About

A Generation in MOTION

MOTION is a local church student conference that is founded on the belief that our faith is not meant to be idle, hidden, or contained but instead lived out in MOTION in Christ!

In 2009, God laid a vision on the heart of our student ministry team to bring local church youth groups together from all over the southeast for one weekend. The vision for the weekend was simply this: worship, prayer, and focused teaching on one thing- this generation putting their faith into MOTION. MOTION is more than a conference. It’s more than bands and speakers. MOTION is about a generation empowered by Jesus, equipped to make a difference, and living out their faith every day!

Now in its twelfth year, God is doing something new. For the first time ever, MOTION is expanding beyond Birmingham and will host 3 conference experiences in 3 different cities across the state of Alabama. Imagine thousands of young people converging on 3 locations over one weekend to worship Jesus, join in community, and learn how to live out their faith in MOTION. Although we will gather in different venues, we will remain ALL TOGETHER in heart, purpose, and spirit. It is going to be incredible! We know our schools, homes, churches, and cities will never be the same.

There has never been a better time to join the movement!

All invited, all welcome, all belong - ALL TOGETHER.

A generation in MOTION.

For a better idea of what goes on in a session, check out our archives.

Locations

MOTION is growing, and for the first time ever we will host three local conference experiences across the state of Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, and Mobile.

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DETAILS

Each location will host live worship and speakers. The worship artists will rotate venue to venue, so every session will have a live band. Each venue will host at least five live speakers. There will also be moments that are streamed between all locations so that we can experience pieces of MOTION All Together.

MOTION is a local church student conference that is founded on the belief that our faith is not meant to be idle, hidden, or contained but instead lived out in MOTION in Christ! We want to see this generation empowered by Jesus, equipped to make a difference, and living out their faith every day! In 2009, God laid a vision on the heart of our student ministry team to bring local church youth groups together from all over the southeast for one weekend. The vision for the weekend would simply be this: worship, prayer, and focused teaching on one thing- this generation putting their faith into MOTION. MOTION is now in its twelfth year as a conference and God is doing amazing things! It is our prayer that students and youth leaders leave the conference refreshed, equipped, and inspired to live their lives in MOTION at home, in the local church, in their cities, and around the world.

MOTION designed for junior high (6th-8th grade), high school (9th-12th grade), and college-age (18-22) students. Although we allow incoming sixth graders, we ask you to determine whether or not the individual student can handle the length of sessions and intensity of the conference. Adult student ministry leaders are encouraged to attend with the students they lead. We also allow groups of Youth Leaders to register without bringing their students if they’d like to attend with a leadership/team building focus.

If you are in student ministry or you are the leader of a group of students attending the conference you may purchase a ticket to attend MOTION. If not, thank you for understanding that this is a student conference and there are no additional seats available for general admission adults.

We are a student conference through Church of the Highlands. You can find more details about our church’s statement of faith here.

Although early registration and check-in will tentatively begin on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the first session of the conference will not take place until 7:00 p.m. We open registration and check-in early to help accommodate those that are traveling from out-of-town. The conference will conclude on Saturday, July 25 at 4:15 p.m.

No. All conference events will be held on site at the BJCC, Von Braun Center, and Mobile Civic Center.

Please complete the contact form on the contact page and we would be happy to help you with your request.

No. While families are extremely important to us, there will not be childcare available during the conference and we are unable to accommodate children. Please make outside arrangements for childcare if you plan to attend MOTION. We greatly appreciate not asking for any exceptions.

There are a variety of service times and locations for Church of the Highlands on Sunday. Please click here for all the details.

Yes – you can, but it must not exceed the dimensions of 14″ x 14″ x 6″ and must be clear.

Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container on-site:

– Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 12″ x 6″.

– One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

Thank you for your understanding as we follow the safety guidelines.


Yes. Please visit the lodging page for more information and a list of hotels offering discounted rates.

No. The hotels we have listed on the website are hotels where we have negotiated discounted rates. We have also confirmed that these hotels are safe and acceptable for occupancy.

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Conference Cause

The local church is the hope of the world, and we believe that this generation has a significant part to play in helping see the Gospel reach the nations through church planting. At MOTION 2020, we will have the opportunity to give towards current and future church planters- those who have a dream to reach a city for Jesus. More details will be announced soon, but we would love you to start praying about how you can participate.