Reboot is a program designed to strengthen congregational ministries with youth. The central purpose is to select and resource a cohort of congregations In the Illinois Great Rivers Conference to excavate, innovate and disseminate a robust and reproducible congregational ministry with youth. IGRC Youth Ministries, in collaboration with Perkins School of Youth Ministry, will select ten congregations to develop a process over the next year for new youth ministry practices. Selected congregations will, in turn, help other congregations that come along afterward by sharing what was discovered. For questions about the program contact Curt Franklin cfranklin@igrc.org.

Application Deadline: July 26th, 2021

  • All congregations chosen to participate will be notified before August 6th, 2021 
  • If chosen, your congregation must send four representatives (1 clergy, 1 adult, 2 youth) to the Reboot Innovation Retreat, (virtually) on September 10-11, 2021 
  • If chosen, your congregation will need to select a Church Leadership Team - 9-12 members: at least 1 clergy, at least 3-4 youth (ages 12-18), and 5-8 engaged adults (which should include youth parents).
  • If chosen there will be a $350 cost to join the cohort that will be refunded upon completion of the program.