Youth & Discipleship 

Welcome to the Youth and Discipleship Department of the Church of God in Indiana. Inside this page, you will find useful information for youth and children's ministry. Please view the Upcoming Events and information below to find resources enabling you to download posters/promos, registration info, calendars, schedules, forms, media, and much more. The Youth Department of Indiana exists for the purpose of serving you! If you need anything pertaining to youth ministries, please do not hesitate to contact the Youth and Discipleship Department of the Church of God in Indiana.

Bishop Chris Ondrovich has a passion for seeing the Jeremiah Generation saved, set free, on fire for God, and walking in their destiny. 
Bishop Chris Ondrovich
Indiana Youth & Discipleship Director 
Christa Ondrovich
Girl's Ministries Coordinator 

Girl's Ministries

Indiana Girl's Ministries is an outreach of the Department of Youth and Discipleship to assist the local church in mentoring girls on their journey as Christ followers. Girl's Ministries endeavors to provide club-based curricula (and more) that employ relevant, life-applicable lessons according to God's Word. The result is hundreds of young lives flourishing into spiritually pure, strong, and dedicated women. 

Contact Us 

Mailing Address:
Indiana Church of God Executive Offices 
Youth & Discipleship Department
P.0. Box 38
Greenwood, Indiana 46142

Office: 317-881-8602 Ext: 206

Upcoming Events & Information

YWEA 2024

Discover YWEA

Oceania is comprised of fourteen countries and is located throughout the Central and South Pacific Oceans. This geographical area is a vast and diverse region surrounded by the world's largest body of water. While this vast region of the world is known for its beauty, natural resources, and the large body of water that divides it, there are substantial needs in the areas of Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.
YWEA is committed to making an eternal investment in the lives of students throughout Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. In Australia, we will plant a thriving Church in the heart of Sydney that will serve as a church-planting hub in the region. In Fiji, we will meet the most basic needs of Children, as well as supporting a Church of God Bible College that is raising up pastors and leaders to reach Fiji. Finally, in New Zealand, we will establish a Church of God Crisis Care and Ministry Training Center to equip a healthy generation of leaders. Also, we will be launching New Zealand Winterfest.
Through YWEA 2024. Church of God Youth and Discipleship, in partnership with Church of God World Missions, has developed a plan to provide this region with eternal Living Water that will have a multi-generational impact to reach the Last, the Least, and the Lost. 


We are excited to announce our upcoming dates for 2023-2024! Mark your calendars, you're not going to want to miss these events. We can't wait to see you there! We believe the Lord is going to do great things!  

Children's Leader Certification Training

We love our Children's leaders, pastors, and volunteers. We want you to join us in some incredible training events. On March 5th Children's Pastor Donna Burdette is joining us to talk about Children's programming and she will be breaking down all the elements and will have a special q & a time with you.  Click the link to get the details of the meeting or scan the qr code in the image.


Crossroads Winterfest

Crossroads Winterfest is one of our premier teen events.  This is a time to come together with great worship and anointed speakers. Many lives have been transformed at this event. We have high expectations for this one.  This is a three-day and two-night event that will change lives and destinies.
Click here to register online
Click here for the event packet, schedule, and hotels

Indiana Junior Talent

Our children are talented! Let's showcase them to the world. Junior Talent is about bringing out the best in our children for God's glory. If they can sing, play an instrument, draw, take photos, dance, and more this event is for them. The event is taking place at Vertical Church in Plainfield, Indiana. Registration is at 8 am and the event will go to about lunch depending on registrations. I encourage all children to be involved. Those that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will be invited to compete at the International Junior Talent in Indianapolis in July.
Click here to register your individual entry
Click here to register as a group entry
Click here to download the registration packet, categories, and more
Click here to purchase the manual

Midwest Kidfest  April 19th-21st

Midwest Kidfest is in Mason, Ohio at the Great Wolf Lodge.  No kid if able should miss out on this amazing event. You can't beat it. Four great services that children absolutely love and it is in a waterpark! Sign up your child or children's church group today!
For more information or to register click here

Indiana Youth Camp 2024

Youth Camp 2024 is going to be "Legendary!"
Our theme is Jeremiah 29:11 because all of our children and teens have a destiny and hope!
We are moving youth camps. We outgrew our new camp. God blessed us with a great camp last year and He did it again! For those who have seen the camp, our saying this could be the greatest campground Indiana Church of God has been to. FYI, not only does it have a swimming pool, it is a water park! Both the children and teens will be at the same camp at the same time but separately. God has been putting together an amazing roster of worship teams and speakers. The level of anointing is getting crazy good.  
Click here to register
Click here to volunteer at the camp
Click here to download the camp packet, registration, and more

General Assembly 2024

General Assembly 2024 is in Indianapolis July 8th-12th
This is a time when the entire Church of God membership and leadership come together for a week of business meetings and church services.  The evening services have been the greatest Pentecostal services the Church of God offers with 10,000 in attendance.  
Click here for more information.

International Junior Talent

Our children are showing off their talents for God's glory. Come out and celebrate with us as children from around the world compete in the competition through art, media, music, dance, drama, the Bible, teaching, and more. The talent competition will be happening all week, July 8-12th at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  
Click here for more information

Men and Boys Retreat

This is a great time for men and boys to come together in the great outdoors. It is hosted at the Shelburn Church of God property. This is a tent camping event. All the groups show up with tents to set up their sites. In the evening will be a dinner and an outdoor service. In the morning will be breakfast with devotions. After the devotions, the fishing contest. It is a stocked lake.  This is a great time to get together as men and boys and have a great weekend.
More information to come
Indiana Youth & Discipleship is currently seeking individuals who are passionate about working with youth and children. If you feel called to serve in this area, we encourage you to apply by filling out the application below. We are thrilled to see how God will use you to impact the lives of young people in Indiana. 
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