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Vantage

Prepare to MAKE an impact - Vantage Conference - April 7, 2017
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About Vantage

The Awana Vantage Conference is an annual gathering of Christian thought leaders and kidmin practitioners, pastors and volunteers who want to prepare for and reply to what's next in culture, technology and ministry. Powered by Awana, Vantage is designed to be an annual conference that will provide the latest and greatest from Awana, its partners and friends in order for you and your team to reach more kids and students with the Gospel as well as to be equipped with practical tools and ministry solutions.

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Every disciple of Jesus is called into the ministry of disciple-making. We were not made to wait for the challenge to come to us, to sit back, stay put or hold back the message of the Gospel. Jesus commanded:

Go and make...

Together at Vantage we will begin a purposeful journey so you know where to start and how to keep going. Together we will approach the greatest challenges in ministry and inspire you to meet them with the fullest conviction and keep moving forward. Inspired by thought leaders and ministry practitioners, we will go further and deeper, igniting curiosity and confidence.

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Speakers

Valerie Bell

Valerie Bell

CEO

Awana
Harvey Carey

Harvey Carey

Founder and Senior Pastor

Citadel of Faith Covenant Church
Matt Markins

Matt Markins

President and COO

Awana
Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Speaker and Author
Professor

Biola University
Wess Stafford

Wess Stafford

Advocate for Children
Former President and CEO

Compassion International
Haydn Shaw

Haydn Shaw

Thought Leader and Author

Generational IQ
Josh Griffin

Hosted by:

Josh Griffin

Author and Co-founder

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Donna Hershock

Hosted by:

Donna Hershock

Director of Leadership Development

Awana

Experience

  • Onsite
  • Streaming
  • Onsite at Awana

  • Live Streaming

  • Bring your key leaders to the live event in the Chicago suburbs and experience the music, connections, information and energy of Vantage in person — lunch is included!

    Space is limited. Register for the live, onsite event today!

  • Pack your place with as many leaders as you'd like and reproduce the conference materials for each of them. Registration provides access to conference sessions so you can watch all the great content at whatever time works best for your team.

Onsite

Onsite at Awana

Bring your key leaders to the live event in the Chicago suburbs and experience the music, connections, information and energy of Vantage in person — lunch is included!

Space is limited. Register for the live, onsite event today!

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Streaming

Live Streaming

Pack your place with as many leaders as you'd like and reproduce the conference materials for each of them. Registration provides access to conference sessions so you can watch all the great content at whatever time works best for your team.

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Pre-conference

April 6, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CST)

Awana Global Headquarters
(See address below in the “Location” section.)

Onsite attendees can add the Vantage Pre-Conference to their Vantage experience for only $35.

When you register, choose “Onsite Guest + Pre-Conference.” Then select two of the five track options on the “Agenda” tab.

Choose any two
of these five practical tracks:

  • Making a Place for Families and Children with Special-Needs
    Linda Weddle
  • Making Volunteers That Stick
    Kris Smoll
  • Making Change Happen — Leading KidMin
    Matt Markins
  • Making an Impact — Creating Disciples That Last Past 5th Grade
    Chris Marchand
  • Making Leaders — Taste of LEAD
    Megan Whittow

Your pre-conference experience includes appetizers and dessert as well as a chance to gain hands-on knowledge and coupons to the Vantage store for special savings!

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Schedule

APRIL 7, 2017
(CENTRAL STANDARD TIME)

  • 9:00 am
  • Session 1: Making a Difference
    Valerie Bell  |  Wess Stafford
  • 10:30 am
  • Session 2: Making Disciples
    Harvey Carey  |  Matt Markins
  • 1:00 pm
  • Session 3: Making it Real
    Sean McDowell
    (prerecorded)
     | 
    Rachel Wojo
  • 2:35 pm
  • Session 4: Making it Happen
  • 4:30 pm
  • Conclusion
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Pricing

Introductory
Special Pricing

12/01 – 12/08
  • Onsite (per person)
  • $60
  • Streaming (per site)
  • $60

Super Early-Bird
Price Break

12/09 – 02/02
  • Onsite (per person)
  • $85
  • Streaming (per site)
  • $85

Early-Bird
Pricing

02/03 – 03/09
  • Onsite (per person)
  • $110
  • Streaming (per site)
  • $110

Final
Price Break

03/10 – 03/30
  • Onsite (per person)
  • $135
  • Streaming (per site)
  • $135

Regular
Registration

03/31 – 04/07
  • Onsite (per person)
  • $160
  • Streaming (per site)
  • $160
$5

from every registration from 12/09 – 12/31 goes to reaching kids around the world with the Gospel!

