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Whether you’d like to speak to our team about the conference or you’re ready to sign up your church for Momentum 2020, please fill out the form below to let us know!
First, your group needs to be added to the registration system so your students can register as coming from your church. (Fill out the above form.)
Second, students register themselves for Momentum once registration opens on February 1! After your church has been added to our system, your students can register under it by selecting it as their sending church.
Yes. Momentum Offers a “New Church Discount:”
A “new church” is defined as one that has not had any students attend youth conference in the past three years (2016, 2017, 2018).
Each student who registers and attends Momentum from a new church will receive a $25 discount.
A new church will receive one free Youth Worker registration for every increment of six students who register and attend Momentum 2019.
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.
These meetings are:
(1) immediately following the morning session and before lunch
(2) 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 discussion, but youth groups are invited to spend this time in whichever format is most effective for their group.
All registrants must register by March 31 and pay their $75 deposit to get the best rate for Momentum. The cost of Momentum 2021 increases $50 if a registrant registers or pays the deposit after this date. All registrants must pay their balance by June 15. The cost increases $25 after this date. To see the full pricing schedule per registrant class, visit our Momentum Youth Conference page.
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
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.
Momentum is part missions trip and part conference. Wednesday – Saturday afternoons there are opportunities for your group to serve locally. You sign your students up for these opportunities ahead of time online in June. Some groups elect to leave campus all four days, or just 1 or 2, you can retrofit this experience to your group! You’re only required to serve one day.
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 out a schedule of everything happening on campus and off campus ahead of time so you can see what each day’s schedule is.
Check in is on Tuesday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mid afternoon seems to be a more frequented check-in time. Keep in mind that dinner is the first meal of conference. Dinner is served from 5 – 7 p.m. If you arrive early in the day, lunch can be purchased at the school cafeteria or at local restaurants. Tuesday’s evening, opening session starts at 7:45 p.m. and you will want some time before to settle into dorms, scope out campus, and eat dinner.
Youth Staff orientation is a mandatory meeting for all youth workers at 5:00. Plan to arrive in time for check-in, move into dorm, and staff orientation dinner (students eat dinner in the dining commons while the youth leaders have this orientation dinner/meeting in a separate room). After orientation, youth workers meet-up with their students to go to the opening session.
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.
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 the check-in to complete check-in for their entire group. Students and other adults will wait outside.
Once Check-in is completed, you will head to your dorms assigned to your group where you will unload your luggage and move in.
We suggest you designate a regrouping time/location after your group moves into the dorm (keeping in mind that youth workers attend an orientation meeting at 5:00).
Our opening session is Tuesday, July 16 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.
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 their own schedule. A number of activities are available, such as sport 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 for students. Some youth groups like to have all their students attend the same trax, while others leave it up to each student to choose the trax that appeals to them. Youth workers can attend these trax, or there are they have the option to attend a Youth Worker Lab.
The missions portion of our conference is modeled after Acts 1:8. Various opportunities are provided as options for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon. The entire conference is then involved in a community ministry project on Saturday.
Youth Group Time
Scheduled debriefing time for groups to meet.
A Momentum Ministry in which students spend 5 weeks on tour nationally in June and July on a ministry team prior to Momentum.
The inner-city church and training center through Momentum Ministry Partners.
Yes! Momentum provides devotions through the week of conference as well as the 2 months following.
Some fundraising ideas:
Flower fundraiser through Living Color Fundraiser
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
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!
Admission passes are available to purchase at the door for all sessions.
Tickets for any main session are $12 for adults and students (no admittance for children 11 and under).
At Momentum, Day Guests are welcome to attend any teaching times which includes Power Track student seminars, Youth Worker Labs, and Main Sessions. Day Guests are not allowed to participate in any afternoon student activities including off campus ministry projects or on campus student competitive events. On Wednesday afternoon, Day Guests are welcome to attend Momentum’s Got Talent to encourage students who are participating.
Full Day Schedule for 2021 Coming Soon
Admission passes are available to purchase at the door for all sessions. Tickets for any main session is $12 for adults and students (no admittance for children 11 and under).
Admittance to Momentum Main Sessions will include the following costs:
Children: Momentum does not allow children (infant to 5th grade) admittance into any of the main sessions. However, there is a Live Video Feed Room available where parents and children may view the Main Sessions.
Payment is due at the time of check in at the Momentum Office or the Chapel on the campus. Payment may be made by check, cash, or credit card.
Lodging on campus is not available. Adults or students visiting Momentum are not permitted to stay overnight in the dorm with any registered Momentum attendee. i.e. youth pastors/workers are unable to grant permission for other students or adults from their church to stay in the dorm with their registered students/adults. This is not a space issue (empty bed available, willing to sleep on the floor, etc.), it is a liability issue and a contractual issue with the university.
Meals are not included with the Day Guest Fees. Day Guests may purchase meals on a meal-to meal basis at the Momentum Office on campus before going to the Dining Hall. The prices for the buffet-style (all-you can-eat) meals are:
Children Ages 4 and under are free per campus policy
Ages 5 – 11
Breakfast: 7 – 9 a.m., $5
Lunch: 12:30 – 2 p.m., $6
Dinner: 5 – 7 p.m., $7
Adults 12 and Over
Breakfast: 7 – 9 a.m., $7
Lunch: 12:30 – 2 p.m., $8
Dinner: 5 – 7 p.m., $9
There is no pre-conference registration required. All guests visiting campus are required to Check-in at the Momentum Office in the Student Center as soon as they arrive on campus unless arrival is 30 minutes or less before the Main Session starts, then check-in is held in the lobby of the Chapel Auditorium.
Once checked in, guests will receive their admittance tickets – which are given to the ushers at the doors of the auditorium. Guests need to register/check-in a day at a time. Each day a guest arrives on campus, they must first go to the Momentum Office to check-in.