The Student Leadership Academy Fall Retreat is a weekend for High School Students at the University of Indianapolis in partnership with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Student leaders are invited for an empowering weekend that emphasizes God's calling in his or her life both now and in any future vocation. 

Enflame your Passion.  Explore your talents.  Expand your Mission.  Engage in Formation.

Do you know a high school student who is passionate about making a difference in the world?  Are you excited to explore where God may use his or her gifts for ministry? Are you ready to explore leadership that you'd like to see unleashed in their involvement in the church? We invite you to register them for this experience.  

If you are a student who would like to attend, ask a pastor, parent or faith mentor to register you for the event.  Students who have attended Student Leadership Academy in the past are encouraged to attend again and will find new activities and next steps in exploring leadership and call.

Cost: $60 per student which includes overnight accommodations at University Heights UMC, Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast, and all materials.  
Note to pastors, parents and lay leaders:  Because the investment of church leadership in these youth leaders is vital, you are requested to register the student for the event.  We sincerely hope the church will pay the $60 fee for the youth to attend, but if finances are an issue, we do not want that to stand in the way of any youth attending.  Please call Darlene White at 317-924-1321 for information.

Overnight Adult Leaders:  We require one adult leader (age 22+) per every 4 students from your group to spend the night with the students at University Heights UMC for Safe Sanctuary requirements and to assist with chaperoning.  There is no charge for the overnight adult leaders.  Please download, print and fill out the following Safe Sanctuary Accountability Form.  Safe Sanctuary Accountability Form


Then email to Darlene White at or mail to: Darlene White; INUMC; 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite #300; Indianapolis, IN 46280.  All forms must be received by November 9, 2018 

Student Forms:  The following forms must be filled out and signed by the student's parent or guardian and returned to Darlene White by email or mailed to: Darlene White; INUMC; 301 Pennsylvania Parkway, Suite #300; Indianapolis, IN 46280.  All forms must be received by November 9, 2018
November 16-18, 2018
University of Indianapolis 
1400 East Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis IN
Cost:  $60 per Student

Registration deadline:  Sunday, November 4 at 11:59 pm

Payment deadline:  All payments are due by  November 9, 2018

Payment Information

Online payments by Visa and MasterCard

Please print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your registration with your check.

Make checks out to INUMC and mail to:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46280