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.

SPEAKERS

January 6-8, 2017

SPEAKER: JOHN MICHAEL HINTON

John is best known for his energetic, passionate, and dynamic style when speaking before crowds.  He weaves the power of Scripture, story and humor to communicate challenging, life-changing messages your group will not soon forget.  Having been a youth pastor for five years, he has the ability to speak on deep theological truths in ways that even a 7th grader can grasp.

When preparing messages for retreats, camps or evangelistic events, John first dives into his Bible to seek the Holy Spirit for what message he ought to give. John does not have a few canned talks but rather loves to dialogue and brain storm with camp directors and youth pastors about the issues their group is facing.  John’s desire is to continue to develop new messages that are catered for each event.

Click here for video of John speaking. 

BAND: CROSSING JORDAN

Crossing Jordan is a contemporary/rock/worship band from Long Island New York.
Although the band consists of 3 family members, Crossing Jordan has grown to become a group of 5 close friends who love the Lord. They use all of their gifts and talents for the glory of God; striving to reach lost hearts through the ministry of worship. They have had the opportunity to minister at multiple churches across Long Island, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and have even appeared on national television.

Crossing Jordan Facebook Page

January 13-15, 2017 (Phone Registrations Only)

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)

I’m pumped that you even took time to click on this page, but enough about me, keep clicking through this place and let’s discover how I can help you reach your goals, dreams and ambitions for reaching students.

Click here for video of Joey 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

January 20-22, 2017 (Phone Registrations Only)

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: 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

January 27-29, 2017 (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: 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

 

February 3-5, 2017 (Phone Registrations Only)

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 life Thea and they have three kids: Luci, Max and Teddy.

Click here for video of Lucas speaking.

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

February 10-12, 2017 (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 in churches, conferences and other venues. Sam married his wife, Amber, 11 years ago, and have been blessed with three amazing kids, Izzy, Liam and Olivia. Sam Bhatt was a youth pastor in Colorado Springs at The Gathering for just about 4 years and is now the senior pastor at Alethia Church since 2010, as well as working full time in a secular position at a tech company.

BAND: BRIGHTWORK

Hailing from Roanoke, VA, Brightwork booked their first show in May of ’09 before having a band practice. With the pressure on, the fledgling group of college friends logged a series of marathon practices holed up in stuffy basements and fly-ridden trailers. By the end of a long and rewarding summer of writing and performing, Brightwork discovered that their direction had evolved from a project into a calling. Since then, they have shared the stage with several national touring acts including Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Aaron Gillespie (The Almost/Underoath), The Afters, Mikeschair, Future of Forestry, Starfield, Revive, and many others.

“Our mission is to integrate our desires to write and perform with a higher desire to serve Jesus and make him known”, Caleb states. “To us, music is just the means we’ve been given to genuinely connect with people and share what really matters. We love people, and our songs are a way we express and share our hearts, life experiences, and the creativity that they come from”

February 17-19, 2017 (Phone Registrations Only)

SPEAKER: RAY GARCIA

Rev. Raymond Garcia is the founder and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project and Pastor of Roxborough Church.  A two-time graduate of Eastern University, Raymond works closely with the Board of Directors to prayerfully cast a vision for the future of The Philadelphia Project, as well as seeking to faithfully answer the question “What’s next?” His vision for The Philadelphia Project dates back to 1997, and has been shaped and molded by more than 100 different individuals that God has aligned him with over his 13 years in Youth Ministry.

Married to Michelle, they have three sons Isaiah Nathan and Thomas, as well as a daughter, Cadence.  They reside in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeking to live and serve in the same community.

Pastor Ray is happy now to continue an extension of youth ministry by speaking at chapels, retreats, and ministry training conferences helping students engage with the Gospel and equipping leaders to engage with students.

BAND: BRIGHTWORK

Hailing from Roanoke, VA, Brightwork booked their first show in May of ’09 before having a band practice. With the pressure on, the fledgling group of college friends logged a series of marathon practices holed up in stuffy basements and fly-ridden trailers. By the end of a long and rewarding summer of writing and performing, Brightwork discovered that their direction had evolved from a project into a calling. Since then, they have shared the stage with several national touring acts including Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Aaron Gillespie (The Almost/Underoath), The Afters, Mikeschair, Future of Forestry, Starfield, Revive, and many others.

“Our mission is to integrate our desires to write and perform with a higher desire to serve Jesus and make him known”, Caleb states. “To us, music is just the means we’ve been given to genuinely connect with people and share what really matters. We love people, and our songs are a way we express and share our hearts, life experiences, and the creativity that they come from”

February 24-26, 2017

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 Youtletter, 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: BRIGHTWORK

Hailing from Roanoke, VA, Brightwork booked their first show in May of ’09 before having a band practice. With the pressure on, the fledgling group of college friends logged a series of marathon practices holed up in stuffy basements and fly-ridden trailers. By the end of a long and rewarding summer of writing and performing, Brightwork discovered that their direction had evolved from a project into a calling. Since then, they have shared the stage with several national touring acts including Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Aaron Gillespie (The Almost/Underoath), The Afters, Mikeschair, Future of Forestry, Starfield, Revive, and many others.

