Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event
June 16-19, 2019
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa


Middle school youth are invited to Junior WIYLDE

Middle school students are invited to join the closing session of  WIYLDE on Wednesday, June 19, from 1 – 4 p.m.

This is the first year that middle school students are invited to participate in a WIYLDE session. “Junior WIYLDE” will give confirmation students a small taste of what WIYLDE is like.

The annual Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event (WIYLDE) is designed to help high school youth learn skills to become future leaders of the church. The three-day event will run June 16-19 at Wartburg Collee in Waverly with the theme “Walking WIYLDE,” which will focus on the affirmation of baptismal promises.  

On June 19, high school students will lead the middle school youth through four stations of games, Bible study, and prayer. This group-building session will give the WIYLDE high school students an opportunity to practice their leadership skills, and the middle school students will get a first-hand introduction to WIYLDE activities.

Junior WIYLDE Schedule:
Wednesday, June 19
Wartburg College Chapel, Waverly

12:30 p.m. Registration begins in the chapel at Wartburg College
1 p.m. Opening in chapel
1:15 p.m. Split into groups to rotate through stations
3:15 p.m. Join in the closing worship of WIYLDE
4 p.m. Head home

The cost for middle school students to attend the June 19 session is $5 per youth, which covers supplies, snack and an offering to Lutheran Disaster Response. WIYLDE organizers ask for one adult chaperone from the congregation for every seven youth attending. There is no cost for the adult.

The registration deadline for Junior WIYLDE is Monday, June 10.

Download the Junior WIYLDE registration form.
To learn more, contact Deb Bachman







View WIYLDE Photos

Some 30 high school youth from ELCA congregations attended the 2018 event.

View photos from the 2018 WIYLDE on Facebook.

View photos from previous years.

WIYLDE 2017 Photo Gallery
WIYLDE 2016 Photo Gallery
WIYLDE 2015 Photo Gallery
WIYLDE 2014 Photo Gallery
WIYLDE 2012 Photo Gallery