What Is San Antonio 2011?
National Youth Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, which
happens every four years. Estimates are that over 1,000 people are
planning on attending.
When is The Conference?
Saturday evening, April 16th to Tuesday morning, April 19th, 2011
San Antonio’s Theme Is:
“Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless
river of righteous living.” Amos 5:24 (NLT)
What Will We Be Doing in San Antonio?
Sessions: A big part of the conference will be the four sessions
which includes dynamic and challenging speakers, inspiring drama,
and powerful worship to energize the youth to serve and share the
love of Jesus to a hurting world.
Seminars and Workshops: To created a kind of learning “flow” to
have our students to be mission-minded. (On Sunday)
Service Project: Working with a local ministry to help the poor and
needy of San Antonio. (On Monday)
Who Are The Guest Speakers & Worship Band?
Shane Claiborne: best selling author, prominent Christian
activist, sought-after speaker and recovering sinner.
• Shane has affirmed the MB’s confession of faith
• Endorsed by several leaders of the US conference of MB churches
Paula Simpson-Parry: Passionate youth worker in England for
many years, on the National Leadership Team for Youth For Christ,
currently on the leadership team of the Bridge Church in Texas.
Worship with Stories in Braille: Words and music have the
power to capture our thoughts, hold sway over our emotions,
and paint our imaginations. This worship band wants to play a
part in this process for people, to create space for God to move.
For more information about these speakers:
How Will The Seminars & Workshops Work?
“Flow” is the ministry track portion of San Antonio. The goal is to
encourage our students toward seeing their world as a mission field
and all of life as a ministry opportunity.
On Sunday morning seminars will be provided to take care
of the “head knowledge” of understanding the scriptural
mandate and call for compassion, love and Biblical justice
The Sunday afternoon workshops will offer the “heart
knowledge”. Students will be able to hear stories of people
who are actually engaged in service, mission, and
compassion around the world.
MBMS/I is working with us to provide the seminars and workshops.
How Will The Service Project Work?
On Monday we will be going out to do some direct service work with
the poor and needy of San Antonio (working with D.O.O.R. ministry).
DOOR invites our Discover,
Discern and Dwell participants to
See the face of God in the city.
Four Service Options Will be Available:
Entry Level – Students will learn of and hear about ministries in San Antonio
Encounter Level – Students have more involvement with local ministry
Engagement Level – Students are even more involved with local ministries
which could include heavier, more taxing work, and greater opportunities
to dialogue with local residents.
“City Search” Option – Participants will get a set of questions that require
them to go out into the city to find the answers.
(encounter city at their own pace)
How Will Housing and Sleeping Rooms Work?
The whole conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt San
Antonio. Several hundred rooms have been reserved at a discount,
a total of 4 people can be in each room (2 queen sized beds).
• Each room will be separated by gender
• The hotel will try it‟s best to separate floors by gender but there is no
guarantee, each youth worker is responsible for their own group.
Can We Stay An Extra Night Or More?
Yes. The hotel has given us options to stay several
nights before and after the conference at the
discounted group rate. ($200 a night per room)
How Will Traveling Work?
All groups flying in will need to fly into the San Antonio International
Airport and then make travel arrangements to the hotel.
Reserve your group with the Airport Express Shuttle service:
$16 one way per person
$28 round trip per person
Reserve your group by clicking the link on www.sanantonio2011.org
(Reserve at least 2 weeks before the trip)
How Will Meals/Food Work?
The conference will not be providing any meals (just like Anaheim „07).
Each group will be responsible for their own meals and can use the
River Walk (within walking distance) and it‟s 35+ restaurants.
What is the River Walk?
It is a public park lined with individual businesses, restaurants, and
fun attractions. There is also a mall across the street from the hotel
that has a food court with another 7 restaurants.
What Does the River Walk Have?
Restaurants: Attractions: Other Activities:
Hard Rock Café IMAX Theatre The Alamo
Casa Rio Restaurant Dinosaur-Quest Helicopter Tours
County Line Bar-B-Q Ripley‟s Believe or Not Tower of America
Delivery Market Guinness World River Center Mall
Schlotzsky‟s Deli Records Museum - Aeropostale
Tomb Rider 3D - Disney Store
Sbarro Botanical Garden - Claire‟s
Denny‟s Splashtown - Champs Sports
Orange Julius - GameStop
A & W All American The Alamo is
Food only blocks
Texas Land & Cattle away!
Joe‟s Crab Shack (Free attraction)
What Fun Day Activities Are There in April?
The River Walk
The Alamo For even more activities:
Cost: Free (free will donation) www.visitsanantonio.com
Sea World San Antonio
Cost: $30 per person (group rate – 15+ people)
Open only on Fri., Sat., & Sun.
Cost: $33 per person (group rate – 15+ people)
35 minute drive from the hotel
Six Flags (Fiesta Texas)
Cost: $25 per person (group rate – 15+ people)
Open only on Saturday and Sundays
Dave & Busters
Brackenridge Park & Zoo
San Antonio Spurs Basketball Game
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch & Caverns
What is the Estimated Cost Per Person?
Registration: $285 (before Feb. 15th) Due Dates To Remember:
Dec. 1st – Registration Opens at
Plane Ticket: $ $285 per person (early bird price)
Feb. 15th – Early bird deadline
Fun Day: $ $315 after Feb. 15th
Extra Night Stay: $200 per room
April 1st – Airport Express
Misc. Supplies: $ reservation due (online)
Estimated TOTAL: $ April 16th-19th – San Antonio 2011!
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