A Life Changing Weekend for Students!

November 8-10, 2019

From the Director - Abbie Craig

365 Youth Convention is an annual gathering of students and leaders from across the state of Indiana who come together for a weekend of worship, community, fun, and so much more that is all focused on following Jesus every day of our lives, 365. We come together because we believe that when we do, we get to see a bigger picture of the God who loves us, the story God is writing in our lives, and the power of being in community with other people who are also seeking to walk with Jesus every day. 

This year’s theme is The Road to Real, and is based on Psalm 37:23-24, which reads: 

The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.

When we think about God’s direction in our lives, many of us would love to be given a map that makes our future clear. But let’s be real, is this how our God works? This year, we will be diving in to what it looks like in real life to trust God as we are directed step-by-step. We pray that many will discover the One who upholds us in the midst of the times when we feel like we have fallen. We pray that students and adults alike will take steps closer to Jesus as they catch a glimpse of the ways He delights in every single detail of their lives. 

This year for the first time, we are excited to have three incredible speakers who will be joining us in a new format for the entire weekend. It will be a weekend full of new friends, time to grow closer with your youth group, meaningful worship, real talk, tons of fun, impacting the city, and- most importantly- full of opportunities to encounter the God who changes everything. And, it won’t be the same without YOU. We can’t wait to see you and your crew on November 8th!

LATE REGISTRATION: $110 by check/$115 by credit card
*If paid after October 22

**Online registration is now closed, however, you can register additional guests and pay at the door.

*A waiver must be filled out by every participant (student and adult) and turned in upon arrival at the event

General Schedule


3:00        Registration Opens
8:00        Youth Leader Gathering
8:30        Doors Open
9:00        365 Main Session: The Road to What?
10:30      Small Group Time


9:30       Doors Open
10:00     365 Main Session: The Road to Joy
11:30     Lunch/Free Time
2:00       Hang Out Time hosted by Camp Challenge & YCL (come and go)
7:00       Doors Open
7:30       365 Main Session: The Road to Redemption
9:00       Small Group Time


9:30        Doors Open
10:00     365 Main Session: The Road to Real
11:30     Head Home!!

Special Guests



“There is no end to the love our God has for us. God is not hiding, not withholding, not scarce. Our God is right here, right now, inviting us every day into more: more wholeness, more meaning, more healing, more love. It is my prayer for 365 that we hear the invitation loudly and clearly. That we are able to wholeheartedly answer back: yes!”



Rev. Michael J. Thigpen is the Director of the Cultural Resource Center and Director of Multicultural Student services at Anderson University.  It's there where he feeds his passion to feed and resource a very diverse population of multicultural and international students from around the world.  A visionary and a leader, Michael has served the body of Christ for over twenty years. He has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Mike is a Graduate Anderson University having completed both a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership and a Masters in Business Administration from his alma mater.



Joshua currently serves at the main office of Global Strategy and coordinates 73 Church of God projects in 38 countries. He is constantly seeking to rejuvenate our systems of partnership and cultivate ways to more wholly tell the stories of our local churches globally. Before this current assignment, Joshua and his family served with the Three Worlds team in Europe for nearly four years. His heart for service, community, and building bridges between people, was fostered at Anderson University, where he studied Christian ministries.



Paramount Revival Band started as just a couple of friends playing music in a park near the Paramount Theatre in downtown Anderson, Indiana. What started there led to the band playing at different camps, churches, and for youth groups across the midwest. They want revival to not only sweep across the state, but also the nation. That starts one person at a time encountering the presence of the Lord, and taking it with them wherever they go.

Hotel Information

Westin Hotel
241 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 262-8100

Lodging $165 Per Night (Plus Tax)
Rooms Accommodate 4 Persons
*To make a reservation email Andrea Galvan at andrea.galvan@westinindianapolis.com 

Reservation Process
1. Email Andrea Galvan at Westin between October 1st-18th with the # of rooms needed
2. Andrea will send a credit card authorization form
3. Once the CC authorization form is received a group reservation link will be sent

*Room availability cannot be guaranteed after October 18
**Credit Cards will not be charged until 5 days prior to arrival

Additional Info
*If you need to cancel hotel rooms contact Cindy Talley at Indiana Ministries. DO NOT contact the hotel.
**Rooms not booked at the Westin will incur an additional $20 fee per registration.
***Tax is not included in the nightly rate so plan for a 17% tax rate.
****Parking is an additional cost. (Parking options can be found at www.spothero.com and www.gatetenevents.com.)

2019 Youth Planning Council

Interested in being a part of the leadership of 365 Youth Convention 2020?

The YPC (Youth Planning Council) is a team of high school students from across the state who are an integral part of leading the direction of each year. Youth pastors & leaders, we hope you will consider students in your group who you may recommend applying for the team. Applications for the 2020 team are due by October 20, 2019.

Indiana Ministries Sponsors the 365 Youth Convention...

For questions about the conference, please call or send us a message

Tel: 317.773.6477

Fax: 317.773.6570

13300 Olio Rd, Suite 303
Fishers, IN 46037