Kansas City, Missouri

July 2-6, 2018

About Challenge

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!

Early Bird
Ends Feb 1, 2018
Regular Rate
Ends Mar 15, 2018
Last-Minute Rate
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.

Marriot $133/night
Crowne Plaza $130/night
Aladdin $129/night
Hotel Philips $139/night


Your Week at a Glance

Mon, July 2 Tues-Fri
7-9 a.m. Breakfast
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
4:45-6:30 p.m. Dinner
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
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Afternoon Options


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.

Equipping Labs

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!

Rec Sports

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.

Love Moves

Love_Moves_verticalGod 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.

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