December 28-30, 2017

at Red Lion on the River

Online Registration is Available!

Winter Youth takes place December 28th through the 30th at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. The conference is aimed at high school students and is full of intense learning, deep relationship building, and a huge celebration of who God is.



Rudyard Kipling once said, "If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten." Faith is very similar. What do you know about the story of God? Do you know that all of life is a grand story starting in the beginning with God's good creation? But then something went tragically wrong and the entire cosmos was thrown into rebellion because of the Fall. Yet, God choose to redeem his people through Jesus, and He is ultimately redeeming all of creation through the coming of His Kingdom. This is the grand story of God. The Threads compares the three different stories of Christianity, Islam and Post-Modernism to determine which story shapes our view of the world. Axis presents these three meta-narratives using the six literary elements of story:

AXIS We have invited a presentation team from AXIS to bring their interactive, multimedia heavy, poignant presentation that will draw students into worship of the one true God.
  • Setting: Where is the story taking place?
  • Character: Who am I and what role do I play?
  • Plot: What is the purpose of my story?
  • Conflict: What acts as a roadblock in my story?
  • Climax: Will I overcome the conflict and achieve my purpose?
  • Resolution: How does the story end?

You will come to understand that God's story is ultimately the one story that frames the grand narrative of human existence.

Taylor Reavely

Music: Taylor Reavely

Taylor Reavely - Back by popular demand. Taylor is a Portland-native artist, speaker, pastor, and student. Taylor's musical training began when he started piano lessons at age six. His growing love for music inspired him to explore other instruments, including drums, saxophone, and guitar. His love for music, combined with his love for words also led him to song-writing. Taylor released his first solo project in 2010. When Taylor was sixteen, he began leading music at New Life Church in West Linn, Oregon, and later, at the age of twenty, Taylor also began to lead and teach at the young adults ministry, re:Generation. This new love for teaching and preaching has given Taylor a clear vision for his life and has led him to study at Western Seminary. Music and speaking will continue to be the core components of Taylor's life and ministry. In 2012, Taylor married his childhood sweetheart, Andie.

Registration and Prices

$192 per student for two nights ($157 if registered before Dec 1st)
$99 per sponsor
$99 per commuter
$222 per student for three nights ($187 if registered before Dec 1st)
$129 per sponsor for three nights

Cost includes: Housing at the Red Lion Hotel, conference booklets, and a wonderful program. Food is on your own. Jantzen Beach area has many food options for your group to choose from.

Online Registration is Available!

2017 Schedule*

10:00 AM WYC Registration
12:30 PM Youth Worker Luncheon
2:00 PM Session 1
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 2
11:30 PM Midnight Praise
8:00 AM Alone Time / YW Meeting
10:00 AM Session 3
2:00 - 5:00 PM Workshops (x3)
5:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Group Activities
11:59 PM Midnight Praise
9:00 AM Alone Time
10:00 AM Session 4
11:30 AM Head Home

*schedule subject to change


Online Registration is Available!

Team Barnabas Information

Team Barnabas members are the volunteer support staff that make Winter Youth Celebration happen successfully. The name, Barnabas, comes from the Bible, and means encourager. We ask the team to serve the event by praying and being available to do anything that a church might need. They will also help give directions to people (to breakout rooms, etc) and they help with logistics (room set-ups and clean-up after the event). You must be 19 years old and/or one full year out of high school to serve.