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November 2018


Fall Play: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

7:00 p.m.
Thorne Performance Hall

OMEA District X Honors Choir Concert

3:30 p.m.
Chapel Auditorium

The Pop-Up Show

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Schnormeier Gallery

Pathways to Success Alumni Networking Event

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Foster Hall

Poetry Reading and Craft Talk

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Hall, Room 105
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Youth Leaders

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Youth Group Events

September 22, 2018
Join 5000+ of your closest friends and rock out with some of the best bands in contemporary Christian music! Plus food trucks, giveaways, and more. Read More

MSO: Middle School Only
April 12-13, 2019
Guaranteed to be the easiest middle school lock-in you'll ever do. Youth workers can choose to snooze in their own apartment during the wee hours of the morning while our staff gives your 6-8th graders an action-packed, fun-filled overnight experience they won't forget! Tickets must be purchased for this event. Read More

Slam Dunks and Slices
January 19, February 9, 2019
Watch the Cougars shoot some hoops, eat "gourmet" pizza, and win giveaways — all for FREE! Register your entire youth group for one of the dates above. Read More

MVNYou Visit Days
Oct. 1, 2018 | Nov. 12, 2018 | Jan. 14, 2019 | Feb. 18, 2019 | April 8, 2019 (Juniors) 
Designed especially for juniors and seniors trying to decide which college is the best fit, MVNYou Day helps students (and parents!) get the answers to their questions while giving them a glimpse into the MVNU Experience. Read More

March 21–March 22, 2019
Want your students to experience a day in the life of a Christian college campus? Applied and accepted fall 2019 students spend 24-hours in the shoes of an MVNU student for only $35. Stay in the dorms, attend class, eat in the cafeteria, worship in chapel, and meet future classmates and roomies. Read More

Training for 10

This annual training event is priced and planned for you to bring your youth ministry leadership team (whether there's more than 10, less than 10 or exactly 10!!) for a day of interactive training! We want you to bring your youth ministry team if possible, so start planning now! Space limited to first 120 participants.

  • Date: August 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Cost: $10 per person, includes handouts, continental breakfast and snacks.
  • Register today at this link.
  • Need a place to stay? The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (an MVNU hotel) offers you a 15% discount if you mention that you're coming for an MVNU event.
  • Questions? Call 740-392-6868 x4500

Youth Pastors Network Day

TBA in 2019

Each spring we offer an opportunity for youth leaders to share resources, network with other regional leaders, and hear from an expert in the field. These day-long seminars are a must for those who strive to keep their ministry relevant and engaging. More details and registration form upcoming.

  • Speaker: TBA
  • Date: TBA
  • Cost: $45 per person, includes meal in the dining commons.
  • Need a place to stay? The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (an MVNU hotel) offers you a 15% discount if you mention that you're coming for an MVNU event.

The YC: Yes Conference

Bring your student leaders to our newest event! Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with student leaders grades 7-12 who desire to say “yes” to God!

  • Date: June 13-14 from 6:30 p.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $25 – We encourage churches to cover the cost for their student leaders
  • Food: Thursday breakfast included (eat Wednesday dinner on your own before check-in and done before lunch on Thursday)
  • Lodging: MVNU campus housing (bring your own linens)
  • Register today at this link.
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Traveling Music Groups

Music Groups Youth band? Check. Praise and worship team? Check. Sixty-voice choir? Check. Accordion ensemble? Not so much. Our traveling music groups have a wide range of styles that fit almost anything from a traditional church service to a youth outreach event. Read More

Ministry Candidates and Interns

OK, so some of you are looking to hire a youth pastor. We've got some of the best candidates graduating this spring. And, youth leaders, you could use a little help this summer, right? Hire an MVNU student intern! For more information, contact Dr. Doug VanNest, Dean of the School of Theology and Philosophy, at

Retreat Center

Everything you're looking for in your next retreat, camp, or youth event. With residence halls, recreation facilities, modern meeting spaces in a variety of sizes, a natural setting on the Kokosing River, and a location close to outdoor attractions, MVNU is the perfect fit. Click here for more information or to make reservations.

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