Collide 2020

Collide is a unique week for youth and adults to enter into theological discovery, discussion, and reflection. By immersing participants in experiences outside of their everyday context, Collide helps move youth and adults towards a more robust faith and better understanding of God, themselves, and others.


Not a mission trip


Collide is not a mission trip. It is an experience that offers both youth (completed 6th-12th grade by summer) and adults the chance to explore theology through unconventional lenses. Through discussion talks, service, and active learning, we will unpack those discoveries and learn new ways of understanding and claiming our faith.



Collide is designed to:


Disorienting dilemmas – experiences and quandaries that
upend our usual ways of explaining the world and the thin
answers of faith that we too often rely upon.


Youth and adults the space and resources to work together
through these dilemmas in an environment of discussion,
worship and theological reflection.


Theological themes in ways that make sense and matter to
youth and adults to help them understand themselves, their
world, their calling, and their God in new ways.


Youth groups to take the experiences and discussions of
Collide back to their congregations and youth ministries to
instill a new way of life for their ministry.


Email Lindsay here if you have questions


$299 per person, paid in installments by the youth minister. More payment details are listed in registration


St. Matthews United Methodist Church: 1362 Prescott St. Memphis, TN 38111


Ministry Teams

Collide Ministry Teams consist of exactly 2 adults, between 4 and 10 youth, and ONE vehicle. Churches may register for multiple Ministry Teams. Space is limited, and ministry team registrations will close when we reach 12 teams per week.


For additional questions contact Lindsay Brooks here or by phone at 615-823-7604.