CIY Believe: Schedule

Friday, March 6th

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Check In
  • 6:30 PM - Doors Open
  • 7:30 PM - Main Session 1
  • 8:25 PM - Break/Adult Leaders Meeting
  • 8:55 PM - Main Session 2
  • 9:55 PM - Dismiss to Small Group Experience

Saturday, March 7

  • 7:30-8:15am: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM - Main Session 3
  • 10:40 AM - Break
  • 11:10 AM - Main Session 4
  • 12:10 PM - Lunch Time / Small Group Experience
  • 2:00 PM - Doors Open
  • 2:30 PM - Main Session 5
  • 4:00 PM - Head Home

Packing list

  • Swim attire (Hotel has a pool may be able to use if back in time)
  • Toiletries (i.e. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Change of clothes (Day 1, to sleep in, Day 2)
  • BIble
  • Notebook
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Money (for any Believe merchandise you may want to purchase. Meals will be covered by Cornerstone Student Ministry).


  • Alcohol, drugs, tobacco products
  • Weapons
  • Your pet hamster, Steve.
  • Fireworks


Where and when do I drop off my student?

That’s a great question! Drop them off at Church [231 W Van Buren, Auburn] between 3:30-4:00pm on Friday, March 1. We will feed them, so you don’t need to worry. We’re also covering transportation to the event, so you don’t have to worry about that either.

Do they need money for food?

We’ve got meals covered. Dinner on Friday, Breakfast and lunch on Saturday. We will not be stopping for food when we return from Believe. However, if they wish to purchase any Believe merchandise, they will need some cash on hand.


Where are they staying?

We will be staying at the Ramada Limited in Bloomington. We have 4 rooms and one leader per room with a total of 10 kids going. Here is the address for the Hotel

Ramada Limited Bloomington
919 Maple Hill Rd

Bloomington, IL 61704

Where and when do I pick them up on Saturday?

We will be heading back to the at Church [231 W Van Buren, Auburn] following the event. You can pick them up there between 5:30-6:00pm. I will send out a text, however, to update when we will be close to arriving home.


I haven’t signed up my child yet. Where do I do that?

That’s easy! Even if you’ve paid, you’ll need to fill out our sign up form, which contains the waiver. You can find it by CLICKING HERE.


Does Believe have their own Medical Release Form?

Yes, they do. Your student will not be able to attend Believe without you filling out this form. This form will be emailed to you in the before the event. If you have not received by 2 days before the event, contact


What if my student is in a sport, and practice isn’t out before 4:30?

Contact Joe to see if other arrangements can be made.


Which adults will be leading our group at the event?

Joe Shepherd (708) 288-1027

Eric Finn (217) 521-3662

Jess Walz (217) 891-3870

Amber Kunz (217) 502-1527


Who can I contact with questions, or in case of emergency?

Contact Cornerstone Student and Family Pastor Joe Shepherd