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Elevate Conference

Elevate Conference is a youth conference located in Tucson, Arizona happening June 26th-28th. We believe that the next generation of world changers is already here! Elevate conference exists to partner with youth ministries in an effort to see their students Know God, Experience Freedom, Find Family, and Fulfill their Purpose. Elevate conference is a 3 day intensive where students will experience a life-changing God encounter.

PERFORMANCES

SOCIAL CLUB MISFITS

People often talk about the future of hip-hop music like it isn’t right now. As if the future were some far off paint splotch occupying our collective imagination. On the contrary, the future is now, and some aren’t afraid to take it where it’s going. Enter Social Club Misfits, the Miami duo who’s built a cult following on the strength of their provocative oeuvre and singular, quick-witted approach. Comprised of Marty and Fern, Social Club is the after-effect of two distinctive personalities meshing to create an invigorating sound. The self-monikered “Misfits” are disruptors in every sense, challenging norms and bringing other misfits along for the ride. With a host of projects and EPs under their proverbial belt, including the Billboard charting full lengths The Midadventures,Misfits 2 and US, Social Club Misfits has made a sport of pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of what faith-based music can accomplish. From headlining sold out tours across the country to spawning imitators the world over, it’s clear the duo has struck a chord with listeners from all walks of life. They have bypassed perceived gatekeepers in favor of carving their own lane and fueling their purpose. While some are content with moving wherever the current leads, Social Club Misfits has embraced their calling as leaders of a more intentional school of thought. The misfits are now. Their latest project, MOOD releases in Spring of 2019. 

Slap Happy Comedy

Slap Happy Comedy brings high energy, hilarious and interactive improvisational comedy at each event.
Fresh, fun and for the whole family; the show is a reflection of the audience’s scene suggestions and participation. With the help of the audience we create comedy together, like one big happy family! Traveling the country, performing for audiences of all ages and sizes, Slap Happy brings nothin’ but good, clean fun!

SPEAKERS

Stephen Chandler

Stephen Chandler is the visionary and Senior Pastor of Destiny Harvest Church. He and his wife Zai, along with a handful of dedicated people have been able see God move the church from a struggling church in decline to a thriving body of believers meeting in two locations. Stephen served as the youth pastor of Destiny Harvest Church (formerly New Life International Church) before becoming the Senior Pastor in January of 2011. Through partnership with the Association of Related Churches, Stephen was able to successfully launch Destiny Harvest Church as a new church out of the nucleus remaining from the former ministry.

A radical relationship with Jesus Christ lived out with purpose is the heart of Pastor Stephen’s message. His passion is seeing people live out their God-given destiny and become active in building the Kingdom of God.

Stephen attended The University of Maryland, College Park, where he received a B.S. in Economics and currently resides in Reisterstown, MD with his beautiful wife.

Dustin Woodward

Dustin Woodward is a Pastor at Copper Pointe Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Together with his wife, Mandy, they are ministering to students regularly through weekly services, satellite campuses, and Bible Clubs. Dustin is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. God has given him a vision and a passion for helping people meet Jesus and each week he shares God’s word and it’s practical application in our daily lives.

Justin Hamilton

Justin Hamilton is a friend of God, husband, father and aspiring leg model. Justin and his wife Delicia have served in youth ministry for the past 6 years and have the great privilege of serving as the Youth and Young Adult Pastors at Generation Church in Mesa, AZ. Justin strongly believes in the power of relationships and his life mantra is that “you should follow Jesus for yourself, not by yourself.” His personal story is living proof that God can use lost, broken, and imperfect people to share the ultimate message of healing, perfection, and hope. Justin and his family are also die-hard Golden State Warriors fans and believe that the best weather, scenery, sports teams and Mexican food all reside in Gods’ favorite state of California.

Waylon Sears

Pastor Waylon, along with his wife Dana, serve as the Lead Pastors at Victory Worship Center in Tucson, Arizona. With over 20 years of pastoring in the local church, Pastor Waylon and Pastor Dana are deeply passionate for people to experience a presence driven church and are personally committed to deepening the character and attitude of Jesus in everyday life. Their heart for Victory Worship Center is for people to know God, experience freedom, find family and fulfill their purpose. They also desire for Victory to serve and give to needs in our surrounding communities and ministries around the world. Pastor Waylon and Dana’s passion is to reach the lost and develop connection in the church through healthy growing relationships. The Sears have been married for 27 years and have four children – Taylor, Emilee, Alyssa and Judah. The Sears love spending time together as a family.

Taylor Sears

Pastor Taylor has grown up in Victory Worship Center and has a heart to see the Students of Tucson impacted by Jesus. He is newly married to his wife Erica. Pastor Taylor completed a year of the Edge internship and has been serving in Elevate for the past 7 years. He is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan, and he is okay with the fact they lose a lot.

