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UpcomingRYS Convention 2019 | Student Registration

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019



Convention 2019

Total Life Insurance


“What can we do to get you into this policy today?” Insurance agents will do almost anything to close the deal when it comes to selling life insurance. It makes sense to do some preparation for the time when this life is over. But how much time do we spend preparing for eternal life? Even at an early age, it is not too soon to think about where we will be in eternity.

“Total Life Insurance.” What does that type of life insurance policy look like? Where do I get it? Is it very expensive? What are the benefits? These are the questions we will look at as we explore the necessity of preparing for the future, not only for this life, but also for the life to come.

We hope you will be able to join us at the 2019 RYS National Youth Convention to be held July 22-26 at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, Lord willing. Ten workshops, including a special guys and girls-only breakout session will complement our main theme.


Main Speakers

Rev. Paul Murphy is the pastor of Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Pastor Murphy has been a keynote and workshop speaker many times over the years.

Rev. Bradd Nymeyer is the pastor of the 1st URC in Chino, CA. Pastor Nymeyer has also been a keynote speaker and workshop leader within the last several years.


More Details 

View the 2019 brochure here

Create an online account with a unique email and password (or use last year’s). Complete the online registration form (below).

Choose a roommate or go potluck.  If you do choose a roommate, you must both name each
other on your registration forms. 

Choose your workshops.  Everyone will attend five workshops.  Select five workshops in the order of your preference so that we can schedule you for four workshops of your choosing. You will also attend one of the gender-specific workshops.

Complete the medical forms.  Don’t forget to have your parents sign the medical release form by checking the box online. (You can do this yourself if you are 18 or older.)

Rules form:  Read and sign the rules form by checking the box online.

Sweatshirts and fleeces:  You may pre-purchase your convention sweatshirt ($30) or RYS fleece ($30) when you register. There will be a limited number available at convention at a higher price.

Travel: Cedarville University is located in Cedarville Ohio, about 30 minutes from Dayton and approximately an hour from Columbus and Cincinnati. No shuttle service will be available from any airports by RYS, as all travel is your own responsibility. RYS has no pre- or post-event housing available.

Eligibility:  Students must be at least age 14 but no older than 19 by convention, and must have completed grade 9 in school, but no more than grade 12 immediately prior to convention.

Students may attend no more than four conventions. Sponsors must be at least 21 by convention.


Registration Fees

Member Churches (to qualify for the regular registration rate, your church must be a member church of RYS).

 Prior to April 1: $395.00 (U.S.) per person

 April 2-15: $435.00 (U.S.) per person

Non-member Churches

 Prior to April 1: $435.00 (U.S.) per person

 April 2-15: $475.00 (U.S.) per person


 After April 15: you may be placed on a waiting list by contacting RYS Director Ed DeGraaf.



Group Leaders please note: When registration is closed, your church will receive an invoice.  Please carefully confirm that all your participants are listed on the invoice! Wait until you receive your invoice to make your payment.  Then mail one group payment to RYS Convention, 6442 36th Ave., Hudsonville, MI 49426. Payments are due no later than May 15.


Cancellation fees

Cancellations before June 15 require a $50 fee. Transfers may be made with a $25 fee. No refunds or transfers after June 15.


Convention Schedule

Check–in:  Between 1-5 p.m. (E.S.T.) on Monday, July 22. Convention concludes by 11 am (E.S.T.) on Friday, July 26. Lunch will be provided soon after the last session on Friday. All conventioneers must be off campus by 1:00 p.m.



Please contact RYS Director Ed DeGraaf at or (616) 667-0694.

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  • National Youth Convention 2019
    July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
    1:00 pm



251 N Main St, Cedarville, Ohio, 45314, United States