Momentum Youth Conference is an annual, national Christian youth conference for students in 6th-12th grade.

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, and following Jesus.

Students come to this experience expecting to encounter God, to be challenged in their faith, to learn and be reminded of truth from God’s Word, to strengthen their relationships with their youth group and peers, and to have lots of fun!


July 16-21, 2024
Marion, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University

Cost And Registration for Christian Youth Event 2024


A $75 deposit is due at the time of registration to secure each rate. Total balance due by June 15.
$525 Register Jan 1 – March 15
$550 Register March 16 – May 15
$575 Register May 16 – June 15
$600 Register June 16 to July 16
The cost for Momentum includes housing, all programming, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is available for an optional $30.


$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.

Youth ministry conference registration will open on January 1st!

Students and youth workers register individually and select their church as their home church in our registration system.

Click here for a downloadable Youth Conference Pricing document and look at our affordable youth conference pricing options.


9 Main Sessions
12+ Training Tracks Daily
Daily Community Ministry Opportunities
Emphasis On The Youth Group
Daily Afternoon Free Time Options
Sports Tournaments
Fun Group Activities
Lodging In Dorms By Youth Group
All-You-Can-Eat Meals


We love volunteers who make the Momentum experience possible. Let us know you’re interested in serving with us at the youth conference on July 16-21, 2024.

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”

2024 Speakers

Joel Firebaugh

Joel Firebaugh

Willie Robertson

Willie Robertson

Kondo Simfukwe

Kondo Simfukwe

Deante Lavender

Deante Lavender

Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Jeff Bogue

Jeff Bogue

Deante Lavender

Dan Gregory

Mark Clark

Brittany Richmond

Jeff Bogue

Eric Miller

Jeffrey Kent

Jeffrey Kent

Jeffrey Kent

Jessica Bricker

Past Speakers Include:

Francis Chan, Louie Giglio, Sean McDowell, Lecrae, Jackie Hill Perry, Christopher Yuan, Nick Vujicic, Clayton King, Greg Stier, CL Shepherd, Trip Lee, Derwin Gray, Afshin Ziafat, Anne Beiler, Jeff Myers, Mark Batterson, David Nasser, Michael Yankoski, David Bowden, Greg Speck, J. Warner Wallace, Davey Blackburn, Ray Comfort, E.V. Hill, Mark Artrip, Tony Livigni, Corbin Hogue, Keith Minier, Jordan Raynor

Experience Momentum

Daily Schedule


Opening evening session Open play activities Youth Group Debrief Meeting


Breakfast (optional)
Morning prayer focus (optional)
Morning Session
Break Out, In Depth Tracks
Afternoon Events

Intramural Sports Tournaments
Art Classes
Group Games
Open Play Activities
Ministry opportunities (serve off campus)

Evening Session
Youth Group Debrief Meeting


Breakfast (optional)

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Ministry At Momentum

Innovative youth ministry opportunities at Momentum are transferable experiences that act as a catalyst for students to be serving when they return home.


In all of our partnerships, we strive for a “head, heart and hand” impact for youth leadership development.


Head: We want students to know Jesus, His word the truth that will impact and change their lives forever.

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Hand: We work with our hands and accomplish a task that serves people and shows them that we care.


Heart: God’s truth should impact our hearts to the point that we will talk with whoever we can as we serve, before and after, with the intention of sharing the Gospel and planting seeds.

We teach simple acronyms and methods in main sessions to help students know how to start conversations and simply share the hope that they have.

Why Momentum Starts Here

Momentum is a well-rounded experience that we believe God will use to change your students’ lives in powerful ways!

Momentum offers sessions, in-depth breakout tracks, afternoon fun options, and hands-on ministry opportunities.

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.

Values Of
Momentum Youth Conference

An Emphasis on Scripture
At Momentum, we always want to be pointing our students back to the Bible as absolute truth. It is in the Word that they will lay a foundation for a vibrant relationship with Christ and a knowledge of His character. We host speakers who teach from Scripture, base our theme on specific passages, and build the framework of our scripture-based youth sessions on this emphasis.
Hands-On Ministry

Momentum offers hands-on ministry opportunities for youth groups to participate throughout the week. Each afternoon, youth groups can choose to go off campus and serve the community in various ways. We focus on serving in tangible ways for students to be challenged to pray, share their story, and talk about what God has done in their lives.

When students serve together at Momentum with their local youth group, it helps them see that ministry can be done in their own communities when they return home.

Partnering with the Local Church

We believe in the local church and youth group and its impact on the lives of students in ongoing relationships while at Momentum and at home.

Each night includes a “youth group time” when leaders debrief with their students about what they experienced that day in sessions, power tracks, ministry, etc. Youth pastors tell us this is one of their favorite times at Momentum  — processing all that God is doing with their students.

Groups are housed together per gender in dorms, which creates a great atmosphere for groups to bond. Housing and meals are on the same campus as afternoon events, sessions, seminars, etc. which allows youth workers to spend more time with their students and less time with the logistics of meals and transporting their groups.

Creating a Fun Experience

Momentum is a packed week, not only with amazing sessions, opportunities to serve, time with your youth group, and quality training but also with afternoon events! Each afternoon, we offer a variety of fun options for students to participate in, including art classes, group games, sports tournaments, open play options, indoor options, 5Ks, and more!

You’ll always be able to find something to do and fun interaction between students at Momentum!

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Greg S. | Dare 2 Share

“If you want your students to experience a deeper connection with God and a greater love for the lost, send them to Momentum.”

– Greg Stier, Founder of Dare 2 Share
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Todd S. | Youth Pastor

“Our students come back motivated to put their faith into action. We see this in how they serve and their intentionality in reaching their friends at school. I honestly believe Momentum Youth Conference is the best conference for young people.”

– Todd Shoemaker, Youth Pastor at Grace Church, Akron, OH
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Sean M. | Speaker & Author

“Momentum is a game-changing experience to help students understand and live their faith.”

– Sean McDowell, National Speaker & Author
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Cody | Youth Pastor

“Momentum is a great catalyst for our student ministry and sets the tone for what the rest of our year will look like. The presence is felt and lasting relationships are built. It’s always one the first things to go on our calendar.”

– Cody Ray, Youth Pastor at Connection Christian Church, York, PA

Thank you to the following organizations for their support of Momentum Youth Conference:

Sponsor Exhibitor:

Grace College

Premium Exhibitors:

Lancaster bible college
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Forge Gaming Logo

Standard Exhibitor:


The Eagle Commission

Off The Wall Discipleship

Exposure Exhibitors:


Threads of Hope

Great Commission Bible Institute

Show Your Faith

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