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ABOUT

RISE YOUTH CONFERENCE IS A GATHERING OF THE NEXT GENERATION (MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, & COLLEGE) FROM ACROSS the midwest TO WORSHIP GOD THROUGH CHRIST CENTERED WORSHIP, CREATIVE ARTS, BIBLICAL TEACHING, AND COMMUNITY

 

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APRIL 13 & 14, 2018

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 2017

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2018 LINEUP

 
MIKE MILLER NOVA CHURCH | HALIFAX, NS Mike Miller pastored Shiloh Youth for over 10 years and founded Shiloh University Church a ministry focused on young adults meeting on campuses in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known for its strong culture of inclusion, preaching and passionate worship, it reaches hundreds of college students weekly. Mike and his wife Nancy and their two children, Joshua and Mattie, transitioned from being the student pastors at Rock Church in June 2015 and Mike now travels full time preaching and teaching. They are planting Nova Church in Halifax, NS, launching Fall 2017.

MIKE MILLER

NOVA CHURCH | HALIFAX, NS

Mike Miller pastored Shiloh Youth for over 10 years and founded Shiloh University Church a ministry focused on young adults meeting on campuses in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known for its strong culture of inclusion, preaching and passionate worship, it reaches hundreds of college students weekly. Mike and his wife Nancy and their two children, Joshua and Mattie, transitioned from being the student pastors at Rock Church in June 2015 and Mike now travels full time preaching and teaching. They are planting Nova Church in Halifax, NS, launching Fall 2017.

MIKE DSANE KINGS HARBOR CHURCH | LOS ANGELES, CA Mike currently serves as the lead pastor at Kings Harbor Church in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to his current role, he's served as a campus pastor for the Village Church in Dallas, TX.  Mike is a gifted communicator and teacher, whose passion is to communicate the transforming power of the Gospel from the Scriptures. Mike married the love of his life, Sky, in February of 2012 and they currently reside in the greater Los Angeles area. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, working out, and cheering on his favorite sports team, the Los Angeles Lakers. 

MIKE DSANE

KINGS HARBOR CHURCH | LOS ANGELES, CA

Mike currently serves as the lead pastor at Kings Harbor Church in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to his current role, he's served as a campus pastor for the Village Church in Dallas, TX.  Mike is a gifted communicator and teacher, whose passion is to communicate the transforming power of the Gospel from the Scriptures. Mike married the love of his life, Sky, in February of 2012 and they currently reside in the greater Los Angeles area. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, working out, and cheering on his favorite sports team, the Los Angeles Lakers. 

JON BROWN JOURNEY CHURCH | KENOSHA, WI Jon  has served in full-time youth ministry for over 15 years.  He is the NextGen Pastor & visionary leader of Journey Youth, a multi-site youth ministry of Journey Church located on the border of Wisconsin & Illinois. Jon also enjoys traveling locally & abroad to share the contagious message of Christ with this generation. He is married to his college sweetheart, Janet and is wildly passionate about being a loving husband and a daddy to his three girls.

JON BROWN

JOURNEY CHURCH | KENOSHA, WI

Jon  has served in full-time youth ministry for over 15 years.  He is the NextGen Pastor & visionary leader of Journey Youth, a multi-site youth ministry of Journey Church located on the border of Wisconsin & Illinois. Jon also enjoys traveling locally & abroad to share the contagious message of Christ with this generation. He is married to his college sweetheart, Janet and is wildly passionate about being a loving husband and a daddy to his three girls.

 
ROBBY EMERY ONE OAK CHURCH | ANN ARBOR, MI Robby is the founding and lead Pastor of One Oak Church. In 2016, Pastor Robby and Danielle felt the call of God to return to Michigan to start a life-giving church, sharing the hope and life of Jesus with the entire region of the Detroit Metropolitan area and beyond. Pastor Robby serves as the University of Michigan Football player chaplain and director of player character development. Pastor Robby & Danielle have been married for 18 years and have 3 children, Ava, Brie, and Silas.

ROBBY EMERY

ONE OAK CHURCH | ANN ARBOR, MI

Robby is the founding and lead Pastor of One Oak Church. In 2016, Pastor Robby and Danielle felt the call of God to return to Michigan to start a life-giving church, sharing the hope and life of Jesus with the entire region of the Detroit Metropolitan area and beyond. Pastor Robby serves as the University of Michigan Football player chaplain and director of player character development. Pastor Robby & Danielle have been married for 18 years and have 3 children, Ava, Brie, and Silas.

