Calvary Temple was filled with 1,000 young adults from across the continent over the weekend for the second annual Collide Conference. 

Featuring people from across Manitoba, B.C., Ontario, and the Maritimes to North Carolina, Connecticut, Texas and Mexico who wanted to dive deeper into their relationship with God. 

It was a full 16 hours with worship from UPPERROOM and Circuit Riders and messages from Zach Nash, David Marvin, and Winnipeg native, Jenessa Wait. Plus breakout rooms with topics like Exploring God's Truth, Redeeming Secular Spaces, Trusting God's Truth, Gaining A Servant's Heart, and more. 

As people ran through the doors to get a spot at the front, there was an obvious sense of excitement for what God was going to do over the next two days. 

Circuit Riders and Zach Nash kicked the conference off on Friday night. 

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After Nash was done, the front of the room was opened up for people who wanted to commit their lives to Christ. It quickly filled up with people making that decision and having the prayer team from Collide be there to pray with them. 

After a filling night, it wrapped up before kicking off again on Saturday morning starting with UPPERROOM and Winnipeg native, Jenessa Wait sharing a message. 


UPPERROOM - Rest On Us - Collide Conference

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This was Phoebe Pedrina's first time at Collide and it did not disappoint. "I was most excited to learn about how the Lord's moving in our country and new perspectives to understand who Christ is through different avenues."

At eight months pregnant, Wait was excited to share about identity with the sanctuary full of young adults. She touched on the points of keeping the main thing the main thing, Letting God's truth define you, and becoming a good receiver. 

Jenessa Wait

For many, the conference was a chance to be around other believers in the midst of a busy life. "Going into the weekend, I was excited to have an uninterrupted 16 hours dedicated to worshipping God and growing in my faith," second-time goer, Amy Warnica says. 

The rest of the afternoon was filled with a panel discussion with the three speakers hosted by Collide's co-director, Brittany Petkau. Each speaker was able to share wisdom from the Bible about topics that young adults face on a daily basis. 

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After going to the breakout rooms, there was one last session. UPPERROOM was leading worship and David Marvin brought the Word to wrap the weekend up.

The presence of God was filling the room, as people were dancing and jumping and you could feel the floor move, something that was special for Warnica. "The entire weekend was a highlight. Every worship set, session, or time of fellowship had the presence of God tangibly moving and working. A special moment was during the last session and worship set. There is something profound when you are surrounded by so many like-minded believers who are being personally ministered to by the Holy Spirit yet collectively exalting the Lord in unified song."


UPPEROOM - The Blood at Collide Conference

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You can watch a recap video of the Collide Conference below. 


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