A week-long gathering to explore faith, worship, your gifts and your relationship with God.
Awakening IV is June 9–14, 2019!
Join other students in grades 9–12 to learn about worship, develop your gifts in the arts and lead worship at the end of the week in the Festival of Worship.
The sense of Christian community will be rich and God-inspired!
- Awakening III (2018) – 55 students from five states
- Awakening II (2017) – 40 high school students from five states
- Awakening I (2016) – 20 students from four states.
Imagine. Church. Renewed.
If you’re a high school student going into grades 9–12 seeking to grow your skills and passions about worship and the arts, this is the week for you.
Are you a musician, an actor, an artist, a dancer, a sound technician or a philosopher? Take this opportunity to develop your gifts — and perhaps discover gifts you never realized.
Join us on the beautiful campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, to work with nationally known pastors, ministry leaders, professors, church musicians, artists, dancers and technical arts specialists.
This will be a time to grow and learn more about yourself and your God. To see God for who he is. To build relationships. To change the lives of others and, in turn, your own.
Develop your gifts in the Worship Arts
- Acoustic guitar
- Lead guitar
- Bass guitar
- Percussion/Drum set
- Liturgical dance
- Technology (sound)
- Worship planning
Individual students are encouraged to attend — but you may get the most of Awakening if you come with friends and fellow students.
Together or individually, you can return to your church, youth ministry and school prepared to make a difference through what you’ve learned and developed. You. Church. Renewed.
The Awakening has collaborated with The Invitation to begin a new podcast. In the first episode Josh engages a group of the Awakening students to consider the unique gift of a teenager’s spiritual journey.
Be an apprentice! Graduating high school seniors who have been a part of Awakening in the past and are headed to Hope in the fall can become paid student interns after their freshman year at Hope.
Interested in worship?
Whether you want to explore your vocation in worship or the arts, or simply want to
become a better worshipper, Awakening is for you.
Prof. James De Boer
Director of Awakening
Miller Center for Musical Arts221 Columbia AvenueHolland, MI 49423
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.Frederick Buechner