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MOVE Conference is the largest winter evangelism conference for teenagers in Georgia, and the absolute best place to bring your youth group for their retreat this winter!

What is MOVE?

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This year’s MOVE Conference is designed to get students out of their seats and includes two days at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, GA. All three sessions will be at Wild Adventures’ large, covered venue and our guests will get out of their seats throughout the day and experience the park. MOVE Conference is an evangelistic student conference sponsored by the Next Gen office of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

  • $89/person

    $89.00 per person thru Sept 26

  • $109/person

    $109.00 per person from Sept 27 to Dec 2

  • $129/person

    $129.00 per person beginning Dec 3

The first 2,000 people in line for each session will have covered seating. The remaining seats are uncovered.
Meal Package: $43 (2 Buffet Meals and an unlimited drink souvenir cup for $40.)

MOVE at a glance

  • WHEN IS IT?

    December 29-30, 2024

  • WHERE IS IT?

    Wild Adventures Theme Park, Valdosta, GA

  • WHO IS IT FOR?

    Middle & High Schoolers

Schedule
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Dec 29

Day 1

12:00pm  Park Doors Open

12:00pm – 2:30pm  Registration is Open

2:00pm – 5:00pm  Leader Lounge Open

5:30pm  Dinner and Time in Wild Adventures Park

6:30pm  Gates open for seating

7:20pm  Session 1

8:45pm  Late Night with Zak Mirz

9:30pm  Dismissal

Dec 30

Day 2

9:15am  Gates open for seating

10:00am  Session 2

11:45am  Lunch/Wild Adventures

1:00pm – 3:30pm  Leader Lounge Open

3:15pm  Gates open for seating

4:00pm  Session 3

5:30pm  Sendoff 

9:00pm  Park Closes

See the Highlights

On the Stage
Jeff
Wallace
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Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker

Jeff currently serves on the Student Leadership University Team as the Chief Strategic Officer.  Jeff is nationally known as an urban ministry pioneer, communicator, innovator, and mentor. For 23 years, Jeff has served as Pastor of Youth Development at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, where he oversaw all of the children, student, and young adult programming and then he transitioned to the role of Executive Pastor.  Jeff is also the Founder of FrontLine Urban Resources, Inc., which is an organization that provides resources and trainings to help leaders engage an evolving generation of families as well as teaching them how to redefine and reshape their traditional views of urban ministry and urban culture.

Jeff received his undergraduate education from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Indiana Wesleyan Seminary in Marion, Indiana, and his PhD in Organizational Leadership from Southeastern University.

Jeff has produced several resources designed to empower and equip youth ministry leaders, parents, and students in a variety of contexts and environments. He is the author of Urban Ministry from Start to Finish, co-author of Everybody’s UrbanUrban LIVE curriculum, The Skinny on Communication, and 99 Things Every Guy Should Know. He is a writer in the Simple Truth Bible and a contributor in Reggie Joiner’s Creating a Lead Small Culture book.

Jeff enjoys doing life with his wife Quovadis and three boys, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Cameron.

Edenfield
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Band
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Band

Over the last 20 years Edenfield has traveled across the United States and abroad with a mission to turn attention to the word of God through worship. With an emphasis on encouraging students and leaders to fulfill their callings in Christ, Edenfield brings an infectious energy to Praise and Worship. Lead by Kyle Edenfield who serves as the Worship Pastor at Midway Church, Edenfield is passionate about equipping and inspiring young leaders to serve in their local church.

Jared
Hall
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Illusionist
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Illusionist

For the past two decades, Jared Hall has partnered with thousands of churches and organizations to present the gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant & engaging ways. His unique blend of illusions and comedy connect with people of all ages and a variety of events, including youth conferences, churches, festivals & outreach events. Reach out for more info on partnering with Jared for your next event!

Hotels

Groups and individuals are responsible for their own housing. The following hotels are MOVE Conference preferred properties. We have negotiated room blocks and rates at these hotels and they are supporting our events in Valdosta. Links provided take you to the MOVE rate. If there is no link provided please call the hotel directly and ask for the Georiga Baptist Move rate.

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Fairfield by Marriott

Estimated Rate: $99 + tax (double queen) $114 + tax for King Suite

Reservations: 229-242-1225

2010 W. Hill Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601

Amenities: Complimentary breakfast

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Estimated Rate: $119.00 (king)+ tax
$129.00 (2 queens) + tax

Reservations: 229-241-1234

 2 Meeting Place Dr. Valdosta, GA 31601 

Amenities: Free HOT Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Business Center & Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool 

Volunteering at Move

As we prepare to minister to thousands of students at Move Conference, our volunteer teams are as important as ever. All of our volunteers are screened, background checked, and trained in MinistrySafe.

If you are interested in any of the following teams, please apply by clicking the button below:

  • Registration

  • Logistics (setup)

  • Welcome/Host Team

  • Security

  • Merch

  • Production

Volunteer Requirements

  1. At least 18 years old as of Dec 1, 2024.
  2. Available to serve on Dec. 29 and 30th (8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.) 
  3. Available to provide your own transportation
  4. Willing to complete a background check and online training by November 8.

If you meet the criteria above, we would love to have you on our volunteer team.

As a volunteer, you will not need to pay for park admission. And we will cover some of your meals for serving (meals to be determined, your team leader will know). Like last year, you will need to cover your lodging. Check with team leader and those you know to see if you can group up and share a room. 

Volunteer Process

  1. Complete the online form to the right to give us your basic contact information.
  2. Complete our Child Protection Background Check no later than Nov 9!
  3. AFTER submitting your background check, keep your eyes out for an email inviting you to participate in an online training course for protecting children through MinistrySafe.org. Complete the course as instructed.
  4. Wait for your confirmation email confirming your clearance, and giving instructions for volunteering.
  5. Arrive for volunteer training at 8:30 a.m. on Dec, 28, 2024 as instructed in the final email.

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