Summit Youth Academy Names New Leadership

May 10, 2022, Winfield, Kan. — The Summit Youth Academy will undergo a change in leadership when the Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib steps down as director of faith formation at the Institute for Discipleship. Mohler-Seib will join the faculty of Friends University in August as assistant professor of theology.  Now in its sixth year, the Summit is a week-long experience for youth who will be juniors and seniors in high school. Held on the Southwestern College campus in Winfield, Mohler-Seib describes the event as “an intentional community where space is created to hear God’s…continue reading →

Summit Youth Academy to Return to Campus

April 18, 2022 — After two years of pandemic-necessitated accommodations, the Summit Youth Academy will be returning to the Southwestern College campus in the summer of 2022. The event in Winfield, Kan., is set for Sunday through Saturday, July 10-16.  “This year we have a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors (classes of 2023 and 2024) to come here and spend a week away from life’s normal distractions to focus on hearing God’s voice and answering God’s call,” says Wendy Mohler-Seib, director of the Summit.  Now in its sixth year, the…continue reading →

Summit Youth Academy Helps Teens Hear God’s Calling

Sept. 4, 2021 — Most talented high school students know how to make the most of their abilities. Athletes work with top coaches; musicians, actors, or artists find outstanding teachers; all practice countless hours. Many spend part of their summer vacations polishing skills at camps or conferences recommended by adult mentors.    At one Kansas college, though, a unique camp is teaching juniors and seniors an even more crucial skill.   “We look for youth who want to hear God’s calling,” says Wendy Mohler-Seib, “because we believe when people hear God’s call we come alive.”  Mohler-Seib, who is…continue reading →

Institute helps organize first confirmation camp for Wichita districts

After the success of the Summit Youth Academy last summer, Rev. Wendy Mohler-Seib was tapped to organize a confirmation camp for Wichita districts by district superintendent Mitch Reece. Mohler-Seib, who is the director of faith formation for youth and young adults at the Institute and leads the Summit Youth Academy, knew the camp would be a good fit with the Institute's mission of providing Christian resources and education that build disciples and would continue the Institute's history of expanding access to Christian education. “If we would not have offered this week-long intensive, they would not…continue reading →