X-celerate Conference

Accelerate your walk with God into a higher gear

X-celerate Conference

X-celerate Conference is a life-changing event for teens and their Youth Leaders, Youth Pastors, and Pastors designed to accelerate your walk with God into a higher gear. This year's theme is "ALERT".


Therefore stay alert, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. - Matthew 24:42-51

The Experience

During X-celerate Conference you will experience:


  • Teaching from special guest, Ron Luce
  • Life-changing worship
  • Dynamic teaching from teens and young adults discipled by 30+ year Youth Leader veterans, Bill and Karyn Thompson
  • A powerful, professionally choreographed stage play
  • Three break-out sessions plus a special Youth Leaders, Youth Pastors, and Pastors resource session to equip you with practical tools for life and ministry

Date and Location

X-celerate Conference is Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM at New Life Ministries, located at 2800 McKinney Blvd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.

Reserve Your Seats

Registration is required because seating is limited. Make sure you or your youth group reserve your spot for the event that will accelerate your faith!

X-celerate Conference Preview

Frequently Asked Questions

Is registration required?

Yes, registration is required for everyone for entry to the event, including X-celerate Conference volunteers, X-treme Youth Ministries attendees, and New Life Ministries attendees. Volunteers should contact the Conference Director, Karyn Thompson, before registering.

What's included with registration?

Registration includes a seat in the venue and a catered dinner during X-celerate Conference.

How do I register? When should I register?

You can register online at xcelerateconference.com. We recommend registering as soon as possible to guarantee your seat in the venue and catered dinner during X-celerate Conference.

Can I register at the door on the day of?

Yes, you can register at the door, but registration should be done in advance to guarantee your seat in the venue and catered dinner during X-celerate Conference.

How much does it cost to register?

Registration costs $5.00 per person.

When is X-celerate Conference? How long is it?

X-celerate Conference is Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Is X-celerate Conference just for teens? Are there any age restrictions?

Anyone 12 years of age or older can attend. X-celerate Conference is for teens and youth leaders but we encourage youth workers, youth pastors, pastors, senior pastors, and parents to come and be a part of this life-changing experience.

What if the weather doesn't cooperate?

In the event of inclement weather, please check our website or social media profiles for updates.

Where is the venue located?

How do I get to the venue?

You can get directions to the venue here.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend arriving between 10:00 AM and 10:15AM to get the closest parking spot and best seat inside the venue.

Where do I park? Is there handicapped parking?

Free parking is available in the venue parking lot. A parking attendant will direct you to the closest space. Handicapped parking is available.

What time does the event start? When do doors open?

Doors open at 10:00 AM. The event kicks off at 11:00 AM.

How do I enter the venue?

Through the main entrance located in the covered drive-thru area

Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes. The main entrance, auditorium, and bathrooms are handicap accessible.

Where do I check-in?

At the check-ins table in the lobby located just inside the main entrance.

What do I need to check-in if I pre-registered?

The first and last name on the registration.

Will there be merchandise for sale?

Yes. X-celerate Conference t-shirts, wristbands, and other merchandise will be available for purchase at the merch table in the lobby.

Can I use a debit/credit card to buy merchandise?

Yes. We accept all major credit/debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Are there ATMs at the venue?

No. The nearest ATM is one mile from the venue inside Food Lion.

Are there hotels near the venue?

Yes. We recommend staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites. A Special rate of $98/night + tax is available when mentioning New Life Ministries when booking.

How can I share my experience?

You can share your photos and videos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube with #Xcelerate23. Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube, and follow us on Instagram @XtremeYouthCB!