26 Below

Nationwide 26 Below

Location: Online and at your local youth group gathering

Please note that any registrations received after October 6, 2023, are not guaranteed to receive a t-shirt or 26 Below Box before the October 21, 2023, live conference date. 

See the "Registration" tab towards the bottom of this page for more information.

Nationwide 26 Below | Session 1

Nationwide 26 Below kicks off Session 1 with singing and a message from Jerry Mattix.

Nationwide 26 Below | Session 2
Nationwide 26 Below | Session 3

Speakers: Steve Caldwell, Jerry Mattix, and Steve Price

Theme: ALL IN: Whole Hearts. Willing Minds.

Price: Free for all attendees

Please register in advance!

The Vision

Nationwide 26 Below will cap off our 2023 theme “All In: Whole Hearts. Willing Minds.” The event will feature original messages from our three in-person retreat speakers: Jerry Mattix, Steve Caldwell, and Steve Price.

The messages will premiere live on October 21, 2023, and we will be publishing a schedule to follow for the day. If our date or format does not work for your group, please feel free to use the content on another date or in a different way than we suggest.

Like last year, CMML’s content will be provided virtually and by mail, but we encourage youth groups to gather in person to foster fellowship and spiritual growth.

The goal of this event is to provide impactful content for youth groups, as they gather together in person, and foster fellowship and spiritual growth.

As always, the vision of 26 Below is to challenge the next generation to walk with the Lord. 

About Nationwide 26 Below

While 26 Below is typically geared for young adults in high school, college, or career-age up to 26 years old, this special hybrid event is open to youth of all ages!

The Format

- Youth groups may gather individually or with other local youth groups.

- Youth groups will participate in virtual group singing, activities, and messages.

- Registered groups will receive a free “26 Below Box” from CMML.

The Materials

- YouTube links, provided by CMML, to access music and messages prepared for this event

- Virtual messages from Steve Caldwell, Jerry Mattix, and Steve Price

- 26 Below Box including small-group discussion questions, group games, and missions resources

The Plan

- Gather with youth groups in your area.

- Set up technology to connect to the virtual components.

- Arrange a meal and other refreshments.

- Organize other outdoor activities.



Groups that register before October 6, 2023, will receive a 26 Below Box before the event.

Those that register after October 6, 2023, may receive the 26 Below Box after the event.

However, all registrants will receive an email with downloadable game instructions, discussion questions, and meeting links before the event.

While this event is primarily geared for youth groups in North America, we welcome all to join. Please note that those who participate outside of the USA and Canada will not be mailed a 26 Below Box. 

Register Here!


Nationwide 26 Below will be held on October 21, 2023, starting simultaneously at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST) and ending at 7:00 p.m. EST (4:00 p.m. PST). Two hourlong breaks are built into the schedule for a meal, games, and fellowship.

We will use YouTube to premiere the messages and music. We also will host a Zoom meeting where groups can log on to connect directly with CMML for questions, tech support, and to participate in our "All-Group Selfie" at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Conference Times by Time Zones

Eastern Daylight Time, Washington, DC (GMT-5) – 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

Central Daylight Time, Chicago (GMT-6) – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM                                  

Mountain Daylight Time, Denver/Phoenix (GMT-7) – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM                        

Pacific Daylight Time, Los Angeles (GMT-8) – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM


26 Below Box

Included Items:

Nationwide 26 Below Games

  • Human Rock-Paper-Scissors (instructions included)
  • Human Timeline (instructions included)
  • Get-to-Know-You-Bingo (BINGO sheets and instructions included)
  • Missionary BINGO (BINGO sheets and instructions included)
  • Telephone Pictionary (instructions, pens, and paper included)
  • Psycho Dodgeball (dodgeball and whistle included)

Other items included in the 26 Below Box

  • 26 Below T-Shirts
  • Week of Prayer decal stickers
  • CMML pens
  • Missionary Prayer Handbook
  • Missions magazine
  • Magazine subscription cards
  • CMML brochures
  • CMML postcards
  • Missions Pathway booklet
  • MOP brochure
  • CMML Magnets
  • Chip Clips
  • Resource List
Game Instructions

Download the instructions to play 26 Below Games Here.

Download "Getting-to-know-You' BINGO cards Here.


Discussion Questions

Download Discussion Questions for all three sessions Here.

Download the Leader's Guide Here.

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