RISE YOUTH CONFERENCE IS A GATHERING OF THE NEXT GENERATION (MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, & COLLEGE) FROM ACROSS WISCONSIN TO WORSHIP GOD THROUGH CHRIST CENTERED WORSHIP, CREATIVE ARTS, BIBLICAL TEACHING, AND COMMUNITY
2017 line up
River Valley Church, Minneapolis, MN
Terry is the NextGen Pastor at River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN, a multi-site church with locations in the US and abroad. There, he is the Lead Youth Pastor over River Valley Youth, it’s pastors, and its development across its 8 metro-area campuses. He is also the pastor of River Valley Leadership Institute, an innovative leadership program designed for developing leaders to their highest capacity. He most recently took on the 20+ Young Adult ministry as well. His heartbeat is for this “emerging generation” of youth and young adults and helping them to discover their purpose, developing them as leaders, and empowering them to step out into the plan of God for their lives. He lives in the Minneapolis-metro area with his wife Christina and his daughter Avalie.
Nextgen executive pastor
journey church, kenosha, wi
Jon Brown 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.
the village church, flower mound, tx
Mike currently serves as a pastoral resident at the Dallas campus of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. Prior to his current role, he's served in various leadership roles including: teaching pastor, children's pastor, youth pastor, young adult pastor, and next gen pastor. Mike is a gifted communicator and teacher, who's 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 Dallas/ Fort Worth 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.
Adam London is from Detroit, Michigan and joined the Pathways Students leadership team in July, 2015. Adam has been involved in leading worship for more than 15 years. Adam serves as the assistant youth pastor at Pathways Church and gives leadership to the worship and media teams. His passion is to develop the gifts, talents, and abilities of next generation Christ followers through worship and creative arts ministry.
A mystery performance piece that has traveled the world, the MAZE has bewildered audiences for the past decade with its unique and innovative approach to entertainment. Magician, Jim Munroe, founded MAZE at the turn of the century. The MAZE now includes magicians Stewart True and Brice Harney, as well as ‘COCO’ the bear.
Mike Svoboda is an Associate Evangelist for PULSE, a ministry located in the Twin Cities with a global impact whose mission is to "Awakening culture to the reality of Jesus." Whether from the halls of his High School growing up to University campuses and Music Festival across the U.S.,Striving to see people make the same life changing and life-giving choice he's made to daily follow Jesus.
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 will be releasing his latest EP, The Awakening, in March 2016. DJ Kirk is available to DJ and host live events year-round.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28TH
6:30PM // Registration opens
7:30PM // Doors open
8:00PM // Session 1 with Terry Parkman
After Party featuring DJ KIRK
SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH
9:00AM // Pastors & Youth Leaders round table with keynote speakers (Breakfast Provided)
10:30AM // Doors open
11:00AM // Session 2 with Jon Brown
Lunch Break // Lunch NOT provided
2:30PM // Doors open
3:00PM // Session 3 with THE MAZE
Dinner Break // Dinner NOT provided
6:30PM // Doors Open
7:00PM // Session 4 with Mike Dsane
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Will food be provided?
Youth groups are responsible to for their own Lunch and Dinner. 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.
311 W. Evergreen Dr.
Appleton, WI, 54913
Phone: (920) 735 - 0422