Each session at Momentum allows time for our students to respond to God through prayer and singing and every year students and staff say that times of worship are on of their favorite things about the
Momentum is privileged to host speakers every year who connect well with Momentum’s demographics. We invite speakers who challenge attendees in their walk with Christ and spur students to desire growth and action.
We believe it’s our biblical mandate to live ON MISSION. As such, we make opportunities available for outreach and evangelism every
afternoon, training students to be able to transfer these experiences back home.
“…as bold as a lion.”
Momentum Youth Conference 2015 will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University, July 14-19. We desire to see students “as bold as a lion” in a relentless pursuit after Jesus. As such, our theme, Relentless, will be challenging and equipping students in desiring to spend time in God’s Word, with God’s people, and asking God to reveal more of His character to them so that when tough choices need to be made, students are walking in obedience with Christ.
The most important thing to us is that we remain grounded in the Word of God, the Bible. We teach the Bible in sessions, seminars, tracks, and youth group time because we believe it is the single most important thing to use as a launching point in following after Christ.
We strive for sustainable relationships, not spiritual highs. As such, we work towards your youth group growing together by housing them together per gender, enabling them to serve together and offering options that are youth group geared. We also have “youth group time” every night in which the group processes the day together.
Youth groups are housed on campus. Momentum assigns groups a block of rooms per gender. The leader from each groups pairs roommates up within the block of rooms. Think of Momentum as a one stop shop for your needs at conference. Don’t worry about finding hotel or where you’re going to eat, it’s all on campus. Let us worry about the logistics and free you up for shepherding your students during the week!
Momentum has two sessions a day, morning and evening which are required for all attendees. We also offer required seminars early in the day in which students get to choose from around 15 topic options.
Every afternoon offers a time called, Your Day, Your Way, in which leaders can use to shape their students’ week. There are a lot of fun options happening on campus for students to participate in like sports tournaments, Momentum’s Got Talent, Color Fun Run, an obstacle course, etc. Leaders can also choose to take their students off campus with our pre-selected partnerships in the area to serve and evangelize to the surrounding community.
Momentum travels to a different location each summer (sometimes revisiting past locations). The conference is always located on a college or university campus and will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN in 2015. Other past locations have included Wheaton College, Cedarville University, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Biola University, University of Wisconsin at Lacrosse and Eastern Kentucky University.
Each night we designate time for youth groups to meet together and debrief about the day. We feel and have heard from leaders that this is an essential and beneficial time for leaders to shepherd their students and unpack the day’s events and sessions. Momentum provides questions from the day’s speakers to help start the conversation if needed.