"WIYLDE FOOLISHNESS" is the theme for 2014

Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event (WIYLDE) is a ministry and leadership workshop for high school youth of ELCA congregations in Iowa and is supported by all three ELCA Iowa synods. WIYDLE dates for this summer are Monday-Saturday, July 21-26, 2014 (First year WIYLDE students will arrive Tuesday, July 22). 

Registration fee is $425.  Register for WIYLDE online by filling out the WIYLDE Registration form

 Print a Registration Form here to mail to the college.


WIYLDE is designed for youth, grades 9-12 of any ELCA congregation in Iowa. It is a youth ministry leadership workshop with opportunities for young people to grow in their own faith and take tools back to their home congregations to provide leadership in the youth ministry program. Each participant will learn:

  • How to help plan and lead worship
  • How to lead a Bible study
  • Where to find youth ministry materials
  • How to help organize youth events

Students may participate for 4 years, building on their leadership skills each year.

Check out our pictures from WIYLDE 2013 Leadership Retreat.

For more information, email WIYLDE@luther.edu.