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Check out the awesome exhibitors who will be joining us at NYWC 2015.
9 Square in the Air® is a new and addictive group game that students love! It’s tons of fun for all ages and skill levels. Use indoors or outside, height-adjustable, simple and easy set up and storage. Your kids will play this game for hours! Buy online at www.9squareintheair.com.
Agape North is a cause-based clothing company providing 3 levels of competitively priced custom t-shirts, polos, and other apparel while giving school uniforms to students in need for each purchase. Working with churches, businesses, schools, and non-profits, we have given over 25,000 uniforms to students all over the world.
Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) exists to end sub-standard housing in rural Alabama by extending Christ’s love through home repair and children’s ministry. We host youth, college, and adult groups who serve alongside families and children living in the rural areas of Alabama’s Sumter, Lee, and Macon counties.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open environment. The Youth Film Series is a resource designed for young people to freely explore the claims of Christ in fresh and thought-provoking ways.
We are the College of Christian Studies at Anderson University which is a Southern Baptist Convention university in Anderson, South Carolina. Anderson University is a Christ-centered, fully-accredited comprehensive university. The College of Christian Studies offers solidly biblical, intensely practical preparation for ministry through baccalaureate and graduate study, including a youth ministry concentration and a Fast Track BA+MDiv that can save up to two years off the normal pace.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. Our vision is to see substandard housing in Central Appalachia eradicated and everyone who comes in contact with ASP transformed.
Mexico Outreach is for all ages and offers missions exposure that will nurture your ministry vision. Partner with Mexican churches to reach their neighborhood for Christ! It will change your life and transform your group! Azusa Pacific University’s Mexico Outreach is built on Christ and passion for the lost.
Asbury Seminary is a multidenominational graduate school committed to spiritually formative education. Simply put, we believe in growing things that really matter – like pastors, church planters, counselors, and missionaries. Since 1923, that’s been our mission. So whatever your mission, Asbury can help you grow the things that matter most.
Awana impacts and shapes the lives of millions worldwide through proven resources and expertise that help churches and families develop lifelong disciples of Christ.
Azusa Pacific Seminary at Azusa Pacific University trains students for practical, effective ministry in the church and in the world. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Azusa Pacific Seminary offers master’s degrees in divinity, youth ministry, pastoral studies, theological studies, and transformational urban leadership and a D.Min.
We are an evangelical seminary with campuses in St. Paul, MN and San Diego, CA. At Bethel, excellence means bringing theology to life by guiding you to live out your beliefs. You’ll become a well-rounded and diligent theological scholar, strong leader, and faithful servant. You’ll also develop your God-given talents while gaining biblical foundations needed to discern faithfully, think critically, and act wisely.
BioLogos invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.
Brotherhood Mutual offers comprehensive property, liability, workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance for churches and related ministries throughout the U.S. Other programs include foreign liability and travel assistance for mission trips and ministry payroll services. Visit brotherhoodmutual.com to learn how we can serve your ministry.
Cairn University exists to educate students to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world as biblically minded, well-educated, and professionally competent men and women of character. In addition to on-campus options, Cairn University offers online graduate programs in business, Bible, and education.
Camp Barnabas exists to offer life changing experiences to people with disabilities in a Christian camp setting. We invite those who wish to serve them to come experience the beauty of helping someone realize the value of their uniqueness through a relational missions trip opportunity.
Great Group Skiing in the Great Smokies is closer than you think! Centrally located in Western North Carolina, Cataloochee boasts one of the longest seasons in the Southeast with 100% snowmaking, 18 lighted slopes, 5 lifts, over 4,000 sets of rental equipment & 12 lanes of snowtubing fun.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate, and online students. Offering more than 100 areas of study, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, and leading student satisfaction ratings.
CSM (Center for Student Missions) is a short-term missions organization that strives to provide an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences churches and communities, and honors Christ. We are located in eleven urban centers across the US.
Founded in 1964, CSU is located in Charleston, SC and is a Christian liberal arts university enrolling 3,400 students. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.
