***Due to legal and technical restrictions, we are only able to air portions of the conference***
**All times listed are for (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)**
6:00pm Event Kick-Off
6:10pm OFF AIR
6:40pm Kevin Templeton
7:30pm OFF AIR
9:00pm Community Groups
10:05pm OFF AIR
9:00am Event Kick-Off
9:10am OFF AIR
9:40am David Lawson
10:30am OFF AIR
2:45pm Community Groups
3:50pm OFF AIR
6:45pm Community Groups
7:30pm OFF AIR
8:50pm Billy Beacham
Lifting voices in praise to the Lord who is more than worthy of all praise, honor and adoration.
Equipping people to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of those around them.
Reaching out to the community to share the love of God through caring, giving and serving.
The first ever Converge Conference was held in Lima, Ohio in April of 2013. It was a direct result of a small group of people who were in anguish to see revival in their city. Through prayer, God began to show us that before revival could impact a whole city it had to impact us first. We believe God is calling us to radically and genuinely love other brothers and sisters in Christ outside of our own bubble. God has revealed to us that there are hundreds of local churches, ministries, and individuals who are laboring for God but not intentionally fighting and serving together. This movement is about unity in mind and spirit through people who are willing to surrender their lives and consider other’s interests above their own. We believe God wants to bring about a great revival and movement in this city through the mobilization of one Body. We know that God can do so much more through a collaborative effort than through division. Converge is a youth movement, a church and ministry movement, and most importantly a community movement for Jesus. We believe God can unite pastors, youth workers, teenagers, and key leaders and people of the community for the purpose of rebuilding the spiritual foundation and walls of the city. The Converge Conference is for those who understand that there is something much more important than our denomination and affiliations. We have been called to love one another, pray for one another, and serve one another. Jesus prayed that all believers would be brought to complete unity so that the world would know that God had sent Jesus for them (John 17:23). Our unity and love for one another doesn’t start the day we all reach heaven but through a conference like Converge we want to begin the process now. The Movement has begun!
$10 Per Person
Saturday 8:00 PM
- Admission to the Concert Only.
$50 Per Student
- For Students in Grades 8-12
$20 Per Pastor
Your Pastors and Leaders
- See Youth Group Packages Below
Youth Group Packages
SILVERBring 15 Students or More
1 free youth pastor ticket
1 free Converge T-shirt
GOLDBring 30 Students or More
3 free youth pastor tickets
3 free Converge T-shirts
Private Dinner with speakers
The Digital Age is composed of four of the six musicians from the Grammy-nominated, multiple dove award winning David Crowder Band. Their final album with the six-piece unit reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2012. The Digital Age formed in January 2012, following their final performance in the David Crowder Band at Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The members of the band have been involved at their church, University Baptist Church (Waco, Texas), in some form or fashion since its inception in 1995. On June 5, 2012 the band released the six songs that they filmed as an EP on iTunes entitled "Rehearsals.” The release quickly shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart. The Digital Age Rehearsals EP charted multiple times in Billboard Magazine, reaching No. 12 on the Heatseekers chart, No. 21 on the Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and No. 12 on the Top Christian Albums chart.
"Our God isn't passive and in the grave. He's active and so we thought, 'Let's put the flashlight ahead of us and see what step we're supposed to take.’ We don't know where we're going but we're going somewhere and we're trusting that God is with us every step. We've been given the gist; we've been given the songs. Now it's time to go out into the wild, follow ... and see."
Kevin TempletonNational Champion Basketball Coach
Coach T has coached basketball, baseball, and golf. His basketball teams have won over 600 games and won numerous championships, including the 2003 NCCAA National title. Coach Templeton has dedicated 35 years to working with high school and college age young people in both the classroom and in athletic forums. His experiences as well as his passion for kids and athletics has given him a unique insight into what it takes to succeed on the court and in life. His use of humor and storytelling provides powerful challenges to his audience.
Billy BeachamStudent Discipleship Ministries
See You At The Pole
Billy is the founder and president of Student Discipleship Ministries, a ministry committed to helping youth pastors impact lives for eternity. He is also on the board of Passion Conferences. Billy is also the founder of See You at the Pole, a nation-wide prayer movement. He is passionate about seeing teenagers equipped to make a difference in their communities.
David LawsonPrecept Ministries
David Lawson has been involved with Precept Ministries International since 1980. He began leading Precept Upon Precept® studies in 1982 and became a Trainer in 1992. David is a former Atlanta police officer and pastor. After nine years in the pastorate he joined the staff full time in 1997 as Director of Student Ministries and as a staff teacher/trainer. David is the author of Planting and Growing Strong Churches. He is a coauthor of the New Inductive Study Series (NISS) and 40-Minute Bible Studies with Kay Arthur.
1550 Elida Rd.
Lima, OH 45805