DETAILS

What is the Elevate Conference

Elevate Conference is a youth conference located in Tucson, Arizona happening June 26th-28th. We believe that the next generation of world changers is already here! Elevate conference exists to partner with youth ministries in an effort to see their students Know God, Experience Freedom, Find Family, and Fulfill their Purpose. Elevate conference is a 3 day intensive where students will experience a life-changing God encounter.

Where is Elevate Conference?

The Elevate Conference is located at Victory Worship Center in Tucson, AZ. The event will be held at the Ruthrauff Campus.

Who can attend?

The Elevate Conference is open to Junior High and High School students, as well as Young Adults and College Age students.

What is the Elevate Conference Statement of Faith?

We are a student conference through the local church of Victory Worship Center. You can find more details about our church’s statement of faith. Click here!

When does the event begin and end?

The event will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, June 26th with our Opening Session. Our final session is on Friday, June 28th at 1pm, ending around 3pm.

Will there be Spanish translation available?

If you are in need of translation services, please email us at elevate@vwcaz.org.

Will there be childcare available?

While families are extremely important to us, there will not be childcare available during the conference and we are unable to accommodate children. Please make outside arrangements for childcare if you plan to attend Elevate Conference.

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What is the cost of Elevate Conference?

Pricing for Elevate Conference varies depending on when you register. We recommend registering as soon as possible as pre-registration is only $65, while registration at the door is $85.  Click here for complete details on pricing.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers your admission to all 3 days of the conference and the materials needed for the event. It does not include meals, transportation, or lodging. If you purchase the meal plan package you will be provided 3 meals on site.

Will there be any extra fees?

Your registration fee covers your conference admission only. Please visit the food page for more information about meals and snacks, and the lodging page for more information about local accommodations. You may want to bring additional money to purchase Elevate Conference merchandise and snacks.

How do I pay with a check if I register online?

Please contact our office at 520-495-7862 or elevate@vwcaz.org to pay by check.

Can registrations be refunded or transferred?

Thank you for understanding that no refunds or transfers are available.

Do I have to register now or can I do it at the door?

Yes, there is an opportunity to register at the door, however, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly for your experience.

Are there special rates for large groups?

Please email elevate@vwcaz.org for more information on large group pricing.

How do I request group seating?

Group seating is not available at this time. Groups are encouraged to arrive for “Doors Open” to save seats.

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How do I contact Elevate Conference if I have questions about my registration?

Send us an email @ elevate@vwcaz.org. Our phone number is 520-495-7862. Our mailing address is 2561 W. Ruthrauff Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741.

When will I receive my wristbands?

You may pickup your wristbands starting at 3 pm on Wednesday, June 26 th at the Registration counter at Victory Worship Center We recommend coming early, as doors open at 6pm.

Can I pick my wristband?

Your wristband for Elevate Conference will be determined by your age group- Junior High, High School, College, or Youth Leader. Each wristband will be used to help organize students and will not play a role in your seating in the Worship Center. You must wear your wristband at all times.

If I am a leader registering a group (5 or more), do I need to check-in each individual student at the conference?

You will only need to send one adult representative (preferably the Group Leader whose name is on the registration) to check-in with us. We do not need individual names from your group; we only need to see your Group Leader. Please have your church information readily available, as well as the document emailed to you confirming your registration

Is there special pricing on lodging for attendees?

Yes. Please consider booking your hotel accommodations through one of our following partners:

We are currently communicating with Hotels in the area for the best rates for you! Check back soon!

Will there be food provided at this event?

 Food is not included in your registration price. However, if you have purchased the meal plan 3 meals will be provided for you. We will also have food available for day of purchase on site.

What food options are near by?

 There are several options in close proximity to the church that provide a variety of fast food options.

Which airport should attendees fly into?

Attendees should fly into Tucson International Airport (TUS) for the quickest route to the event. You may also choose to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), but expect a 2hr drive to Tucson from there.

Is parking available for the event?

Yes, all parking is free and available on campus at Victory Worship Center.

Is there transportation available from my hotel to the event?

No, all transportation to and from the event is dependent on the attendee.

Wednesday, June 26

3:00 PM       Registration Opens

7:00 PM          Main Session One (Taylor Sears)

10:00 PM          Late Night Event (Worship Center)

Thursday, June 27

10:00 AM          Main Session Two (Waylon Sears)

12:00 PM        Lunch Break

2:00 PM          Super Session One
                          All Students (Elevate Auditorium)

                           Youth Leaders (VIP Room)

3:15 PM          Super Session Two

5:00 PM          Dinner Break 

7:00 PM          Main Session Three (Dustin Woodward)

Friday, June 28

9:00 AM          Main Session Four (Stephen Chandler)

12:00 PM        Lunch Break

2:00 PM          Main Session Five (TBA)

3:00 PM          End of Conference