Does your youth group like to travel? At Christiantreasureseekers.com you will discover amazing Christian museums, camps, theatres, waterparks and retreats all on one convenient website. Christiantreasureseekers.com… Where we have done the hunting for you!
Church Art Works designs and prints custom t-shirts and apparel for church groups, student ministries, camps, mission trips, and ministry organizations since 1982 (low prices, minimums as low as 12, and easy online ordering). We also provide promotional products, presentation backgrounds, clip art, and fonts for youth groups.
Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
A state-of-the-art walk through Biblical History with animatronics, planetarium, SFX Theater, gardens with walking trails, Screaming Raptor – the biggest zip lines in Midwest, petting zoo, bible artifacts, Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, Ebenezer – one of the best preserved Allosaurus fossils in the world, Noah’s Cafe, and over 160 exhibits.
Student and Kids camps and leadership training
Dare 2 Share is all about helping youth leaders mobilize teens to relationally and relentlessly make disciples who make disciples. Through our training events, youth group resources and practical teen faith-sharing tools, we can help you prioritize evangelism and advance the gospel in your ministry.
Do you need something that is unique, exciting, has universal appeal, and also impacts spiritual lives? Illusionists, David & Kylie Knight work with you to bring the wonder and mystery of God’s love to your community! Extremely professional. Impeccable integrity. Powerful message. Highly entertaining. Totally guaranteed.
Deer Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational Christian camp and retreat center. Founded in 1998, Deer Run is located 40 miles south of Nashville and strategically located within 4 hours of 9 major metropolitan areas. Easily accessible to churches, schools, universities, community leadership organizations, and ministries.
Denver Seminary is a graduate-level school of theology, which is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs. We offer MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees with numerous specialized concentrations.
DOOR is a faith-based network of six cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, Denver & Hollywood) that provides opportunities for service, learning, and leadership development within the urban context. We host volunteers for a weekend to a year and include opportunities for individuals and groups.
We created Download Youth Ministry to help youth workers win in their vital role by providing resources that are: high quality, easy to use, budget-friendly, and trench-tested. We’re youth workers and we value tools that help get the job done so we can spend more time ministering to students.
Experience Mission is a non-profit organization demonstrating God’s love throughout the world by empowering communities, developing leaders through Immersion programs and internships, and mobilizing volunteers on short-term mission trips.
Inflatable Game & Amusement Rental company working Nationwide. We carry nearly 200 different inflatables and rides, including the latest and greatest rides, including mechanical bulls, eurobungys, meltdowns, etc. We carry the latest and greatest equipment!
Faith Out Loud is a youth curriculum written to invite young people into deeper discussion of the Christian faith and provide avenues for them to explore how the Christian faith intersects with their daily lives. This resource is written and produced by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
A full-service travel agency specializing in group travel, offering:
• International flights
• Christian tours
• Mission projects
• Travel Insurance
The Fuller Youth Institute exists to equip teenagers with the lifelong faith they need. We do this by transforming research into resources that elevate leaders, kids, and families.
The Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Program and Gardner-Webb University is a safe and open space for students to explore God’s call on their lives. It is a place where you can join in community with others who are passionate about living out the Gospel through pastoral ministries.
We are a ministry that loves, cares for, and guides children to follow Jesus. We aspire to feed His sheep, impacting new generations in the name of Jesus. We run a church summer camp for orphaned children in Maneadero Mexico. Come serve Jesus by serving the least of these!
Glorieta Camps and Camp Eagle are all ages, all year camps that exist to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships, and Biblical truth. Located in places with unbeatable views and endless adventure opportunities, it’s the perfect location for your next youth/adult/family retreat or summer camp.
Group Imaging is a Christian based provider of church outreach, banners, displays, rigid contour signs, apparel and more. We help you look good by printing you affordable colorful graphics to use around your campus or in marketing your church to the community.
Group Publishing and its ministry partner Group Mission Trips are excited to help you connect with our various ministries. Workcamps, Week of Hope, Live Curriculum, and the Jesus-Centered Bible are just some of the amazing resources and experiences we create for youth workers!
Teach to Reach!
