Momentum Youth Conference
Registration Opens March 1
About Schedule Ministry Momentum's Got Talent Volunteer Cost

Life-Changing Sessions
Hands-On Ministry

Momentum is an annual, national youth conference for students in 6th-12th grade. We are about connecting youth to God, helping them to understand where they belong in God’s kingdom and how they can know God’s purpose for their lives. Momentum Youth Conference creates an atmosphere conducive to learning, listening, serving, and following Jesus.

Students come to this week-long conference expecting to encounter God, to be challenged in their faith, to learn and be reminded of  truth from God's Word, to strengthen their relationships with their youth group and peers, and to have lots of fun!


conference details

July 13-18
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN

2021 Schedule
Momentum Youth Conference

Ministry at Momentum

Ministry opportunities at Momentum are transferable experiences that act as a catalyst for students to be ON MISSION at home.

We ask each group to serve off campus at least one afternoon of the week (Wednesday – Saturday). Each day your group has the opportunity to serve together off campus or stay on campus and participate in the options there. Some groups choose to go off campus one of the days, some days, or all of the days. It’s “your day, your way” so it’s up to you and what you want for the week!

Hand & Heart Impact

In all of our partnerships we strive for a “hand and heart” impact.


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


Heart: We talk with whoever we can as we serve or before and after with the intention to share the Gospel and plant 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.

Got Talent
At Momentum, students are encouraged to practice their skills such as Videography, Poetry, Creative Writing, Media Arts, Graphic Design, Art work, Spoken Word, Interpretive Scripture Memorization, Drama, Pantomime, Dance, Manual Signing, Instrumental solo, Group Instrumental, Youth Choir, Vocal Solo, Youth Band, etc. Students enter MGT by creating and uploading a video of themselves performing whatever they are planning to present or by registering physical artwork online

Several Momentum’s Got Talent entries will be selected to present their talent in Momentum’s main sessions. Students may end up singing (for example) in front of 2,000+ people
Be A
We love volunteers who make the Momentum experience possible. Our Volunteer Team serves in multiple areas throughout the conference and get to enjoy much of conference themselves.

Before applying, please find out more by reading the Volunteer FAQs.
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An inclusive Cost Structure
For A Week of Life Change
Momentum Youth Conference is held on the Indiana Wesleyan University campus. This unique experience allows for meals, housing, sessions, and afternoon events to all happen in the same area and for an all inclusive cost structure.

March 1 - May 1
$473 // Students can secure the lowest cost available for Momentum if their $75 deposit is paid between March 1 and March 31 and the balance is paid by June 15.

May 2 - June 15
$523 // Students pay this rate if their $75 deposit is paid between May 1 and June 15 and the balance (if applicable) is paid by June 15.

June 16 - July 13
$548 // Students pay this rate if they register and pay any deposits/balances after June 15 through check-in on July 13.

Youth Workers
$385 // The registration cost for youth workers does not change. Each group must have a 1 to 12 ratio of youth workers to students per gender at Momentum. We ask that youth workers register by June 15 so we have this information when we are assigning housing.

Transportation Costs
For a nominal fee ($3-$4/person) Momentum is prepared to provide transportation for off campus ministry opportunities for groups unable to provide their own transportation. (Note: Groups that fly to Momentum will be contacted by the Momentum office for additional information about ground transportation for off campus ministry opportunities).

What's Included

9 Sessions
5 Nights of Lodging
9 Meals*
5 Days of Programming
On Campus Activities
Ministry Opportunities
Daily In Depth Tracks

*breakfast plan available for $26

Why Momentum is the #bestweekofsummer

Momentum is a well-rounded experience that we believe God will use to change your students' lives in powerful ways!

Along with daily in depth breakout tracks, Momentum hosts two sessions each day, morning and evening. Between the sessions, groups participate in fun options on campus and great, hands-on ministry off campus. On campus each year we offer sports tournaments (volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, and soccer), art classes, movies, open play options, big group events (like water kickball, slime fest, foam slip and slide, scavenger hunts, themed 5k run/walk, Archery Tag, and much more).

Students meet peers from around the country and they grow tremendously in their relationships within their own youth group.

Momentum sets the stage for your youth group going into the school year. It’s not just a “mountain top experience,” it’s a launching point designed to help your group build momentum for the rest of your year.
Values of
Momentum Youth Conference

Photo Gallery

Todd | Youth Pastor

- Todd Shoemaker, Grace Church, Akron, OH

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Sean | National Speaker

- Sean McDowell

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Cody | Youth Pastor

- Cody Ray, Connection Christian Church, York, PA

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Greg | Dare to Share CEO

- Greg Stier

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