“Our mission is to integrate our desires to write and perform with a higher desire to serve Jesus and make him known”, Caleb states. “To us, music is just the means we’ve been given to genuinely connect with people and share what really matters. We love people, and our songs are a way we express and share our hearts, life experiences, and the creativity that they come from”

March 3-5, 2017 (Phone Registrations Only)

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)

I’m pumped that you even took time to click on this page, but enough about me, keep clicking through this place and let’s discover how I can help you reach your goals, dreams and ambitions for reaching students.

Click here for video of Joey speaking.

BAND: BRIGHTWORK

Hailing from Roanoke, VA, Brightwork booked their first show in May of ’09 before having a band practice. With the pressure on, the fledgling group of college friends logged a series of marathon practices holed up in stuffy basements and fly-ridden trailers. By the end of a long and rewarding summer of writing and performing, Brightwork discovered that their direction had evolved from a project into a calling. Since then, they have shared the stage with several national touring acts including Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Aaron Gillespie (The Almost/Underoath), The Afters, Mikeschair, Future of Forestry, Starfield, Revive, and many others.

“Our mission is to integrate our desires to write and perform with a higher desire to serve Jesus and make him known”, Caleb states. “To us, music is just the means we’ve been given to genuinely connect with people and share what really matters. We love people, and our songs are a way we express and share our hearts, life experiences, and the creativity that they come from”

March 10-12, 2017

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 he 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. During the summer of 2011, Miles married his beautiful wife Courtney and they reside in Auburn, AL.

Click here for video of Miles speaking.

BAND: ATTABOY

Ryan, Jeff, Melanie, and Christian—under their musical collective, Attaboy—have noticed an ubiquitous longing for authentic social and spiritual connection, especially in the years they’ve spent touring coast-to-coast, singing, dancing, and talking with young people. Today’s youth (the “Millennials”) have been labeled by some, “the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded,” but Attaboy sees the situation differently.

Channeling the infectious indie-pop music that has landed them radio success and sustained years of full-time touring, Attaboy is plunging forward in both familiar and new directions. Yet even now, this message is landing freshly on skeptical ears—feet moving to the beat, voices finding belonging in the harmony, and hearts slowly opening, blooming simply through the invitation to hope for something more.

ATTABOY’S FACEBOOK PAGE

March 24-26, 2017

SPEAKER: RAY GARCIA

Rev. Raymond Garcia is the founder and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project and Pastor of Roxborough Church.  A two-time graduate of Eastern University, Raymond works closely with the Board of Directors to prayerfully cast a vision for the future of The Philadelphia Project, as well as seeking to faithfully answer the question “What’s next?” His vision for The Philadelphia Project dates back to 1997, and has been shaped and molded by more than 100 different individuals that God has aligned him with over his 13 years in Youth Ministry.

Married to Michelle, they have three sons Isaiah Nathan and Thomas, as well as a daughter, Cadence.  They reside in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeking to live and serve in the same community.

Pastor Ray is happy now to continue an extension of youth ministry by speaking at chapels, retreats, and ministry training conferences helping students engage with the Gospel and equipping leaders to engage with students.

BAND: CURT ANDERSON

Curt has been making music since he could first reach the piano keys and realized early on that he was destined for a career in music. Fast forward a couple decades and Curt is knocking out 120 shows a year across the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Curt has played every size venue from churches to clubs, camps and schools, to the main stage at festivals. But what matters most to him is not the size of the venue, but the impact he can make on his audience. He strives to make a personal connection with every crowd. “I’m passionate about music, but I’m more passionate about people. What I do on stage means nothing if I don’t invest my time off-stage hanging out and talking with people.” That connection continues long after the show, through social media. “It’s not simply about amassing followers; it’s about building community with those people…showing them they matter.”

Max Ramsey, Senior Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Wisconsin, said it best: “Curt lives this faith and lives it in front of impressionable people who are starving for a faith worthy of believing in. He humbly points to Christ and not himself. He is authentic and transparent. And he really, truly cares about people.”

Coming from a small Michigan town, it’s that humbleness and down-to-earth mentality that remains the core of Nashville,Tennessee-based Curt Anderson’s music.

CURT ANDERSON’S FACEBOOK PAGE

Deep Freeze runs every weekend Between January 6th through March 26th, 2017

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

Leader’s 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)

$155

Before 10/31

$165

Starting 11/1

$5 Off

For March 10 & 24 Weekends