renew student conference
Mark your calendars for Renew 2024…March 1-2, 2024!
The RENEW Student Conference is a two-day event designed for students in middle school through high school! The conference features strong teaching, powerful worship, breakout sessions and discussion prompts for students and leaders. With prizes, an amazing concert on Friday night, and students from around the region, it’s an event you won’t want to miss!
The theme for Renew 2023 is This is Your Year! Students will be challenged to grab on to God’s vision for their future, to go all in and discover the importance of the body of believers in pursuing God! Friday night will feature a concert from Ripe Creatives! The concert will feature performances by DJ Ant G, Rick Harmoney, Aable, and Scott Smith. Ripe Creatives seeks to spread the good news of the gospel through creative expression and the worship arts. Learn more about Ripe Creatives at www.ripecreatives.com
Jessica Long, 16-time Team USA Paralympic champion, is our keynote speaker. Born without legs, Jessica is one of America’s most decorated athletes of all-time, a speaker, author, advocate and sports personality.
The cost of the conference is $45 per person but we are offering an early-bird discounted ticket at $35 per person through Sunday, February 12, 2023. February 13-27 the price is $45 per person. Registration closes on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Friday, March 3, 2022, 6:30-9:30pm
- 5:30pm Doors Open
- 6:30pm Session 1: Ice Breakers, Worship, Message
- 8:00pm Ripe Creatives
Saturday, March 4, 9:00am-2:30pm
- 8:30am Doors Open
- 9:00am Session 2: Worship, Message and Discussion Breakouts
- 11:00am Jessica Long
- 12:00pm Chick-Fil-A lunch included with registration fee
- 1:00pm Session 3: Ice Breakers, Worship, Message
- 2:30pm Conference Ends
Jessica Long’s life has been nothing short of amazing. Born to a teenage mother in the Siberia cold, burdened by congenital defects in her legs, and placed for adoption at 13 months old, Jessica has persevered to become one of the most decorated female athletes in American history. However, it was not without setbacks. At just 18 months old, Jessica’s legs were amputated below the knee due to a rare bone disorder called fibular hemimelia, but her adopted family would not let her physical differences limit her potential. Her work focuses on winning in the water and inspiring others outside the pool. It’s through her struggles that she has learned to grow and thrive as a champion and person, and her message of hope resonates with all walks of life.
Newtown Square Presbyterian Church
Sara is a wife, dog mom, baker, worship leader and youth minister who has a heart for seeing students know their worth in Christ! She also loves pigs and “Survivor!”
R. Derrick Parks
Epiphany Church of Wilmington
In 2016, Derrick planted and became the Lead Pastor of Epiphany Church. He and his wife, Atyia, have been in ministry for over a decade and have three children.
Youth Leader Oasis
Todd and his wife, Lynda, have been in youth ministry for over 25 years. In addition to founding Youth Leader Oasis, he is also an author and speaker. Todd loves cheering for Pittsburgh teams!