We are an educational consulting company. We place teachers around the world. Our main focus is teaching in China. Opportunities include teaching in preschool, elementary, high school, and colleges. All positions include a salary and housing.
Join us for the opportunity of a lifetime!
We are a missions facilitation center in Harlingen TX. We host teams from around the country who come to serve the people of the Rio Grande Valley. An international mission trip without leaving the USA.
For 29 years High Point has been serving ministries by providing access to discounted prices and expert advice on airfare, charter buses and ski trips.
OUR HEART is to see your ministry thrive in your call to GO, by strategizing, equipping, and managing the logistics of how you are SENT.
Jared Hall will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to look away as he makes objects float, performs a mind blowing escapes and stunts, or simply finds your chosen card in a way that you have never seen before.
Youth ministry’s original low-cost music and media service.
International Justice Mission seeks to Rescue Thousands. Protect Millions. Prove that justice for the poor is possible. IJM Youth Mobilization seeks to come alongside Youth Leaders and Youth Ministry Organizations they lead students into God’s heart for justice and equip them to end slavery in our lifetime.
InWord is a non-profit teaching ministry obsessed with meaningful Bible engagement in youth ministry, using all means necessary: small-group Bible study, devotionals, training, blog/social media.
Kaleo mobilizes mission teams to serve the poor and marginalized in urban centers of the United States. We partner with local churches and organizations to create ministry itineraries that challenge our teams and help us join in with what God is doing in the city. We also offer summer internships.
LAMA represents La Montana Christian Camps in Costa Rica/serving 15,000 Latin youth in a high adventure style recreation setting. Serving churches from throughout Costa Rica and Central America – La Montana proclaims boldly the grace of Jesus Christ to youth.
LeaderTreks is a student discipleship & leadership development ministry using trips, innovative training, and curriculum to help students identify and develop their personal leadership skills.
Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 beautiful acres in Lynchburg, VA, Liberty offers over 350 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level, and is home to more than 100,000 residential and online students.
Do you like movies? Churches are on the front lines of life change in their communities, faith-based films provide an ideal and important ministry opportunity for the church. It is a powerful way to reach people, both believers and non-believers, with the greatest story every told—the gospel story of Jesus.
Serving churches in their mission of making disciples
Lincoln Christian University is a Christian higher education community whose mission is to nurture and equip Christians with a Biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world.
Living Mission Peru’s long-term partnerships with local ministries in Lima, the Andes, and the Amazon provide you with a meaningful way to do short-term missions in Peru.
Experience a Fresh Approach to biblical education at Luther Rice College & Seminary. All Faculty believe the Scriptures are the inerrant Word of God, providing students with the knowledge to realize their ministry goals. Programs 100% online or on-campus, competitively priced tuition, dedicated, experienced professors. For information visit NYWC.LutherRice.edu.
Using no sorcery at all, John Michael Hinton performs captivating illusions that make people doubt their senses, question their reality, and search for answers. Audiences come face-to-face with Truth and the power of Jesus Christ. Or simply put “Faking the supernatural to point the real Supernatural”
The mission of Memphis Theological Seminary is to educate and sustain men and women for ordained and lay Christian ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety and justice.
Mission of Grace has two locations in Haiti. The first in Carries, about an hour from Port au Prince and Plaisance du Sud about 5 hours from Port au Prince. Our ministries include orphanage, adoptions, medical clinic, elderly home, church, school, young girl’s home, men’s transition center and community outreach.
Mission Serve provides pre-packaged and customized mission experiences for youth and adults.
FREE Christian College search function online as well as FREE magazine. This is a great resource for your youth looking for colleges!
Next Step Ministries is the missions organization RE-defining the way churches do missions. Next Step is an organization where long-term community development collides with short-term missions. Check out nextstepministries.com to see how your mission trip can last more than a week.
Our passion is partnering with local churches in Northwest Haiti to bring the people in this region out of spiritual, physical and social poverty to demonstrate love for all. We engage in the deepest part of culture – changing lives and transforming communities in the poorest regions.
