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about awaken

Have you ever asked yourself… were we actually created for something bigger than ourselves? Why were we created at all? What if there’s more?

We believe your life exists for a purpose. To love God with your whole heart, undivided. This Labor Day weekend join thousands of young adults from across the world as we come together unified under one name – the name of Jesus. Together at Awaken Conference 2021, we will give Him our Undivided Hearts.

Maybe you’re wondering, what will Awaken really be like? Imagine The Porch… but turned up to 100. Low-key, we’re throwing the biggest party that Watermark has ever seen. And beyond the party, we’ll also equip you, encourage you, and give you the resources you need to live out the true mission of the Church as Jesus has always intended it. You’ll go home prepared to live this mission in your city, at your local church, and with your friends like you’ve always wanted to.

We can assure you that you don’t want to miss this conference for young adults hosted by The Porch at Watermark.

If you have questions, we’ve got you covered. See the FAQs below for more.

speakers + artists

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David Marvin

Young Adults Pastor Watermark Community Church

Ben Stuart

Pastor Passion City Church DC
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Jennie Allen

Speaker + Author Founder and Visionary of 
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Jonathan "JP" Pokluda

Lead Pastor Harris Creek Baptist Church

Jefferson Bethke

Speaker, Author, + Spoken Word Artist

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Aaron Moses

with Maverick City Music
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Naomi Raine

with Maverick City Music
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Joe L Barnes

with Maverick City Music
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Davy Flowers

Worship Artist
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Shane & Shane

Worship Artist
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Watermark Music

Worship Artist


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Saturday, September 4
4:00 PM - 11:45 PM

4:00 PM - Check In 7:00 PM - Session 1 9:00 PM - Late Night Event* 11:45 PM - Campus Closes *Late Night Dinner options available for purchase on site.
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Sunday, September 5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

8:00 AM - Campus Opens 9:00 AM - Session 2 11:00 AM - Lunch* 1:30 PM - Session 3 3:00 PM - Coffee Break* 4:30 PM - Session 4 6:00 PM - Dinner* Late Night Concert 11:45 PM - Campus Closes *Lunch, Dinner, + Coffee options will be available for purchase on site.
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Monday, September 6
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

8:00 AM - Campus Opens 9:30 AM - Session 5 11:30 AM - Head Out

hotels + venue

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

Residence Inn


The Westin


Embassy Suites




Will parking cost me anything? Is rideshare a thing?

Awaken is being hosted by Watermark Community Church – the home of the Porch. Head to Watermark and we'll show you where you can park upon arrival.

  • Address: 7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251
  • Parking: All parking is free, and volunteers will be onsite to direct you. Parking is available in multiple surface lots on our campus, in the parking garages, and along Park Central Drive.
  • Rideshare: If a rideshare service is more your thing, your driver can enter the drop-off lane from LBJ Freeway.
How will check in work?
  • Time: The Auditorium doors open at 6:40 PM.
  • Location: 7540 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
  • Ticket: At check in we’ll ask you for the ticket that will be emailed to you.
What do I need to bring?

Yourself, your bible, a notebook, a pen, maybe even a jacket, your ticket confirmation email with your QR code, and your Porch app.

Have we mentioned you should download the app yet?

What's the coffee situation?

Coffee and other drinks will be available to purchase on site before and after the concert. Score.

What health and safety precautions will be taken?

Here’s the deal. We want to keep everyone safe, so if you’re experiencing any symptoms of sickness between now and Awaken, we’re asking you to consider others (Romans 12:10) and stay home. We’re also asking you to stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and will be in an active quarantine during the time of Awaken, as defined by the CDC. We know, that’s no small ask. But hey, that’s 2021 for you.

Check out our refunds FAQ for further information if this applies to you.

Also, Watermark has already enhanced the frequency of our cleaning procedures, cleaning common areas, and we are continuing to use hospital-grade cleaning products. Our safety precautions will meet or exceed the government’s recommendations. Don’t you think you’ll wash your hands way more than you did before, even after this is all over? Forever changed.

Can I get a refund?

Even though Awaken is sold out and we can no longer offer refunds for other reasons, we can issue you a full refund for the following 2 reasons:

  1. If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or symptoms of any other illness between now and Awaken.
  2. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and are in an active quarantine, as defined by the CDC.

Realizing you need to request a refund? Email us at

Is my registration transferrable?

All registrations are transferrable. So, if you’re planning to pass your ticket to a not-so-busy friend, you can reach out to us at

I registered for Awaken 2020, and I’m still in for Awaken 2021. What do I do?

You’re in the clear. Your registration has been automatically transferred to Awaken 2021, and we sent you an email to confirm this transfer. If you didn’t get the email, don’t sweat. Reach out to us at to let us know.

What if you didn't answer my question?

We got you. Reach out to us at