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2019 Student Leadership Academy Fall Retreat

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


The Student Leadership Academy Fall Retreat is a weekend for High School Students at the University of Indianapolis in partnership with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Student leaders are invited for an empowering weekend that emphasizes God’s calling in his or her life both now and in any future vocation.


Enflame your Passion.  Explore your Talents.  Expand your Mission.  Engage in Formation.


Do you know a high school student who is passionate about making a difference in the world? Are you excited to explore where God may use his or her gifts for ministry? Are you ready to explore leadership that you’d like to see unleashed in their involvement in the church? We invite you to register them for this experience.


If you are a student who would like to attend, ask a pastor, parent or faith mentor to register you for the event. Students who have attended Student Leadership Academy in the past are encouraged to attend again and will find new activities and next steps in exploring leadership and call.


Cost:  $60 per student which includes overnight accommodations, Saturday meals, Sunday breakfast and all materials. Payment by Visa & MasterCard

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your invoice with your check.

Make checks payable to INUMC

Mail to:


Attn: Lisa Timmerman

301 Pennsylvania Parkway #300

Indianapolis IN  46280

Registration deadline:  November 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.


Note to pastors, parents, and lay leaders:  Because the investment of church leadership in these youth leaders is vital, you are requested to register the student for the event. We sincerely hope the church will pay the $60 fee for the youth to attend, but if finances are an issue, we do not want that to stand in the way of any youth attending. Please call Darlene White at 317-924-1321 for information.


Overnight Adult Leaders:  We require one adult leader (age 22+) per every 4 students from your group to spend the night with the students for Safe Sanctuary requirements and to assist with chaperoning. There is no charge for the overnight adult leaders. Overnight accommodations are provided.


Please download, print and fill out the following  Safe Sanctuary Accountability Form .  You can upload this form during the registration process or email to Darlene White at darlene.white@inumc.org or mail to Darlene White; INUMC; 301 Pennsylvania Parkway #300 ; Indianapolis IN 46280.  All forms must be received by November 10, 2019.


Student Forms:  The following forms must be filled out and signed by the student’s parent or guardian and returned to Darlene White by email at darlene.white@inumc.org or mailed to:  Darlene White; INUMC; 301 Pennsylvania Parkway #300; Indianapolis IN 46280.  All forms must be received by November 10, 2019.

SLA Youth Medical Release and Permission Form

SLA 2019 Photo Usage Consent

For more information contact Emily Krach at emily.krach@inumc.org or Darlene White at darlene.white@inumc.org

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The Conference offices will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28.