Dynamic speakers, high energy music, powerful worship, and inspirational workshops...don't miss our annual Momentum Conference! More information coming soon. Registration opens September 1.
Raised on the border of the United States & Mexico, it was in no time at all until Chris found himself in a lifestyle of drugs, alcohol, lust and trouble. Not understanding why his dad slept at one house & his mom slept at another, sent him on a search that landed him at church. It was here he was invited to youth camp in the summer of 1999. This is where everything changed; Chris received the gift of salvation, experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit and was called into full-time ministry all in one night! Chris Estrada is now a voice impacting generations. His roaring excitement and ability to address current issues with solid, life-changing truth makes him a dynamic communicator for everyone that hears him. He carries a mandate: to release courage & power into risk takers and dreamers who desire divine turn arounds. Chris passionately pursues ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ, developing leaders who want to transform society and consulting organizations to have a strategic & lasting influence. His books, curriculums, & materials come from his 16 years of ministry experience being a Missionary, Pastor, & Professor. He currently serves on the Executive Leadership of Missions Me – helping move the vision of 1Nation 1Day forward and being the Executive Director of Missions Me College. Chris and his wife, Erica live in Southern California with their four children.Learn More
Manny Arango is a preacher, Bible nerd, and storyteller. He’s passionate about fighting for people who have lost their voice and lost their way. For the past 2 years, Manny has served as a Teaching Pastor at World Overcomers Christian Church - a multi-cultural megachurch in Durham, NC. Before that, he served as the Youth Pastor at World Overcomers from 2014-2019. Each year Manny speaks at more than 50 churches and conferences across the globe. He deeply values Biblical literacy and recently founded a training platform for people who want to understand the Bible for themselves. He graduated from Southeastern University with his Master’s degree and is currently in a doctoral program at Northern Seminary. Manny has been married to his loving wife Tia since 2014 and after several years of struggling with infertility, they had their first child in July of 2021.Learn More
The Exiles’ journey started in 2017 at a basement practice spot in Coolidge, AZ. At the time, most of the Exiles were dancing together on a team called United Dance Company. For years, this small-town team practicing in the basement of a local church would compete at the Hip Hop International USA Dance Championship. After several top 5 finishes, an idea that had been developing for months finally came to fruition. In 2017, in addition to competing as United Dance Company, UDC was going to bring something different to the stage. A new passionate, christ-centered, brotherhood with different artistic styles and specialties… and with that EXILES was born. Through God’s provision, the new team went on to not only compete but place Silver in the US and thus, qualify for the World Hip Hop Championships two years in a row. Soon after their world championship run they were invited to audition for the nationally televised NBC’s World of Dance where they were featured as season three contestants in the Upper Team Division. While on World of Dance EXILES used their platform not only to dance but also to proclaim Christ as their savior and bring awareness to their dream of building a dance studio for their community back home. (A dream they finally realized because of the outpouring of support after their appearance.) Now, the Exiles seek to continue stewarding their talents and living out the scripture behind their name…. "11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us." (1 Peter 2:11-12)Learn More
A troubled teen in high school, KB (born Kevin Elijah Burgess) struggled with mental health issues and was saved by a Christian rap CD a friend gave him. After one listen, he was on his way to a career in hip-hop for the Lord. Unfamiliar with the Christian rap scene, KB recorded demos with no network to hear them, but throwing his tracks onto video-sharing sites and other social media gained the rapper a loyal following. Superstar Lecrae caught wind, took KB on tour as an opening act, and five shows in, KB was offered a contract with Lecrae's label, Reach. The mixtape Who Is KB? followed in 2011, with KB's official debut, Weight & Glory, landing a year later. The EP 100 followed in 2014, featuring a guest appearance from Andy Mineo. In 2015, KB delivered his second studio album, Tomorrow We Live, featuring contributions from Mattie and professional golfer Bubba Watson, as well as the Top 30 single "Sideways" with Lecrae. Two years later, as if in response, KB delivered Today We Rebel, his third LP, which again featured Lecrae and Mineo, as well as guest spots from Aha Gazelle, Casey J, and others. The album single "Monster" hit the Top 40 of the Christian singles chart, an achievement he repeated the next year with "No Chains," which landed at number 30. He continued to issue non-album tracks into 2019, maintaining his scene presence with singles like "Hold Me Back" and "Lincoln." KB kicked off the 2020s with a trio of Christian Top 40 hits, which all landed on his fourth set, His Glory Alone. The album featured contemporary trap production and guest appearances by Bizzle ("Let It Reign"), Tommy Royale ("Libre"), and Black Violin ("Dark Skin"). He showed no sign of slowing down in 2021, issuing a string of singles that included "Worship in the Moshpit," "On Point," and "So Tired" (featuring Bizzle and Zhalarina).Learn More
All conference registrations are non-refundable. Leaders are charged the same admission cost as students. We do not offer a discounted registration for those attending a portion of the conference. Likewise, we do not offer refunds if you do not bring the number of students/leaders for which you register. You will be held responsible for the number of registrations you submit unless there is an unforeseen circumstance discussed with and approved with ISM Staff prior to your group's arrival to Momentum. Early registration pricing and pre-ordering Momentum T-shirts are only applicable to registrations that are PAID IN FULL AND SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14, 2022. Please DO NOT send cash or Personal Checks. We accept money orders, cashier checks or church check payment for registration monies due. This year, we will offer credit card payment option with processing fee. Outstanding payments must be received prior to or upon arrival. We cannot make exceptions to these registration policies.
