Kansas City, Missouri
July 2-6, 2018
Challenge is the national gathering for EFCA students entering 7th through completion of 12th grade. It has proven to be a catalytic environment challenging students to live on mission with God every day, everywhere, forever.
Challenge 2018 will be hosted at the Kansas City Convention Center, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The center is conveniently located near our hotels, and provides an incredible environment for students and leaders.
Registration opens January 1, 2018!
Ends Feb 1, 2018
Ends Mar 15, 2018
Ends May 19, 2018
After you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation that will include directions on how to book your hotel through Passkey, our online hotel booking service.
Below are the hotels we will be using. Hotel bookings are first-come-first-serve, so the earlier you register, the more likely you’ll get the hotel you want! Rooms sleep up to 4 people.
Your Week at a Glance
|Mon, July 2||Tues-Fri|
|8:30 a.m.||Youth Worker Update (Monday & Wednesday)|
|9:30 a.m.||Morning Gathering|
|11 a.m.||The Huddle (time to meet with just your group)|
|11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Lunch|
|1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Registration||Afternoon Options
- Outreach - Equipping Labs - Rec Sports - Love Moves - Free Time
|5:30 - 7 p.m.||Prayer Moves|
|7 p.m.||Evening Gathering|
|9-9:45 p.m.||The Huddle|
|9:45-11 p.m.||Evening Options|
|11:30 p.m.||In hotels|
|Midnight||In rooms and quiet|
We have the opportunity to significantly impact the people of Kansas City. Groups can sign up for opportunities to minister through service and prayer.
Prayer outreach is intercessory and evangelism based outreach utilizing prayer stations and prayer walking. Training is provided.
Service projects mobilize groups to serve with their hands, muscles, and servant hearts. Projects include restoring parks and playgrounds, working with homeless shelters, partnering with other city organizations, and coming alongside of local churches as an extension into their communities.
Pre-registration is required.
Take advantage of a great selection of labs addressing a wide variety of topics. No registration needed – just show up to the lab of your choice!
During scheduled Rec times (afternoons and evenings), we will have open play in a variety of activies. This is an opportunity for students to move between and come and go as they please.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, we will have organized tournaments. Pre-registration is required and will take place when you arrive at Challenge.
God is always at work (John 5:17) – in your community, in Kansas City, and around the world.
Through Love Moves (the international focus of Challenge), students will experiential tracks and learn about ways to get involved and hear options for joining God in what He’s doing in a specific country.
Love Moves is available noon – 6:00 p.m. daily. Plan on 60 minutes for your group experience.