City Challenge

Update on City Challenge 2020:

We have decided to cancel City Challenge this year because of the ongoing and uncertain effects of Covid-19 and the restrictions in place for large group gatherings. This was not an easy decision, but we feel that this is the best option to protect the health and safety of the groups that were scheduled to participate.

Scroll down to learn more about the program and inquire about joining us in 2021.

What’s it like?

Creative Teaching Sessions

Each week features a variety of creative sessions, which may involve teaching, drama, videos, worship, and ministry time. They are designed to help youth learn to love God and each other better, and to address areas of their lives that may be hindering them from that goal.

Ministry Opportunities

Our staff will lead your group in a variety of ministry experiences like outreach to the homeless, servant evangelism, kids’ clubs, immigrant outreaches, and prayer walks. Youth are often excited to learn that they can step out of their comfort zones and many return home with a new vision for evangelistic outreach and Christ-centered service.

Service Projects

Groups also participate in service through work projects at the RIC and within the Columbus community. Your labor at the RIC makes a big impact and is invaluable in Rosedale International’s effort to reach the nations for Jesus Christ, helping us provide a facility where people can be discipled and trained to share Jesus with the world. Service projects done in the community bless the inner-city ministries we partner with.

I loved the outreaches and being able to connect and get along with the other youth group.

LH – London Christian FellowshipCC 17

Ministry opportunities are everywhere, and as long as we are listening to God, he can use us to build his kingdom.

JY – Shiloh MennoniteCC 18

The Prayer Challenge…took me out of my comfort zone and opened my eyes.

DL – Bethel MennoniteCC 18

I gained more confidence and bravery for talking to people and asking if they want prayer.

GW – Bethel MennoniteCC 18

…how to be strong in Christ. God is always with me even if I don’t feel him.

KS – FairviewCC 17

I learned how powerful prayer is…

LH – Allensville MennoniteCC 19

2021 Dates & Application

The dates for City Challenge 2021 will be announced soon.

If you are interested in joining us next year, please provide your contact information and some details about your group, and we will get back with you as soon as the application process starts.

Cost: $299 per person*

*We are excited to offer a $50/person scholarship to all churches that are members of the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

A non-refundable $250 deposit is due at the time of booking.

Contact Information

Group Details

Approximate size of group (maximum 65): If the size of your youth group is fifteen or less you may be doubled-up with another youth group