When you think of powerful, epic brands, which ones are they? Have you ever noticed how powerful brands usually have powerful stories associated with them? This is not by accident. What people don’t know about stories is that they’re told through rigid, pre-set formulas that have been developed over the centuries. By sharing best-practices for the last 2,000 years, storytellers have figured out how to compel a human brain.
It’s true. Neuroscientists have proven that when you and I hear a story, the rational part of our brain turns off and we, in part, begin to live vicariously through the experience of the characters. That’s why, when we watch a thrilling film, our heart starts pounding. There’s a part of our subconscious that actually thinks we’re in the story! Just like the movies, we all have a story.
Have you ever wondered what the next part of your story looks like? Or maybe you are unsure what passion to pursue and you are looking for an experience to help motivate you towards what is next.
NEXT is a student conference for middle and high school students from all over the state of Louisiana. We partner with churches and organizations to greatly impact the state of Louisiana! Students will have the opportunity to become an empowered and effective leader; stretched to think creatively as a problem-solver; and encouraged to strengthen their relationship with Jesus. NEXT is designed to help students (7th-12th graders) take the NEXT step in their faith journey. Check out this PROMO VIDEO
Who: 7th-12th graders
Where: The Bayou Church Café // 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road
When: Thursday, June 21 (5:30 PM) - Saturday, June 23 (11:30 AM)
Package Details and Costs:
- Concert Only Pass
This ticket ($10.00) will give access to our concert experience with Aha Gazelle
. These tickets are available online until June 22, 2018 at 5:00pm. Afterwards, this ticket will be available at the door for $15.00 if space allows. (Please note that the concert IS included if you purchase one of the following tickets: 2-Day Pass, 3-Day Pass, or a Full Experience ticket.)
- 1 Day Pass
This ticket ($25.00) is for registration on Thursday OR Friday only and does NOT include the concert with Aha Gazelle and LeTrainiump. This ticket will be available online until June 10, 2018 at 11:59pm. To obtain access to the concert, a "concert only pass" or larger package must be purchased. This pass includes sessions and breakout groups, but please note that meals are not included.
- 2-Day Pass
This ticket ($45.00) is for registration for Thursday, Friday and includes the concert with Aha Gazelle and LeTrainiump. This pass includes sessions and breakout groups, but please note that meals are not included. This ticket will be available online until June 10, 2018 at 11:59pm.
- 3-Day Pass
This ticket is for registration for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and includes the concert with Aha Gazelle and LeTrainiump. Thursday and Friday include Main Sessions and Breakouts, and Saturday includes a Service Project. This ticket will have 3 price points: Early Bird ($55.00), Regular ($75.00), and Late/At the door ($125.00). Early Bird will be available from March 11-April 15 at 11:59pm, Regular will be available from April 16-May 20 at 11:59pm, and Late/At the door will be available from May 21-June 21 at 7:00pm. Please note that meals are not included.
- Full Experience Pass
This ticket is for registration for The Bayou Church attendees ONLY. This ticket includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday, the cost of a concert ticket, and the opportunity to stay at a Host Home with a small group of students. Thursday and Friday include Main Sessions and Breakouts, and Saturday includes a Service Project. This ticket will have 2 price points: Early Bird ($65.00) and Regular ($85.00). Early Bird will be available from March 11-April 15 at 11:59pm and Regular will be available from April 16-May 20 at 11:59pm. Please note that meals are not included. Participant will need money to purchase individual meals.
Download NEXT Info Packet
Anyone from 7th - 12th grade is invited to attend. Registration is open.
Register for NEXT
Guest Church Info:
Are you a church or organization in the state of Louisiana interested in attending NEXT? Please fill out the form below, and we will contact you within 7 business days. If you are a guest church and in need of lodging, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Church Interest Form