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"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 Tuesday-Saturday, July 21-26, 2014 (First year WIYLDE students will arrive Monday, July 22). 

The Early Bird Registration fee is $375. The Early Bird Registration deadline is June 20, 2014 (postmarked by that date). If your church is part of the Northeastern or Southeastern Iowa synods you are eligible for up to a $150 campership, only if matched by your congregation and received by the Early Bird Registration date. For registration after June 20, 2014 the fee is $425. NE and SE synods will match only up to $75 at a 0.5:1 after June 20, 2014. Register for WIYLDE online by filling out the WIYLDE Registration form.

WIYLDE 2013 

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 contact Lori Ostlie at (563) 387-1271 or email