We hope you can join us! November 5-8, 2018

If you've never attended Empowered Youth before, make plans to join us. You won't regret it. It's a great week filled with lots of fun...but our main goal is to bring each teenager in attendance closer to their Savior.

Highlights of the week are the services, speech & music competition, and, of course, the great activities.


What a great opportunity to gain ministry experience by telling a Bible story, preaching, playing a keyboard or instrument solo, sing a solo or sing with a group. There's something for everyone.

General Info

This conference is designed specifically for young people in grades 7th-12th. The preaching and teaching is focused on helping them meet the challenges that the youth of today face every day.


We are privileged to host this wonderful conference each year. We realize the effort that folks make to get here, and we also understand that you'll have questions. We're here to help!


God's Call . . . My All

Reaching forth unto those things which are before...Phil 3:13

What it's about

Empowered Youth is a conference especially for 7th-12th grade teenagers. Each year it is exciting to think about the mighty changes that God can bring to the lives of our young people. We hope that you will be praying with us that God will do some great things this year!

Highlights of the week include opportunities to do the following:


Meet teens from across America and around the world.


Listen to good, Bible preaching geared toward teenagers and the challenges they face.


Participate in our speech & music competition.

Enjoy many exciting activities and trips.

See what others are saying about Empowered Youth

"One of the reasons we bring our teenagers to Empowered Youth Conference is for the experience of participating in the competitions on Wednesday afternoon. I appreciate that the competitions are specific to church ministry. As our teens are preparing for competition, they can be useful in our local church. Having teens preaching, singing, playing instruments, and telling Bible stories in our local ministry has been a blessing. I enjoy watching the teenagers pray, plan, and prepare for these competitions knowing that they are gaining practical ministry skills along the way. The competition allows the teenagers to see that God can use them - whether they are called to full-time ministry or will serve as a layman as an adult."

-A. J. Potter (Pastor of Pleasantville Bapt. Church, IA)

"Empowered Youth is one of the highlights of my year! I really enjoy meeting up with old friends and making some new one, too! Every time I’ve come, the Lord has shown me something that needs to be changed in my life or something I can do better in. The messages are very good. You can tell the staff really put their best effort into making Empowered Youth, well, Empowered Youth! One of the things that I really enjoy are the piano competitions. It gives me something to aim for, practice for, and get excited about! Having won last year, I’m excited about attending Fairhaven Baptist College and furthering my piano education. Over all, Empowered Youth is a GREAT opportunity for me, and it’s something I look forward to annually. If you have the chance to come, take that chance!"

~Jenna Starr (Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Brogue, PA)


$20 discount if registered by October 15.

Not ready to register yet? Or just want to learn more?

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Videos from past Empowered Youth Conferences

2017 - Tuesday Highlights

2017 - Wednesday




2016 - Tuesday


2016 - Wednesday




2018 Speakers

Kevin Crowell

Kevin Crowell is the pastor of Beth Haven Baptist Church in Sheridan, Michigan. He and his family have served the Lord faithfully in their church for over 20 years.

Steve Damron

Steve Damron is the pastor of Fairhaven Baptist Church and president of Fairhaven Baptist College. Before he was voted in as senior pastor, he served for over two decades as Fairhaven's youth pastor and continues to have a burden for today's youth.

Eric Ramos

Eric Ramos is a staff evangelist for Fairhaven Baptist College and has been on staff in some capacity since 1998. Subscribe to his email newsletter for many helpful resources.

Archie Parrish

Archie Parrish is the youth pastor at Fairhaven Baptist Church. Before moving to Chesterton, he was the pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in Challis, Idaho.

The Details @ Registration

November 5-8, 2018



$90 per teen ($20 discount if registered by October 15)

Payment is due upon arrival.

Registration for the speech & music competition is free; however, you must register for the competition online. Click here to register for competition.



Registration includes all activities, meals (Monday supper through Friday breakfast), housing, EY t-shirt, and devotional book.



Lodging is provided with the registration fee for all teenagers. Teens will stay on campus.

For info on lodging for chaperones, go here.



Registration begins on Monday, November 5 at 1 p.m.