Arizona Youth Convention


Arizona Youth Convention is a two-day 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. For more than 40 years, we have been growing leaders and equipping students as we celebrate the cultural diversity among our churches across Arizona. We believe that we are better together in the sole purpose of seeing Jesus known in every nation! 
Our theme in 2019 is Desert on Fire. God is doing a new thing in this generation. We are challenging the status quo of our culture and paving a new way for a generation to experience God. This pathway leads us to Jesus, empowered by His Spirit to spread the gospel around the world. It's in the driest places that we find our greatest thirst for God.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert
.” Isaiah 43:19

Speakers include JJ Vasquez of Journey Church in Winter Park, FL, evangelist Micah Mac, and music by SEU Worship.

Speaker: JJ Vasquez (Lead Pastor of Journey Church, Winter Park, FL)
JJ Vasquez is a Florida transplant by the way of Brooklyn, NY. He 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 AG church in the nation), serving a youth ministry of more than 400.

In 2014, God spoke to JJ and Liz to plant Journey Church in Winter Park, Florida, where they serve today as Lead Pastors with their two sons, Justice and Zane. JJ holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, travels around the nation to speak at camps and conferences, and is the author of a best-selling book, Hello God. He writes about leadership, ministry, family, life, and how Jesus makes all those things work. The essays, sermons, and podcasts on his site are all an effort to add value to people. 
Follow him on Instagram: @jj_vasquez
Micah Mac (Evangelist, Missions Speaker)
Micah and Steph help those who are fighting battles consisting of depression, mental health, and hopelessness by receiving hope and help through faith in Jesus Christ. They travel as "Mac Ministries" across the country to minister at churches and youth events, Missions and Speed the Light Tours, Christian mentoring and discipleship along with training and equipping the church.

Having served faithfully as a Youth Pastor, Micah is respected by leaders around the nation. Terry Parkman writes, "It's an honor for me to tell you about Micah. He provides a solid ministry and has a huge heart for the emerging generation. As long as I have known Micah, he has always been on the cutting edge of Youth Culture, both spiritually and practically. He has a prophetic voice for students in the Church or outside the Church and is an amazing communicator."
Follow him on Instagram: @pastormicahmac
SEU Worship (Lakeland, FL)

SEU Worship is a prophetic-pop worship group born out of the worship movement of the campus of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Their sound reflects the pop melodic influences of the emerging adult generation, and their writers' ability to craft unique lyrics that relay timeless truths about God in new and prophetic ways.

Follow SEU Worship on Instagram: @seuworship

/// SCHEDULE ///
Friday, October 25th  (subject to change)
3:00PM - 6:00PM - Registration/Check-in

5:45PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Pre-service Activities
6:30PM - Opening Session
                    - SEU Worship
                    - JJ Vasquez
10:00PM - Late Night / Castles-N-Coasters (Additional Cost/Optional)
Saturday, October 26th
8:45AM - Doors Open
9:00AM - Morning Session
                    - SEU Worship
                    - Micah Mac (STL/Missions)
10:45AM - Lunch Break (pre-order Chick-Fil-A combo meals at registration for on-site pickup)
12:00PM - Final Session
                    - Youth Pastors Meeting in Lobby (first portion of session)                 

                    - SEU Worship
                    - JJ Vasquez
1:45PM - Dismiss

/// PRICING ///

Early-Bird Registration: Postmarked by 10/3
Youth Pastor/Spouse (FREE)

On-Time Registration (Additional $5): After 10/10
Youth Pastor/Spouse (FREE)

Late Registration (Additional $5): After 10/17 or on-site

Youth Pastor/Spouse (FREE)

$17/person* special rate for Youth Convention attendees (pay at registration)



Keynote Sponsor: TBA

General Sponsors: TBA


/// HOUSING ///


Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix North/Happy Valley
2035 W Whispering Wind Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: (623) 580-8833 

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix North/Happy Valley
2029 W Whispering Wind Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: (623) 580-8844

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North/Happy Valley
2470 W Charlotte Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: (623) 580-1800

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Phoenix North/Happy Valley
2550 W Charlotte Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085
Phone: (623) 516-9300