Kansas City, Missouri
July 2-6, 2018
Challenge is the national gathering for 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.
This Kansas City map shows you where the convention center and hotels are located in Kansas City.
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Registration is open. Register here!
Ends Feb 1, 2018
Ends Mar 15, 2018
Ends May 19, 2018
A $100 deposit is required for each person you register. Full payment is due June 1, 2018. Registration includes all programming and 12 meals.
Everyone attending Challenge must complete this form. Have your leaders and students/parents fill out this permission/waiver form by May 19.
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.
Taxes not included in prices above.
Your Week at a Glance
|Mon, July 2||Tues-Fri|
|7-9 a.m.||Breakfast (included with registration)|
|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 (included with registration)|
|1 p.m.-5 p.m.||Registration||Afternoon Options
- Outreach - Equipping Labs - Rec Sports - Apex Experience - Trinity International University lounge - Free Time
|4:45-6:30 p.m.||Dinner (on your own)||Dinner (included with registration)|
|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.Outreach FAQ's
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!Equipping Lab Topics
During scheduled Rec times (afternoons and evenings), we will have open play in archery tag, gaga ball, and 9-square. Students are welcome to come and go as they please.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, we will have organized tournaments in volleyball, dodge ball, ultimate frisbee and basketball. Pre-registration is required and will take place when you arrive at Challenge.
God is boldly moving throughout the whole earth to bring people of every tribe, language and nation to Himself (Revelation 7:9). This 60-minute, hands-on experience will engage students with what God is doing around the world—and specifically in the Middle East among refugees.
Learn more about Apex Missions.
Apex Experience is available Noon – 6:00 p.m. daily.
Trinity International University
Trinity International University is a proud partner of Challenge and plays a major role in making the conference a memorable experience. By providing a space for students to learn, play and grow, Trinity cultivates an environment where lifelong relationships are made.
At Challenge, you’ll see members of the Trinity community leading workshops on hard-to-handle topics. Our admissions team is also available around the clock to help students prepare for and navigate their college search. In the midst of it all, you’ll see Trinity students and staff having a blast with Challenge attendees in spaces we’ve designed specifically for students to have FUN! There are lounge areas, games and prizes for students to take advantage of throughout the week. There is never a dull moment.