Welcome to Springfest!

Did you know that when we encounter the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it can change everything for us? The power of the Gospel is transformative. It takes hearts of stone and turns them into hearts of flesh. It flips the light switch on darkness. It resurrects the dead and breathes life into them. It delivers hope, it offers peace, and it changes everything.

We want our students to come into contact with the love and grace of Jesus and experience how nothing can ever be the same once we’ve encountered Him. And so this year’s theme is called This Changes Everything.


This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

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What Happens at Springfest?

Food

We’ve got some seriously good grub during Springfest! Your registration includes lunch and dinner on Saturday as well as some delicious snacks throughout the weekend.


Activities

Worship, games, free time, service projects, meals, breakout classes and experience-based prayer times. Plus, check out out Christian college and nonprofit fair during lunch!


Relationships

Springfest is an amazing chance to connect with other students who know what you’re going through and share your desire to discover hope and healing through Jesus Christ.


Colleges

During Springfest, you’ll get a chance to meet with students and admissions representatives from Christian colleges from around the country!


Giving Back

Spend time volunteering with local nonprofits, Christian ministries and community groups. You can even count this as community service hours for school.


Worship

Pepperdine’s crazy-amazing student singing group will be leading worship and performing a concert during Springfest this year. Discover Won by One online!


  • What Is Springfest?

    Springfest is a weekend youth conference for 6th-12th grade students from across California. We come together to worship God, discover healing through Jesus Christ and serve in our community. 

  • When is It?

    Springfest is April 5-7, 2019.

  • Where Is It?

    We are located at 7300 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield CA 93309. Click here for a map & directions.

  • Where Do We Stay?

    Out of town guests can stay at local hotels, or request housing with members of Westside Church of Christ during the registration process.

  • How Much Does it Cost?

    Springfest is $30 for students. Adult chaperones, youth leaders and church staff can come for free, although we do accept donations if you would like to partner with us in sponsoring this event. There is also a $15 option for Saturday only. Scholarships may be available upon request.

  • Do I Need To Register?

    Yes! All participants (students, group leaders, chaperones) must register to ensure that we have enough food, supplies and awesome prizes to give away! Register Today!

Keynote Speakers

Caleb Morin

Caleb Morin is the founder and Pastor of Runners Campus Church at Cal State University, Bakersfield. At the age of 22, Caleb has 6 years of professional ministry experience; working with multiple Christian Non-Profits and partnering with various churches across the United States and across the world. He is very passionate about seeing the youth of America realize their full potential. And on his free-time, Caleb loves to go rock-climbing.


Wade Slechter

For the last 3 years Wade has served as the Dept Head of Campus Life for Kern Co. Youth for Christ. Wade is a husband and father to three young beautiful girls. Born and raised in a small town in Ohio, Wade played college football, studied youth ministry, and got his Masters in Ministerial Leadership. Wade was a youth pastor for 6 and a half years until God called him to work with Youth for Christ 5 years ago. Wade enjoys long walks on the beach, riding his mountain bike, and watching Ohio state football.


Jeff Walling

Jeff Walling is the director of the Youth Leadership Initiative at Pepperdine University, focusing on helping the next generation of Christians rise up and be equipped for ministry. He’s also a nationally recognized public speaker who addresses over 65 thousand teens each year throughout the world. Using humor and audience participation, Jeff connects with young people at a personal level, drawing them closer to Christ.

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Be Our Guest!

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Be our guest April 5-7 at Westside Church of Christ. If you’d like, you can visit our Springfest page on Facebook. Be sure to invite your friends, family, and neighbors as well!

Questions?

Send us an e-mail, message us on Facebook, or call our church office at (661) 831-4460.

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Use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up for Springfest.


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