Momentum 2017



Our theme for Momentum 2017 is The Comeback! Every one of us is in need of a "comeback!" Our current culture is filled with extensive distractions and endless temptations. It is so difficult to maintain any level of godliness and purity. We can easily feel like the pressure and expectations are just too much. Maybe you feel lost in sin and shame, knowing exactly where you've fallen short, or maybe you are exhausted from striving to be "good" and earning God's approval. Maybe you just feel stuck or misguided, completely unsure of God's direction for your life. We undoubtedly fall all along this spectrum, but there is One who faithfully calls us back to Himself; One who wants to speak into the details of our lives; One who offers freedom and grace; One who knows us completely and still offers us the deepest love possible. His name is Jesus. No matter how far we've wandered and regardless of what we've done or haven't done, our gracious God is always extending an invitation to come to Him, whether for the first time or the five-hundredth time. 


Jesus is our resurrected Savior who has defeated every enemy of heaven and earth. Because of His victory, every single human is offered the opportunity to repent in faith receiving salvation, and those who are already in Christ have the invitation to come back to Him through repentance every day. He has made the greatest comeback ever--suffering a brutal death and being raised back to life. He defeated death itself, swallowing it up in victory, making our comeback story an everyday possibility. 


Keith Minier


Keith is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio.

He has served faithfully in this role for ten years and has seen God move tremendously over that time. Grace has grown from a church of 70 to over 3000 during his leadership. He is a passionate and skilled communicator and leader who loves seeing the power of the local church unleashed. Keith has a strong desire to see the next generation of Christ followers live up to their potential in the local church. Keith is married to Kelly, and they have four children, Kaden (9), Kaiya (6), and newborn twins Kooper and Kamille. They reside just outside of Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, watching sports, water skiing and fishing at his parents’ lake house.



Jeff Bogue


Dr. Jeff Bogue is a pastor whose passion is to help Jesus make sense to everyone. He became a Christ-follower as a junior in college. His passion for ministry comes from his own experience of searching for the mind and heart of God, and being completely changed by what he discovered.


Jeff is a graduate of Grace College and Seminary in Win­ona Lake, Indiana. He’s had the privilege of sharing life with the people of Grace Church of Greater Akron, Ohio, for the past twenty-three years, where he leads 7 campuses with over 10,000 people calling Grace their home. Jeff is grateful he’s been able to take his life journey with such amaz­ing people. He’s energized by leading the church to love and serve the people in their community.


Jeff and his soul-mate, Heidi, have been married for 23 years. They have five wonderful sons and one beautiful daughter. One of Jeff’s greatest joys is serving together with his family as they work to express God’s love all over the world. Wherever the Bogues go, they see not only a desperate need for the compassion and mercy of Christ to be expressed through the meeting of physical needs, but also for the hope of Christ’s message of salvation needed for the soul.




Jordan Howerton Band


Hailing from the midwest, the Jordan Howerton Band is committed to

creating worship resources, leading with those resources, and equipping others to do the same. Leading at events and churches across the nation, JHB is committed to fostering a passion for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ both on and off the stage.


Get ready for the Jordan Howerton Band at Momentum 2016 with JHB Music









5 nights lodging

9 meals






5 nights lodging

14 meals









$439 // If the $75 deposit is paid Feb 1- March 31 and the balance is paid by June 15, the cost for Momentum is $439. If full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $489


$464 // If the $75 deposit is paid April 1 – April 30 and the balance is paid by June 15, the cost of momentum is $464. If the full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $514


$489 // If the $75 deposit is paid May 1 – June 15 and the remaining balance is paid by June 15, the cost of Momentum is $489. If full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $514


$514 // The full balance for Momentum is due on June 15. For any deposits/balances paid after June 15 through check-in on July 18, the cost of Momentum is $514.



$352 // If the $75 deposit is paid Feb 1- March 31 and the balance is paid by June 15, the cost for Momentum is $352. If full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $402


$377 // If the $75 deposit is paid April 1 – April 30 and the balance is paid by June 15, the cost of momentum is $377. If the full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $427.


$402 // If the $75 deposit is paid May 1 – June 15 and the remaining balance is paid by June 15, the cost of Momentum is $402. If full balance is paid after June 15, the adjusted total cost will be $427


$427 // The full balance for Momentum is due on June 15. For any deposits/balances paid after June 15 through check-in on July 18, the cost of Momentum is $427.



2017 Volunteer Cost

Because Volunteers have significant responsibilities each day during the week, Momentum assists to help underwrite a good portion of their registration. Contact Momentum by emailing for more information on the price. Apply to be a volunteer here.




New Church Discount: For every 6 registered students, one adult youth worker* receives a FREE registration. In addition, each student receives a $25 discount off their registration fee. *the adult must be registered as YOUTH WORKER and must be staying in the dorm with their students.

* “New” is defined as a church that has not had any students in attendance at Momentum during the past three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016).


Flying to Momentum

If your group is traveling to conference by air, please see our Flying to Momentum Policy on further instructions for airport pickup, early housing, and early meals. An Airport Pick-up Form must be submitted by June 1.




