2023 theme

2022_Joshua_BuenoWhen we finally make the decision to follow Jesus we must constantly ask ourselves, “How do we grow from here?” As followers of Jesus how do we bear Christ like fruit through our words, our thoughts, and our actions? As Jesus said in John 15:4 “Abide in me and I in you.” This year at CCYC, we are going to be looking at what it truly means to Abide in Jesus with our whole life. Learning to stay connected to Him in the good and bad seasons. Discovering ways to grow and flourish as a Jesus follower. Surrendering our life in the truth that “apart from Him we can do nothing.” Let us abide in Jesus that we may grow in Jesus.

– Joshua Bueno | 2023 Conference President

Session Experience

Main Speaker

Jaron Scott

Also Kevin McNeil


Kevin McNeil

Cruz Rueda

Worship Leader

Cruz Rueda


Topic: Will be released in December

Jason Bedell is the Lead Pastor of Forefront Church in Virginia Beach, VA. Jason’s greatest passion is to do anything short of sin to see people meet Jesus. Whether that’s graphic design, surfing, or preaching sermons; his mission is to see the fringe and marginalized of our culture meet Jesus. Jason is happily married to his wife Carrie of 18 years and they have 3 daughters.

Topic: Will be released in December

Glenn Crocker lives with his wife Jessica and his three children Colin, Brennen, and Kate in Washington, NC. As the lead minister at Poplar Chapel Church of Christ and as a physical education teacher, he spends most of his time serving others. Glenn loves the Lord, loves his family, loves sports, and loves telling others about Jesus.

Topic: Will be released in December

Dom ChaseDominic Chasse is a campus minister in his hometown of Richmond Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He graduated from Mid Atlantic Christian University and finished his Master’s Degree at Emmanuel Christian seminary. He loves all things nerdy and hockey (Go Capitals!)

Kevin McNeilTopic: Will be released in December

Kevin McNeil is the lead pastor at Canvas Church in Goldsboro, NC. He and his wife, Maiah, have two kids – Micah and Brooke. Kevin loves hanging out with people, laughing way too much, and will gladly block your shot in basketball this weekend if you invite him to play.

Charquise Smith-StultzTopic: Will be released in December

Charquise Smith-Stultz is the Student Minister at Cape Fear Christian Church in Wilmington, NC. He loves: I love sports, hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors from fishing to just sitting on the beach, and most importantly I love Jesus. Can’t wait to see you guys in February to gather and worship the one True King.

Aaron Cross

Aaron Cross helped plant Christ’s Fellowship in Portsmouth VA in 2008 and continues to serve as the lead minister there. He spends most of my extra time with his wife and wrangling 3 boys. He enjoys being outside, nachos, and a good competition. I’ve been blessed with some lifelong friends that have helped shape my life and my ministry.

Topic: Will be released in December

Chris Woolard is the pastor of Venture Church in Wilmington NC. He has spent over 20 years working with teens in NC and VA through Youth ministry, Summer Camps, Boy Scouts, Youth Football, and even as a long-time member of the CCYC planning team. He and his wife Lindsey are also the parents of 2 real-life teenagers where he’s daily reminded of how important it is to be focused on Jesus through it all.

Heather FergusonTopic: Will be released in December

Heather Ferguson has served in ministry for fourteen years and is the current Director of Student Ministry at Compass Christian Church in Mechanicsville, VA. In her ministry, Heather stays active teaching kids about Jesus, especially during the summer at Oak Hill Christian Camp. She also has stayed active by participating in several Obstacle Course Races across the globe, such as the Spartan Iceland Ultra, World’s Toughest Mudder, and Australia’s True Grit Enduro 24.

Topic: Will be released in December

Corbin Kuhn has been in student ministry for nearly 10 years and has been on the CCYC Planning Team for just as long. For the last five years, he has served as CCYC’s executive director. He has a passion for helping youth (and all peoples) pursue a deep relationship with Jesus. He is married to his wife Joanna and they have four boys – Jaquan, Landon, Kai, and Kam. Corbin loves football, eating chocolate chip cookies with milk, hates pickles with a passion, and doing fun stuff.

weekend schedule


4:00 PM CCYC Registration Opens
7:15 PM Doors Open for Main Session 1
7:45 PM Main Session Begins
9:20 PM Youth Group Time
11:00 PM Lights Out


9:00 AM Workshop 1
10:05 AM Workshop 2
11:10 AM Workshop 3
11:55 AM Break for Lunch
4:00 PM Doors Open for Main Session 2
4:30 PM Main Session 2 Begins
6:30 PM Youth Group Time
7:00PM Break for Dinner
8:30PM Evening Shenanigans
11:00 PM Lights Out


9:15 AM Doors Open for Main Session 3
9:45 AM Main Session 3 Begins
11:45 AM Dismissal

  • 3v3 Basketball Tourney – Saturday Afternoon
  • Volleyball Tourney – Saturday Afternoon
  • Talent Show
  • Game Room – Inflatables, basketball, Gagaball, and more!

Our Location

We Are currently meeting at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Get to know the area and what there is to do here. You can also get familiar with the Benton here.


At current our venue, we have worked with the two hotels that are connected to the Convention Center. Each one has different layouts and perks. Be sure to use the booking links below to get the best deal for the conference!

**Please be sure to verify the dates you want to book when using the links below**

Winston Salem Marriott

425 North Cherry Street

Winston-Salem,  NC  27101

Winston Salem Embassy Suites

460 North Cherry Street
Winston-Salem,  NC  27101


CCYC is proud to partner with missions organizations every year!
Each year during our conference, we take up offerings that go directly to the organization.
Here are some we’ve partnered with this year:

CICM responds to the needs of people in India and surrounding countries through outreach initiatives including providing medical care, disaster relief, shelter, food, education, training and more. It is through this ability to meet physical needs that the door is opened to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bring hope to the hopeless, love the unlovable and free those in bondage. CICM’s aim is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of those the Lord brings to us.



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