YouthCon - April 3-7, 2019

Once every four year event

About YouthCon

FOUR days jam packed full of worship, biblical teaching, personal spiritual challenge, youth-group togetherness and community in the breathtaking high desert setting of Glorietta, New Mexico. 

YouthCon is a once-every-four-years event for Sr. High Students of the U.S. Mennonite Brethren churches. It’s four days of connecting, worshipping, learning and experiencing. It’s fun, challenging, relaxing, exhilarating, exhausting and exciting. It is the largest gathering of USMB students in the country and it’s been happening since 1975. YouthCon has, historically, been a life transforming event, during each past YouthCon, students have taken opportunities to begin relationships with Jesus, go deeper in Christian faith and make commitments to ministry and service. 

Registration for this once in a lifetime, 4 day adventure is $395* per person. This cost includes everything except transportation to and from Glorietta. Registration opens in the fall of 2018! 

...stay tuned! *network members will receive a registration discount




Sr High Ministry

Interested in attending the CDYC? Email or call 402-895-9596

We Love our Students!

We love our students! This moment in life can be both amazing and hard. 

We strive for our community of students to show a love for each other and for spreading the love of Jesus to our community and beyond.

Student Ministry

Student Life Ministry provides a place for students to continue their relationship with Jesus and discover everything God made them to be. Our students will learn to live the best kind of life by caring about the things God cares about. 


Student Ministry

This Ministry is the starting point for students in our Student Ministries. The group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. Solid teaching, group discussions, and activities!


Sr High Student Ministry

What is YouthCon?

YouthCon is a once-every-four-years event for high school students of the U.S. Mennonite Brethren churches.  It’s four days of connecting, worshipping, learning and experiencing.  It’s fun, challenging, relaxing, exhilarating, exhausting and exciting.  It is one of the largest regular gatherings of USMB people and it’s been happening since 1975. YouthCon, or “the Mennonite Brethren National Youth Convention,” as it has historically been known, is a life-transforming event. (If you have been to YouthCon before we think you’re nodding your head like yeah…)  Registrations fall 2018!


YouthCon will be Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7.  This is a slight change from previous conventions.  We have added a full day to the convention, with a new twist.  We understand that most students will be missing several days of school, this is unavoidable, so we tried to make the best of it.  We tried to choose a weekend that worked for Camp Glorieta, and possibly be around their Spring Break.  So even though it is Wednesday – Sunday there are some strategic decisions that were made to benefit each youth ministry. 

The first session will begin late Wednesday evening, so those groups who are traveling from far away will not miss anything.  Most groups will be spending all day traveling so a late night option will be welcomed. 

Then the biggest change… there will be no programming on Sunday.  In years past one of the hardest parts of the youth workers were returning to work the next day after the convention.  Usually, we have our last session that morning which finishes around 11:00 a.m. then everyone loads up and hits the road for a very long day.  And the groups who have to drive a long distance doesn’t get home until the middle of the night.  And some youth groups even skip the last session to make it home in time.  So we switched things up!  The only thing that is planned for the last day is breakfast (and you can even skip that)!  So if you have a long drive, you can get back home at a decent hour.  Believe us, your adult volunteers with thank you, and you won’t miss a thing. 

A detailed schedule will be available as we get closer to the date. 

MORE Information about YouthCon

CLICK HERE (SBC information)

Learn more about Youth Con (YouthCon web)

Interested in Serving

If you are interested in serving in the Student Life Ministry, we would love for you to come see what we do! 

Serving God where you fit best can help make our church a great place for youth! 

You can check the box on a connection card, email or

even better talk personally to any Student Life leader or volunteer.