The 2023 Youth Conference in Hammond, Indiana, will be held Tuesday through Thursday, July 18-20, in the FBC Main Auditorium and is designed for teens and youth workers; it is not recommended for children younger than 6th grade.
Along with Pastor John Wilkerson and some of the FBC ministry staff, our guest speakers will be Pastor Charlie Clark of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, New Jersey, and Evangelist Scott Pauley of Cranberry Baptist Church in Beckley, West Virginia.
Additional registrations can only be done online and must be done by opening a new registration form and using a different name on the form; you cannot increase the numbers on the form of any registrations that have been paid for; the name of the church, the city, and the state are what group multiple registrations together.
The cost of the conference registration is $55 per person, with a $10 discount for those who register in April and a $5 discount for those who register in May; this cost includes five meals: pizza on Tuesday night, as well as lunch and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday. It also includes a team T-shirt, wristband, giveaways, and the festival activities at Hyles-Anderson College on Wednesday evening, including the fireworks.
Online registration will end at midnight on Monday, July 10, at which time preregistration will close; you will be able to register additional delegates at the conference on Tuesday, and the cost will be $55 per person.
Accommodations in the dorms at Hyles-Anderson College are limited and are only available for registered delegates and registered chaperones until capacity has been reached; adjustments to the numbers in the dorms must be finalized by Tuesday, July 11. The cost to stay in the dorms is $15 per person per night, and the dorms are available Monday through Thursday nights.
If a hotel is preferred, we suggest you log on to hotels.com or trivago.com and find a hotel in the location of your choosing. Once your choice is made, contact the hotel property directly and let them know you are attending an event at the First Baptist Church of Hammond and they will give you the best price they can. However, if the price you found online is cheaper than what you are told, let them know that, and more often than not, they will match the lower price.
Competitions are open to registered teen delegates only; those over 18 are not permitted to enter the competitions; the deadline to register for any of the competitions is Wednesday, July 5 (no exceptions).
A church may register only one participant/group in each category, and the same teen cannot compete in more than one competition, as they are taking place at the same time.
Click here to download the individual registration cards for each registered delegate in your group, which are due on Monday, July 10; feel free to cut them apart to be filled out, but please put them back in groups of four before either emailing them to email@example.com or faxing them to 219.228.2968.