The speakers truly aren’t the focus of the Campference – you are. But we will have some amazing presenters, most of whom are still TBD. Marko, Kurt Johnston, Crystal Chiang and Tom Shefchunas will be four of the speakers; but we’ll have a bunch of others to rock your boat and stir your pot.
What topics will be covered?
First, it’s super important to know that this event is NOT designed to tell you how to do youth ministry in a multi-site church. Instead, our focus will be on exploring together. There will be three main aspects of programming:
- 4 Big Meetings, with worship, fun, and a keynote speaker.
- 4 Seminar times, each with 3 – 4 seminars on a variety of topics.
- Late Night Dialogues, with open discussion on some focused topics.
When is it?
The second Multi-Site Youth Ministry Campference will take place January 13- 15, 2020. We’ll start after dinner on Monday, and end before lunch on Wednesday.
Where is it?
Woodlands Camp, in Cleveland, Georgia. The camp is roughly an hour and a half north of Atlanta.
Who should attend?
This event is for anyone (and everyone!) who works with teenagers in a multi-site church setting. Volunteers and paid staff, rookies and veterans. Staff teams attending together will find it particularly helpful. This is your event, and we want your voice in the mix.
What will it be like?
Some elements of the Campference will be like a conference: seminars on a variety of subjects, guided dialogues focused on key issues about youth ministry in multi-site churches, and main sessions with great speakers who will encourage you and challenge you to think in new ways. But other aspects will take advantage of the uniqueness of this tribe and the vibe of a camp: loads of fun, plenty of time for conversation, shared meals, and lots of killer free time options.
What’s unique about this event?
In addition to the camp part of our made-up word, Campference, there are a handful of other things you won’t find anywhere else:
- Most speakers are also full participants, and will stay for the whole weekend. They’ll be at all the meals and fully engage as player/coaches.
- We’ll stay together and eat together, providing the context for a shared experience very different from a normal conference.
- The entire focus will be on youth ministry in multi-site churches. You’ll be with a room full of true peers who understand your challenges and opportunities.
- The quantity of freebies and giveaways and prizes at this event is almost stupid. Leave room in your luggage.
What does it cost?
We’ve tried to price the Multi-Site Church Youth Ministry Campference so that it’s significantly cheaper than other events (when you add in food and lodging). Thanks to our event partners, we’re able to offer 7 different registration levels, the first five of which include 2 nights’ accommodations and 4 meals:
- (by Nov 1) early bird single registration — $340
- (by Nov 1) early bird group registration (3 or more people on the same reg record) — $300 per person
- (Nov 2 – December 20) regular single registration — $375
- (Nov 2 – December 20) regular group registration (3 or more people on the same reg record) — $340
- (after Dec 20) late registration — $390
What are the accommodations?
We’ll be staying in Woodlands’ comfortable and clean cabins. You’ll need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag and pillow) and bath towel.
Can I choose who I room with?
Yup, just let us know!
What if I’m coming alone, or if my group doesn’t evenly fill a room?
We’ll match you up with others. Pillow fight!
Do I have to utilize the accommodations, or can I just book my own nearby?
The spirit of this Campference is that we stay together for the whole event. So, unless you’re a local, we’re asking that you stay and play with us.
We’re not able to provide transportation from the Atlanta airport. But if you let us know, we can attempt to connect you with others flying in, so you can consider sharing a rental car.
Do you have a refund policy for your events?
Yes. Our policy is to grant event refunds on a case-by-case basis.
- We will work with you. Refunds are granted on a case-by-case basis. Such as, if you buy 2 tickets to The Summit and are not able to attend… if it’s 3 weeks out and you let us know we are very likely to refund your money. But if you don’t show up and don’t let us know why we are less likely to extend that refund.
- We’re in ministry, we get it. We have spent our lifetime working with people in ministry. We know stuff comes up. So if you suddenly have to bail on an event because of an emergency at home, we’re pretty likely to offer a refund. (A death in the family, something at church blew up, etc.) But if you just didn’t feel like coming at the last minute or you forgot to plan, we’re less likely to offer the refund.
- Whenever possible we will be generous. Please understand we are a small business. We produce our events on a shoestring budget and every dollar really matters. For instance, if it is so close to the event that we’ve already spent money because we were planning on you being there we will likely offer you a partial refund. But, if it’s still several weeks away and we’ve not committed to spending money on your behalf, we are highly likely to offer a full refund.
- Event deposits are non-refundable. If you’d like, we can apply your funds to another attendee.
- No call, no shows are non-refundable. So if you registered for an event but forgot to come, that’s not our fault.
Hey, we’re easy to reach! Just email Marko (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly!