HIGH IMPACT WEEKENDS FOR STUDENT MINISTRIES


Everything about Deep Freeze – from the main sessions and seminars, to the outrageous fun and abundant free time options – is carefully crafted to be a catalyst for you and your ministry. Deep Freeze is an environment designed by New England youth leaders for New England churches.

And it keeps getting better! We continue to prayerfully and intentionally refine the experience to maximize the impact. We cover the details so you can do what you do best: invest in the lives of students.

2018 WEEKENDS

January 5-7, 2018

SPEAKER: JOSEPH SOJOURNER

Joseph Sojourner (aka Sojo) is a communicator, writer, and hip hop recording artist residing in Atlanta, GA. His new album titled Fight Club continues to gain rapid support, inspiring a generation to fight for others. Sojourner’s live shows blend his thoughtful art and communication with bass-pounding music, catchy choruses, and prolific lyrics. His supporters are empowered to be the culture shifters.

Joseph is deeply passionate about engaging next generation leaders. The Kent State University grad founded Opposite Entertainment LLC, a positive media company. He is the host of Bigstuf, a summer beach camp reaching over 14,000 students from across the nation, as well as the host of Catalyst Conferences for young adult leaders worldwide. He communicates at the six churches of North Point Ministries and is a communicator for Orange XP3 Students & Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy. Prior to this, Joseph served as the Director of H.S. Ministry at Browns Bridge Community Church, as well as the Creative Director of Bigstuf.

BAND: ONE VOICE ANTHEM

We are One Voice Anthem, a Christian band originating in Albany, NY. After years of serving as worship leaders for thousands of believers at our churches, we all discussed the desire to lead Christians everywhere in worship by writing original music and putting our own passion, gratitude, and praise into song. Following the example of great worshipers past and present, One Voice Anthem seeks to bring a thoughtful and powerful message through each song we write, with Scripture being the core inspiration and the freeing truth in every line. The name One Voice Anthem was chosen because of a vision seen during the first writing session; one person singing praises to God while seemingly standing alone until the viewpoint expands and millions of people around the world are seen singing the same song to the same Savior along with the one. With this idea of a united, global anthem, the members of One Voice Anthem are excited to bring Christians from every place and background together to praise the one and only Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, with one voice.

January 12-14, 2018

SPEAKER: DANNY RAY

Danny Ray is a highly sought after illusionist and speaker for youth and family events.  For over 15 years now, Danny Ray has been traveling the world sharing God’s transforming message through captivating illusions.  He does this with laughter and mind-blowing magic that cause people to be shocked, amazed and inspired all at the same time. Danny, his super supportive wife, and three brilliant children (ages 18, 16 & 12) reside in sunny Southern California.  You can find out more about Danny at www.NoWayDannyRay.com and can also purchase his book, Live ReMarkably/ Magnificent Mark, which is helping teens to live remarkable lives.

“It’s probably safe to say that of the top sleight-of-hand illusionists in the world, Danny Ray is the only one with a Master’s of Divinity degree and 10 years of full time church ministry under his belt.” – OUTREACH MAGAZINE

Danny’s Website

BAND: THE GREAT ROMANCE

The Great Romance is a worship/rock band from the St. Louis, MO, area.  They travel the country spreading the gospel of Christ through music and more.  The band consists of Matt Vollmar (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Chase Weber (lead guitar), and Cory Wilkinson (bass).  The band has shared the stage with some of today’s biggest Christian acts, including Switchfoot, Kutless, Audio Adrenaline, David Crowder, and Gungor.  They have also played a ton of festivals including AGAPE/Greenville, IL, Kingdom Bound/Buffalo, NY, and Disney’s Night of Joy/Orlando, FL.  They continue to travel the country, California to New Jersey, Michigan to Florida.

