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

YWEA22

Why this Project?
YWEA (Youth World Evangelism Action) is the ministry that allows the youth and children of the Church of God the opportunity to fulfill the discipleship challenge of the Great Commission.
Why do they need our help?
The YWEA 2022 project “Land of the Rising Sun” is an incredible opportunity to impact the most populated region of the world… Asia.  With your help we will do it by focusing on the  following three strategic ministries: Tokyo’s Lighthouse City Training Center; Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM); and a Vietnamese Orphanage & Feeding program.
How will the money be used?
We will highlight Tokyo’s Lighthouse City Training Center; Vietnamese Orphanage and Feeding program, as well as the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM). By partnering with Church of God World Missions, and Church of God congregations around the world, the Church of God Youth and Discipleship Department, through YWEA (Youth World Evangelism Action), will make an eternal investment in the lives of families, girls and boys throughout Asia.
What can I do to help?
We encourage Pastors and leaders to support this vital initiative by praying for Japan, the ASCM and our Orphanage and feeding program in Vietnam.

KIDJAM  2022

KidJam 2022 Presents | Take the Lead
KidJam is an overnight weekend experience for children in grades 1–5 that is strategically placed right in the middle of the school year. Kids from churches throughout the state of Florida gather together to get fired up with great worship and speakers ministering into their lives. The entire experience provides great fellowship for kids and a whole lot of fun for everyone.

February 11 - 12, 2022
Lake Wimauma Convention Center

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Early Bird Registration (Ends January 23rd):
$35.00 for students and $25.00 for chaperone. (includes a free T-Shirt, $15.00 value)
Standard Registration (January 23rd – February 2nd):
$45.00 for students and $30.00 for chaperone. (T-Shirts guaranteed if registered by January 24th. If registered after January 24th, T-Shirts available while supplies last)
Late Registration (February 3rd):
$55.00 per student and $35.00 per chaperone. (T-Shirts available while supplies last)

State Junior Talent 2022

Florida  2022 Junior Talent will be held at the Lake Wimauma Convention Center
April 2, 2022
in Wimauma, FL
International 2022 Junior Talent will be held at the General Assembly
July 25-29, 2022
in San Antonio, TX

Click on the button below to purchase the updated 2022 Junior Talent Manual. It is important that you have the most recent version as all adjudicating will be done in accordance with the 2022 manual.

Youth & Children's Leaders Mixer 2022

Save the Date 
Youth & Children's Leaders Mixer Thursday Night of Camp Meeting 2022!
Details TBA

UNSOLVED  CAMPs  2022

KIDS  CAMP  2022

Unsolved The Mystery to Find Grace

Kids Camp 2022  is Coming!! June 20-24, 2022
This year we are going to uncover the mystery!
How do we find grace?  We want you to be there when it's found!  

YOUTH CAMP  2022

Middle School Camp - June 27-July 1, 2022
Teen Camp -  July 4-8, 2022

This summer we have a week filled with mysteries, riddles, escape rooms, and more.  Your camper will be swept up as a junior detective as they will take part in the most interactive camp to date. This year Florida Youth Camp will attempt to solve the greatest mysteries in the history of creation:
Why would God love us enough to choose to call us His child?  

INTERNATIONAL
Junior  Talent  2022

The International 2022 Junior Talent will be held at the General Assembly
July 25-29, 2022
in San Antonio, TX

Click on the button below to purchase the updated 2022 Junior Talent Manual. It is important that you have the most recent version as all adjudicating will be done in accordance with the 2022 manual.

Curriculum  Resources

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

Purchase the most recent Girls Club curriculum.

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, KENNA SKINNER, JOEL REYES, MATTHEW DYER, CALEB L. CROOMS (YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR), KAREL BELLAMY-DOSS, JOEL SPINKS, RICKY KELLEY
LEFT TO RIGHT: JULIE SHIRLEY, NICOLE AMBROSIO, SAVANNA MANCIL,
MICHEALA STACKHOUSE, SANDY DYER