Awakening logoA week-long gathering to explore faith, worship, your gifts and your relationship with God.

Awakening is June 11–16, 2017

Awakening 2016 featured 20 high school students representing 11 cities and the states of Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina and Michigan.

Imagine. Church. Renewed.

If you’re a high school student going into grades 10–12 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.

Awakening worship on the beachDevelop your gifts in the Worship Arts

  • Vocal
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Lead guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Keyboard/Piano
  • Organ
  • Painting
  • Liturgical dance
  • Songwriting
  • Technology (sound)
  • Theology
  • 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 place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Frederick Buechner