The Great Romance Facebook Page

January 19-21, 2018 (Phone Registrations Only)

SPEAKER: JOSH OTT

Isaiah 6:8–“Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Hi, my name is Josh, and answering that call has allowed me to experience some incredible stuff.  After graduating from Trinity International University, I started in ministry as a youth pastor.  I loved every minute of the 8 years I spent serving students and their families, but eventually God moved me to serve the local church as a lead pastor.  I have been serving as a lead pastor since 2008. I am a dad and a husband.

BAND: THE GREAT ROMANCE

The Great Romance is a worship/rock band from the St. Louis, MO, area.  They travel the country spreading the gospel of Christ through music and more.  The band consists of Matt Vollmar (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano), Chase Weber (lead guitar), and Cory Wilkinson (bass).  The band has shared the stage with some of today’s biggest Christian acts, including Switchfoot, Kutless, Audio Adrenaline, David Crowder, and Gungor.  They have also played a ton of festivals including AGAPE/Greenville, IL, Kingdom Bound/Buffalo, NY, and Disney’s Night of Joy/Orlando, FL.  They continue to travel the country, California to New Jersey, Michigan to Florida.

The Great Romance Facebook Page

January 26-28, 2018 (SOLD OUT)

SPEAKER: MARK OESTREICHER

Mark Oestreicher has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Marko has had a broad experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor. For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers – the last 8 of those years as president. Concurrently, Marko was also a part of the leadership team of Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI).

Marko has authored or contributed to more than 60 books, including the much-talked-about Youth Ministry 3.0. Marko is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers.

Marko has been married to Jeannie for 26 years and has two teenage children, Liesl and Max.

BAND: TBA

February 2-4, 2018 (Phone Registrations Only)

SPEAKER: SAM BHATT

Sam grew up in the church and in a Christian home but rejected Christ for many years. After some bad decisions and wrong turns, Sam accepted Christ’s love and dedicated the rest of his life to serving Him. He has a heart for students and wants to help them find Jesus Christ and a consistent passion for Him. He graduated from Emmaus Bible College in 2000 and has since been traveling all over the world speaking to students and young adults at churches, conferences and other venues. Sam and his wife Amber have been blessed with three amazing kids, Izzy, Liam and Olivia. Sam was a youth pastor in Colorado Springs at The Gathering for about 4 years. He began as the senior pastor at Alethia Church in 2010 and also works full time in a secular position at a tech company.

BAND: ONE VOICE ANTHEM

We are One Voice Anthem, a Christian band originating in Albany, NY. After years of serving as worship leaders for thousands of believers at our churches, we all discussed the desire to lead Christians everywhere in worship by writing original music and putting our own passion, gratitude, and praise into song. Following the example of great worshipers past and present, One Voice Anthem seeks to bring a thoughtful and powerful message through each song we write, with Scripture being the core inspiration and the freeing truth in every line. The name One Voice Anthem was chosen because of a vision seen during the first writing session; one person singing praises to God while seemingly standing alone until the viewpoint expands and millions of people around the world are seen singing the same song to the same Savior along with the one. With this idea of a united, global anthem, the members of One Voice Anthem are excited to bring Christians from every place and background together to praise the one and only Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, with one voice.

February 9-11, 2018 (Phone Registrations Only)

SPEAKER: SAMER MASSAD

Samer Massad is currently studying at Dallas Theological Seminary where he is working towards his Th.M. Before DTS, he spent four years in Athens at the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in finance. During his time in Athens, Samer served at Athens Church (a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner) for four years. For two of those years he was a part of the Leadership Development Program where he served on staff with the student ministry as the Small Groups and Events Coordinator. He is a huge proponent of small groups and believes life-change happens best within the context of community. Samer also communicated on a regular basis and has developed a passion for communicating the truth of God’s word in an engaging, relevant, and practical way.

Samer’s parents were born in Israel and he is proud of his Arabic heritage. Arabic is actually his first language. He places a high value on family and is one in a family of 6. He has one younger brother and two younger sisters. He considers his parents, Suhail and Marie, and his younger siblings, Chris, Sahar, and Christina, to be 5 of his best friends. Samer is one of the most relational and fun-loving guys you will ever meet. He loves to laugh, loves jigsaw puzzles, and is quick to take advantage of any opportunity to get out on the soccer pitch or the basketball court.