We allow the Senior Pastor (and spouse) of your church to attend Momentum free of charge. This special dispensation cannot be transferred to any other attendee from your group.
We offer a special scholarship for students qualifying under the Integrity Principle. The Integrity Principle allows students in your youth ministry to invite their unsaved friends to Momentum Youth Conference for free. Students qualifying under the Integrity Principle must be an unsaved young person and cannot simply be an infrequent attendee of your church and/or youth ministry. He/she cannot be someone who has previously attended Momentum. The individual names and addresses of Integrity Principle students must be recorded in the form provided after online registration is completed, and must be approved by both the Senior Pastor and Youth Pastor/Leader of the church in order to qualify for this scholarship.
We offer a special discount for churches registering large groups of students. For every TEN paying STUDENTS, we will allow you to bring ONE LEADER for free. This special pricing can only be honored for early registrations postmarked on or before OCTOBER 14, 2022. Leader discount cannot be transferred to any student registration. Integrity students and/or paying leaders do not count toward the ten-paying-student quota.
Reserved area seating is only applicable to groups pre-registering 25 or more for Momentum by October 14, 2022 postmark deadline and are only valid for Momentum general sessions. Groups will be notified of their assignment on the day of registration. There will be no changes to the seating assignment without forfeiting reserved privileges. Please let us know if you or anyone from your group has any special disabilities for seating purposes (wheel chair accessibility, hearing impaired, etc..).
$60 registration per person submitted on or before October 14, 2022. T-shirts can be purchased during early registration thru the October 14th deadline and are an additional $12 per registration. All others can purchase them on-site for $15 while supplies last.
$80 regular registration per person submitted after October 14, 2022 & including all on-site registrants.
(subject to change)
12-2PM - Registration
2:00PM - Doors Open
2:30 PM- Session 1
5-7PM - Dinner (on your own)
7:00PM - Doors open//Session 2
9:15PM - KB Concert
12AM - Curfew
8:30AM - Doors Open//Session 3 - STL Service
11:00-12:45PM - Lunch (on your own)
1-1:45PM - Workshops
2:00 - Doors open//Session 4
No youth group will be permitted to attend without adequate supervision. We ask that you bring one adult for every room of teenagers that will be staying in an area hotel. ISM will assume NO responsibility for the supervision of students in hotels.
We expect that all students and leaders honor a 12AM curfew, and be in their hotel rooms with lights out by 12:15 AM to honor other hotel and area guests. Each church is responsible to ISM, and their hotel in contract for the behavior of their students and leaders.
Individuals and churches will be responsible to pay for any damages to hotel or event venue. Churches are responsible to make their own reservations with the hotel of their choice and follow any policies as outlined by that hotel. In the event of any on-site cancellations or changes, any and all applicable penalties will apply.
No fireworks, smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs, knives, weapons of any kind, or profanity is allowed. Violators will be immediately removed from the event at their own expense.
All staff memebers are authorized to maintain order at any location hosting Momentum for the duration of the conference. We reserve the right to inspect the contents of all personal belongings. The holding and/or disposal of improper contents is the right of the Conference Staff.
Wristbands and registration ID’s (where applicable) must be worn at all times.
Attendance at ALL Momentum activities is required. Loitering in the lobby and/or other areas not reserved and in use by our event is prohibited. We do not allow guys and girls to be in the same hotel room, or any other unsupervised location, under any circumstance. No public display of affection (PDA) is allowed.
By attending Momentum Youth Conference all participants grant permission for on-site conference and medical staff, or other responsible person of said conference to consent to any x-ray, examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical treatment, and hospital care, to be rendered to the participant under the general or special supervision and on the advice of any physician or surgeon licensed to practice in the United States, when such medical or surgical treatment is necessary.
By attending Momentum Youth Conference all participants grant ISM permission to reproduce any photograph and/or video image of them for promotional usage without any obligation to them.
Illinois Student Ministries values the partnership with our Assemblies of God schools and the opportunities they present the students of Illinois to further their educations in an environment with like-minded, Christian individuals. For this reason, we allow these schools to send representatives to have exhibitor booths at Momentum Conference.
ISM is not responsible for the set-up or running of booths, nor the reception or mailing of items used for the booths. Each school should send representatives to run their booths who are competent and able to communicate clearly and concisely with students and their leaders.
Booth locations will be pre-assigned at the event. Each school should pre-register their attendees so we are aware of their arrival in advance. No onsite registrations for exhibitor booth space will be permitted.
Exhibitor registration is non-refundable and you will not be refunded for not showing to the event.
ISM also allows schools to send volunteer groups to learn the behind-the-scenes of the event and help in the running of the event. If you are interested in sending a volunteer group, please contact ISM directly at email@example.com.
2139 City Gate Ln, Naperville 60563
28351 Dodge Dr - Warrenville 60555
1847 W Diehl Rd - Naperville
4320 Meridian Pkwy - Aurora 60504
4305 Weaver Pkwy - Warrenville 60555
4228 Longmeadow Dr - Aurora 60504
1843 W Diehl Rd - Naperville 60563
Distances are approximate
Due to reports we've received, the Quality In in Aurora, IL is not a hotel we recommend to our registrants.