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Attention all youth pastors: This one's for you!

MOTION 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 Highlands’ student ministry team to bring youth groups and their leaders together from all over the southeast for one weekend. The vision for the weekend was simply this: worship, pray, and teach this generation how to put their faith into MOTION.

Based on the truth of Ephesians 2:10, MOTION desires to see students' lives transformed by the presence of God and doing the good works He planned for them long ago. However, MOTION isn't just for students; it's grown into an active and reliable resource for youth pastors around the world as well. 

Below, you will find an overview of the different experiences offered through MOTION, as well as a way to get connected to the MOTION family today!

MOTION Conference

July 23-25, 2020

MOTION Conference is a three-day conference for middle school, high school, and college students that consist of powerful worship and main sessions led by guest speakers, opportunities to connect with other students through community groups, and more!

MOTION was always meant to be more than a conference. MOTION is about a generation empowered by Jesus, equipped to make a difference, and living out their faith every day!


Welcome to the neighborhood. MOTION House is a place where relationships and resources for youth pastors all over the world live. Whether you're looking for a network to connect with or resources on how to lead your students well, this is the place for you!


MOTION Youth Leader Summit

This annual event for youth pastors is held at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. At this event, you will have the opportunity to connect with Highlands Students team members and other youth pastors connected to MOTION House from around the world, as well as receive in-depth teaching on effective student ministry systems and strategies.

The dates for the Youth Leader Summit in 2021 have not been finalized at this time, but stay connected to and follow the team on Instagram (@motionstudents) to receive updates!

Looking for more student ministry resources? Check out the following on Grow Online!

Introduction to Student Ministry

Students - Student Ministry Then and Now

Living in Motion - Student Devotional

Our vision is to see the local church grow in every community.

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