BoldX is a powerful 3-day experience for junior high and high schoolers to participate in passionate worship, impactful Bible teaching, deep spiritual moments, and sessions equipping them to live out a Bold faith.
This experience will leave teenagers prepared to step into the life-changing power of the Gospel and be sent into their schools and communities to lead others to do the same.
BoldX will take place June 12th-14th at Bethany South Campus. Find out more about Bethany Church.
Brian Barcelona is the Founder and President of One Voice Student Missions, an organization that is reaching thousands of public high school students with the gospel all over America and the nations. He is also the author of The Jesus Club, a book on revival in Public Schools, and Don’t Scroll, the story of how God is moving through digital missions. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Marcela. They have four children, Zoe, Everlyse, Jedidiah, and Eden Barcelona.
Teo is the founder of Dunamis Movement, a revival focused ministry spread across over 400 university campuses worldwide. Teo has traveled to over 40 nations preaching the gospel and seeing the miraculous power of God reaching people from all different walks of life. Teo and his wife Junia have four kids, and are also the senior leaders of Zion Church, a multi-campus church that has impacted not only Brasil but the nations. Teo holds degrees in psychology and theology and is the author of various books.
With an international network of more than 700 churches and an extensive international missions program, Pastor Joakim has grown Word of Life Church into a body of believers that reaches people of all ethnicities and languages. Its Bible school has seen more than 50,000 graduates across its 15 global locations. In 2002, Joakim founded New Generation, a cross-denominational student movement that equips young Christians to share God’s love at schools and universities worldwide.
Raised in a legacy family, Jonathan Stockstill was born with ministry in his blood. From an early age, it was apparent that Jonathan had a tremendous gift for music. He won several state championships in piano before going on to master several other instruments and become an internationally recognized worship artist. By the age of 30, he had recorded more than 10 albums and personally written over 100 songs.
At the age of 30, Jonathan transitioned from worship pastor to lead pastor of Bethany Church, following in the footsteps of his father, Larry Stockstill, and his grandfather, Roy Stockstill. During the last five years, he has taken the church to new heights in both growth and influence. Jonathan has an exciting vision for the future of Bethany. With statewide campuses and Bethany church plants around the world, the next chapter is going to be very exciting.
Jonathan married the love of his life, Angie, in 2005. Whether swimming with his girls or wrestling with his son, Jonathan enjoys being a dad above all his many other responsibilities. When he and Angie relax, they love to frequent new restaurants and get away to popular travel destinations. A native of the bayous, he enjoys everything outdoors, especially water sports. He especially likes to fish and Yolo, sometimes doing both at the same time.
At heart, Jonathan is a creative leader. His musical innovation and leadership style define the best of the new generation of church leaders.
Eli Bonilla Jr. is an emerging leader in the NextGen space. He serves several national networks in various roles, including the NextGen regional cochair for North America with Empowered21 and the national millennial director for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). His full-time responsibilities are with Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, LA, as Global NextGen Pastor. He is also a published author with Thomas Nelson. Eli is the father to two beautiful children, Novalee Grace and Ezekiel Eliezer Rafat, and husband to Alexis Gabriella Bonilla.
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South Baton Rouge Campus
11107 Honore Ln
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Baton Rouge Metro Airport
9430 Jackie Cochran Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70807-8020
New Orleans International Airport
1 Terminal Drive,
Kenner, LA 70062
You can register here via your laptop or cell phone. You will be linked to our Planning Center Registrations to purchase tickets.
Bold X is for students going into 6th-12th grades for the Fall of 2023.
Registration includes access to all sessions, a welcome bag, as well as boxed lunches for Tuesday and Wednesday. Lodging, breakfast, and dinner will be at your group’s own expense.
It’s always good to bring a water bottle, and money for meals and products you may want to purchase. Bags are allowed if you would like to hold your items during the conference. We will be sending out a "What to Bring" list for students in April!
Check-in will begin at 5:00PM at our South Baton Rouge Campus. It will take place in the tent on the grounds.
We have multiple morning sessions that are jam-packed with dynamic worship and speakers. In the afternoons, we will have breakout sessions for students in a stream of their choice from worship, communication, and creative lanes. We will also have an afternoon for team competitions called "Tribe Wars". There are also many fun things to do in Baton Rouge outside of conference time. We would love for you to check out some of the places on our website!
Our sessions will remain open to our conference attendees and our serve teams.
For our youth pastors out there, we want to connect with you and have provided ways to do that. Join us Tuesday night before the night session for a mixer just for you to meet our teams and connect with other pastors at the conference. We also will have a breakout session just for our youth pastors with the goal to cover the challenges of youth ministry and resource you with Gen Z resources.
No, Bold X will gather together for all main sessions. Our students from Bethany Church will be able to return to their home each night and back for the next day of sessions!
Yes! We will be providing bus transportation from our other Bethany campuses. Please let your youth director know that your student would like to reserve a spot for travel for Bold X. Stay tuned for all bus times that will be updated on our page soon!
We believe in creating a safe environment for our students to have the best experience. For that reason, our students will be under the supervision of our amazing YTH B-Group Leaders who have so graciously dedicated their week to serve and be with our students all during the conference. Our students will be divided up into Bgroups as normal with our leaders making themselves available to check in with each of their students individually as well as help create the most fun conference time as we all grow closer to God together.