Resources for Students

Young people are the church of TODAY, which is why we are committed to providing outlets that nurture and invigorate their love for God and His people. We want to see students grow in their faith and make lifelong friends along the way!

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12

NXTGen Student Ministry Team

The Student Ministry Team exists to serve youth pastors and leaders throughout the state. It is comprised of the COGO NXTGen Student Pastor and leaders from around the state. The main objectives of the team are as follows:

  1. Develop a network of youth leaders within the state of Ohio.
  2. Equip the local student ministry for maximum effectiveness with students.
  3. Create engaging activities and support district events.

The Student Ministry Team meets monthly.

NXT Gen Student Leadership Team

The Student Leadership Team is made up of student leaders from across the state. COGO NXTGen believes in empowering students for leadership. The primary focus of this team is to lead and give direction to the Ohio State Youth Convention. Click the link below for more information and application.

Student Leadership Team Information

 Ohio State Youth Convention

OSYC is our annual fall event for students. Each year more than 500 youth and leaders gather for a weekend of worship, growth, and connection. Look for Information on this event in the COGO August newsletter!

November 10-12, 2023

at Maiden Lane Church of God–Springfield

Guest Speaker: Jessica Uitvlugt

Worship Leader: Alanna Story

  Registration: $85 if registered by through September 30th–$100 if registered    October 1st and later.

Click the links below for information about OSYC 2023 or contact R.W. Moody at





Breakout Sessions

Saturday Chick-fil-a Lunch Info

OSYC 2024 Student Leadership Team Application


To register for OSYC 2023, click on the link below:






33SLI Student Leadership Conference

This weekend conference is a leadership intensive event designed for high school students who sense a call to ministry leadership or who desire to lead in their school, workplace, and community.

3SLI 2023

March 3-5, 2023

Dayspring Church of God–Cincinnati

More details will be available at a later date.

COGO NXTGEN Leaders Retreat

April 19-20, 2024