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THE BLOCK CHURCH | PHILADELPHIA, PA

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DJ KIRK MINNIEAPPOLIS, MN DJ Kirk got his start working as a DJ in nightclubs and as an on-air talent at Hot 97.5 Radio in Bismarck, ND. He was quickly recognized for his production, improvisation, live remixes and high energy. Although he was emerging to become one of the leading DJ’s in the Midwest; Kirk felt a calling to minister with his music and testimony and left the bar scene to DJ full time for Christian recording artists and events. Adding youth groups, church conferences, festivals, weddings, sporting events and concerts to his resume; Kirk blended hot music with God’s word and has emerged as one of the leading Christian event DJ’s in the US. DJ Kirk  released his latest EP, The Awakening, in March 2016. DJ Kirk is available to DJ and host live events year-round.

DJ KIRK

MINNIEAPPOLIS, MN

DJ Kirk got his start working as a DJ in nightclubs and as an on-air talent at Hot 97.5 Radio in Bismarck, ND. He was quickly recognized for his production, improvisation, live remixes and high energy. Although he was emerging to become one of the leading DJ’s in the Midwest; Kirk felt a calling to minister with his music and testimony and left the bar scene to DJ full time for Christian recording artists and events. Adding youth groups, church conferences, festivals, weddings, sporting events and concerts to his resume; Kirk blended hot music with God’s word and has emerged as one of the leading Christian event DJ’s in the US. DJ Kirk  released his latest EP, The Awakening, in March 2016. DJ Kirk is available to DJ and host live events year-round.

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The worship music that carries the DNA & culture of Pathways Students, the student ministry of Pathways Church in Appleton, WI. Comprised of musicians, singers, and artists in middle school through college that come together to collaborate and create music that influences a generation. PSW is a community that is unashamed and unapologetic in its dedication to worship the creator of the universe. There is something beautiful that happens when creativity and faith collide in the hearts of a generation passionate to pursue the cause of Christ. PSW believes that worship is a lifestyle that should reflect the creative nature of the God we serve. 

 

2018 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH

5:00PM // Registration opens in Main Lobby

7:00PM // Doors open (DJ KIRK in Main Auditorium)

7:30PM // Session 1 & 2

10:00PM // After Party feat. DJ KIRK

10:45pm // End of Night 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH

9:00AM // Doors Open (DJ KIRK in Main Auditorium) 

9:30AM // Session 3 & 4

12 - 1PM // Lunch Break

1:30PM // Session 5 for students / Youth Pastor Discussion Panel (Locations TBA)

4:30PM // Dinner break

5:30PM // Doors Open (DJ KIRK in Main Auditorium) 

6:00PM // Session 6

7:30 // End of Conference

 

FAQS

WHO CAN ATTEND RISE?

RISE Youth Conference is designed for students in grades 6-12, college students as well as leaders and youth pastors. 

I WANT TO BRING A GROUP TO RISE.  HOW SHOULD I REGISTER?

Youth pastors or leaders should register their groups above at the registration section of the site.  

I’M A STUDENT AND NOT ATTENDING WITH A GROUP.  WHAT DO I DO?

If you are a student and are not attending RISE with a group, you need to register individually online.  This is required for groups with seven people or less.  You will check in and get your bracelet at the door as a single attendee. 

ARE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PASTORS?

Youth pastors + their spouse will attend RISE for free regardless of whether they bring a group or not.  Please email riseconferenceinfo@gmail.com if you would like to attend RISE and are not planning to bring a group. We would like to help you make arrangements and provide you with some information.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS?

Please direct all questions to riseconferenceinfo@gmail.com

Will food be provided? 

Meal vouchers for lunch and dinner on Saturday will be available for purchase in the registration process. Otherwise, youth groups and individual participants are responsible for their own meals. A list of local restaurants will be given to each leader at registration. There will be snacks available for purchase in the main lobby before and after each main session. 

will there be merchandise for sale?

Yes, there will be merchandise (apparel) for sale in the main lobby before and after each main session. 

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PASTORS AND STUDENT PASTORS

In addition to our ministry to students, youth pastors and spouses are a special focus for RISE. It’s our genuine hope that this weekend allows you to relax and connect with others in ministry. Our Connect Lounge was especially created to allow you to connect and meet other youth pastors and leaders.   

SERVE

 

Thank you for your desire to serve at the Rise Youth Conference. Please take a moment to fill out the brief volunteer registration form below. This form will help us to place you in a serving opportunity best suited for you. 

 

Contact Us

 

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311 W. Evergreen Dr.
Appleton, WI, 54913
United States

Phone: (920) 735 - 0422