Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. is the Founder and Leader of Ronnie Phillips Ministries International. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Abba's House in Chattanooga, TN. Pastor Ronnie is committed to loving people, teaching grace, facilitating missions and hands on humanitarian aid around the world, and loving those who have been pushed aside by religion. Ronnie will be speaking at Celebration #4.
Daniel will be speaking at Celebration #1, 2 & 3.
Seth is a 20 year veteran of student ministry having served in five different congregations since 1997. As student pastor, Seth's mission is to partner with parents in the process of raising their kids to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. He loves teaching the truths of the Bible, taking students on life-changing trips, watching them mature in Christ - especially in small group settings, empowering and encouraging them to fully depend on the Holy Spirit as He leads their lives, helping them to discover their purpose in Christ. Seth will be speaking at the Wednesday night kickoff on August 1.
Area 4 is a contemporary worship band made up of a group of friends who grew up leading worship together at their church. Their name, Area 4, comes from the part of the building that they spent a large part of their lives developing their talents and making music together within the church. The band consists of Heath Austin, Silvey McGregor, Kenan Markum, Christian Craig, Cameron Webb, Nathan Marion, and Kay Grier. Area 4 will be leading worship at all the Celebration sessions.
Cason will be the DJ for the Paint Party
How will my teenager be assigned to a Group?
We will assign groups depending on grade and gender. If your student brings a friend with them, we will place them in the group together
How are Group Leaders chosen?
All Group leaders are required to complete a group leader application, attend an interview conducted by an Abba’s House Staff member, and have a clear background check in order to lead a group. We prioritize the safety of our youth, and we select our Group Leaders with the mindset of keeping our students as safe as possible!
Where will my teenager be spending the night?
The group that your youth will be with during GO! Weekend will be assigned to a Host Home near the church. Both the leaders and the students in each Group will be spending the night at an assigned Host Home for each night of their GO! Weekend experience.
What is a Host Home?
A Host Home is an individual or family who offers to host a group during GO! Weekend. All individuals at least 18 years or older residing in host homes have gone through an application process and background check. Host families provide food and snacks and a place for the group to sleep.
How will my teenager be transported?
Group Leaders are responsible for transporting the students in their group. We are also recruiting additional people to help transport if needed. All drivers will go through an interview and background check before they are allowed to transport students. Students will not be allowed to drive themselves, even if they are 18.
My teenager wants to invite a friend. Can they be in the same Group?
We love when students invite their friends! When completing the online registration, there is an option to complete that says, “I would like to be in a Group with ____.” Both friends must also fill out the same information when registering to be placed in the same group. This enables the AH staff to place both students in the same group.
Can I pay using a payment plan?
Yes. You have the option of either paying for GO! Weekend in full upon registration or enrolling in a payment plan. Balances are due no later than July 29th. A $40 deposit is due at registration.
Will my teenager need spending money?
Students will not need to bring money for meals during GO! Weekend. We will however, have AHS merchandise throughout the weekend if they are interested in purchasing these items.
How can I get in contact with my teenager in case of emergency?
The best way to get in contact with your teenager is through their group leader, who will provide his or her contact information on the first day of GO! Weekend.
How will parents be contacted in case of emergency?
An Abba’s House staff member will call the emergency contact phone number you provided when you registered your student.
Are there opportunities for me to volunteer at GO! Weekend?
Yes! We love when parents serve at student events! There are several volunteer roles that you can be a part of, such as hosting a group or helping create a great atmosphere for our students during the Worship Experiences. You can register to volunteer at GO! Weekend at the top of this page.
My teenager has food allergies. Is there a way to accommodate meals for my child?
Yes! We are excited to announce that this year we will be offering meal plans for those who have food allergies / dietary conditions. Upon registration, youth can sign up for one of the three following meal plans: regular, gluten-free, or nut free.