About Conferences


Global Youth Ministry offers three “cascading” regional training events for youth ministry that build upon each other.

These weekend events include:

  • Momentum3 for youth leaders and their volunteer "dream teams" only.
  • Momentum2 for your young leaders (college students and older high school)
  • Momentum1 for entire youth groups.

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A region-wide event for the Youth Groups!

Imagine being part of a youth group that is...

...radically on fire for God and His Word!
...engaged in true and honest worship!
...united for Christ on their school campuses!
...contagious with love for Christ and each other!
Now picture all that happening in your very own youth group! Momentum1 is a weekend event for youth groups in your community that begins with a simple question: “If God chose youth in your community to make a huge difference, what kind of youth would He choose?” Using drama, games, music, worship, team building in small groups, and lively large group Bible studies, we guide youth to see how God can and will use them in a mighty way! Every hour is jam-packed with exciting action! Here are some features:

  • Super team-building recreation!
  • Intense Drama (and we mean intense!) plus crazy skits portray various ways to witness…or not!
  • Student book is given to each participant, features helpful information for every student to follow God into a life of adventure!
  • A final Celebration features music, drama, video, sharing, and even a “last supper.”

What a Momentum1 WEEKEND Does:

This event may “look like” a Disciple Now in some ways: It is held on the weekend and involves youth groups in small groups, often staying overnight in homes. However, from that point it is significantly different. Momentum1 will help your youth group gain VISION for what God desires to accomplish through them…together! This weekend will be:

  • FOCUSED: The primary goal is to help every youth group member get a vision of God’s purpose for the whole group! So the students spend a lot of time together... separated only at night into homes. Momentum1 focuses your youth on the "E's" that are essential to a youth group that exalts Christ: equipping, evangelism, and encouraging. The entire New Testament follows this pattern:
  • Equipping: The Gospels are about Jesus equipping His disciples to be on mission in this world. A youth group that is healthy has a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. He alone energizes the youth to serve Him. We strengthen our relationship to Christ through Scripture and prayer.
  • Evangelism: The book of Acts is about the explosion of the church as it evangelized the known world. A healthy youth group that has been equipped through Scripture and prayer will always develop His compassion for the lost. Evangelism always follows proper equipping.
  • Encouraging: The letters to the churches that follow the book of Acts encourage and edify the church. A youth group that is reaching out to lost youth will have victories to celebrate, but will also understand the great need to support each other when the going gets tough A youth group that is not evangelizing the lost on their campus will have little need for what the Bible describes as fellowship between believers.
  • FUN, but it is much more than a “fun weekend.” Think of it as a kind of "self-diagnostic tool for youth groups.” We help youth discover what God could do with a fully devoted youth group! With this goal in mind, every hour and each component of the weekend moves sequentially. Momentum1 is not a lock-in or "all-nighter." Properly prepared, students will come with a sense of anticipation for what God is going to do while we are together! We will have fun, we will laugh, we will play. But everything we do will point students to God's best for their lives and for their group.

Momentum1 is for is for your adults, too!

  • Innovative Adult Training Sessions: While your students are involved in Strategy Groups, you get the advantage of a "volunteer training track" as well! Adult Strategy sessions at Momentum1 will provide relevant training just for adults! Designed by Roger Glidewell--Global Youth Ministry's Director--a veteran Youth Minister and Professor of Youth Ministry at Union University--this training will be invaluable as your leaders go home to help lead fired-up students!
  • Opportunities for Adult Participation: There will be numerous opportunities for adult leaders to help make the weekend a success. Some adults may be enlisted to assist with the teams. Others may help with recreation or assist with meal preparation or the finale. We want the adult leadership to be part of what is happening, so we do our best to involve them.

When the weekend is concluded we hope everyone present will realize that God has spoken! We believe that He will do just that, so much so that we truly hope you will get every single member of your youth group to do whatever it takes to be part of it. Once it’s over, there's no going back to yesterday! The future will be different for each participant...and for the group!

