February 28-March 1, 2020

John Q Hammonds Center
Rogers, AR

Discover our best experiences

Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.
Worship

Worship

Spirit Led & Passionate

Worship describes those times we gather deliberately seeking to encounter God in Christ. God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another.

Community

Community

Faith Based & Connectional

Encouraging each other through affirmation is crucial to the growing process of a group.  When a youth’s peers compliment them, they feel more confident in their self in relation to the group and can share deeper feelings.

Faith

Faith

Growing & Deepening

We believe that all people are of sacred worth, beloved children of God, and embrace the diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic ability, family configurations, education, and mental and physical ability in the Body of Christ.

What Is Veritas?

The Arkansas Conference’s biggest event.

Each year over 1,400 youth and youth leaders come together to celebrate what it means to be connected. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.

Worship describes those times we gather deliberately seeking to encounter God in Christ. God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another. The word passionate expresses an intense desire, an ardent spirit, strong feelings, and a sense of heightened importance. Veritas is where we practice Passionate Worship.

What We All

EXPERIENCE

Whoever you are and wherever you are from, here you will find a safe, life-giving space to connect, grow and lead in your faith journey.

Army Of Light

Worship Leaders

Army of Light is a movement founded in Phoenix, AZ with the goal to Seek Justice, Love Others, and Give Hope. Their calling is to help this generation rise up and make a difference in the world through fighting injustice and giving hope to the world’s unlovable, hopeless, and oppressed. The name Army of Light comes from the desire to see the body of Christ in action. Their avenue for inspiring and building the body of Christ is through music and since 2009, Army of Light has been leading worship for countless events, camps and concerts around the country; most recently including opportunities to travel and play in other parts of the world.

Shanterra McBride
Speaker

Shanterra’s background in youth leadership and student development is extensive – and impactful. As a first-generation college graduate, Shanterra knows all too well what it means to pursue your passion, which is what she seeks to instill in young people. As a native Texan, Shanterra received a full vocal performance scholarship to Southern Methodist University (SMU). She soon realized that although she loved singing, something was missing from her life and that was the passion and opportunity to serve others. She changed her major, many times, but eventually felt at home with Sociology and later added Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. After earning her two degrees from SMU, Shanterra furthered her education by obtaining a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Shanterra’s career has been dedicated to advancing youth development initiatives, consulting for organizations like the DC Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation and serving as the Deputy Executive Director of a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the culture of violence among young people. She has also served as an Assistant Principal in a private, Catholic high school in Atherton, CA, where she encouraged her students to embrace themselves as unique individuals and to use their voice of privilege to speak for those who are not heard.

Who’s Coming This Year??

The Late Night Option

Each we we bring in something extra special for Saturday night. In past years it’s been a concert, a comedian, an illusionist, a ventriloquist, and an improv group. We are working out the details for this year’s option, so stay tuned for the big announcement.
Lodging Options

Places that are working with us for the event

Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway
Rogers, AR 72758
Room Rate: $125

To receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be secured no later than 01/28/20.

The church representative will need to send a Rooming List Form to the hotel 14 days prior to event.