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Imagine thousands of young adults from all over the world coming together to redefine church.

If you’re skeptical about church, you’re not wrong. When you think of church, what do you think of? Do you flashback to your parent’s church that’s outdated, judgmental, and boring? Do you still remember the taste of the stale shortbread cookies and powdered lemonade? Most of us have a tainted view of church, and it keeps us from knowing what real Church is all about.

We’ll state the obvious, there’s a lot of craziness happening in the world. In the midst of it all, we’ve seen a silver lining - the reality that church is not a building, it’s a group of people. With public gatherings being shut down, we’ve seen the Church still rise up through young adults living out their faith and being fully devoted followers of Jesus. We’ve witnessed that the church is not a place, it’s a lifestyle. It’s pretty obvious… church is back.

Join us September 5-7, 2020 at Watermark Community Church for Awaken Conference – a conference for young adults from The Porch. We’re continuing to redefine church… well sorta… we’re actually just going back to what the Church was always meant to be.

As a result of COVID-19, we changed dates and locations for AWAKEN 2020. If you registered for AWAKEN prior to April 10, 2020, there’s more info for you here.


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Saturday, September 5
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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Sunday, September 6
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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Monday, September 7
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


We’re so serious about this year’s theme – Redefining Church – that we’re petitioning the dictionary to literally redefine it. Learn more and sign the petition.


Hotels &

Watermark Community Church
Dallas, Texas
7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251

Residence Inn


The Westin



Speakers &

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Guest Speaker

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Guest Speaker


Who is this for?

If you are reading this, probably you. Ok, ok, we’ll be more specific, this conference is for young adults in the thick of trying to figure out life as an adult… a.k.a. how to live for Jesus and His church while balancing a full-time job and life after college. This conference is for the young adult wanting to know Jesus more, and know what the Church is supposed to be like. Sound like you? Then let’s go!

I missed last year’s AWAKEN Conference, can I watch it online pretty please?

We got you. Watch here.

What if I registered for AWAKEN when it was over Memorial Day?

All your questions can be answered here.

What if I don’t know anyone?

Last year, hundreds of people came alone and left with new friends. There will be opportunities for people who come by themselves to connect with others. We promise you won’t need to eat your lunch alone in a bathroom stall.

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. We have group rates available!

Soooooo, what’s the food situation?

There will be tons of food options for purchase on-site at Watermark Community Church. Trust us, you won’t go hungry.

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 100% can be made on or before July 15 by emailing awaken@theporch.live. All registrations are transferable.

What health and safety precautions will be taken?

Hey, we don’t want this virus as much as you don’t want it. Watermark has already enhanced the frequency of our cleaning procedures, cleaning common areas, and we’re continuing to use hospital-grade cleaning products.

What if COVID-19 is still an ongoing concern closer to Labor Day?

We’re committed to the health and safety of our staff and attendees. We’ll continue to exercise prudence and assess the situation into the summer. But the best information we have right now suggests that we’ll be good to go by Labor Day.

What if you didn’t answer my question?

We got you. Email us at awaken@theporch.live