Click here for video of Sammer speaking.

BAND: MASS ANTHEM

All together. One voice. Mass Anthem came together at Judson University. “We have had the wonderful opportunity of leading worship at churches and camps. We are very excited to see how God will use us in the years to come. God continues to bless our efforts and we are so blessed to offer our musical talent back to Him.” – Jon Moment, Mass Anthem
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– Romans 15:5-6

February 16-18, 2018

SPEAKER: DUFFY ROBBINS

Serving as chairman of the youth ministry department at Eastern University, Duffy Robbins is a popular speaker internationally at camps and conference centers of both youth and youth leaders. A frequent contributor to Youthletter, Youthworker Journal, Campus Life and Group Magazines, Duffy is also the author of nine books, including The Ministry of Nurture: A Youth Worker’s Guide to Discipling Teenagers.

BAND: OBB

The trio’s infectious songs, infused with hope amidst a backdrop of colorful pop, are connecting with young fans desiring to sing along to something that matters.  The Oswald Brother Band, aka OBB, is Zach, Jacob and Nich.  Lovers of all-things music, the brothers have been sharpening their musical abilities for as long as they can remember.

Band practice consumes much of their free time, something the guys are committed to in a quest to continually improve their craft.   Zach explains, “You don’t have to wait until you get older. Once you start realizing what that gift is that God has given you, start multiplying it. Start making that something you can use to reach more people.”

February 23-25, 2018

SPEAKER: STUART HALL

Stuart Hall is the founder and director of Dash Student Leadership, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the standard of influence among America’s teens by developing students as spiritual leaders. His fourteen-plus years of youth ministry experience include three highly successful local church ministries and work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. His unique blend of humor and powerful application makes him one of America’s best student communicators.

BAND: OBB

The trio’s infectious songs, infused with hope amidst a backdrop of colorful pop, are connecting with young fans desiring to sing along to something that matters.  The Oswald Brother Band, aka OBB, is Zach, Jacob and Nich.  Lovers of all-things music, the brothers have been sharpening their musical abilities for as long as they can remember.

Band practice consumes much of their free time, something the guys are committed to in a quest to continually improve their craft.   Zach explains, “You don’t have to wait until you get older. Once you start realizing what that gift is that God has given you, start multiplying it. Start making that something you can use to reach more people.”

March 2-4, 2018

SPEAKER: JOEY TODD

My name is Joey. I am a husband, a Dad, and a Christ follower.  I live in the great city of Wilmington, NC.  This is where I was born, where I climbed my first tree, went to my first school dance, had a crazy middle school crush on my now wife (#win), marched in the drumline at Michael Jordan’s Alma Mater,  and served as Student and College Pastor.

Over the last ten years I have been blessed with the opportunity to speak, teach and create incredible environments for thousands of teenagers and college students to see, hear and experience who God is.  I love speaking and teaching God’s Word in a way that challenges the creative process and isn’t just relevant, but applicable and life changing.  I also love coming alongside people in the trenches of ministry and working to bring a fresh perspective and creative approach to hit the moving target of students (not literally hitting students…well maybe…who knows).

BAND: OBB

The trio’s infectious songs, infused with hope amidst a backdrop of colorful pop, are connecting with young fans desiring to sing along to something that matters.  The Oswald Brother Band, aka OBB, is Zach, Jacob and Nich.  Lovers of all-things music, the brothers have been sharpening their musical abilities for as long as they can remember.

Band practice consumes much of their free time, something the guys are committed to in a quest to continually improve their craft.   Zach explains, “You don’t have to wait until you get older. Once you start realizing what that gift is that God has given you, start multiplying it. Start making that something you can use to reach more people.”

