Bring A New Church
HELLO, WE’RE EXCITED YOU’RE HERE!
We hope we can answer a lot of your questions here on our website, but if you’d like to speak directly to one of our staff about bringing your church to Momentum Youth Conference 2024, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
If you’re ready to sign up your group for the best week of summer at Momentum Youth Conference 2024 click the button below to get started! Once you’ve submitted this form a member of our staff will be in touch with your next steps!
NEW FOR MOMENTUM YOUTH CONFERENCE 2024! This year, new churches will get to choose from either a VIP Experience or financial discount for their group! It’s our way of welcoming you to the best week of summer! Learn more below.
Questions For New Churches
how do I start registering my group?
First, your group needs to be added to the registration system so your students can register as coming from your church. (Fill out the below form.)
Second, students register themselves for Momentum once registration opens on January 1! After your church has been added to our system, your students can register under it by selecting it as their sending church.
Is there a discount for new churches?
New Church VIP Experience and Discount
We love having new churches join us at Momentum Youth Conference! We understand jumping into a big event can feel a little overwhelming when you’re new. To help our new groups feel connected, we offer a “VIP Experience.” This includes free early arrival, a tour of campus with a Momentum staff member, special orientation, free pizza lunch, and fun opportunities for students to mix with other students before the conference begins.
We also offer new churches 1 free youth worker registration for every 6 students registered. We hope this helps allow more of your volunteer youth staff financially be able to attend.
To learn more about bringing a new group to Momentum Youth Conference, please contact our Registrar at email@example.com.
will there be a time to meet with my group?
Yes! Every day there is a blocked off time for you to debrief with your students. We think this is an essential part of the day as it allows you to shepherd them through how God is working. We will assign you a room or area to meet and a time that correlates with sessions.
This meeting is immediately following the evening session. After this evening group time, groups retire to the dorm for the evening.
After each session, the Lead Contact from each group receives questions that correlate with that session’s speaker as a resource to help start a discussion, but youth groups are invited to spend this time in whichever format is most effective for their group.
what are the registration deadlines?
$75 deposit is due at the time of registering to secure the quoted total price.
$525 Register between January 1 – March 15
$550 Register between March 16 – May 15
$575 Register between May 16 – June 15
$600 Register between June 16 – July 16
The cost for Momentum includes housing, all programming, and lunch and dinner. (Breakfast is available for an optional $30). To see the full pricing schedule per registrant class, please refer to our 2024 Pricing guidelines.
how do I sign up for opportunities and options?
Each afternoon students get to select what they would like to do as “Your Day, Your Way.” Options include:
- Sport Tournaments (ex. dodgeball, basketball, soccer, volleyball)
- Outreach/Ministry Opportunities in the community
- Plan your own off-campus activity
- On-campus auxiliary games
- On-campus swimming pool
- Art Electives
- & More
When you start the registration process, we assign your group a lead contact (usually your lead youth pastor or administrative assistant). This person receives an email in early June that guides them through signing their students/group up for afternoon ministry opportunities. Options on-campus (sports, fun activities, seminars) are open for students to join without advanced sign-up necessary. Sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis. We will help guide you through this process.
how often do we serve in the community?
Momentum Youth Conference uniquely combines a conference with opportunities to do ministry. Wednesday – Saturday afternoons, your group has the option to serve locally in the surrounding communities. Sign-ups for these ministry opportunities will be sent to lead contacts 2-3 weeks prior to Youth Conference. Youth Groups are welcome to select any number of dates to serve and retrofit their experience to their group.
Bear in mind that there are other opportunities such as sports tournaments, area attractions, fun auxiliary opportunities on campus, art electives, etc. going on during the afternoon times as well. We send a schedule of everything that will be happening on and off campus ahead of time so that you can see the schedule for each day.
What will I need for check-in?
If you have any students who are considered a “walk-in” (did not register prior to your arrival) you will need to register them and pay their balance at check-in. You will need to pay any remaining balances. You will receive a box of supplies for the week which includes: conference book, name tags/lanyards, meal cards, t-shirts, paper supplies that may be necessary for the week, devotionals) for each registrant in your group.
How to Check-In
1. Directional signs will be on campus to lead you to where check-In is located.
2. You will temporarily park your bus, van or car. Only 1-2 adult leaders from each group enters check-in to complete check-in for their entire group. Students and other adults will wait outside.
If you have any students who are considered a “walk-in” (did not register prior to your arrival) you will need to register them and pay their balance at check-in.
Any remaining balances for your group members will need to be paid.
3. You will receive a box of supplies for the week which includes: conference book, name tags and lanyards, and a conference t-shirt for each registrant in your group. You will also receive a diagram of the block of dorm rooms for your group, dorm keys, and any other supplies that may be necessary for the week.
4. Once check-in is completed, you will head to your dorms assigned to your group where you will unload your luggage and move in.
Our opening session is Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at 7:45 p.m. which means doors will open at 7:15. As a new group, we will save you a section of seats for this opening session so your group is guaranteed to sit together. When you enter the auditorium for the session, please look for seats blocked off with your church’s name on them.
For every session, the doors remain closed until 15 minutes before a session. Most groups like to sit together for the sessions and they often have individuals enter to save a block of seats for their group members. If this is what you want to do for the remaining sessions of the week, you will want to work with your group on planning for that. You will need to have 1 person for every 5 seats that you reserve.
what does that mean?
There are some acronyms and titles that we throw around at Momentum. Don’t worry if you don’t know them, we’ll help define things.
Here’s some of the things you may hear:
YDYW OR YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY
Every afternoon, each youth group plans its own schedule. A number of activities are available, such as sports tournaments, going out into the community on ministry projects, various other on-campus activities, or a group may plan their own off-campus excursion.
Hour-long seminars on Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat for students. Some youth groups like to have all their students attend the same track, while others leave it up to each student to choose the track that appeals to them. Youth workers can attend these tracks, or they have the option to attend a Youth Worker Track.
YOUTH GROUP TIME
Scheduled debriefing time for groups to meet.
A Momentum Ministry in which students spend 3 weeks on tour nationally in June and July on a ministry team prior to Momentum Youth Conference.
The inner-city training centers through Momentum Ministry Partners in Los Angeles and Philadephia.
what momentum believes (statement of faith)
how can i fundraise for momentum?
Some fundraising ideas:
- Garage sale
- Silent auction
- Live auction
- Flower fundraiser through Living Color Fundraiser
- Mulch Sale
- Personal Letters
A Note on writing personal letters: Most people would rather give money to support the spiritual growth of a friend/relative rather than buy something that they may not want/need and in which the student will only get a small percentage of the money spent.
When writing personal letters, make it realistic and attainable…If you send out 40 letters and ½ of them are returned with a donation of $20.00 you will have $400.00. If you send out 80 letters and ½ of them are returned each person only needs to give $10.00 and you’ll have $400.00
An additional FAQ resource is available here.
We welcome Day Guests to visit Momentum! We encourage students and leaders who would like to visit Momentum to see what it is like in the hope that they might register for the entire conference the following year. Additionally, parents visiting their students and other guests who would like to hear certain speakers in the main session are also welcomed!
At Momentum Youth Conference, Day Guests are welcome to attend the Main Sessions. Day Guests are not allowed to participate in Power Track student seminars, Youth Worker Labs or any afternoon student activities including off campus ministry projects or on campus student competitive events.