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.


We know that attending a youth conference can raise a lot of questions, whether it’s your first time or you’re a returning attendee. This section is designed to provide you with all the essential information you need to make the most out of your experience. From registration details and travel logistics to event schedules and leadership recommendations, we’ve got you covered. Explore the categories below to find answers to common questions, and feel free to reach out – we’d love to help! We’re excited to have you join us for an unforgettable experience!

What are the details of the Momentum Youth Conference?
Date: July 16th-21st

Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana (For 2024)

Safety: We have a personal security team as well as on-site campus security to ensure all attendees’ safety.

STUDENT RATE (Ages 6th – 12th grade, male & female)  The cost for Momentum includes housing, all programming, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is available for an optional $30 for the week.

$575 Register May 16 – June 15
$600 Register June 16 to July 16

YOUTH WORKER RATE  The cost for Momentum includes housing, all programming, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is available for an optional $30 for the week.

$395 Register January 1 to June 15
$470 Register June 16 to July 16

Youth Worker rate includes breakfast as a part of the morning staff meeting.

Housing: Momentum participants are housed by gender in University Dorms and are chaperoned by their local church’s youth workers. All dorm rooms will be set up to accommodate at least two individuals with bunk beds.

Why should I choose Momentum Youth Conference?
Momentum is specifically geared toward current 6th through 12th-grade students and helping them in their walk as teens and pre-teens. It is a great mix of dynamic speakers and break-out sessions, music experiences, games, and fun, mission-oriented activities all on a college campus!

We focus on making the Youth Leader successful and providing an experience that engages you with your students. It is not an “Event” that fades away – it’s a foundation to grow connections with your students. Momentum is also an all-inclusive experience, so there is no need to find additional lodging, food, or activities.

What will my youth group gain from attending this conference?
We are about connecting youth to God, helping them 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, building high character, and following Jesus.
What can my hopes and expectations be?
Momentum is an immersive experience that we believe God will use to change your students’ lives in powerful ways! Momentum offers phenomenal Christian speakers such as Willie Robertson, Joel Firebaugh, Mark Clark, and many more.

Students meet peers from other churches and grow tremendously in their relationships within their 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.

Does it make sense for my youth group to attend?
If your student ministry loves Jesus, wants to have the best summer ever, and wants a conference that does ALL the heavy lifting so that you can spend time with your students, build relationships, and engage in spiritual conversations, this is perfect. You will be able to talk about what God has been teaching them during this life-changing week and how it applies when they start the upcoming school year. If this resonates with you, this is the place for you.
Why go to a conference on a college campus?
There are several quality reasons a college campus is the ideal place to host a conference as large as Momentum! State-of-the-art facilities, common spaces for fellowship, and on-campus housing are a few reasons why. Check out this blog post to learn more about the Momentum Youth Conference at Indiana Wesleyan!
It allows you to check the College Visit Box and focus on your kids while we take care of all the logistics.
What is required of leaders?
All Youth Workers are required to attend the 5:00 p.m. Staff Orientation meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, as well as attend daily Staff Breakfast Meetings held Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, 2024. Note: Individuals wanting to serve as a “youth worker” during Momentum should be at least 21 years of age. If you are younger than 21, please contact to see if you qualify to serve as a “youth worker.” You are responsible for your youth as it relates to attendance, attitude, guidelines, discipline and spiritual guidance, safety, health, and all oversight. Youth leaders will house in the dorms with the students, though they are not allowed to share a room with students.
What does the week look like?
9 Main Sessions – Speakers, Music, and Multimedia
12+ Training Tracks
Daily Community Ministry Opportunities
Designed to Emphasize Your Youth Group
Daily Afternoon Free Time Options
Sports Tournaments
Fun Group Activities
Lodging In Dorms By Youth Group
All-You-Can-Eat Meals
Are there special perks for first-time churches attending the conference?
Yes, we want first-time churches attending the conference to feel welcomed and comfortable with the flow and activities. Momentum provides volunteers to help guide leaders through various steps of the process, and we allow them to come early to navigate the campus and buildings and get a better feel for their surroundings before the conference’s regular attendees begin to arrive. Contact the Registrar for VIP pricing for first-time church attendees.
Who should I contact for more information?

If you have general questions about attending and bringing your group, reach out to our team at To register your group or to learn more about our VIP package email

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Who Can Attend the Student Ministry Conference

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 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 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.

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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