Location

Join us live onsite at the Awana Global Headquarters:
1 East Bode Rd. Streamwood, IL 60107

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Hotel

Limited space available, but more can be added upon request.
Contact Country Inn Suites directly, and mention Awana Vantage Conference 2017 to make your reservation.
Reservations must be made by March 20th, 2017.

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FAQs

  • I’ve never been to Vantage. What will it be like?

    The Vantage Conference is an amazing one-day conference where you’ll hear from influential voices from the worlds of kidmin, leadership, cultural engagement and Christian thought, as well as get a preview of new Awana products and solutions. You’ll also learn new and practical ways to engage parents and volunteers, while getting to the heart of the Awana mission to reach kids with the Gospel around the world and create lifelong disciples.

  • Is Vantage relevant if I don’t have Awana at my church?

    The Vantage Conference is a unique event that will equip you to reach more kids with the Gospel and lifelong discipleship. We commit to bring you a diverse lineup of speakers who will help you navigate timely and practical topics that will encourage, challenge and strengthen your children’s ministry. The Vantage Conference will also feature Awana solutions and product previews so even though you may not utilize the Awana ministry at your church, our hope would be that in addition to the amazing and practical content, you would also begin to see and imagine how Awana could serve your church in fulfilling its mission.

  • How do I register for Vantage?

    To register for Vantage, simply visit awana.org/vantage and click any button you see that says ‘Register’. You will be forwarded to a section that explains the two viewing options (live streaming/on-site), select your option and move forward to purchase. You will also be given the option to register for our Pre-Conference Experience being held the day prior to the event. If you have any questions about registration, please email vantage@awana.org.

  • How is the conference content made available?

    We provide access to the Vantage Conference through onsite participation Awana Global Headquarters or through an internet connection where participants can either stream it live or access the recorded content for up to 120 days after the live event (Aug 5th).

  • We paid to stream Vantage. How will that work?

    Without getting too far into the technology of things, your team will be able to stream Vantage at your church or ministry site. Each registration buys a site license. If you have any questions about streaming, please email vantage@awana.org.

  • Do I have to stream Vantage at the same time as the live event?

    No, the streaming purchase gives you access to conference content for up to 120 days following the live event (Aug 5th). You and your team can choose to stream the conference at your convenience (either all at once or in segments).

  • If I can stream the conference, what’s the advantage of attending the live event?

    Streaming the conference or watching Vantage online is a great option, however there is something truly irreplaceable about joining us onsite at Awana Global Headquarters. Attending Vantage in person allows you to join with us in live worship, eat lunch together, connect and network with other leaders and commanders from around the world. You’ll also be able to take advantage of limited time and special sale-priced items at our conference store where we’ll feature resources from our keynote speakers. This year for the first time ever when you register to join us onsite you will also get the option to register for the pre-conference where you will be able to choose two from five available tracks that will provide a more in-depth look at solutions for your ministry.

  • If I attend the conference at Awana Global Headquarters, will I have a place to stay?

    Awana will reserve a limited block of rooms at a local hotel, and will provide discounted room rates for those who request lodging. If you would like to request lodging, please email vantage@awana.org.

  • Is childcare provided?

    No. The Vantage conference is a one-day event. Our hope is that a jam-packed day of amazing content will equip you to reach more kids and create disciples, but our reach does not include on-site childcare.

  • In case of a last-minute cancellation, will I be able to get a refund on my registration or transfer to another member of my team?

    Yes! If you request a refund, your money will be processed and returned to you within the next business week, unless otherwise noted. It is also simple and easy to contact us and let us know that you would like to change the registrant’s name. If you would like to request a refund or team member name transfer, please email vantage@awana.org.

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