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.

Presenters: AXIS Team Logan

Meet Team Logan! Each of us has a deep passion for students and for helping them to see that following Christ is more reasonable and fulfilling than any other path the world has to offer. We are excited for the opportunity we have to get to know you and all of the students at your venue.

Logan Floyd - Team Director

Logan is a recent graduate of Colorado State University in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. He absolutely loves anything to do with football and basketball. Acoustic guitar is also one of his passions. If you catch him at the right time, his goofy personality will shine through in the form of funny voices and singing random Disney or Broadway songs. He is so excited to have the opportunity to travel with Axis and share his passion for speaking truth into the lives of both students, parents, and teachers. Oh... And marshmallows are the way to his heart :)

Courtney Maloney - Team Member

Courtney is a recent graduate from Anderson University, in Anderson, Indiana. She studied Christian Ministries and Psychology. She loves intentional conversations, storytelling, random dancing, puppies and grape juice. Her favorite food is a tie between Mexican and Italian- but like life- is always willing to try new things. She's most excited about the ways God will make Himself known and demonstrate His glory as her life intersects with so many new friends!

David Metcalfe - Team Member

David Metcalfe, is our first international traveling inter from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! So far he hasn't met many Americans who know where that is. He recently graduated a Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta, and is happy to be working at Axis as an intern this year! He enjoys sports a lot, and is surprised how popular football is in America (and how unpopular hockey is). He enjoys learning about life, culture, and values of America. He also find politics and religion very interesting.

Allison Rohrer - Team Member

Allison is from the great state of Texas! She just graduated in May from Texas A&M with a Marketing degree. She absolutely loves traveling, seeing new sights and meeting new people. She enjoys doing things outside, cooking healthy food with friends and family and playing with little kiddos! One of her favorite shows is America's Got Talent because it's so outrageous. She loves exploring local coffee shops but definitely likes tea better than coffee! One of her favorite things in the entire world is watching sunsets. Whenever she arrives in a new town or city she always try to find a new "sunset spot!"

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.