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What does it look like when thousands of young people come together for Christ in the heart of Philadelphia?


The XTEND Conference, founded in 2021 BY CityReach Church, has become an annual event birthed by and for diverse believers ages 12-30 and those who lead them. This one-day event of worship, powerful speakers, games, and more immerses youth and young adults into a broader Kingdom community of peers seeking the heart of God. The Conference uniquely creates a space for youth from the Philadelphia Region and beyond to gather together to be empowered to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Back in 2021, XTEND was a small all-day conference held at CityReach Church with CityReach Worship, Laila Olivera, Eddie James, all leading worhsip and Jermel Mayo giving the word. No one expected what God had in store...
In 2022 the XTEND Conference exploded in a huge way, being held at the Liacouras Center, where over 1000 people from churches all around the region gathered to praise the Lord on August 6, 2022. We had a huge lineup with Aaron moses from Maverick City music, Eddie James, Cityreach Worship, Laila Olivera from Maverick City Musica and Elevation Rhythm, and Da' Truth all leading worship, with Jermel Mayo, Markus McFolling, Reina Olmeda, and Bernadette Mills giving messages.
The theme, Culture Shock, was based on Romans 12:2 - "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." 
In 2023 the XTEND Conference grew powerfully as we had the honor of hosting thousands at the MET Philly on August 12, 2023, from 12pm to 8pm. Over 200 churches and 2000 christ followers gathered together, united as a Chosen Generation. Last year's event had worship led by Upperroom, Elevation Rhythm, CityReach Worship, Laila Olivera, and Aable. The message was given by Markus McFolling and Hannah Williamson.
coming soon...
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