Register Now! January 12-14, 2024

Is this it?

Is this it?

The Middle + High School years aren’t always easy. Your social media feeds are filled with moments that look amazing, but whether you’re at every hangout or never invited, you find yourself asking, “Is this it?” Student Weekend is the place you can finally ask those questions. 

We believe there IS more. And it starts with Jesus. Sure, you can brush this off as just another church event, or you could see this as your opportunity to learn more, ask more, and maybe even find the “more” you have been looking for.

There is MORE

There is MORE

Join us for a weekend conference focused on you; the Student who believes there is more to life than the next Tik Tok trend, but haven’t figured out what that is, or who to ask. Each night we’ll have food, up-beat worship, a message, small groups and a late night hangout.

Student Weekend is for all 6-12th grade students in the SWFL area to find community, find hope, and find the “more” that’s often missing from daily routines, busy schedules, and navigating school and friends.


2024 Student Weekend Schedule

Friday 1/12

5:45 – Check In
6:00 – Small group classes + Dinner
7:00 – Small Group Activities
8:15 – Main Session #1
9:30 – Small Group Debrief
10:15 – Parent Pick Up

Saturday 1/13

12:00 – Check In At Commons
12:15 – Lunch

  • 1:00 – 3:30 Discipleship Breakout Rotations
  • 3:30 Games


  • 1:00 – 3:30 Games
  • 3:30 – 6:00 Discipleship Breakout Rotations

6:00 – Dinner
7:00 – Main Session #2
8:15 – Small Group Debrief
9:00 – Late Night Activities
10:15 – Parent Pick Up

Sunday 1/14

10:00 – Breakfast + Small Groups
11:30 – Session #3 (Worship Service)

Volunteer at Student Weekend

Serve with us! Whether you have a student in ministry, are a recent graduate, or just want to see students discipled, we would love to partner with you! We need small group leaders, rec leaders, administrative help, and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old (out of high school) and members of First Naples.

If you’re interested in serving at Student Weekend, click below to fill out a short form and we’ll follow up with more information.


What does the cost cover?

The cost covers participation in all the main sessions and small groups, food, a t-shirt, and all late night activities.

Are there any meals included?

Dinner on Friday, Lunch + Dinner on Saturday, and Breakfast on Sunday are included.

Breakfast on Saturday is not included.

What should I bring?

A Bible and a pen is all you’ll need! We’d also suggest bringing a small bag (like a drawstring or something similar) since you will be moving from meals to main sessions to small groups, to late nights.

What happened to DNOW weekend?

Student Weekend is the new DNOW Weekend! We have a unique opportunity to use this event to engage a wider group of students in our local area. Students who may not be able to join us at Camp for a week over the summer, may be able to participate in a weekend conference RIGHT HERE in our community. The changes we’re making from the usual DiscipleNOW format make it easier for new students to participate and for you to invite people!

Are there Host Homes?

In order to make student weekend more available to students who do not regularly attend First Naples, we do not have Host Homes this year. It will be a conference style event where you arrive in the morning and go home in the evening.

If you and your friends would still like to get together over the weekend and some of your parents are willing to host, we want to help you be intentional with that time – so we do have an Overnight Guide for you that you can find below!

Can I come for part of the weekend and not all of it?

We would encourage you to be a part of as much of the weekend as possible, but yes, if you have a work or extracurricular commitment that will prevent you from participating in part of the weekend, we would rather have you join in some of it rather than none of it!

Questions about faith?

Student Weekend is a great opportunity for you to come and meet students like yourself that are struggling through the daily grind knowing there has to be more. But you don't have to wait till Student Weekend to starting asking the tough questions! Send us a message, we'd love to connect with you and talk about what faith looks like and who Jesus is.

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Student Ministry Team

Joshua Roettele

Middle School Pastor

Daniel Scroggins

Interim High School Director

Micaela Knerr

Student Ministry Assistant