Happening at Challenge

11 July

More than a conference

Challenge 2014 is in the books! The stories we saw and heard in Kansas City showcase the amazing God we serve! You are restored! Now use the momentum from this mountaintop moment and go Live the Story. Tell the Story. And make plans to be at Challenge 2016. We will gather in Louisville, Ky. on […]

10 July

Lasting impact

Challenge longs to see a posture of “sentness” that moves students out towards other both locally and globally as disciples who make disciples.

What is Challenge?

The components that make us more than a conference.

Afternoon Options Afternoon Options

Make a difference in the city that will last. Or take it easy on the dodgeball court after a full day of learning. Either way, the afternoons are yours to enjoy.

Youth Worker Update Youth Worker Update

Keeping youth workers informed about the events of the day. Every day.

Huddles Huddles

Have a blast learning and growing with the community you came with during “Huddle” times every morning.

Prayer Moves Prayer Moves

Pause at 5:30 each evening and come together for a rich time of prayer.

Gatherings Gatherings

Worship under the Word with thousands of others.

Love Moves Love Moves

The international focus of Challenge Conference.


Meet the practitioners bringing the Word.

  • Reid Kapple

    Reid Kapple

    Reid Kapple is pastor of high school ministries at Christ Community Church (EFCA) in Leawood, Kan. Reid enjoys ultimate Frisbee, BBQ, and pearl button shirts. Above all, he desires to see students learn, love and live into the gospel of Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives.
    Read more about Reid >>

  • J.D. Greear

    J.D. Greear

    J.D. Greear is an author, theologian and the pastor of The Summit Church in North Carolina. J.D. has led Summit to further the kingdom of God by pursuing a bold vision to plant 1,000 new churches by 2050.

    Read more about J.D. >>

  • Brooklyn Lindsey

    Brooklyn Lindsey

    Brooklyn loves youth ministry. Her priority is serving the middle school ministry at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Florida. She speaks at events, trains leaders, blogs often, and has written eight books for teenagers and adults.

    Read more about Brooklyn >>

  • Jeff Vanderstelt

    Jeff Vanderstelt

    Jeff Vanderstelt serves as one of the elders and teachers of Soma Tacoma. He is also the visionary leader of Soma, a family of churches spread throughout North America. Jeff is married to Jayne and together they love and shepherd their three children in gospel, life, and mission.
    Read more about Jeff >>

  • D.A. Horton

    D.A. Horton

    Currently serving as the executive director of ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records. For over 16 years D.A. has used rap as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture as well as to evangelize to the lost by presenting them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Read more about D.A. >>

  • Shane Stacey

    Shane Stacey

    Serving as the national director of ReachStudents at the EFCA since August 2008, Shane’s life mission is beautify the Bride of Jesus Christ by spreading a passionate treasuring of Him above all else among his family, friends, students and youth workers so that we may glorify and enjoy Him together forever.

    Read more about Shane >>

  • Nick Hall

    Nick Hall

    Nick is the founder and primary evangelist for PULSE, a Twin Cities-based ministry leading the largest student-led prayer and outreach efforts in America. Married to his best friend, Nick and Tiffany live in Minneapolis, Minn. with their first child Truett, born in July 2012.

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