NEW CHURCHES

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 2023, 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 2023 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!

bring a new church

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?
Yes. Momentum Offers a “New Church Discount:”

  • A “new church” is defined as one that has not had any students attend youth conference in 2019, 2021, or 2022.
  • 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 2023.
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?

STUDENT RATE
$495 Register between January 1 – March 15
$520 Register between March 16 – May 15
$545 Register between May 16 – June 15
$570 Register between June 16 – July 18
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 2023 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 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!

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.

when should we arrive?

Check in is on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 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 the 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 opening session starts at 7:45 p.m. and you will want some time before to settle into dorms, scope out the 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. Doors open 15 minutes before the session (at 7:30pm). New Groups are provided reserved seats for opening session. For the remainder of the week, seating is first-come, first-served. 

Early Check-In is available on Monday evening for an additional $27. Early Check-In is 8:00-10:00pm on Monday. Groups can purchase Tuesday breakfast and/or lunch at the University dining commons or make their own plans. Tuesday dinner is the first meal of the week covered in the registration fee. 

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 the 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 to later distribute to each member of your group:  conference schedule book, name tags/lanyards for Main Session admittance, wristbands (for meals, meal cards for any additional meals purchased, conference t-shirts, a diagram of the block of dorm rooms for your group and the 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.

first session
Our opening session is Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 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.

POWER TRACKS

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.

TRAVEL TEAMS

A Momentum Ministry in which students spend 3 weeks on tour nationally in June and July on a ministry team prior to Momentum.

URBAN CENTERS

The inner-city training centers through Momentum Ministry Partners in Los Angeles and Philadephia.

what momentum believes (statement of faith)
You can read what we believe at Momentum Ministry Partners on our About Us page.
how can i fund raise 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!

PARTICIPATION

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.

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