YOUTH  &  DISCIPLESHIP

Bishop Caleb Crooms

Florida Youth & Discipleship Director

Youth & Discipleship 

Welcome to the Youth and Discipleship Department
 of the Church of God in Florida. Inside this page you will find useful information for youth and children’s ministry. Please view the Upcoming Events & Information below to find resources enabling you to download posters/promos, registration info, calendars, schedules, forms, media and much more.  The Youth Department of Florida exists for the purpose to serve 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 Florida.
Bishop Caleb’s passion is to see this up-and-coming generation come to know Christ and dedicate their lives to His plan and purpose for them.

Hanah Crooms
Girl's Ministries Coordinator

Girls' Ministries

Florida Girls 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. Girls Ministries endeavors to provide club-based curricula (and more) that employs relevant, life-applicable lessons according to God’s Word. The result is thousands of young lives flourishing into spiritually pure, strong and dedicated women.

Lindsey Bamberg

Administrative Assistant; Youth and Discipleship

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Church of God Florida State Offices
Youth & Discipleship Department
3736 Cragmont Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

Office: 813-620-3366 Ext. 109
Fax: 813-620-1897
Email: youth@flcog.cc

Looking for a Youth or Kids Pastor Position?

Do you feel a calling to speak into Youth and Children?
Florida Youth & Discipleship is looking to fill Youth & KidMin Positions!
If you are interested please fill out the application below.  We are excited for you to take the next step to fulfill God's calling on your life!

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Upcoming Events & Information

YWEA23

CONEXIÓN
"Connected to The Commission'

The YWEA 2023 project "CONEXION- Connected to the
Commission" is an incredible opportunity to connect with
the Latin American culture and make a difference by
focusing on the following strategic ministries:

Haven of Hope Orphanage in Bolivia
Semisud Pentecostal Seminary in Ecuador
Prenatal Care Center in Mexico
Ministry Training Centers in Guatemala & Brazil

2022- 2023

We are excited to announce our upcoming dates for 2022-2023! Mark your calendars, you're not going to want to miss these events. We can't wait to see you there! We are believing the Lord is going to do great things!

Encounter 2022

Encounter Student Leadership Conference
To reach this generation,
God is going to use leaders within this generation.
You already have them.

Dates:
 November 11-12, 2022

Location:
Lake Wimauma Convention Center
5408 SR 674, Wimauma, FL 33598

Schedule:
Check-in starts at 5 pm Friday evening and we will end around 3pm Saturday afternoon. Detailed schedule will be released soon.

Price:
$40 per student / $25 per leader
Includes food and lodging (while space is available).

Encounter Conference focuses on connecting student leaders with proven leadership tools and mentors. Encounter is a two-day intensive ministry training for next-gen leaders. Hand-picked students from your group will experience practical and tactical coaching that they can bring home and put to work in their local church and community. Your best leaders may be your students. Give them what they need to succeed.

FYLA Games 2023

FYLA Games will be held
January 20-21, 2023
in Wimauma, FL

Kid Jam 2023

Kid Jam will be held
February 10-11, 2023
 in Wimauma, FL

florida  State
Teen  Talent

Florida State Teen Talent will be held
April 14-15, 2023
in Wimauma, FL

Youth & Children's
Leader Mixer

Our annual Youth & Children's Leader Mixer will be held
Thursday June 8, 2023
Location: TBA

Mass  Youth  Choir

Friday night of camp meeting will be our Youth Emphasis Night
Friday, June 9, 2023
in Wimauma, FL

Youth Camp 2023

On the Edge of Forever
Kids Camp: June 19-23
Middle School Camp: June 26-30
High School Camp: July 3-7
Cost per student:
Early Bird Registration Fee (Ends MAY 15th):  $175.00 COG Members, $215.00 for Non-COG Members
(Free T-shirt comes with both)
Time:
Registration starts on Monday (First Day of Your Camp) @ 2:00 pm
Dismissal of camp is Friday (Last Day of Your Camp) @ 10:00 am
Location:
Lake Wimauma Convention Center
5408 SR-674,
Wimauma, FL 33598

FYLA  CON23


TBA
in Wimauma, FL

FYLA Con is designed with Youth and Children's leaders in mind.
To give Youth and Children’s leaders helpful content that is informative and inspiring. You will experience breakout sessions, round table discussions, inspirational messages, intentional social hangouts and networking, multiple message series and content to take home with you and so much more!

Curriculum  Resources

Youth Sunday School

SEEN™ puts expert-tested, teen-transforming material in the hands of any youth leader. Three units make up each quarter. One unit is focused on spiritual growth, one is focused on character development, and one is focused on practical skills for life. Each unit is made up of four sessions in which essential principles are wrestled with and discussed through a biblical worldview.

Kids on a Mission

NOW AVAILABLE!
Four action-packed lessons and activities designed for your local church Kid's Ministry.
Don't miss this valuable resource that will teach your kiddos to love missions!

2020 Girls Week

The curriculum is a fantastic study on this year’s YWEA Project and GOAM Project in Africa.  It can be used anytime of the year and it is not necessary to have an organized club to utilize this excellent study on missions.  All girls will enjoy being a part of this creative course!

SEALED

SEALED curriculum contains important truths, marked with a seal of authenticity that only God can place upon them. We’ve been warned that false doctrine is accumulating to destroy the faith of believers. “God’s solid foundation stands firm, with this inscription: The Lord knows those who are His…”(2 Timothy 2:19). God intently longs for us to arrive at the heavenly destination of His Presence. It’s up to us to stand firmly on His solid foundation, learn His truths, and keep the bond that holds us protected and preserved to Him: SEALED.

Youth & Discipleship Videos

Kid Jam 2021

ENCOUNTER 2020

FYLA CON 2020

Youth & Discipleship Board

LEFT TO RIGHT: TERRY CLARK, LLOYD SMITH, CALEB SKINNER, JUSTIN STEWART,
CALEB L. CROOMS (YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR), TONY TALAVERA, JASON JUSTUS, SCOTT CAMPBELL

FYLA  Board

Florida Youth Leaders Association 

FCLA  Board

Florida Children's Leaders Association 

LEFT TO RIGHT: JOSH STATES, BEN PRIDGEON, MATTHEW DYER (VICE CHAIRMAN), CALEB L. CROOMS (YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR), KAREL BELLAMY-DOSS (CHAIRMAN), JOSH DANIEL (SECRETARY),
WILLIAM R. BAMBERG, AND JASON WRIGHT
LEFT TO RIGHT:  CHRISTINA WAINWRIGHT, BENJAMIN TAULBEE (VICE CHAIRMAN), CALEB L. CROOMS (YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR), NICOLE AMBROSIO (CHAIRMAN), SANDY DYER, AND MICHEALA STACKHOUSE.
NOT PICTURED: JACOB NEWTON