Student Prayer Advance

Our Featured Speaker:


Dean Miller

Advance M/C:

Stephen Vaughan

Worship Team:

Dan Vaughn & PA Band

When is the Student Prayer Advance?

August 1-3, 2024

Where is the Student Prayer Advance?

Appalachian Bible College - Beckley, WV

What is the Student Prayer Advance?

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬‬‬

Age doesn’t restrict you from following Jesus. No matter who you are or what context you find yourself in, following Jesus is possible. Checking off boxes doesn’t equal making a difference. Being like Jesus makes a difference. It makes a difference in your life by changing you from the inside out, and it makes a difference in others lives as they see Jesus in you. It’s time to stop acting, and Be The Difference.

Every Advance features heart-directed preaching, heart-felt congregational worship, and heart-to-heart fellowship. We have no axes to grind and no agendas to promote. Our singular purpose is a spiritual encounter with the living Christ.


Who Should Attend?

Middle and High School age
This event is for all teachable young people whether they attend Christian school, home school, or public school. Mature 12 year-olds may attend, preferably with at least one parent. Younger students without parents are required to have a designated overseer from their group for the entire Advance.

Any young person 18 and older can attend, whether they attend college or not. Far too many young people flounder, rather than pursue their God-given destiny. We divide the middle and high schoolers from the College-age during the breakout times and conduct separate sessions for them. It is absolutely crucial that young people discover their God-given Assignment. We will focus on assisting these young adults in discovering and fulfilling their mission.

Breakout Sessions

We will have separate breakout sessions for Middle School students, High School students, Collage-age students and leaders. Age-specific topics and key issues will be addressed. More info coming soon!

*** Topics are subject to change or be added to


What Should I Expect?

You should anticipate outstanding Bible preaching on relevant topics. Also, you will experience great fellowship in an inspirational atmosphere. Designated group and prayer times are scheduled as well.

Extra Activities

Some groups like to come a couple days early to the Prayer Advance to mix in activities before hand. We are gifted with a unique partnership with Alpine Ministries to offer opportunities for world class rafting, caving, and many other outdoor adventures. CLICK HERE to learn more.


Each group is required to bring their own leaders. At least one leader is required for every six students of each gender. That means if you bring three girls and seven guys, you will need two male leaders and one female leader. Adults and parents are encouraged to attend!


Meals are provided on campus in the Cafeteria. The first meal provided is Thursday dinner and the last meal provided is Saturday breakfast. All meals on Friday are provided on campus. 


  • Lodging is available on-campus. Most rooms on campus are not A/C equipped. It is in the WV mountains so bringing a fan helps cool the room down to a comfortable temperature when in the rooms at night. There are a limited number of A/C equipped rooms on-campus that are given to those who register first. Please bring a fan just in case wherever you stay for extra comfort. 
  • A group lodging rate is being negotiated with the Best Western Plus in Beckley. This is helpful to groups desiring guaranteed A/C in lodging. This is the responsibility of each group to register for the non-lodging rate with CLM and then book the hotel rooms on their own. Book by following instructions below:
    • CLICK HERE to book now!
    • Call 304-252-8661 to book now. Mention "Christ Life Ministries room block

Tentative Schedule

NOTE: 'This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. See the Advance schedule given at check-in for actual session times.

Thursday 12:00pm Check-in Begins
Thursday 1:30-4:45pm Sessions
Thursday 4:45pm  Dinner
Thursday 6:30pm Sessions
Friday 7:30am Breakfast
Friday 9:00 - 12:00pm Sessions
Friday 12:00pm Lunch
Friday 2:00 - 4:45pm Sessions
Friday 4:45pm  Dinner
Friday 6:00pm Sessions
Saturday 7:30am Breakfast
Saturday 8:45 - 11:30am Sessions

SPA Videos

Words From Those Who Have Attended

Our deep gratitude to the ministry of Prayer Advance! We received so much blessings from this event! Thank you again! To God be all the Glory!
– Elloid Gerona

Our teens gave testimonies last night… Many thought that the idol message really woke them up. Things they didn’t think were that big of a problem were becoming idols and consuming their lives when they didn’t do them. Plus some teens were searching for acceptance from others more than from God. I thought it was great!

Just wanted you to know one of our teens got saved last night. It was a great weekend.