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Young Leaders Conference
Momentum2 takes the next step by helping youth leaders provide leadership development, training and encouragement for young leaders. This conference focuses college age students upon their unique leadership potential in the Kingdom.  During this weekend event, you can spend time with your young leaders while they are being encouraged, trained, and inspired!

Our objective is to help you spark these young leaders to serve Christ as servant leaders. Momentum2 is a unique blend of volunteer training and youth leadership inspiration where they will learn important biblical principles for life and leadership. 

In this packed weekend event, your students will receive...
Vision Assemblies for all conference participants will inspire and inform everyone with biblical principles for leadership. These conferences will guide young leaders to understand God’s goal for their service. Our guests have included Tony Nolan, Bobby McGraw, Roger Glidewell and other college ministry leaders and communicators.

Leader Labs will provide practical application for young leaders! We will help your students see the value of their service to God.  Your student leaders will grasp the significance of their influence as they are motivated to leave a godly legacy for others who follow their example.  

“Dream It Better Teams” (your church delegation) will spend time developing “ownership” of your ministry! This is our favorite part: You will actually have several opportunities throughout the weekend to meet with the team that you brought with you to dream together about God’s desires for their lives and their ministry. Discussion guides will be supplied to you to help you guide discussions with your team!  Participants tell us that this is their favorite part of the weekend!

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The Youth Leader Conference that will truly change your ministry!

Momentum3 is a unique conference for youth leaders,their spouses, their youth volunteer team and leadership students (college age). Youth leaders will receive intensive training in key biblical principles and practical, take-home tools for ministering to teens!

Momentum3 Program is an amazing event for youth leaders.  It includes several kinds of training opportunities:

--GENERAL SESSIONS: on a theme that is pertinent to youth ministry. Recent themes have included family issues, longevity, leadership from the middle, and more.  

--LABS: Several types of Breakout Labs are available each day. Youth Ministry Labs provide fundamental and essential ingredients...from Scripture...for youth ministry programming that honors God's Word and provides lasting results!  "How To" Labs offer practical guidance for everything from small group ministry to campus evangelism to midweek youth services!  Finally, Theme Labs follow the topic of the general sessions to give deeper insight into the primary subject we are exploring together at that conference. 

--DIBS: These are our signature events, "Dream It Better Sessions," that have been a participant favorite for several years.  Some youth leaders bring their "Dream Team" with them to the conference and use these times to share informally with their volunteers to develop practical "take-home" ideas they have hammered out together at the conference.  Other youth leaders enjoy getting together with fellow youth leaders from other churches along with a veteran youth ministry convener to compare notes, get new ideas, and ponder the challenges of ministry together.  

Special Guests: 
We have invited stellar youth ministry innovators such as Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, youth communicators Tony Nolan and Jay Strack, youth ministry educators like Alvin ReidRichard Ross and Allen Jackson, plus Global's own Roger Glidewell to share with you and your leadership team  Leaders such as these will spend the weekend with you for this intensive conference. Youth leaders will be equipped with biblical principals and practical, take-home tools for ministering to teens!

The Accommodations:
We value youth ministry leaders like you! So we provide meals for this event that are a "step up" from normal conference fare! We pamper our guests with menu items such as steak, brisket, and prime rib.  We want our guests--youth leaders from every walk of life--to receive the finest experience possible while they are with us here on the mountain.
And the location?  Spectacular views from atop the ridges of Fort Mountain will inspire you!  Wonderful recreation options include everything from horseback riding to alpine tower to paintball and more!  A wide variety of room options offers everything from four-star lodge rooms or cabins to bunk-style dormitories for those who desire more team togetherness.  The choice is yours!

And the costs are amazingly low.  Lodging, meals AND programming are all included in the prices listed under the M3 tab on our website. We hope you will very pleased with the value.

To Register:

M3 for 2014 will be held on November 6th-8th.  Click here for more information.

Please join us at one of our Momentum Conferences this year! Check out Momentum1 and Momentum2 Conferences, too!

For more information please contact us at our toll-free number, 1-877-251-1800.