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City Fathers

September 26th, 2017

The vision for this free half-day event is simple: sit at the feet of our city fathers and mothers to glean from their wisdom. It's about honoring those who have gone before and empowering those who come after. It's about coming together in unity and recognizing that there may be different names over our church doors, but its the name above all names that really matters. In the end there is only one Lord, one faith, one Church.


The Miracle Theatre 535 8th St SE Washington DC, 20003

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"The Amazing Next" Fall Conference

October 6th - October 7th, 2017


Friday, Oct 6th @5:30pm - Saturday, Oct 7th @5:00pm

Drop-off & Pick-up Location:
Summit Church
7719 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA 22153

Early Bird - $89 thru Friday, Sept 15th
Midway - $99 thru Friday, Sept 22nd
Final - $109 thru Friday, Sept 29th

What will students do while at fall conference?
The Amazing Next Conference is a weekend experience just for students that will help us become more thoughtful followers of Christ as we journey together. We’ll experience wild and authentic times of worship, challenging teaching, and of course laughter that may feel more like an ab workout. Check out the story behind "The Amazing Next Conference, their manifesto and whose speaking at

How old does my child have to be to attend?
All incoming 6th grades students to graduating high school seniors are welcome to attend.

What does the cost of the conference cover?
The cost of the conference covers just about everything: 3 meals, lodging, all activities and session resources and conference mementos.

What is the cut-off date for fall conference registration?
The cut-off date is Friday, Sept 29th so be sure to sign-up fast!

Are there any conference discounts?
The earlier you register, the greater the discount you get for registration. Also, we would hate for finances to discourage any student from attending. If your family would benefit from a partial scholarship, please contact Pastor Steffen at Students who invite a friend are eligible to get half off the price of their conference cost or their invited friend’s cost! Note, friends cannot be a relative or a friend who already attends Uprising Youth.

What are the sleeping arrangements at camp?
Students will be staying at our Springfield Uprising Youth location (5514 Alma Ln. Springfield, VA Unit#300) or host homes in the Springfield, VA area. Each student should bring a sleeping bag, air mattress or cot. Students will be assigned to their lodging according to their age and gender.

Can my child partially attend fall conference?
If you or your child has a conflicting obligation or maybe your child isn’t too sure about staying overnight, it is possible to attend partially or sleep at home for the night. Please contact Pastor Steffen at for additional details.

Can my child pick who they want to room with?
Students cannot pick who they want in their room. You can imagine trying to accommodate everyone according to his or her rooming preference becomes exceptionally difficult. At the same time, we try our best to organize the sleep arrangements according to who we know will want to room together. The only exception is if a student brings a friend who does not attend Uprising Youth. We will be sure to accommodate them in their rooming preference.

What will my child eat while away?
Your child will be fed three proper meals and provided with all necessary nutrition.

How will my child be supervised?
Each student will have an assigned adult small group leader who will be responsible for overseeing their group. All adult leaders have been background checked. In addition, we feel all of our small group leaders have a strong calling to serve students. Our aim is more than just supervision. Our aim is discipleship.

Do you offer refunds if my child is unable to attend?
We can refund 50% before Monday, Sept 18th. We will not offer any refunds after Monday, Sept 18th.

How can I see what’s happening while my child is away?
You can also follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook @therealuprisingyouth. Be sure to also subscribe to our mailing list

My child doesn’t know anyone and is nervous about attending, what can I do?
Going on to a camp or conference can be intimidating because your child may not know anyone, or maybe they are unsure and nervous about what camp will be like. I have never seen an environment create community like camps and conferences! If your child has great friendships at school or on a sporting team, it is likely because they spend lots of time in an environment that naturally grooms those friendships. Conferences are a springboard into building lasting and godly relationships in Youth Ministry. It may just be time to jump in! We are proactive in making sure students acclimate well to new environments and set things up to foster new friendships. Most often the same students that are nearly dragged to our camps, retreats or conferences are the same ones I have to drag home to leave!