Apply to !Explore

!Explore logoWe are excited that you are considering !Explore: A Theological Program for High School Youth! Please review and complete the following forms according to the instructions. 
Applications are still being accepted for this summer!

PLEASE NOTE: Each application form is in two parts. On the first page, you will complete some minimal required personal information; this will let you revisit the application later. After you click "Submit," you will see the rest of the application.

The application software will automatically save your work, so you can complete each form in installments if needed. A link to each form you start will be sent to the email address you provide on the first, "pre-application" form.

We recommend that the youth applicant initiate each form, using their email address. This will ensure that their names and contact information are in our system for future communication. A link to each form will be sent to the email address provided, upon submission of each "pre-application" form.

NOTE FOR YOUTH: Discuss the !Explore program with your pastor and your parents. Remember that the Congregational Experience will need to be a priority in your schedule and will involve 20 hours per week for five weeks.

NOTE FOR PASTORS: Review the details of the !Explore program and application forms with the prospective youth participant. Each congregation is invited to submit up to three applications (one youth per application). Please note that normally only one youth will be accepted into !Explore from each congregation.

For youth

There are two forms for youth applicants to fill out on their own: the Contact Information Form and the Applicant Reflection Questions.

► !Explore Contact Information Form (for youth)
► !Explore Applicant Reflection Questions (for youth)

For youth and pastoral mentor

The applicant and pastoral mentor should find a time to complete this Covenant Form together.

► !Explore Covenant Form (for youth and pastor)


Contact the !Explore office
[email protected] • 574-296-6225

Andy Brubacher Kaethler, !Explore Director
Teresa Thompson Sherrill, Administrative Assistant