Big jesus weekend 2017


What is BJW 2017?

Big Jesus Weekend (BJW) 2017 is Right Direction Church International’s 2017 Youth Conference.  It is an exclusive weekend infused with dynamic events that will offer an unforgettable experience for middle and high school students!


What is the purpose of the event?

To enlist students into the family of God and make them aware of who they are in Jesus Christ.


Who this event is for?

All events are open to Middle and High School Students and/or teenagers between the ages of 13 through 19 years of age except for the lock-in. The lock-in is only open to high school students.


When & where is Big Jesus Weekend (BJW) 2017?


Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th

There will be 2 pre-conference events. The Wednesday night pep rally will be begin at 6:30 p.m and will be held at the EPIC Center (1230 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC).  Join us at Frankie's Fun Park (140 Parkridge Drive, Columbia, SC) for our Thursday night kickback fellowship at 7:00 p.m.


Friday, April 14th

Youth services will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the EPIC Center.

The High School ONLY Lock-In will be held at the Family Life Center (3506 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC) and will begin immediately following our Youth Service. Dinner and breakfast will be provided for lock-in attendees.


 Saturday, April 15th

Personal Devotion Teen Talk in the morning at the Family Life Center. Students will need to be picked up by 9:00 a.m.

Our Saturday Night Youth Service, the Hope Experience, will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the EPIC Center.


 Sunday, April 16th

Student Rise Up Service begins at 10:30am. Student led corporate prayer begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the EPIC Center.


Do students have to register for this event?

Students must register for the entire conference and sessions except for Sunday’s Student Rise Up Service and the pre-conference events. Students can register at


Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for any of the events, sessions, or services.


Contact Information:

BJW Conference Coordinators

John Sims: 803-542-0699 & Sade Tate: 678-776-1612