Update: Springfest 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.


Welcome to Springfest!

Imagine how crazy it would be to come home one day and find out your family is moving across the country. When you ask where your new home will be, they simply say “We’ll find out when we get there. Go pack your bags.”

You might not believe this, but that’s exactly the way the story of Abraham starts in the Bible. God had an amazing plan for Abraham’s life–he and his family would be a blessing to the entire world–but it all started with a crazy plan that didn’t make any sense!

Following Jesus is journey that we’re all walking together. We don’t always know what the next stop is going to be; we don’t always know what path God is leading us on, but as faithful disciples of Jesus we choose to keep following Jesus whether we feel ready or not.

This March 27-29, we invite you to come hear challenging stories from the Bible and some inspiring real-life adventures that show us what it means to walk by faith and follow Jesus in 2020 and beyond.




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, a 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 nonprofits, Christian ministries and community groups. You can even count this as community service hours for school.


Discipleship

Spend time with an amazing group of students and adult volunteers who will help you take that next step in your journey of following Jesus.


  • 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 March 27-29, 2020.

  • 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!

 

Keynote Speakers

Dusty Breeding

Dusty Breeding is the Campus and Youth Minister at University Church of Christ in Malibu, California. A native of Indiana, Dusty has traveled around the world conquering nature’s biggest obstacles by pushing himself to do more than he ever thought possible. Dusty has an incredible heart for God, a sincere love for students, and a passion for preaching the Gospel.


Ryan Leachman

Ryan is the Youth Minister at Owenboro Church of Christ in Kentucky. After growing up in Kern County, Ryan moved back East to get his degree in Youth Ministry and has worked at churches in Alabama and Kentucky. Ryan is a candidate for the Youth Minister position at Westside, so Springfest will give his family a chance to get to know our church–and vice versa!


Be Our Guest!

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!

Be our guest March 27-29 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.