 2:30pm - Session 5 | Prioritizing Young People (& their Families) Everywhere

  • 3:15pm - Session 6 | Unlocking Keychain Leadership

  • 4:00pm - Break

  • 4:15pm - Session 7 | Being the Best Neighbors

  • 5:30pm - Supper

  • 7:00pm - Session 8 | Growing Young in YOUR Context

  • 8:30pm Conclusion



The Kansas City Metro can be easily accessed by i29, i70, i35, or 49 or by flying into the Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Hotels Nearby

Limited lodging will be available on site on a first come first serve basis at registration.

Local lodging available at the following nearby locations:

Food/Drink Nearby

Meals will be provided at the New Haven church. Friday Supper, Sabbath Breakfast, Sabbath Lunch, and Sabbath Supper are included in the registration fee.

However, there are also several local restaurants worth visiting if you have the time and resources:

If you need a quick top-up on a tea, hot chocolate, or other warm drink try one of the following: