Growing in the Faith is back in 2024!

All UCG young adults are invited to join us at the 2024 Growing in the Faith from January 19th – 22th.

We will have plenty of time for fellowship, sledding, games, and dancing. This will be a great chance to spend quality time with fellow brothers and sisters in the faith in a positive, uplifting atmosphere.

There will also be time spent considering the great questions of life, including the existence of God, who humans are and their purpose, the Word of God, free will, and more. For someone who has grown up in the Church, these questions may sound very basic. Yet they are also very deep and profound, and should be the foundation of everything we are and everything we do. As we consider these questions together, we will also discuss how the answers affect our daily lives.

Register by December 15th for special pricing. Don’t miss out on this chance to spend valuable time with other young adults who are committed to living God’s way of life.


Sheldon Sitter

Sheldon is the oldest son of Don and Betty Sitter, a couple who raised their family of six children on a farm in Northern Saskatchewan. Sheldon’s parents were baptized in 1969. Sheldon graduated from the Pasadena campus of Ambassador College in 1990 after taking an extra year to teach English in Thailand. After AC he went on to earn a degree in engineering, and then worked in various countries around the world. Sheldon now lives back on the family farm in Saskatchewan and pastors congregations in western Canada. He is the proud dad of one adult son, and whenever they get together they like to spend their spare time fishing and farming.

Dave and Jolinda Schreiber

Dave and Jolinda Schreiber currently serve three UCG congregations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. They are also instrumental in furthering the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in the countries of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. As a team they have served as both staff and directors at Preteen Camp Ironwood for the last 21 years on the same campus as this Growing in the Faith weekend. Their adult children are active members in UCG, one of whom is employed by the church.

Brian and ReNae Shaw

Brian and ReNae Shaw presently serve four UCG congregations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They have served in the UYC camp program and have been members of the UCG Young Adult Leadership Initiative. Brian is a member of the UCG Council of Elders, and together they are the parents of young adults who serve in their respective UCG congregations.



Register by December 15th


Event agenda

day 1 agenda

Friday, January 19, 2024


Arrive and check-in

3:00PM - 6:00PM


Dinner in Riverside Room

06:00PM - 07:00PM


Opening Discussion

07:30PM - 09:00PM

day 2 agenda

saturday, january 20, 2024


Brunch in Riverside Room

10:00AM - 11:00AM



11:00AM - 12:30PM


Sabbath Services

02:30PM - 04:30PM


Dinner in the dining hall

5:00PM - 6:00PM



06:30PM - 07:30PM


Snow Tubing

8:00PM - 10:00PM


Fellowship and games in the Riverside Room (bring your board games!)

08:00PM - 12:00AM

day 3 agenda

sunday, january 21, 2024


Breakfast in dining hall

9:00AM - 9:45AM



10:00AM - 11:30AM


Lunch in the dining hall

12:00PM - 1:00PM


Discussion, with a break mid-afternoon

1:30PM - 05:00PM


Dinner in the dining hall

05:30PM - 06:30PM


Set up for the dance

7:00PM - 8:00PM



08:00PM - 10:30PM


Re-set the room for tomorrow’s sessions

10:30PM - 11:00PM

day 4 agenda

monday, january 22, 2024


Breakfast in dining hall

9:00AM - 10:00AM



10:30AM - 12:00AM


Lunch in dining hall

12:30PM - 1:15PM


Travel Home

1:00PM -

frequently asked questions

Which airport should I fly into?

Minneapolis (MSP) or Rochester (RST)

Anyone planning to fly in or out outside of the times listed on the website should  contact us  before booking their flight. We cannot guarantee a ride to or from the event otherwise.

How can I make payment?

Payment can be made by check or Venmo.

How much is the registration fee?


Who should I contact if I have any questions?

Please click here to send an email with your question(s).

Where is the event located?

In Minnesota.

Address: 7291 County 6 Rd SW, Stewartville, MN 55976


Don’t Miss This Amazing Event and Fellowship!


Growing in the Faith

Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch

7291 County 6 Rd SW, Stewartville, MN 55976

Travel plans to the event:

Travel by car: We cannot arrive on campus before 3:00.

Travel by air to MSP: Please plan to arrive before 3:30 on Friday, January 13th. We cannot guarantee that we will have anyone available to pick you up after that time.

Travel by air to Rochester, MN (RST): Please plan to arrive by 5:00.

Travel plans home:

Travel by car: We’ll wrap up and eat lunch around noon. You can take you lunch to go, or stay and eat with the group.

Travel by air from MSP: Please plan to leave after 5:00.

Travel by air from RST: Please plan to leave after 2:00.

If you cannot arrange a flight within the times listed above, please click here before booking.