This two-day discipleship conference for MS and HS students comes to Minneapolis, Lakeland, Dallas, Tulsa, Washington DC, Orange County and The Bay Area. We’re about empowering students to become thinking, growing, authentic followers of Jesus Christ. With Mark Matlock, Heather Flies, The Skit Guys, and the Jordan Howerton Band.
The Pray for Me Campaign is a movement designed to help you as a youth leader rally the church around the next generation through the catalyst of prayer. It equips students to invite three adults from three generation to be their Prayer Champions for a school year. Join the movement!
Praying Pelican Missions is an international and domestic short-term missions provider serving the local church in over 20 locations abroad and in the U.S.
We resource churches through curriculum, books, Bible studies, devo magazines and the D6 Conference.
Ministering since 1992, Reach Mission Trips (aka Reach Workcamps and Reach Ministries) is a week-long mission of service to low-income communities. Working with local agencies and/or local churches, our mission trips seek to make an impact on homeowners, communities, students and adults who attend. It is a life-changing experience!
Rice Bowls is a nonprofit dedicated to orphan care. We partner with Christian orphanages to provide them with health nutritoius meals. By taking care of this financial burden, we help those who run these children’s homes to focus on what matters most – loving the children in their care.
SCORE International specializes in both domestic and international customized mission trips.
SendTree helps church and youth organizations send text messages to groups. Texting is the most effective (yet most overlooked) channel for keeping your staff and youth groups in the loop with updates, notifications, and reminders, which greatly affects engagement and attendance. SendTree tools integrate with social media too.
Servant Life is a mission-mobilizing ministry providing dynamic short-term mission experiences for students and church groups.
SOS hosts week-long, Christ-centered, life changing urban home repair mission camps in the inner city of Memphis. As a tangible expression of the gospel, SOS seeks to empower people and transform neighborhoods by utilizing volunteers to renovate the homes of economically disadvantaged homeowners in Memphis, Tennessee.
At sparkhouse, we’re creating a whole new class of faith formation resources created for today’s Christians. We meet people where they are: using technology, language, and active learning concepts that match our 21st-century lifestyles. Every day we strive to make creativity, collaboration, and even humor synonymous with thought-provoking, Bible-based learning.
If volleyball and four-square had a baby, it would be called Spikeball! This 2 vs 2 sport is portable and can be played anywhere and everywhere! It has a 360° field which means, no sides, no boundaries! Fast, fun, intense, friendly, and competitive; Spikeball will change your life.
Since 1997, we’ve been helping youth groups, camps, churches & organizations nationwide brand and market their ministries with quality apparel, design & much more. Our mission statement is simple. To be a leader not a follower in the world of custom printing by providing quality product.
Street Reach seeks to impact inner-city children’s lives by meeting them where they are at and running Backyard Bible Clubs in their neighborhoods, where they feel most comfortable. Street Reach strives to meet the needs of the community and love them the way Jesus Christ loves us.
Student Life camps challenge youth through engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning from sound biblical teachers, building community through Bible study and serving the lost while offering age-appropriate, Gospel-centered experiences that keep God’s Word center stage.
TEAMeffort is a non-profit inter-denomenational Christian mission organization that has been providing life-changing, eye-opening, and faith-building mission experiences for youth for over 20 years. We offer opportunities for youth groups to put their faith into action through challenging mission projects across the US and overseas.
We have been loving neighbors for 30 years. We are an urban, non-denominational ministry that provides short-term mission opportunities for middle and high school youth groups. Every year, we deploy over 2,000 people from all over the country to perform free home repairs for more than 180 vulnerable Pittsburgh homeowners.
Volunteer U provides tools to equip volunteer youth workers to be the best lay ministers they can be.
We are a Camp and Retreat Center in Central Florida an hour north of Orlando. We have great food. We also have great housing with air conditioning and indoor restrooms. Bring your own program or we can help you create a retreat for you and your group!
Water Missions International is a nonprofit Christian engineering ministry transforming lives through sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions. Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering expertise, we’ve provided access to safe water and the Living Water Message of Jesus Christ for more than 2.8 million people in 52 countries.
