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. The previous year's registration fee (including meals, lodging and a T-shirt) was $150 and the previous year's deadline was May 1. Stay tuned for information about this year's event!

WIYLDE participants will register for a track designed to give in-depth knowledge and training on a particular type of leadership. They will meet in small groups throughout WIYLDE to discuss and put into action what they learn. The three tracks are:

  • Worship, Leadership and Planning — Learn the basics of Lutheran worship and help plan worship.
  • Peer Ministry — Learn skills on how to be a leader in your youth group and help lead.
  • Justice and Service — Learn how to be involved in making a difference in the world and lead a service event.

Check out our pictures from WIYLDE 2013 Leadership Retreat.