Fire-Up is a weekend discipleship conference for high school students hosted in Troy, IL. Every high school student is welcome to register and attend. Student ministries and student ministry leaders are encouraged to be a part of Fire-Up. We’re praying for awakening in the hearts of the next generation during this 25th year of Fire-Up!
The theme for Fire-Up 2022 is Awakening.
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” –Eph. 5:14
BILL STANLEY, SPEAKER
Bill Stanley is an iconoclast, activist, speaker, and coach, who considers himself a wanderer, artist, and lover of all people and vanilla ice cream. He lives his life 100 MPH outside the proverbial box.
People say his talks are dynamic, passionate, relevant, and driven. He uses the newest ways to share the oldest truths, to help people know God and become the hero of their own story.
Over the last 25 years he has worked as a speaker, student pastor, teacher, coach, baseball umpire, radio talk show host and motivational speaker. In addition to speaking to thousands annually, Bill is employed as a police officer with the City of Cocoa Beach, Florida.
HARVEST WORSHIP BAND
Harvest has led worship for camps, conferences, and churches all over Illinois and the midwest, including Fire-Up which has been a pillar for the ministry since it began in 1997!
FIRE-UP SR. HIGH CONFERENCE
Fire-Up is a discipleship event for high school students hosted in Troy, IL. For 2022, the dates are February 25-26. The conference itself will mostly happen from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm on Saturday, February, 26, however, we will have a bonus session from 7:30 – 9:15 on Friday night, February 25.
Registration includes the program, meals, refreshments, and a t-shirt if registered before February 4.
HOW FIRE-UP WEEKEND WORKS
Most commonly, a local church student ministry group, led by a student ministry leader and or some adult volunteers, register for the event and attend together. Friday night opening worship and fellowship time will happen from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Due to the pandemic, if your group doesn’t want to deal with lodging, you’re welcome to join us for the bulk of the conference on Saturday, February 26 from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm. During this time, meals will be provided at the event and included in the registration fee. All programming will take place in the same building except for a couple of hours after lunch when groups, who will be responsible for their own transportation, will have an option to go take a break. Your group can do your own thing around town or you can take part in one of a handful of activities planned through Fire-Up. Fire-Up concludes at 8:30 pm on Saturday, February 26 to give groups time to drive back home. If you are a student in the Troy, IL area and would like to attend, you can join in with the student ministry from the host church for the event, including the afternoon activities. If your group is planning to stay in Troy, IL on Saturday evening, you’re welcome to attend worship in Troy, however, it will be the regular worship services for the church and not the Fire-Up Programming. We’d love to have you!
Can’t make it in person? We would love to have your local church student ministry participate virtually during the event on February 25-26, 2022. Please click here for more information about online registration.
When you register for the event, there is a basic checkbox to click as “permission” from your parent/guardian to attend. We’re counting on student ministry leaders to use their own permission forms as they would for any other trip. However, here is a Printable Release Form if you can use.
PRAY FOR FIRE-UP
Join our email prayer team! You can also text PRAY to 618-243-7476. Thank you!
SCHEDULED TIMES FOR FIRE-UP 2022
>>> Scheduled times: Friday, February 25 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm and Saturday, February 26 from 9:30 am – 8:30 pm. Fire-Up is hosted at Troy United Methodist Church in Troy, IL.
GIVING TOWARD FIRE-UP 25TH YEAR!
Maybe you attended Fire-Up in the past, maybe you’ve been a youth worker in the past or maybe you just believe in ministry to the next generation in this way! Though we charge a registration fee for the event, we welcome your support in helping to keep costs down for students and to provide a great program and hospitality – all with a focus on inviting students to follow Jesus! If you feel led to join us with a financial gift, you can do so here.