Epicenter - what is it?  

A 4-day gathering of hundreds of students from around the Northeast. A time of undistracted focus on Jesus. You will grow in your relationship with God through amazing worship, challenging teaching from the Bible, and practical equipping for living missionally in the world.  You will also grow through building deeper relationships with each other.  

Putting Jesus at the center and mobilizing students to be the epicenter of a "spiritual earthquake" on their campuses and to the nations...that's what Epicenter is about!  Check out this year's speakers and musical guests.   Top speakers from around the country will be pointing us to Jesus and calling us to follow Him.  The talented Andy Needham band will be leading some awesome worship through music and song.  Get a free download at their website and take a listen!  Specialty seminars outside of the main sessions will let you pick topics you'd like to explore more.  

As a result of Epicenter students leave motivated and prepared to serve their campuses and the world with Christ’s unlimited capacity to love.

A few important details you need to know, read carefully:  
  • Jan. 16-19 - MLK weekend - Location, Albany, NY (we stay in a hotel), three nights, four days.  The first session starts at 7pm Friday night and the conference ends at noon on Monday (Monday is an MIT holiday, so no classes).  
  • Early Registration was Dec. 25th, and is now past.    
  • As of Jan. 7, the online registration link will not be live, so you will have to register on site at the hotel.  Cost of the conference is $250, but.......
  • We are giving MIT students an automatic $75 scholarships to help lower your price.  What that means?  Your cost is $144 if registered by Dec. 25th.  NOTE: This scholarship will not show up when you register.  So just pay at least $50 or no more than $144 and we will apply the $75 scholarship to your registration.  After Dec. 25th, your price will be $175.   
  • Anyone can register to come up until the actual dates of Epicenter  
  • NEED MORE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?   More scholarship money help can be requested...just talk to your friendly, neighborhood staff member.  You can email Chris at Chris.Swanson [at] cru.org.  We don't want money to be a barrier for anyone to come, so please ask!
  • Note: food and transportation not included, but there are low-cost restaurants and grocery stores nearby.  A charter bus from Boston will be available for anyone who needs it. You can also arrange your own transportation.  There is free parking available at the hotel.  The charter bus is about $50 for round trip travel from Boston to Albany and back.  You will need to register and pay for the bus here.  
  • The bus will leave Friday Jan. 16. in the afternoon at 2:30pm (location of bus pick up will be communicated at a later date).  Return back to Boston around 5pm on Monday, Jan. 19th.   

Visit the main event webpage to see even more details.      

If you are looking to register and it is after Jan. 7, then fill out this form to let us know you are coming.  You won't be able to officially register online through the registration site at this time.  You will register and pay at the hotel via check or credit card.

Here is a student story from Rachel A (MIT '16) about her Epicenter experience.  

Cru hosts over a dozen winter conference across the U.S.  If you aren't going to be near Boston, but want to attend one of these check them out.  San Diego, Denver, Destin (FL), Greensboro, Washington D.C, Portland, Minneapolis, Philly, and more!