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The Porch + A National Conference = AWAKEN. It’s happening Memorial Day weekend 2019. Imagine thousands of young adults from all over the nation and the world gathered with the same mission in mind - to awaken their purpose, awaken their passion for Jesus, awaken the hope of the world. After three days in Dallas, we think the world won’t be the same. You in?


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Saturday, May 25
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Let’s get this party started.
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Sunday 26 May
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Main Stage sessions. Worship sessions. Lots of new friends. Surprises.
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Monday, May 27
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Same song, different day. You can expect more teaching that fires you up, more worship that connects you to the heart of our King, and another day to spend with those new people you just met.

Speakers &

Todd wagner

Todd Wagner

Senior Pastor | Elder Watermark Community Church
Francis chan

Francis Chan

Church Planter We Are Church
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Jonathan Pokluda

Senior Pastor Harris Creek Baptist Church
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David Marvin

Young Adult Pastor Watermark Community Church
Trip lee

Trip Lee

Young Adult Pastor Concord Church
Phil wickham

Phil Wickham

Musician & Songwriter
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Shane Barnard

Worship Leader & Songwriter Watermark Community Church
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Shane Everett

Worship Leader & Songwriter Watermark Community Church
Davy flowers

Davy Flowers

Worship Leader & Spoken Word Artist Pinelake Church
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Guest Speaker

We like a little mystery, so we’re not announcing all our speakers right away. But stay tuned, we may let a few more names slip.
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Guest Speaker

We like a little mystery, so we’re not announcing all our speakers right away. But stay tuned, we may let a few more names slip.
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Guest Speaker

We like a little mystery, so we’re not announcing all our speakers right away. But stay tuned, we may let a few more names slip.


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Step 1: Get your ticket. Step 2: Rally your squad.
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Bring a group of 10+ and get a $20 discount per person!

Hotels &

Join Us at the Dallas Convention Center

Dallas is known for a few things: BBQ, big hair, a great skyline (nationally ranked, not trying to brag), but it’s mostly known for being a part of Texas. The good news is, like most other big cities, Dallas has a lot of hotels. The other good news is we’ve worked out some deals with a few hotels within walking distance of the Dallas Convention Center – which is located in the heart of downtown.

Aloft Hotel


3 minute walk to the DCC

Omni Dallas


3 minute walk to the DCC


Who is this for?

If you are reading this, probably you. Ok, ok, we’ll be more specific, this conference is for those of us who are post-college to mid-thirties, a.k.a. those of us who are in the thick of trying to figure out how to make our lives happen, let alone make them count. This conference is for the young adult passionate about pursuing Christ and changing their generation and the ones to come. Sound like you? Then let’s go!

Will there be speakers?

Is there such a thing as a conference without speakers? Probably. Is that what you should expect for AWAKEN? No! We have amazing speakers lined (or lining) up, and you’re not going to want to miss their insight on things like changing the world, leading yourself, and leading others. You get the picture. Brace yourself, because this conference is about much more than great speakers. It will be about young adults coming together to be inspired and unleashed to the adventure of following Jesus. That being said, stay tuned, we’ll probably let some names slip along the way. ;)

What if I want to bring my Young Adult ministry?

We knew you were smart. We think the Church is the hope of the world, and we would consider it a privilege for Young Adult Ministries from other churches to attend AWAKEN together. Group rates are available.

Soooooo, what’s the food situation?

We may not be able to cook, but we (and Yelp) know where the good food is. The Dallas Convention Center has awesome restaurants within walking distance … #eatlocal and #discoverDallas. The DCC will also have food and concessions onsite. You won’t go hungry. Trust us.

What’s included in the price of my ticket?

We’re in the business of keeping the main thing the main thing. Your ticket will cover everything from main sessions and breakouts, to times of worship and conference activities. Yes, it will also cover the nametag and lanyard. #basic.

Can I refund my ticket?

Ah, the classic question of our generation. (AKA the #commitmentprobs question) Thankfully, since we’re largely run by a few millennials of our own, yes. A refund of 90% can be made until 60 days out from Day 1 of the Conference. Unfortunately, registrations are non-transferable.

Will AWAKEN be like Launch?

Some of you are thinking, “what’s LAUNCH?” To you we say, first, LAUNCH was an event The Porch hosted for years. We took 1000 young adults from Dallas to small town Texas for three days. It was the most successful event in The Porch’s history. Why would we stop that? Because we couldn’t invite all of our friends from across the country. That bummed us out. So, now we’re taking things to the next level and inviting everyone, literally, everyone, to AWAKEN. Including you! Second, to answer your question, "Will AWAKEN be like Launch?"… yes and no. Will you want to be there? Easy yes.

Can I volunteer?

To apply to serve at AWAKEN email

I’d like to donate to AWAKEN

If you’d like to partner with us financially, you can do so here. Thank you for sharing our vision that young adults can and will change this world for Christ.

Anything else? Bueller?

Email us at