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The Amazing Next Conference

The Amazing Next Conference.

“We have longed for a more holistic and comprehensive conference for our students. One that is not all hype and little substance.”
Brock Morgan, Executive Director

The Speakers  The Schedule  The Manifesto  Washington, DC

The Amazing Next Conference Summary

The Amazing Next Conference

Finally, a conference that will challenge and encourage your high school students

brock_morganAs youth workers we have longed for a more holistic and comprehensive conference for our students. One that is not all hype and little substance. One that doesn’t just inspire or move the student emotionally, but one that engages the mind, helping them begin the process of learning how to think and discover truth on their own. Based on my recent book “The Amazing Next,” we have built a conference that begins a life long journey of what it means to live thoughtfully in a world that is so complex.

Our goal is to help students graduate from high school with a more firm foundation: highly intellectual, deeply spiritual, and rooted in relationships. We love the church and desire to be a strong resource for churches as they build bridges that will empower the transitioning student moving out of the high school ministry and into the world of college and adulthood. Youth groups will not just attend the conference, but will leave with published curriculum and a plan that will aid their ministries in addressing the specific needs of middle school and high school students.

Ultimately, we want to start a movement

This conference and its curriculum will be a support to churches and ministries like yours that are concerned about a generation of students walking away from the faith, or maybe more relevantly, not thriving into adulthood with a strong sense of identity and understanding of truth. Ultimately, we want to start a movement. We long to see students live in such a way, that like the early followers of Jesus, they change their world. They will not only be taught how to think, but how to live life to the fullest.

Brock
Brock Morgan, Executive Director

The Amazing Next Conference Dates


Washington, DCWashington, DC
Coming Soon to Your AreaComing Soon to Your Area

October 6-7, 2017

Venue: Washington, DC Area
Located near Washington, DC, the conference is within minutes of reasonably priced hotels, parks, malls, and plenty of restaurants.

Pricing: Student tickets are just $79.99 through October 1, and $89.99 at the door. Plus, you get one FREE adult leader for every 5 student tickets purchased.

Speakers: Brock Morgan, Kelsey Morgan, Jason Roeder and Vangela Roeder

Worship: TBA

Register: Visit www.generation514.com/dc2017-register to secure your spots.

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Bring the Amazing Next Conference to your area.
If you’re interested in hosting The Amazing Next Conference at your church, or partnering with other local churches to do that, let us know. We’d love to hear from you!




The Amazing Next Conference Speaking Team

Brock Morgan

Brock Morgan

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brock began his career as a youth worker about 24 years ago and has never looked back. He is a popular speaker for camps, retreats, and conferences and the author of Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World, and The Amazing Next.

Mark Oestreicher

Mark Oestreicher

THE YOUTH CARTEL

MarkO is the founding partner of The Youth Cartel, the former president of Youth Specialties, and a prolific author and speaker. He also still leads a weekly small group of middle school guys in his home.

Kelsey Morgan

Kelsey Morgan

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Kelsey has a passion for youth ministry and has been a youth worker, public school teacher, and coach for over twenty years.  She is currently finishing up her MDiv, and serves on the Alpha Youth Board for the U.S.

Mark Helsel

Mark Helsel

PASTOR

Mark has 25 years of full-time ministry experience, Youth Ministry and Broadcasting degrees from Geneva college, and a graduate degree in Leadership from Fuller Seminary. He has spoken for Youth Specialties and in churches, and camps across the USA and internationally.

Danny Kwon

Danny Kwon

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Danny has led the youth and family ministry at Yuong Sang Church for 23 years.  He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, focused on innovation theory and the emerging paradigm of intergenerational ministry, and teaches for the Global Youth and Family Institute. 

Chuck Hunt

Chuck Hunt

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Chuck has been ministering to youth and their parents for over twenty years, holds a Doctor of Ministry in Youth, Family and Culture and enjoys speaking on the uncompromising love of God, which calls for a passionate response.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

PASTOR

With over twenty years of experience in youth ministry, Paul Martin has served in many differing church contexts. As a writer, presenter and worship leader, Paul shares his passion for seeing teenagers lives changed. His book, Masterpiece – The Art of Discipling Youth, is currently in it’s second printing.

Leah Knight

Leah Knight

HIGH SCHOOL PASTOR

Leah has been working with teenagers for over a decade. She studied Youth Ministries and Biblical & Theological Studies at Gordon College, and has a Masters in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Leah loves learning from students and processing and sharing questions of life and faith.