March 9-11, 2018

SPEAKER: MILES FIDELL

Miles Fidell graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2011 with a BS in Organizational Communication. He is currently earning his Master’s Degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Immediately following college, Miles accepted a position on staff with North Metro Church, working as the student pastor for Sublime Student Ministries in Kennesaw, GA, from 2011-2014. The ministry saw explosive growth under Miles’ leadership with hundreds of new students coming to faith in Christ. In August of 2014, Miles and his wife Courtney were called to launch Auburn Community Church with a group of families in Auburn, AL, where Miles currently serves as the Lead Pastor. Auburn Community Church is a thriving, multi-generational church reaching hundreds of college students and families in the Auburn area. Miles communicates in front of large groups on a weekly basis and is passionate about seeing the next generation respond to the gospel and choose Jesus above all else.

Click here for video of Miles speaking.

BAND: SING LOVE

Sing Love is a collective. Their vision is to lead people into the throne room of God and then step out of the way so everyone can experience the love and glory of Jesus Christ. Sing Love consists of 20+ (and counting) worship leaders who have a passion to lift up the name of Jesus through music and art. Sing Love can look and feel very differently from one event to another, but what remains true about the band is wherever they go they will glorify the name of Christ with every chance they get.

Micah Beckwith of Sing Love sums it up by saying, “Our prayer and vision is that everyone in the audience would go deeper into the presence of God. We want people who walk away from a Sing Love event to remember the time they had an encounter with their Creator who loves them deeply! If that happens then we’ve succeeded.”

March 16-18, 2018

SPEAKER: LUCAS RAMIREZ

Lucas Ramirez develops next generation leaders. He is a man renewed by the love of Jesus and loves to inspire passion for Christ in others. He currently serves as Executive Director for The Gathering Place (thegp.org), a Christian leadership development organization that impacts over 12,000 students each year with the mission to reach, equip and send them with the power of the Gospel. He is a graduate of Eastern University’s Youth Ministry program and also serves on the ministry council for the National Network of Youth Ministries. Lucas now resides in Coastal Georgia, but being a native to Argentina, he is proud to be from the south. Lucas married the love of his Thea and they have three kids: Luci, Max and Teddy.

BAND: SING LOVE

Sing Love is a collective. Their vision is to lead people into the throne room of God and then step out of the way so everyone can experience the love and glory of Jesus Christ. Sing Love consists of 20+ (and counting) worship leaders who have a passion to lift up the name of Jesus through music and art. Sing Love can look and feel very differently from one event to another, but what remains true about the band is wherever they go they will glorify the name of Christ with every chance they get.

Micah Beckwith of Sing Love sums it up by saying, “Our prayer and vision is that everyone in the audience would go deeper into the presence of God. We want people who walk away from a Sing Love event to remember the time they had an encounter with their Creator who loves them deeply! If that happens then we’ve succeeded.”

Deep Freeze runs every weekend from January 5th until March 18th, 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT

Large Group Gatherings

Deep Freeze features 4 large group gatherings with engaging worship from up and coming bands and rich teaching from compelling speakers. We craft each gathering to engage a wide spectrum of students and make sure the truth of God’s story is centerstage.

Small Group Discussions

Our mission is to advance and support the work of the local church and local youth ministry. In each Deep Freeze weekend, we carve out significant blocks of time at key moments for your group to have discussion. We believe this is the best way to ensure that the 40 hours of Deep Freeze have 52 weeks of impact for you. We always give the youth leader the last word.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions at Deep Freeze engage students in a smaller environment. Our experienced team offers an option for students no matter where they are on their spiritual journey, from those with no Christian context to those seeking Christ and deeper discipleship.

Leaders Meeting

Leaders Meetings at Deep Freeze are not just information, they are inspiration. We LOVE youth workers and take time each morning to gather to open God’s Word and pray. Many leaders note this time as one of the highlights of their year.

RATES (per person)

$160

By 10/31

$170

Starting 11/1

$5 Off

For March 16-18 Weekend