Surge Weekend

Surge Weekend is an overnight weekend event for students from 6th-12th grade. We combine high-energy large group worship sessions with in-home small group discussion. Surge Weekend is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to follow Jesus and lead others to do the same in their neighborhoods, schools, and teams. 

Check-In- General Info:

Time: Friday, February 14, 2020 starting promptly at 6:00pm (no early check-ins/drop offs).
Location: Faith Hall
Dinner: We will not provide dinner to students on February 14th, 2020. Please make sure your student eats dinner before you arrive for check-in.
Medications: Students may NOT have possession of any medications unless they are 18+ years old. All prescription and non-prescription drugs must be submitted to the small group leader in their original container. Students will be responsible for reminding leader about taking their medication.

Student Pick-Up:

Time: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 12:30pm
Location: Faith Hall

Registration for Surge Weekend is now closed. Please contact Uina at with questions.

Special Guests

Marquise Cox +
Ryan McDermott

FRVR Free Band



At Surge Weekend, you will have the opportunity to participate in powerful worship sessions with hundreds of other students in the Worship Center at First Orlando John Young Campus. During each session you will not only experience high-energy music by FRVR Free, but you will also be inspired by Biblical messages from special guest speakers Marquise Cox and Ryan McDermott. Saturday’s session includes a concert featuring rapper KB.

Small Group Time

Groups at Surge Weekend are age- and gender-specific, and designed to connect and engage students in life-giving friendships. Each small group stays overnight in a background checked Host Home with two or more trained Adult Leaders. Leaders help facilitate small group conversations and provide the opportunity for the bigger main sessions to become small and more personal.


We would love to have you serve with us at Surge Weekend 2020. Sign up today to serve with us at the link below at one of the following roles:


  • Lead a group of students the whole weekend by attending sessions together, small group time, and free time activities. You will spend time with a group of about 10 students and a co-leader at our John Young campus and at your assigned host home.
  • Help facilitate small group conversations and provide the opportunity for the main sessions to become small and more personal for your group.
  • Help transport (drive) students to and from scheduled activities and host homes.
  • Be available to offer counsel to students as needed.
  • Be a spiritual leader and set the example by following and enforcing the rules, keeping a positive attitude and encouraging participation.
  • Make sure that no one in the group is left behind and that every student feels included.
  • Communicate with your Host Home leader as needed.
  • Attend our Small Group Leader Training on February 2, 2020. If unavailable on this date, please ask us about alternative training options.


  • Open the doors of your home to host students overnight on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th.
  • Provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Prepare or order dinner on Saturday, February 15th. We will provide you with a Host Home kit with paper goods and money to assist with food costs.
  • Provide late night snacks for your group each night.
  • Communicate with Small Group Leader during weekend as needed.
  • Help provide transportation if needed for your group throughout the weekend (optional).
  • Attend our Host Home Leader Training on February 2, 2020. If unavailable on this date, please ask us about alternative training options.
  • Optional- Help transport (drive) students to and from church.

(Limited Spots Available)

  • Assist our MVMT Student Ministry Staff as needed in areas such as check in, greeting, crowd control, merchandise table, and set up as needed throughout the event.
  • Be available one or more days between February 14th- February 16th (You will indicate your availability on the form).
  • Optional- Assist small groups as a driver during scheduled activities as needed.


HARD COPY Bible, journal, and pen
No more than ONE suitcase per student.Modest attire (no low cut/spaghetti strap shirts or short shorts).
Sleeping Bag, Blankets and Pillow.
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
Money for snacks & merchandise (Optional) Suggested: $20
Snacks (Recommended for students with allergies/ food restriction)
Backpack or small purse to carry essentials during the weekend.
• Ex: Bible, journal, pen, snacks, any other personal items.
• For your convenience, We DO NOT recommend students to bring any valuable items. The Student Ministry is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.


Fireworks or prank items, such as shaving cream, water balloons, water guns, etc.
Weapons (i.e. pocket knives).
Skateboards and hoverboards.
Illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or vapes.
Valuable items (i.e. laptops, iPads, Jewelry, Air Pods/Headphones, etc.)
The Student Ministry is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


All Surge Weekend 2020 attendees under the age of 18 are required to fill out the mandatory Medical and Consent Release Form.


Help a student in need attend Surge Weekend 2020. Every donation counts. Fill out the form below to sponsor a student.


If you have any questions, please call our Student Ministry Office at 407-514-4318 or email