ONEHEART YOUTH CONFERENCE

March 3 & 4, 2023

WHAT IS ONEHEART?

OneHeart Conference is a power-packed weekend full of connection, excitement, and encounters with God. It is a place where 6th – 12th-grade students come to build relationships, be equipped, and to be inspired to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to bring students together with ‘One Heart’ and in one accord to encounter God and leave empowered to make a difference in their families, schools, churches, and the world.

Our theme for this year’s conference is ‘Immanuel’. Immanuel is the title given to Jesus at His birth that means ‘God With Us’. This is not just a word for the Christmas season, it is a profound reality of the Christian life! In Jesus, God has come to do life WITH us. This is, in fact, what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian is about trusting that in Jesus, a new way of life has been made available to us. Not just a new way, but THE way. The only way that truly leads to life. We enter into that ‘true life’ not by doing things FOR God, but instead by learning to walk WITH God. In this sense, a synonym for the Christian life is the ‘With God” life.

This year at OneHeart conference our prayer is that students would awaken to the reality that God is with them and that being a Christian is about personally knowing God and living life with Him. Living the “With God” life requires trust. Trust and belief in Jesus Christ, Immanuel, God who has come to be with us. The question we will be asking over the course of the weekend is simply this: Do you believe that Jesus’ way of life, is truly the best possible way that you could live your life? We believe that over the course of the conference, the Spirit of God will do the work of convincing hearts that indeed, Jesus’ way of life, the “With God” life, is truly the best life.

What Does It Look Like?

Small Groups: Students break up into into small groups of peers to discuss, connect, and foster personal relationships.

Epic Activities: This year we have a massive laser tag course, basketball, inflatables, gaga ball, and more! Plus an in-house coffee lounge with specialty drinks, and board games.

Dynamic Speakers & Specialized Breakout Sessions: Partnering with our main sessions, we have specialized breakouts where students can choose a topic that relates to them. These sessions are designed to equip students in a practical and age-appropriate way.

 

Contact:

Take advantage of the current registration rates! Rates increase the day of the conference. Interested in volunteering? We have many opportunities available to impact our youth at this conference. Sign up to come to the conference or as a volunteer.

Kendra, (616) 249-3714, [email protected]

OneHeart Conference Speakers

Jake Blauwkamp

Jake Blauwkamp

FEATURED SPEAKER

Jake is the Next Generations Pastor at ResLife Church in Grandville, MI. He lives out the revelation that we are all called to be ministers of the Gospel. His preaching and testimonies of the goodness of God are an invitation to step into a deeper revelation of who we are in Christ.

Jake carries the heart of the Father, both in his family and in ministry. He is a force for the kingdom of God, that refuses to let a generation of believers settle for complacent Christianity.

Kendra Lepsch

Kendra Lepsch

FEATURED SPEAKER

Kendra currently serves on staff as the Youth
Ministry Coordinator at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Michigan. She has faithfully and passionately served in youth ministry for the past ten years and is driven by her vision to see students experience the love of God and live out their God- given identity.

Kendra’s uncompromising passion for the youth leads her to share her relationship with Jesus, everywhere she goes. With a focus on fulfilling speaking engagements and planning youth events, she consistently creates an atmosphere for students to encounter God.

Kendra and her husband Ben have two beautiful daughters, and are relentless ambassadors for the Kingdom of God here on earth!

EVAN-TAReNCE LAUCHIE

EVAN-TAReNCE LAUCHIE

FEATURED SPEAKER

Evan-Tarence Lauchie resides in Grand Rapids where he has had the opportunity and privilege to engage and serve the community through ministry at his church, his work at a local elementary school, and his role as an entrepreneur and owner of a production company.

As a musician, producer, comedian, and educator, Evan’s life goal, passion, and purpose are to influence culture in a way that points people to God. In 2016 this passion came full circle when Evan launched DreamStone productions, a company that produces music, apparel, and entertainment with the aim of influencing culture.

In addition to all of these hats, Evan and his wife Alisha are wonderful parents to their son Elijah whom they love more than anything.