Wesley Seminary is inspired and engaged – a seminary designed for practicing and preparing professionals, and shaped by what practicing ministers and Christian lay leaders actually do. By putting theory into practice, within your own ministry context, your education becomes more active, more personal, and more real.
Whitewater Express offers high adventure and lodging to youth ministry at the Ocoee River, Chattahoochee River, Nantahala River, and for snow skiing in West Virginia. At our Ocoee Camp youth groups enjoy whitewater, horseback, paintball, mountain biking, and ropes course fun. We offer whitewater and ziplines on the Chattahoochee River!
Since 1953 We have specialized in Missionary and Humanitarian Aid travel for Church and Mission organizations. We also organize and lead Holy Land Tours to Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Italy along with other world tours.
Wildwater is the premier rafting and ziplining outfitter in the Southeast. With five different locations across the southern Appalachians, Wildwater is sure to have a location to match any needs. Our group lodging is also conveniently located near our rafting and ziplining centers.
Winterplace Ski Resort – Most Accessible and Affordable Ski Resort in the SE! Where WINTER is FUN for Everyone! 27 trails, 9 lifts, 2 terrain parks and WV’s largest Snowtubing Park. Largest teaching area in the SE. Free Night Skiing w/All Day Tickets.
Wipf and Stock Publishers is a creative team committed to writing that honors the imagination, intellect, and heart. From biblical studies to classic theology, poetry to history, our authors are experts, scholars, and artists. Combining innovative technology with academic excellence we are able to produce affordable books of enduring value.
Wolf Ridge Ski Slopes, consisting of 21 slope runs, 5 lifts, and two full service ski lodges is surrounded by 48 beautiful log cabins and town home rental units and is located 25 miles north of Asheville NC, only 5 miles off of the I-26 Wolf Laurel Exit 3
World Servants is a worldwide, interdenominational short-term mission organization providing long-term impact in partner communities, while providing mission volunteers the opportunity to participate in God’s plan for their lives. Our approach to ministry is to enter into relationships and experiences with the attitude of a learner, servant and storyteller.
World Vision’s Youth Programs invites students on a journey of spiritual transformation to engage the world through a Biblical call to justice. Free and engaging programs (30 Hour Famine, Childhood Lost, WV Students) educate and equip youth to give of themselves on behalf of the poor.
Xorbee was founded to provide a durable, comfortable, and versatile seating solution for Youth Groups and Children’s Ministries everywhere. Over 10 years and 15K bags later, we are still delivering on that promise with thousands of happy customers and a life-time guarantee!
YMCA of the Rockies has year-round resorts near Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park & Winter Park, Colorado). Plan your family vacation, group retreat or conference with us. We also hire outstanding staff, whether independently or through TREK: a Christian working Gap Year program for 18-24 year old adults.
Youth Ministry Partners is dedicated to partnering with youth workers to provide life-changing resources that will help teens grow to love and follow Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Youthministry360 exists to support today’s youth worker with solid content, stellar networking and valuable training seminars.
YouthWorks exists to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through Christ-centered mission trips for over 30000 students in 70 communities.
We are an international and interdenominational missions organization focused on knowing God and making Him known. We train and equip people to serve God in all spheres of society.
Partner with us to plan your short term trip to tropical Costa Rica. We’d love to have you!
The Exhibit Hall at NYWC is one of the largest of its kind—focusing on the needs of youth pastors and other church leaders working with teenagers. We consider exhibitors to be an important part of the NYWC experience and we work hard to make it the best we can for you and your organization.
“I am always amazed at the love and care my team & I receive at these YS events. We are empowered, energized, refreshed and refocused.”
Scott Shimada—San Leandro, CA, NYWC 2014 Attendee
“Loved it! Exactly what I needed. I am leaving with my brain full, but my heart fuller! Thank you!”
Allison Cambri—Odessa, TX, NYWC 2014 Attendee
“NYWC was great for our entire team, and it’s always the best thing I do for myself every year.”
D.C. Veale—Ellicott City, MD, NYWC 2014 Volunteer
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