Renew Student Conference March 6-7, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware

Check out the highlights from last year’s Renew Conference.

The Renew Student Conference is a two-day event designed for all students in grades 6-12. The Conference is happening in Wilmington, Delaware (Get directions). With strong teaching, fun ice breakers, great worship, discussion breakouts, prizes, amazing music and comedy guests, it’s an event your students won’t want to miss!

The theme for Renew 2020 is United. We are all UNITED in Christ. We have an incredible privilege as believers to follow God, yet too often we narrow our focus to just our church building or just our group. As believers we need to be UNITED in Christ in such a way that it impacts every part of our lives, from race, politics, relationships, our communities and more.

The cost of the conference is $40 per person but we are offering an early-bird discount of $25/person through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Lunch on Saturday is included! Registration is open. Register now. (You will be taken to a third-party website we use for event registration: Registration CLOSES on Monday, March 2, 2020.

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Propaganda, a hip-hop artist, will perform a concert on Friday night. He will also speak on Saturday morning in the Main Session. With LA flowing through his veins & armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges and guides. Propaganda’s ideas stem from where he sits at the intersection. He sees how cultures cross and inspire one another, and can see the oneness of us all. Propaganda will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly he will stretch your mind & heart. Check out his website.


Comedian, Andrew Stanley, will perform on Saturday. Andrew is an Atlanta-based stand-up comedian and homeschool survivor who isn’t afraid of bringing his deeply rooted insecurities to the stage. Okay, maybe he’s afraid, but he’s doing it anyway… Check out some of his comedy routines. comedian andy stanley on stage with a microphone in his hand.

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Friday night, Pastor Mike Montgomery from Calvary Chapel Delaware County, will speak on how we are One Church. Pastor Mike has a passion for the church and young people. An Eastern University alumni, and Palmer Theological Seminary student, he’s also an amazing swing dancer & drummer!


Pastor Mike Montgomery


Saturday morning, Propaganda will speak on how we are One Body and how that impacts issues of race.  A former youth pastor, Propaganda ministers to young people thru his speaking, music, and artistry. He and his wife, Dr. Alma, host Red Couch Podcast, looking at pop culture & political issues ‘wit a hood twist.’

The artist propaganda walking under and overpass with the bridge structure behind him.


Saturday afternoon, Salima Watson, from Urban Promise in Wilmington, Delaware, will speak on how we are One Community and how that impacts how we approach faith as Christians living in communities that are full of divisions. Having worked with youth and young adults for nine years, her heart is to see them equipped to transform the community around them.


Salima Watson


Breakout session topics are covering a wide range of issues: worship leading; teaching; sharing faith; understanding the Bible; and more. Breakout sessions will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. There are five sessions to select from. See the list of the breakout sessions.

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Friday, March 6, 2020, 6:30-9:30 p.m.:
5:30 p.m. Doors Open
6:30 p.m. Session One: “One Church” Ice Breakers, Worship, Message & Discussion
8:00 p.m. Propaganda Concert (1 hour concert)

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.:
8:30 a.m. Doors Open
9:00 a.m. Session Two: “One Body” Worship, Message & Discussion
10:30 a.m. Andrew Stanley Comedy Set
11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Session Three: “One Community” Worship, Message & Discussion
2:30 p.m. Conference Ends

Hotel Information:

We recommend the following hotel due to the proximity to the conference and restaurants: DoubleTree by Hilton. This hotel is adjacent to the Concord Mall and less than two miles from the conference. Please contact the DoubleTree directly to make a reservation.
(302) 478-6000
DoubleTree by Hilton – Wilmington, Delaware
4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803