Equipping Young People

Horizon is a week-long High School conference that offers great opportunity for spiritual growth and development, fellowship, and teaching on pertinent information from God's Word. Our goal is to send young people out into their world, spiritually nurtured, fed, and equipped to live out their faith and share it with those around them.


Speakers & Worship


Speaker: Leon Brown

Leon Brown, a native of Los Angeles, is the lead pastor of Montage Church. Prior to this, he served as the church planting pastor of Crown & Joy Presbyterian Church (Richmond, VA). Leon received a B. A. in communication studies from the University of San Diego in 2008, an M. Div. from Westminster Seminary California in 2011, an M. A. in historical theology from Westminster Seminary California in 2012, and a B.A. Honors in Hebrew from the University of the Free State in 2017. Pastor Brown is presently pursuing his Ph.D. in Hebrew. Leon loves spending time with his family, listening to sermons and theological lectures, hiking, traveling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Judo. He most recently published, All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church. He served in the navy for ten years. He and his wife, Rosalinda, have three children.

Crossings Community Worship Team

Crossings Community Worship Team is led by Brandon Auten. Brandon sensed God’s call into ministry and came to Crossings after graduating from Erskine College. He, and wife Livia, have been a part of Crossings since 2005. Brandon’s greatest passion is to invest his life into those around him, encouraging them to draw closer to Christ, and believe the good news of the Gospel.

He, and wife Livia, have two boys.



Early Registration (Before May 16): $115

Registration (After May 16): $140

Bonclarken Conference Fee: $60

Bonclarken Housing & Meals: $248.50

Conference Registration for Horizon and Quest is handled through the Christian Education Ministries office. Registration fees cover the cost of the conference, including speakers, activities, etc. All registration payments should be made payable to CEM. This applies to early and late registrations.

On-Site Arrangements are handled through the Bonclarken office. CEM will forward your housing preferences and information to Bonclarken and a Bonclarken representative will call you to make arrangements. All housing and meal payments should be made payable to Bonclarken and are due upon arrival at the event. Note: Private housing participants will still incur a Bonclarken conference center fee. These fees cover the cost of Bonclarken amenities.



Work Crew is an essential part of the Quest and Horizon conferences.  The primary purpose is to help the directors, speakers, worship leaders, and program staff better serve hundreds of Middle and High School youth in the ARP Denomination.  Typically 8-10 are chosen to be on work crew each year with priority going to those who can commit to both weeks of service.  Those who can only work one week are encouraged to apply as well to help fill any vacancies.  Work Crew members should have completed High School, with preference given to those who have completed their Freshman year of college.  There are 2 spots available for Junior Work Crew (QUEST week only).  Junior Work Crew must have finished their Junior Year of High School.


Duties will include set up and clean up for conference activities, assisting with recreational activities, reaching out to the youth, and providing an example for all campers.  Each work crew will be asked to share during devotion time as well.  Work Crew should expect to not get an abundant amount of sleep.


APPLICATION DEADLINE - April 1st.          

TRAINING WEEKEND -  Friday, June 14th-Sunday, June 16th

QUEST (Middle School) – June 17th-22nd         

HORIZON (High School) – June 24th-29th