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Arizona Youth Convention
November 10     .     11, 2017 (all day)


Arizona Youth Convention is a conference for students, uniting together for a genuine encounter with God that propels us with a greater passion for the local church, community outreach, and global initiatives. Last year, we had over 2,000 in attendance, and we are building momentum for 2017 with a goal of uniting 100 churches for our most culturally diverse and ethnically celebrated Youth Convention yet! Our theme is All Around The World, emphasizing God’s heart for all nations.
 
For more than 40 years, Arizona Youth Convention has been a conduit for growing thousands of young leaders deeper in their walk with God. It's not just the speakers, music, and electric atmosphere that keeps growing, but the hunger for more of God’s presence with thousands - gathered to lift up the name of Jesus. 


Arizona Youth Convention is a two-day conference that allows you to intentionally give God permission to interrupt your schedule, speak into your life, and commission you into a greater awareness of His presence in your daily life. 

This year, we are making an intentional effort to ensure ALL people of ALL nations may know the ONE hope of Jesus. We won't stop until ALL know. Hence the theme, ALL around the world. Speakers include Jeremy Johnson, Elise Wood, JJ Vasquez, and music by FEARLESS BND. 




/// MEET THE SPEAKERS ///



Jeremy Johnson is the Lead Pastor of Fearless LA, along with his wife Christy and children, Lyric and Brave. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, together and alongside their team, they have a call to serve their city and make an impact worldwide through the life-transforming message of Jesus' power and love. Widely-known for his contagious passion, Jeremy travels internationally with a message on his heart to see revival transform culture. He has committed his life to seeing the dreamers rise and fulfill their God-given purpose. Experiencing freedom from fear in his personal life, he longs to see others live fearlessly through the perfect love of Christ.


Elise Wood is a writer, speaker, and Director of Dream City College in partnership with Southeastern University (SEU). Elise is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and carries the heart and spirit of our Arizona Ministry Network after spending time with our students at youth camp and seeing her love on our PKs. 

Having grown up as a pastor’s kid, District Youth Director's kid in Georgia, and watching her father, Jay Mooney, lead as the National Youth Director for the Assemblies of God for a decade, Elise has a unique perspective and heart to see a generation of students passionate about fulfilling the call of God on their lives. Her story of perseverance and passion for students understanding the gospel and mission of God is contagious. 

Elise is married to Blare Wood, the Director of Youth Ministries at Dream City Church. 


 

JJ Vasquez is a Florida transplant by the way of Brooklyn, NY.  JJ Vasquez served as the District Youth Director of the Florida Multicultural District of the Assemblies of God, overseeing 240 youth ministries in over five different states from 2010 to 2014. Previously, he served as the Youth Pastor of Iglesia el Calvario (the second largest Hispanic Assemblies of God church in the nation), serving a youth ministry of more than 400.

In 2014 God spoke to JJ and Liz to plant a church called Journey in the heart of Winter Park and to serve their community and the city of Orlando selflessly. Since the start they knew God was calling them to create a place where you could invite your friends & family to and they would feel welcomed. JJ holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  In 2016, JJ planted Journey Church in Winter Park, FL with a team of people, and he is currently the Lead Pastor. In addition to his local ministry, JJ travels much of the year and speaks at different camps and conventions, encouraging students to impact the world and youth leaders to impact their students.

He is also the Best Selling author of Hello God. Pastor JJ and Liz live in the Orlando area with their two sons, Justice, Zane, and their dog Blue. The best day ever to JJ would be eating NY pizza in the Florida sun.
 

/// MEET THE BAND ///

When Christy and Jeremy Johnson moved to Los Angeles over three years ago to start a new church, the former youth pastors and worship artists known collectively as Worth Dying For gave up everything they knew to make one giant leap of faith.

“Fear had been something we’d both battled with our entire lives,” Jeremy says, “and yet we felt called to the dreamers, to those crushed by their dreams, to those chasing their dreams, those with dead dreams… to people who had moved to LA from all over the world to pursue the arts, entertainment, education, entrepreneurship—to not just be a safe haven, but a dream factory, helping broken people dare to dream again.”

Trying to come up with a name for the church that would encapsulate both its radical and positive foundation, the couple started digging around for inspiration. And then they saw it: “A scared world needs a fearless church.” —A.W. Tozer.

And so the church-planting season began, migrating from seven different locations—nightclubs, studios and warehouses, at a bonfire on the beach, in a coffee shop, an old garage and eventually back to a nightclub. And as the dreamers came in droves to see this new church, what had been true in their Worth Dying For days was no less true in the City of Angels: when you give people their own words to sing to God, something that reflects what’s happening in their lives right now, God does something explosive with it.

