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We want every student to do IDT no matter what! If you'd like to help students grow in their relationship with God we've provided a link here!



Are you ready to answer the call to be a disciple? It’s time to put your faith into action, and join others who have the same desire! IDT (Intense Discipleship Training) is a six-week program designed to give you the opportunity to build real friendships, learn what it means to be a Christ follower, and put it all into practice in creative and life-changing ways!


Every IDT student chooses a track of study. Each track encourages the learning of basic Christian truths while providing hands-on experiences to make those truths meaningful. Tracks meet during every IDT session, and every track has their own RD Week (Resident Discipleship Week).


RD Week is packed with tons of fun opportunities to grow and put your faith to work! You’ll serve in the community, hang out at the beach, and take a trip to downtown Chicago for some deep-dish pizza! Additional info and a detailed RD Week schedule will be outlined in your IDT course materials.

During your RD Week, you’ll stay overnight at the church from Wednesday night until Saturday morning. Please come to the Wednesday IDT session with your bags packed, and plan to attend ALL of the RD Week activities as coming-and-going is not permitted. RD Week is optional, but every year students say it’s the highlight of the IDT experience!


Check out the track descriptions, and take note of the RD Week dates. Be sure to choose a track that interests you and has an RD Week that fits your summer schedule (you cannot attend another track’s RD Week). Tracks fill up on a first-come, first-serve REGISTER SOON!


Step - RD Week (June 15-18)

Talk is cheap, and actions speak louder than words! In this track we take an unashamedly bold look at right Christian living. The book of James will confront, challenge, and call you to a commitment of being a doer and not just a hearer of God’s Word!

Stand - RD Week (July 6-9)

Philippians is the Apostle Paul’s letter of joy! Paul wrote this letter while in prison; you will be challenged this summer to have joy in the midst of trials and pain, learning to stand strong in the purposes that God has for your life.

Rise - RD Week (July 13-16)

God will use the willing! This summer, learn to open your heart to God and walk by faith as Ruth did, even in the midst of trials.

Speak - RD Week (July 20-23)

Explore how the gospel message of Jesus gave birth to a radical community of grace, empowered by the Holy Spirit, whose forward movement in the face of persecution and trials brings blessing to the nations and the beginnings of the renewal of all creation. 

Jump - RD Week (June 22-25)

(Open only to incoming Freshmen)

All incoming Freshmen will do Jump Track.This is the perfect way for our incoming freshmen to get a JUMP-start on their high school experience. Have fun and grow stronger in Christ as you study the book of Luke! 

Breath - RD Week (July 6-9)

Drama, scandal, and complicated people make the book of Genesis an epic record of God's covenant faithfulness and plan to redeem his creation. Strengthen the foundation of your faith and reveal the heart of God as you go back to the beginning where it all began!

Soul - RD Week (July 13-16)

Learning how to communicate with God is essential to growing closer to Him and becoming the person He created you to be. Allow the Psalms to unleash joyful, honest, passionate prayer and worship in your life!

Shine - RD Week (July 20-23)

Experience Jesus through the eyes of the man who knew him best! John's profound first-hand account of the life of Christ will bring you closer to the truth and encourage you in your walk with God!


IDT sessions (for every track) meet Wednesday nights from 4:00pm - 9:00pm (attending NXT Wednesday night service is part of the IDT commitment) and Sunday nights from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. This time will include small group discussion, prayer, worship, and some of the best guest speakers from around the world! We also offer an awesome dinner ($2) between the sessions on Wednesday nights!

The 2016 IDT Sessions are scheduled for the following days: Wednesdays: June 15*, 22, 29, July 6, 13, & 20 | Sundays: June 26 & July 17
*please arrive early on Wednesday, June 15 (3:30pm) to receive your IDT materials!



  • $130 Early registration (by May 1)

  • $155 Regular registration (after May 1)

  • $30 discount for each additional sibling enrolled

  • $20 fee to switch tracks


  • $50 (by Sunday prior), $65 after that | Cost includes all regular meals and activities
Earlier Event: June 7
Warren, Michigan Dunes
Later Event: July 3
Anniversary Festival