SharpTop Cove Day 4/5 Video

by Luke on July 28, 2017


SharpTop Cove Day 3 Video

by Luke on July 27, 2017


SharpTop Cove Day 2 Video

by Luke on July 27, 2017


SharpTop Cove Day 1 Video

by Luke on July 25, 2017


Thank You to our Golf Sponsors!

by Luke on April 27, 2017

A huge thank you goes out to these local businesses for helping us to raise over $10,000 at our 3rd annual golf tournament on Monday, April 24th at Columbia Country Club.

Kim Schwartz & Associates

Aflac – Gary Fitch

Dr. Ramsey Shouman, DDS

Engineering Surveys and Services

The Insurance Group

Labrunerie Financial

Logboat Brewing Company

The Law Firm of Haden & Haden

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

Storage Mart

Sundvold Financial

The Crossing

Veterans United Home Loans

Weichert Realtors – Jay Wilson

Willett and Patton Dentistry

Women’s Wellness Center


Young Life Mizzou Update

by Luke on April 20, 2017

You may have already heard, but we have launched Young Life College at Mizzou! It has been fun to see how God is already impacting college students in our first few months. Click HERE for the full update.


Shakespeare’s Pizza fundraiser

by Luke on March 24, 2017

If you are headed to SharpTop Cove this summer and need to raise some funds or just looking for some delicious, local pizza listen up…

Young Life Columbia is teaming up with Shakespeare’s Pizza and selling frozen pizzas.  They are available in nine varieties: pepperoni, sausage (Italian style pork), veggie, double cheese, four cheese, Hawaiian, spinach and artichoke, Pizza Lover’s Passion (supreme), and Panda’s Pepper (pepperoni, pepperjack cheese, green peppers, and banana peppers). If you have never tried one, they taste very much like a Shakespeare’s pizza in the restaurant.  For each pizza you sell, you will get $6 towards your trip to SharpTop Cove.  So, for example, if you sell 20 pizzas, you would get $120.

Here’s how you can make some money for your trip to SharpTop Cove:

1. Pick up an order form at Club or download one HERE.

2. Sell pizzas! Pizzas are $12 each and $6 of that goes directly to your trip to SharpTop Cove.  Please collect money when you take the order.  Forms and money are due back on April 5th.  Checks made out to Young Life.

3. Deliver pizzas.  You will need to show up in person on Sunday, April 30th between 1:00 and 1:30pm  to Shakespeare’s SOUTH (Peach Tree location)  to pick up your pizzas.  They should be delivered or put into a freezer immediately.



“Jumpstarting” Young Life in Boonville

by Luke on March 21, 2017

On February 28th, a group of adults in Boonville teamed up with Young Life staff and leaders from around the state to participate in a Young Life Jumpstart Day. Throughout the day, the Jumpstart Team met with over 50 adults in the community who have an interest in bringing Young Life to their community. The day ended with a Club meeting where 58 Boonville HS students showed up for the first ever Boonville YL Club!

The vision to start Young Life in Boonville began last summer when a group of high school students from Boonville HS attended Young Life camp at Timber Wolf Lake. They were invited to go by two of their teachers, Paul Moore and Kacie Richter, who were both involved with Young Life when they were in high school and both went on to be Young Life leaders while they were in college. Despite not having an official Young Life program at their school, 10 students took their teachers up on the offer and had the best week of their lives!

These students came back from camp persistently asking (demanding!) that we launch a Young Life program at their school. When you take a group of fired up high school students, combine them with teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of students, and throw in some parents and other concerned adults, you have a recipe for a successful start to Young Life in a community.

We are excited to see how God might use Young Life to change lives in Boonville.  If you know anyone in the Boonville area that might have an interest in Young Life, we still need to fill out our Leader Team and our Committee before we can officially launch Young Life. We have a meeting coming up on April 5th for anyone interested in joining the fun! Email Luke at for more info.


3rd Annual Golf Tournament

by Luke on February 23, 2017

On April 24th, you are invited to Tee It Up for Kids at Columbia Country Club.  This is a four person scramble style golf tournament.  All proceeds directly support the work of Young Life in pic for web

There are two ways that you can participate: either put together a four person team and play in the tournament or sign on as a corporate sponsor (details below).

A hot lunch will be served at 12pm followed by a shotgun start at 1:30pm.  We will end with a brief awards ceremony where the top three teams will be recognized.

The entry fee is $150 per person which covers green fees for 18 holes, cart, hot lunch, beer and non alcoholic beverages, and a gift.  $100 of your entry fee is a tax deductible donation to Young Life Columbia.

Also, anyone who is able to ace Hole 11 will win $10,000.


By mail: print off the registration form and mail it in with a check.

By email: email with registration info and either pay at the event or over the phone with a debit or credit card.

Corporate Sponsorships

If you would like to become a sponsor, email

Tournament Sponsor ($5,000): Includes three teams (12 players), company logo on tournament gift, signs in clubhouse, on beverage carts, and on the course.

Driving Range Sponsor ($2,500): Includes two teams (8 players) and a large company sign at driving range.

Lunch Sponsor ($2,000): Includes company sign in clubhouse during opening lunch and recognition in pre-tournament promotions.

Hole Sponsor Plus ($1,000): Includes one team (4 players) and company sign at designated hole.

Hole Sponsor ($500): Includes company sign at designated hole.


9th annual Trivia Night is in the books!

by Luke on February 13, 2017

On Friday night, 26 teams competed in our 9th annual Young Life Trivia Night. $4,455 was raised to help support Young Life at Hickman, Battle, and Rock Bridge high schools.  A big thank you to The Crossing for hosting us and to Charles Anderson for emceeing the event.