It takes over 100 volunteers for OneHeart to happen each year! We are in need of volunteers to lead small group, help run activities, registration, hospitality, and crew.
OneHeart Conference is a power-packed weekend full of connection, excitement, and encounters with God. It is a place where 6th – 12th grade students come to build relationships, become equipped, and be inspired to live as passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to bring students together with ‘One Heart’ and with one accord to encounter God and leave empowered to make a difference in the world.
This year, the focus of OneHeart Conference is “We Follow Jesus.” It is a back-to-basics, call to action, to embrace that Jesus is Lord. In a world full of idols and options, what does it look like to worship, submit to, and ultimately follow Jesus above all else? That’s the question we’re going after this year at OneHeart Conference.
Our goal this year is that students would leave with a deeper understanding and revelation of what it means to follow Jesus and that they would be inspired to do so. Our hope is that every student who attends experiences the true freedom that is found in submission to Jesus as the Lord of our Lives and the King of Heaven and Earth.
Small Groups: The first night of the conference, students are broken up into small groups of their friends, peers, and leaders. After each session, they meet as a group to discuss and connect. This brings a deeper relational component to OneHeart that sets this conference apart.
Fun Activities: It wouldn’t be a youth conference without crazy games and attractions! This year we have a massive laser-tag course, re-ball, basketball, gaga ball, pottery painting, arts and crafts, and more! We also have an in-house coffee lounge with specialty drinks, board games, and an open mic, talent showcase on Friday night!
Dynamic Speakers & Specialized Breakout Sessions: In addition to our dynamic speakers (more details below), we have specialized breakouts where students can choose a topic that relates to them. This year’s sessions are all themed with the idea of following Jesus in a specific ‘life path’. The session options include: “Following Jesus in the Creative Arts”, “Following Jesus in Business”, “Following Jesus in Raising a Family”, and “Following Jesus with Your Whole Life”.
Micah is the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Road To Life Church in St. Joseph, MI. His passion is electric and his teaching is engaging and inspiring! He carries a passion to see the world changed through youth on fire with the love and power of God. Having traveled with The Circuit Riders and other influential groups, Micah has powerful testimonies of how God is moving all across the earth in power, love, and revival! He has been the key speaker at many youth events, conferences, and school assemblies and has an incredible gift in speaking to young people. Micah is truly a pioneer in bringing the gospel of Jesus into the local schools. He regularly speaks at and visits the schools of St. Joseph and last year held 18 assemblies at public schools. He is a dynamic force and inspires students to bring the message of Jesus’ love everywhere they go.
Jake is the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at ResLife Church in Grandville, MI. He carries a heart and passion to see souls won and disciples made for Jesus. The revelation he lives out is that we are all called to be ministers of the Gospel, and now he has the honor of imparting that passion to a generation of young believers everywhere he goes. His preaching and testimonies of the goodness of God are an invitation to step into a deeper revelation of who we are in Christ. Jake truly carries the heart of the Father, both in his family and the ministries he pastors. He is a force for the kingdom of God, that refuses to let a generation of believers settle for complacent Christianity.