Our Purpose

We have the belief that this generation is on the precipice of seeing a movement of students Wake Up! We are believing for Revival through the Holy Spirit, and seeing the next generation shining with the light of Christ!

October 13-15th, 2023


We believe that everyone was born with the God-given potential to make a difference in the lives of others. One of the ways you can do that is by sponsoring students for Rise Conference that might not be able to afford to attend. If you are ready to sponsor a student today, click the button below:

Wake up, O Sleeper. Rise from the dead and Christ will shine upon you.
Ephesians 5:14

Conference Directors

Jess McNicholas
Jess McNicholas

Student Director, Jess McNicholas, and her husband, Kaden McNicholas are no strangers to Christian Life Austin. Jess started serving in Student Ministry in 2015, and was hired on staff as Next Generation Ministries assistant in 2019. She and Kaden married in April of 2021, and took over Christian Life Students October of that year.

Kaden has been a life long member of Christian Life Austin, and grew up in the Kids, Student, and Young Adult Ministries. They both have a passion to serve the next generation alongside their team and staff. They have worked to build a community of students who will Rise Up for Christ and have a vision to see revival in Generation Z.

Their heartbeat is to equip, empower, and raise up students who would be bold and confident in who God called them to be. Rise Conference 2022 is the first step of watching this heartbeat give life. We are so excited to see what God has in store!