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NextGen Academy
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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Venture Out
2003 S Providence Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203

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Maggie Lohmeyer

NextGen Academy on September 21 is centered around leadership and team building. Venture Out specializes in group team-building, utilizing high ropes and on-the-ground challenge courses. The Team Challenge Course, Odyssey High Ropes Course, and Alpine Climbing Tower are fun and effective tools our group can use to build trust, learn conflict resolution skills, practice successful communication strategies, and more.

The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church has identified missional leaders as their essential priority. Missional leaders are intentionally growing in Christ in order to serve with vision and hope for the Christian community. A disciple becomes a missional leader as they identify others, who identify others, who practice following Christ. Missional leaders are freed to lead in the context of their community, local church and beyond.

One year ago Next Generation Ministries created the NextGen Academy to be an environment for students and young adults to discover and grow in their faith alongside friends and mentors during quarterly events. Students will explore spiritual gifts, leadership development, and service and mission. This exciting, free program enables students ages 13-18 from across the state to grow in their faith amongst a community of curious Christians just like you!


  • Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with activities starting promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please come prepared with printed waiver, health form, and recommended clothing from What To Expect form HERE.
  • Rotation of Venture Out stations throughout the day with lunch provided. To learn more about the different courses visit Venture Out HERE


  • Venture Out has 20 parking spaces – large groups need to carpool. Venture Out shares their parking lot with the Green Tennis Center and has designated spaces – please park in the parking spaces with UNPAINTED (not green) curbs. Parking in green-painted spaces could result in being towed.
  • The MU Reactor parking lot is a short 3 minute walk from Venture Out if the main lot is full.

Registration closes Friday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have any further questions or are interested in the NextGen Academy, but can’t make this event email Maggie Lohmeyer.