New Life Worship Center Announces Awakening Conference 2012 with Speakers in Its Mission to Impact and Equip New England’s Teens

New Life worship Center's Awakening Conference registration is now open to the three day event which will feature speakers including Rich Jr. and DawnCherè Wilkerson, Chris Hill, Chad Veach, Adam McCain among others soon to be announced.

Smithfield, RI, January 31, 2012 --( New Life Worship Center has its sixth annual Awakening Conference that will be held on April 26 -28, 2012 as a resource to help teens and to provide tools to youth pastors in the trenches who lead them.

Awakening Conference registration is now open to the three day event which will feature speakers including Rich Jr. and DawnCherè Wilkerson, Chris Hill, Chad Veach, Adam McCain among others soon to be announced.

Rich Jr. & DawnCherè Wilkerson lead a weekly young adult gathering in Miami, Florida called The Rendezvous, part of Trinity Church, where they share a vision to encourage and inspire this generation to live for Christ through music, teaching, discipleship and the arts.

Chris Hill, the Senior Pastor of The Potter's House of Denver, is an exemplary leader, speaker, teacher and influencer for more than 20 years. His inspirational and prevailing messages of hope draw multicultural and multigenerational audiences from around the world.

Chad Veach is the Youth Pastor at Puyallup Foursquare Church. Chad and his wife Julia Pastor the United Generation, a ministry that reaches 12-25 year olds.

Adam McCain has been in full time Ministry since the age of 19. His proven methods of small group ministry and strong church participation have lead to an explosion of church growth in churches both in America and across the globe. Adam currently serves as the Director of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, and the Lead Pastor of Church on the Hill in Cedar Hill, TX.

The Awakening Conference was birthed out of local church, New Life, as a resource to help local churches grow and sustain their youth ministries. New Life Youth Director Jordan Boyce said, “A few years back, I just didn’t see anything in the local Rhode Island area that would meet teens where they were in terms of the issues and struggles they had and help them by trying to make a significant impact in shaping who they would become. The annual Awakening Conference was created as we realized that we could reach the New England area to equip young people to walk out their faith in God and that we could also give youth pastors tools to help these kids to stay on track.”

In its inaugural year, Awakening Conference reached a couple hundred people and last year, over fourteen hundred people were in attendance. Teens can choose from multiple speaking sessions and youth pastors are encouraged to attend leadership sessions to revitalize their efforts and give them tools to take back home to their youth programs.

“We thank God for what’s happening in New England’s teens as they spend these three days being completely honest with their faith, or lack there of, in God. In this time, we can help them through their struggles with cutting, thoughts of suicide, addictions, lack of self-worth and encourage them that God does have a plan for their lives, while also empowering their youth pastors who continue to lead them. The Awakening Conference is all about restoration and giving them tools and resources to walk out their faith that will forever change their lives. And that’s why we put this conference on every year,” Boyce said.

Now also reaching those outside the New England region, Canadian youth pastor Sylvain Brochu said of the Awakening Conference, “Last year we brought our entire youth group down to the Awakening Conference because we don’t have anything like this in our area. It revitalized our youth pastors and it radically changed the lives of our teens as they encountered God and their faith became real, maybe for the first time. It’s a powerful time.”

The Awakening Conference is open to kids ages 12 and up. Tickets are $49.00 until March 4th and $59.00 afterwards. Registration is available online at or by calling 401.232.5200. To learn more visit the Web site, Awakening Conference on Facebook and on Twitter.

For More Information:
Lisa Verducci
(M) 401.547.0704
(O) 401.232.5200

About New Life: We are committed to making a positive impact for God. New Life Worship Center was founded in 1988 by Pastors Steve and Nancy Boyce. It began as a tiny storefront chapel located behind Little Rhody's A&W Root Beer Restaurant on Route 44 in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Under the dynamic leadership of just six adults, with their three children, New Life has since developed into a vibrant and jubilant congregation with over 1,000 strong! New Life is a place where all individuals and families can grow and blossom in faith and discover God's plan for their lives. 10 am services in Smithfield and East Greenwich, RI and Fall River, MA. Visit or call 401.232.5200.

Contact: Lisa Verducci
Awakening Conference

New Life Worship Center
Lisa Verducci