Jason Roeder

Jason Roeder

PASTOR

Jason has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families and studied at Western Seminary. He is also a popular speaker at various youth and family camps. Currently, Jason is planting a church in Prescott, Wisconsin with his wife and four kids and partnering to form a city wide youth group.

Vangela Roeder

Vangela Roeder

EVENTS SPECIALIST

Vangela was raised in a family focused on youth ministry. She has served for over 20 years as a youth worker, school teacher, and administrative support to youth pastors. She currently is planting a church with her husband and four awesome kids in Prescott, Wi. Her favorite role is serving as a youth worker and mentoring girls to become Godly women.

The Amazing Next Conference Schedule

Students are ready for so much more.

We’re amped to share with you a tentative conference schedule. We believe that students are ready for so much more: Big worship experiences, exciting teaching, audacious laughter, and living life in authentic community. Each General Session will be a big room gathering where fun happens, we are led in worship, and we are taught. There will also be in-depth and thought-provoking breakout seminars where students will gather into smaller groups and journey through the big questions of life. Our hope is that this conference helps lead your students toward becoming thoughtful followers of Jesus who live out a thriving faith into their adult years.

Friday

5:30pm – Registration
6:30 – Doors Open
6:45 – Leader Meeting
7:15 – Session One: The Heroes’ Journey
8:45 – Snack (provided)
9:15pm – Session Two: Good News About a Hero

Saturday

8:30am – Doors Open
9am – Session Three: The Heroes’ Struggle
10:30am – Seminar A: Reasons to Leave the Faith
10:30am – Leader Training: Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World
12pm – Lunch (provided)
1pm – Session Four: Who a Hero Really Is
2:30pm – Seminar B: Faith and Science
2:30pm – Leader Training: Youth Ministry that Leads to a Movement
3:30 – Session Five: The Heroes’ Movement
5pm – Amazing Next Ends

Where to stay.

Information about options for where to stay will be posted on each city’s event page. We’ll provide hotel ideas, as well as other possibilities based on the location. The shared experience is a huge part of this event, so if you are attending an event in your city, within about a 30-minute drive, we strongly encourage having small groups stay together in their leaders’ homes to keep the continuity and focus of the weekend. You’ll find that your times together in vans and buses, and wherever you’re staying, will be some of your best times together for processing the experience.

A Passionate Generation

A passionate generation.

“This generation doesn’t want to sit on their hands- they are passionate about making this world better than it is.”
Kelsey Morgan, Director of Program Development
Read the Manifesto

The Amazing Next Conference FAQs

All the questions you’re asking.

Is The Amazing Next Conference for middle school and high school students?
The event is for middle schoolers and up. We see it as a deeper event but a great opportunity to assimilate and integrate the middle school student with the high school department.

What is the cancellation policy?
All payments made to Generation514 are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event you registered for, you may transfer your registration to a different group or to a different Generation514 location for the 2016 season. If you need to cancel the registration, all payments made are non-refundable. If forces beyond our control cause the event to be cancelled, we will do our best to reschedule the event and your purchased tickets will be good for that time.

Can I buy tickets the day of the event?
Yes, as long as there is availability. We recommend you purchase tickets online before you leave your church to ensure we have as much time as possible to prepare for your arrival.

How many adults can/should I bring?
We recommend a 1 to 5 ratio. Plus, for every 5 students (18 and under), 1 adult ticket is free!

What is the post-event curriculum study about?
Our desire is that The Amazing Next is the beginning of an ongoing conversation. By attending the event, you will receive 2 free months of the curriculum that we are so excited about! We will post additional details as the materials are published.

What is included in our cost?
An amazing worship band, professional speakers, student booklets, 2 months of follow-up curriculum, onsite youth worker training, a Friday evening snack, and Saturday lunch.

Will lunch be served on Saturday?
Yes! Plus a snack Friday evening. All other meals are up to you.

Can you accommodate special diets?
Yes! A limited number of gluten free and vegetarian options are available for lunch, however we will not be able to take special orders.

How do I receive the tickets that I purchased?
You will not need any paper tickets. Once you arrive you will check in at our registration table and receive everything you need.

What if I purchased more tickets than I need?
If you have more tickets than you will actually need, you can post on the The Amazing Next Conference Facebook page and try to sell them to another church. It’ll be your responsibility to call us and let us know who to switch the tickets over to. Otherwise, at the event you’ll need to pick up all the tickets you paid for, and deliver the extras to the church you’re selling them to.

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