Student Prayer Advance

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Our Featured Speakers:

Kurt Skelly

Jeff Hill

Harold Vaughan

Stephen Vaughan

July 30 - August 1, 2020

Meeting Location:
Appalachian Bible College
Beckley, WV

Are you searching for more than a surface-level youth event? The Prayer Advance is all about real truth for real life. It’s time to be AUTHENTIC.

Not a Camp. No roller-coasters or Amusement Parks. No smoke machines. 

So what is the Student Advance? It is a straight-forward, hyper-discipleship event.

What happens at the Student Advance? Preaching, worship, praying, group time, targeted breakout sessions for middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, college-age young people, and leaders.

We have an exciting lineup of engaging speakers throughout the Advance. You will be inspired to intensify your focus on Christ and to ignite a passion for Him.

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 Assignment. We will focus on assisting these “soldiers” in discovering and fulfilling their mission.

Breakout Sessions

We are planning more break-out session options. Separate sessions for Middle School students, High School students, Collage-age students and leaders are planned. Age-specific topics and hot-button issues will be addressed.

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.


Each group is required to bring their own leaders. At least one leader is required for every six students. Adults and parents are encouraged to attend!


  • Standard – Students and leaders will be housed in the college dormitories. Those dorm rooms hold from 2 to 4 people. The dorms are not air conditioned. You are required to furnish you own pillows and sheets (or sleeping bags to put on the beds) and towels.
  • Off Campus - If you choose "Off Campus" registration, you will be responsible for obtaining your own lodging. We have obtained a limited number of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites,  125 Hylton Ln, Beckley, WV 25801. Phone number 304-252-8661. You will need to call the hotel to reserve your room and ask for the Christ Life Ministries Student Prayer Advance rate of $119 (+taxes) per room per night. Room reservations must be made by June 16, 2020. 

Alpine Adventures Option

Come early and experience the West Virginia outdoors with Alpine Adventures! Click on the Alpine Adventures button below to learn more.

Tentative Schedule

(see the Advance schedule given at check-in for actual times)

  12 Noon                             Check-in Begins
  1:30 PM                              Opening Sessions
  5:00 PM                              Dinner
  7:00 PM                              General Session
  7:30 AM                             Breakfast
  9:00 AM                             General Sessions
  12:15 PM                              Lunch
  2:00 PM                              General Sessions
  5:00 PM                              Dinner
  7:00 PM                              General Session
  7:30 AM                             Breakfast
  8:45 AM                             General Sessions

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Victory Reports

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.