While final preparation for Convention 2019 & General Assembly is coming to a close, preparation for the next International Youth Convention is well underway. In fact, some of the most important pieces of the puzzle have just come together in recent weeks. Much of the Movement has heard that the impressive World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, is the same incredible venue reserved for IYC2020. But now the IYC team is ready to introduce the world to the theme, logo, and brand-new director for IYC2020.

Corresponding with the year 2020, the theme for IYC2020, July 3–6 in Orlando, is “20/20.” Based on 1 Corinthians 13:12–13, next year’s IYC will help focus students (and their leaders!) on clarity in love, life, faith, and hope.

With the departure of seventeen-year IYC director Andy Stephenson last year, the need was great and the shoes to fill were big. With years of youth ministry experience, including service to the YMT (Youth Ministry Team) for the United States and Canada, Adam Rentas has stepped up to the plate. The student ministries pastor for First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan, since 2016, Adam Rentas will continue his role in the local church while he leads the planning and implementation of IYC.



“I am honored and excited to be the next IYC director,” Adam reflects. “Over the years of his service, Andy Stephenson had a driving goal to create a moment for life change at IYC for students and adult leaders alike. That continues to be our goal as our team comes together to look at the next IYC. We look forward to seeing you and being with you in Orlando at IYC.”

Early-bird registration opens September 9!

For more information about IYC, visit IYC2020.org.


“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 

—I Corinthians 13:2–23 NLT

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