Today, Fearless BND— the sound of worship at Fearless LA—is launching a novel ‘loaves and fishes’ approach to creating new music for the church. The sole purpose? To equip and empower for pastors and worship leaders with songs, media, video, graphics, sermon/song notes, tutorials and more. One innovative, congregationally-ready media package at a time, every first Friday of the month.

Fresh, unique, innovative, and most definitely eclectic, Fearless BND is the sound of what happens when young, creative believers are asked to get personal and dig deep. “We sing it from a personal place, out of our own pain, triumphs, devotion and gratitude,” Christy says. “And we believe God is the God of excellence and power, and that he reveals his power through music and through excellence. It’s not just about relevance or ‘keeping up,’ which puts us in competition, because as sons and daughters, we’re not in competition for his glory. And excellence is not looking around but looking in, at what you have in your hands. We want to blow [people] away with excellence, not just with technology but with whatever God has place in our hands.”

The stories behind the songs of Fearless BND—as the story of Fearless LA itself—reflect a move of God, not born of glitz and glam and achieving acclaim in a city full of stars, but born out of encounter with grace. “We’re seeing so many people getting saved, finding new life and new birth in this place. Their world is being revolutionized, so they’re writing from that struggle, fighting for the dreams in their hearts,” says Jeremy, who has seen nightclub staff, security guards and club patrons encounter the truth of Jesus at Fearless LA.

“At the end of the day,” he says of Fearless BND’s mission, “it’s the words that impact us. Where two or more agree around truth, it’s truth shifts the atmosphere and opens hearts.”

That, Jeremy says, is the driving passion behind Fearless BND, to share the gifts God has given this church in the land of broken dreams with worship pastors and leaders around the world, equipping them to lead with power and excellence in today’s content and media-saturated culture.


/// SCHEDULE ///

Friday, November 10th  (subject to change)
9:00AM - Registration/Check-in Opens
9:30AM - Doors Open
10:00AM - Opening Session
                    - Prayer
                    - Worship
                    - Message
12:00PM - Lunch (on your own)

1:45PM - Doors Open
2:00PM - Afternoon Session
                    - Worship
                    - Message
3:30PM - Break (exhibits open, check-in at hotel)

5:00PM - Dinner (on your own)

6:30PM - Doors Open
7:00PM - Evening Service
                    - Worship
                    - Missions Offering
                    - Message
10:00PM - Late Night / Castles-N-Coasters ($16 Additional Cost/Optional)
 
Saturday, November 11th 
8:45AM - Doors Open
9:00AM - Morning Session
                    - Prayer for the Nations
                    - Worship 
                    - Break into Workshops (Youth Pastors meet separately)
10:30AM - Break (Exhibits open)
11:00AM - Final Session
                    - Worship
                    - Message
12:30PM - Dismiss

7:00PM - Phoenix Suns Game ($10 Additonal Cost/Optional)

/// PRICING ///
   
$45 (Early-bird) Registration Per Person
      Postmarked Before October 16, 2017

$55 Registration Per Person
      Postmarked Between October 17 &
      November 3, 2017

$65 Registration Per Person 
      Postmarked After November 3, 2017 & On-site

/// ELECTIVES ///
CASTLES-N-COASTERS FRIDAY NIGHT 10PM - 1AM - $16


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PHOENIX SUNS GAME - $10 (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves)


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/// EVENT SPONSORS///
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/// MAPS & DIRECTIONS ///



/// HOTELS ///
ROOM BLOCKS (BLOCK NAME: YOUTH CONVENTION)

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Hyatt Place Phoenix North

10838 N 25th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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Or call (602) 997-8800

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Deer Valley  
20221 N 29th Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85027 
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Call (623) 879-9000
Breakfast Included

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North/Happy Valley  
2470 West Charlotte Drive
Phoenix, AZ, 85085  
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Breakfast Included

Homewood Suites Phoenix / Metro Center

2536 W Beryl Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Or call (602) 674-8900 

Embassy Suites Scottsdale

4415 East Paradise Village Pkwy S
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Holiday Inn North Phoenix
12027 N 28th Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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Or call (602) 548-6000

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Or call (602) 943-8200

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North

9631 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Phoenix North
9425 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Comfort Suites at Metro Center
10210 N 26th Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Or call (602) 861-3900

Candlewood Suites Phoenix
11411 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85029
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La Quinta Inn Phoenix North
2510 W Greenway Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85023
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Days Inn Phoenix North  
21636 N 26th Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85027  
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Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North/Happy Valley  
2029 W Whispering Wind Dr
Phoenix, AZ, 85085
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Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix North
1940 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Phoenix, AZ  85027

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