2023 Fire Up Senior High Conference

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2023 Fire Up Senior High Conference

Fire Up Conference is a discipleship weekend designed for students in grades 9-12 and their ministry leaders.

When and where

Date and time


Troy United Methodist Church 407 Edwardsville Road Troy, IL 62294

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 16 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Fire Up Conference is a discipleship weekend designed for students in grades 9-12 and their leaders.  It is held each February in Troy, IL (Troy United Methodist Church).

This amazing weekend conference has grown into a great combination of both conference and retreat, and is now celebrating it's 26th year! The weekend includes times of worship with the Harvest Band, preaching, small groups, seminars, meals and activities!

Fire-Up is a a really affordable event for the students in your church (and all the friends they can invite) and our prayer is that students will encounter Christ and experience his grace in their lives.

Roger Palmer will be speaking for the weekend. Roger is the Executive Pastor for Student Ministry at Highview Church in Louisville, KY.

The registration fee covers the program, refreshments, lunch and dinner on Saturday and a free t-shirts for those registered by the early deadline (2/6/23).




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Roger Palmer was called to serve the local church in 1982. His call has been to help equip the saints in biblical ministry. Roger served as a Minister of Students for 22 years, then served as the National Director of Reach-Out Youth Solutions for 8 1/2 years, then served as the Ministry Consultant at Crossings Ministries for 7 years and now serves as the Executive Pastor of Student Ministry at Highview Baptist. Roger’s ministry experience, his contagious personality, and his passion for Jesus make him a powerful leader and encourager of ministry teams. Roger and Wendy married October 20, 1984. God lovingly gave them two sons, Austin in 1988, and Aaron in 1992. God also blessed Roger and Wendy with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Jen, who married Austin in March 9, 2019.

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Groups are responsible for their own lodging. There are four motels located one mile from the church on the same road:

-- Holiday inn Express (618) 667-2301

-- Best Western (618) 667-9200

-- Super Eight (618) 667-8888

-- Red Roof Inn (618) 667-2222

Other budget friendly options include connecting with another local church to set up the possiblity of sleeping in their facility. If you have friends or others in the area, that's always another great way to visit and keep the cost down.

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Following lunch on Saturday, we will have some time for groups to take a break. Your group may want to plan something OR you can take part in the Fire-Up free time activites. We've set up a coffee house / game location for students who want to chill with their group. Otherwise, your group is free during this time to do what you would like in the area!

As a reminder, lunch and dinner is included in the regsitration fee and will be held at the conference!

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1. Put the Fire-Up dates on your calendar.

2. Print a flier, send a text to your students or contact families personally.

3. Register your students online.

4. If you have release forms you use for your church, bring them along as you would on any trip. If you need a form, here's a printable one you can use.

5. Make lodging arrangements.

6. Pray for a great weekend with students and leaders from your church and other chuches who will attend.


1. Register your student online

2. Include which church your student is a part of so we can include them in the group

3. Use the printable release form to send with your student.

4. Your student will either need to be connected to a group or someone for transportation during the event and lodging. For local students families can come pick up and bring back for the sessions during the February 24-26 weekend. Friday night is 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday is 9:30 am - 9:30 pm with a break after lunch for a couple hours and Sunday is 9:30 - 11:45 am.

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