July 8-13, 2016

Summer of  Service is a powerful five-day youth conference that focuses on equipping and empowering students to impact their community for Jesus. During this action packed 5 day event, 7-12th grade students will be a part of community outreach projects, dynamic worship, and relevant inspiring messages, all while having loads of fun and meeting new friends from students all over the Midwest.



Mike & Jess Munson
Mike and Jess launched Vineyard Heroic Leadership Institute in Duluth, Minnesota in 2013. As Directors of HLI they lead young adults from across the nation in spiritual formation through finding God in all things, while teaching them how to live in the Kingdom of God every single day with a biblical worldview. Their favorite thing about working with young people is that they are ready for risk and adventure wherever, whenever. Mike and Jess are passionate about helping people discover who they are created to be and what makes them come alive. On their days off they enjoy traveling the world, exploring nature, and teaching their dog Iggy new tricks.

Jordan Gage
Jordan is a twenty-something writer currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. She co-leads Impractical Dreaming, an online community whose vision is to see every woman on the planet free from the bonds of shame, insecurity, and fear by having hard conversations in a space of unyielding empathy. When she’s not dreaming of writing and speaking truth to women across the world, she’s probably listening to Harry Potter audio books.  Jordan loves discovering more about Jesus, and would appreciate knowing who allowed her to become an adult because she believes they made a terrible mistake.

Jake Bates
Jake immensely enjoys his family; Jennifer, his wife, and his two daughters, Calla and Anneliese. He’s a passionate whiffle ball player as he suffered a broken nose and a concussion last year attempting a tag at home plate. Jake is the Hospitality Director at Heartland and works as an Elementary TAG teacher.

Jason Van Hove
Jason has given his life to Jesus’ work of equipping students and adults to serve and minister in the Kingdom–that is why he is so stoked to be a part of an event like SOS! He likes to laugh with friends, eat Peanut Butter Cup blizzards, play disc golf, and have fun with his family. Jason serves as a pastor at Harvest Vineyard Church in the Cyclone city of Ames, Iowa, graduated from UNI in Cedar Falls, and cheers for the Hawks. Don’t even try to figure that one out.

SOS 2014 outreach 2


Ministry in the Streets

What does SOS stand for? Summer of service of course! Not only will students and leaders engage in worship and valuable workshops, they will be serving in the community. We have an array of outreach projects lined up for each team. Teams will be engaged in serving local businesses and residents across the Cedar Valley. The job of the local church is to serve its city. SOS has been a great platform to not only bless those in need, but to train students and leaders to serve back in their local community. We will be engaged in practical work during the week; all of which can easily translate to your hometown. The value in serving is instantly felt. As we work together, worship together and fellowship together, God creates a beautiful bond between his people.



SOS Concert featuring Remedy Drive

Remedy Drive — Saturday, July 9th – 7:00 p.m.

Remedy Drive is an alternative rock band founded in 1998. Their latest album Commodity was inspired by David Zach’s work to deliver impoverished youth from child slavery.


Register Here!

$125 — Early Bird through June 1
$150 —  June 2 – July 7
$175 — at the door

includes meals, t-shirt, adventures, & concert