Converge is a weekend experience during the weekend of February 2-4, 2018 for college students and high school juniors and seniors. At Converge, students experience authentic worship, relevant speakers, and opportunities to respond to God. Students and leaders can expect a quality experience with lots of time for building community and having fun. You can also expect to hear clear and relevant teaching from God’s Word, presented in a way that students and leaders alike will be challenged to move to a deeper level of commitment to Jesus Christ.
Ben Stuart is currently campus pastor for the newly launched Passion City Church, Washington, D. C. Ben previously served as executive director of Breakaway Ministries, a non-denominational, weekly Bible study on the campus of Texas A&M University, for 11 years. He now serves on the Board of Directors for this ministry, which impacts thousands of students each week. Ben grew up in Houston and graduated from Texas A&M in 1998. After graduation, Ben served as a youth pastor in Spring, Texas for five years, before earning a historical theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Ben lives in the D. C. area, with his wife Donna and their three children.
JEFF CHRISTOPHERSON is about fostering Kingdom movements of reproducing churches that transform neighborhoods and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jeff leads NAMB’s Send Network, the SBC’s church planting arm. He is the author of Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, and Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements.
Rashan Wilson is the founder and lead pastor of Impact Church, based in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Impact Church is endeavoring to be a multi-cultural, family oriented, transgenerational Christian community that empowers individuals to reach their fullest potential in life through Christ.
Rashan is a highly sought after author, motivational speaker and evangelist. He is a meek, humble, grace-filled example of one man's quest for truth. As a young man smeared with an unique expression of God’s power and presence, Pastor Rashan accepted the call to the ministry of preaching at age sixteen. He initially began traveling extensively throughout the southeastern region of the United States and, since then, has expansively ministered across the country.
His effective and relevant ministry has allowed him to minister beyond the church walls. He has been the in-studio guest for radio and television talk shows that have invited him to discuss today’s most important topics and issues. His goal in ministry is to expand the Kingdom of God by globalizing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rashan, his wife, Dashonna, and their 5 children all love the Lord...and serve Him.
Gloria Umanah is a creative writer, communicator, and spoken word artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia! Gloria has worked alongside The Liberty University Worship Collective, Life Way, YM360, LongHollow Baptist Church, Passion City Church, Ellie Holcomb, Bethany Barr Phillips, Trip Lee, and more. Gloria once said, "In life always pick the more risky option - that's what Jesus did" and in 2016 while attending Liberty University Gloria left her comfort zone and abandoned her secure plans of going to law school and instead followed her passion to share the power of the Gospel through spoken word poems which have reached over 600,000 individuals. After graduating from Liberty University in May 2017, Gloria toured around the United States with several different conferences, camps, and churches using her creativity and voice to bring to light the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If she's not on stage you can catch Gloria plugged into the local church student ministry, on the nearest flight to a far away country, or at a coffee shop having coffee with a complete stranger!
Justin is the worship pastor at Lake Murray Baptist Church in Lexington, SC. Strongly influenced by his grandparents, Justin was brought up in church and as a teenager came to know the Lord. As he began looking for ways to serve, he developed and used his gifts and talents in music to lead worship for his church youth group. After graduating from the Honors College at USC and leading worship teams on campus there, Justin has been leading worship for youth and college events, including being the primary leader of the Summersalt Band. Justin’s talent and experience are both tremendous, but most importantly he loves Jesus and desires to lead the church in genuine worship.
Early Bird Rate: $35 before January 25th
Normal Rate: $40 after January 25th
|10:45 PM||That Late Night Thing|
|9:30 AM||Morning Worship|
|10:45 AM||Breakout Session I|
|11:45 AM||Breakout Session II|
Lunch on your own
Supper on your own
|10:00 PM||Campus/Church Group Time|
It is recommended that you make reservations at the venue at either Embassy Suites or at the Kingston Plantation Villas.
($109 + taxes and a $5 daily resort fee per room per day)
($130 + taxes and a $5 daily resort fee per room per day)
*If you are selecting a room with 5 or 6 guests, please select 4 instead. The pricing amount changes when 5 or 6 guests are reserved; however, the rooming rate listed on our website will be guaranteed even if you have 5 or 6 guests in the room.
Important Note: Embassy Suites requests that all groups send them a listing of the people staying in their reserved rooms by January 22nd - this helps with check-in when you arrive. The rooming list can be faxed to the Kingston Plantation Reservation Department at 843.497.1726 or e-mailed to Kingston.email@example.com. In the message title, type "Converge 2018." On the rooming list, you'll need to provide your confirmation number(s), the name under which the rooms were reserved and a listing by suite of the occupants in each suite.
9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572