MOMENTUM STARTS HERE

July 16 -21, 2024 @ Indiana Wesleyan University

Setting the stage for your youth group going into the school year is essential. Finding an experience that is not just a “mountain top experience” but a true launching point designed to help students build momentum through the rest of the year is what will make a lasting difference in your group.

Momentum is an epic experience purposefully designed to impact students’ lives in powerful ways! We offer foundational sessions, in-depth breakout tracks, afternoon fun and games options, and hands-on, real-world ministry opportunities. Your students will experience awesome growth in their relationships within their own youth group and under your leadership and mentoring.

Share your name/info with us, and we will come alongside you to help you make an impact on your students.

Who Can Attend the Student Ministry Conference

Student
Those in grades 6 through 12 for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration includes lunch and dinner, all programming, and housing. A breakfast plan is available.
Youth Worker
Youth workers are adults who are housed in dorms with their own students. Each group must have a 1 to 12 ratio of youth workers to students per gender. Registration includes lunch and dinner as well as breakfast during the daily staff/youth worker meetings, all programming, and housing in student dorms with your church’s students per gender.

Individuals wishing to register and serve as a youth worker need to be at least 21 years of age. If younger than 21, contact registrar@buildmomentum.org to see if you still qualify to register as a youth worker.

Adult Guests Staying Off Campus
Adult guest registration is $245 and includes session admission for the week plus lunch and dinner. A breakfast plan is optional for purchase. You are responsible for your own housing off-campus.

Adult Guests (staying off campus) are only available for those who are one year out of high school and older. This registration package is not available for anyone younger than 18 years of age. Anyone younger than 18 years of age wishing to attend Main Sessions or purchase meals should consider the Day Guest registration.

Day Guests
Day Guest passes are only for admittance to the Main Sessions. Participation in any training tracks or afternoon schedules is not available. On-campus meals may be purchased separately.
Online Day Guest registration is available and can be found through the “Register” button on our website. Guests are also welcome to register once they arrive on campus. Admittance to Main Session is $20 per session for adults and students (12 years old and older) and $10 per session for children (aged 6-11 years old). Infants to 5-year-olds are free. Payment is due either at the time of online registration or at check-in located at the Chapel beginning 30 minutes prior to the start of each main session. Payment may be made at Guest Check-In by check, cash, or credit card or online with advanced registration.

More details can be found in the Day Guest Policy here.

Volunteers

Volunteers are those who graduated from high school at least a year ago and who attend the conference to assist staff in several areas. Because volunteers have significant responsibilities each day during the week, Momentum assists in helping underwrite a portion of registration. As there are 25 volunteer positions available, payment of the initial $75 deposit can secure your spot to fill any of those positions once accepted.

Interested volunteers should complete an application as their first step. Once accepted, the Registrar will send a link to register as a volunteer. Click here to learn more about volunteering at Momentum Youth Conference and to fill out the application form.

Child caregiver

A registrant who supervises the children of a Staff Member or Youth Worker. A Child Caregiver could be one of the parents — but would need to register as a “Child Caregiver” if not bringing another adult to serve in that role. A parent who is a Momentum Child Care Giver is unable also to be a Momentum Youth Worker. By Momentum’s policy, nobody younger than a 6th-grade student is allowed to be housed in the student dorm.

Main Session Seating: Parents or Child Caregivers with children younger than sixth grade will need to be seated in the designated balcony area for families with children. No children are permitted to be seated on the main floor level. A live feed viewing area is located directly outside this balcony seating area. Parents are expected to take restless children here to continue viewing the session. Children and, by proxy, Child Caregivers are unable to attend Power Track Seminars, Youth Worker Labs, and Staff Meetings or to go off campus with the ministry options.

Registration is $285 if registered by June 15, 2024, and $350 if registering between June 16, 2024 and July 16, 2024. That registration includes lunch, dinner, and housing in the Staff dorms. A breakfast plan is optional ($30). See our child policy for more information.

Child
Since Momentum is geared toward middle and high school students, we don’t encourage adult registrants to bring children under 12 years of age. If you must bring children under sixth grade, please note that no one under the age of 12 is allowed to be housed in the dorm with Momentum students and youth leaders, and they are unable to have admittance into the main level of the main session. See our Child Policy for more information. Child Registration costs are:

  • Infant to 4 years old: $45 Register Jan 1 – June 15, or $60 Register June 16th to July 16th (eat free in the dining IWU cafeteria by IWU policy).
  • 5 years old to 5th grade: $195 Register Jan 1 – June 15, or $210 Register June 16th to July 16th (includes lunch and dinner).
  • A $25 breakfast plan for 5-year-olds – An option for 5th grade children may also be purchased during registration (individual breakfasts can also be purchased).

Be A Volunteer

We love volunteers who make the Momentum experience possible. Let us know if you’re interested in serving with us at Momentum, July 16-21, 2024.

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2023 Theme: KNOWN

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During Momentum Youth Conference 2023 we’ll be exploring the theme of KNOWN, what it means to know, and be known, by God.

Our theme verse for the week is 1 John 4:16a: “We know how much God loves us and we have put our trust in His love”

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2024 Speakers

Joel Firebaugh

Joel Firebaugh

Willie Robertson

Willie Robertson

Kondo Simfukwe

Kondo Simfukwe

Deante Lavender

Deante Lavender

Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Jeff Bogue

Jeff Bogue

Jeffrey Kent

Jeffrey Kent

Past Speakers Include:

Francis Chan

Louie Giglio

Sean McDowell

Lecrae

Jackie Hill Perry

Christopher Yuan

Nick Vujicic

Clayton King

Greg Stier

CL Shepherd

Trip Lee

Derwin Gray

Afshin Ziafat

Anne Beiler

Jeff Myers

Mark Batterson

David Nasser

Michael Yankoski

David Bowden

Greg Speck

J. Warner Wallace

Davey Blackburn

Ray Comfort

E.V. Hill

Mark Artrip

Tony Livigni

Mark Clark

Corbin Hogue

Keith Minier

Jordan Raynor

Joel Firebaugh

Jeff Bogue

Experience Momentum

Daily Schedule

TUESDAY:

Opening evening session Open play activities Youth Group Debrief Meeting

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY:

Breakfast (optional)
Morning prayer focus (optional)
Morning Session
Break Out, In Depth Tracks
Lunch
Afternoon Events

Intramural Sports Tournaments
Art Classes
Group Games
Open Play Activities
Ministry opportunities (serve off campus)

Dinner
Evening Session
Youth Group Debrief Meeting

SUNDAY:

Breakfast (optional)
Departure

Youth Conference
Youth Conference Group Photo

Ministry At Momentum

Innovative youth ministry opportunities at Momentum are transferable experiences that act as a catalyst for students to be serving when they return home.

HAND & HEART IMPACT

In all of our partnerships, we strive for a “head, heart and hand” impact for youth leadership development.

Head

Head: We want students to know Jesus, His word the truth that will impact and change their lives forever.

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Hand: We work with our hands and accomplish a task that serves people and shows them that we care.

heart

Heart: God’s truth should impact our hearts to the point that we will talk with whoever we can as we serve, before and after, with the intention of sharing the Gospel and planting seeds.

We teach simple acronyms and methods in main sessions to help students know how to start conversations and simply share the hope that they have.