Conference attendees/youth workers, exhibitors, and adult guests who wish to bring children must register them when the adult registers. Check out our child policy here.



Day Guests

Momentum welcomes people who would like to attend a specific session of conference to attend as a Day Guest. View our Day Guest Policy here.









Sean McDowell


Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. And aScholar for Summit California.





J. Warner Wallace


J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and as a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist until the age of thirty-five, when he took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview. He eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.






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Jackie Hill Perry


Jackie Hill-Perry is a writer and artist whose work has been featured on The Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and other publications. Since being saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin and the like, Jackie has been compelled to share the light of gospel truth through poems that have reached over one million views on YouTube. She is signed to Humble Beast Records and released her debut album "The Art of Joy" in 2014. Jackie serves locally as Female Mentorship Coordinator at Grip Outreach for Youth. A non-profit organization loving Chicago's fatherless teens. At home, she is known as wife to Preston and mommy to Eden.



Annie Lobert


Growing  up, Annie felt unloved, used, and abused and she struggled to find self-worth.

Lured by the almighty dollar, and with a skewed fairytale view of love, she was drawn toward the seductive whispers and open arms of the sex industry. Greed consumed her, the money an easy remedy to numb her brokenness, so she began a new life with a new name–Fallen. Settling under the lights of glamorous Las Vegas, she became one of the most sought-after high-class escorts, fielding calls from celebrities, musicians, politicians, and other men with endless supplies of cash.

But it wasn’t long before the dream of getting all she ever wanted became the nightmare that plunged her into the darkest time of her life.


After more than a decade and a half of countless arrests, rapes, life-threatening calls, and utter loneliness, the freedom she had once sought became her prison. Then after being diagnosed with and treated for cancer, Annie eventually found herself at death’s door from a drug overdose. That’s when she finally surrendered to the love of a beckoning Savior.


Through Lobert’s harrowing account in the clutches of the sex trafficking industry and the miraculous deliverance she experienced in the arms of Jesus, people will be encouraged knowing this: No matter how far you have fallen, God loves you and wants to save you from the depths of any pain, trauma, addiction, or abuse. And He longs to give you a new life. Today, Annie is redeemed. Healed. Free. And rescuing other victims through her organization Hookers for Jesus.



Jim Brown


Lead Pastor of Grace Community Church in Goshen Indiana for 20 years. He is a Grace College and Grace Seminary graduate. The best decision he ever made besides trusting in Jesus, was to marry Anne, his wife, 28 years ago. He is the Father of 3 children Josh, Hannah, and Isaiah. Jim has led multiple teams on Missions Trips to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Iraq and has heart for orphans and lost people. He is an avid runner, hunter, Harley operator, and sports fan. He is the Founder of Fight Club 414 a ministry that calls men to follow hard after Jesus. In his weak moments he munches on Mike and Ikes, Lays Potato Chips, and Twizzlers!



Davey Blackburn


Davey moved to Indianapolis, IN in 2012 with his wife, Amanda, to start a church that would connect people to Jesus who have been disconnected from Him and His church. For 3 long years they worked hard to reach people for Jesus and what's come of that work is Resonate Church.

On the morning of November 10th, 2015 Davey came home from the gym to discover Amanda had been shot in the head during a home invasion while their 15 month old was in his crib upstairs. She passed away in the hospital twenty-four hours later. Since that day Davey and his son, Weston have been walking a road he would have never chosen for them or anyone else.



Suze Fair


In Suze's career she has been both up front and behind the scenes in making sure the Good News of Jesus is being shared. 


Currently, Suze is writing & speaking about the Journey of Faith the Lord has invited her on (both professionally and personally).  Prior to that, Suze was one of the Strategic Leaders at Fellowship Missionary Church, Ft. Wayne, IN. And before she found herself stepping into full-time vocational ministry, Suze was an Associate Professor of Communication at Taylor University Fort Wayne. 


Married for 30 years to Kelly and the Mom of 3 grown children, Suze is involved in her community, passionate about the Arts & their redemptive potential, and trying daily to figure out how to be a Good Neighbor.




Clayton King


Clayton King is the Founder & President of  & Crossroads Summer Camp. Heis also currently serving as the Interim Senior Pastor at Newspring Church in Anderson, South Carolina. Born in 1972, Clayton was put up for adoption by his 15 year old mother and was adopted by a loving family in the upstate of South Carolina. He sensed a call to ministry at the age of 14 and began speaking in Churches, youth groups, and local prisons as a young teenager.


He is married to Sharie and they enjoy working, writing, and speaking together. He is the father of Jacob and Joseph, ages 13 and 10. He loves good books, black coffee, four-wheelers and anything that gets him outside and in the woods.



Jason Holt

Jason Holt is a director at CE National where he oversees the ministry of Urban Hope Training Center and Community Church. Jason serves as the coordinating professor for the Studies in Urban Ministries Program and the Lead Pastor of Urban Hope Community Church. Jason and his wife Christy have lived in inner-city Philadelphia since 2001 and are part of the original team that established Urban Hope as a local church and training center in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.  Jason and Christy have four children and are committed to raising their family in the inner-city.




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