Event Information

We do not provide onsite registration. Registration is online only.

[Update: 2/24/2023]

We are a weekend event again! More info below.

This year’s theme is “Not Done Yet.,” based on Philippians 1:6. Our speaker is Pastor Armando Miranda Jr, Associate Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Armando believes that investing in youth is the way to bring life to the church and we are more than glad to host him at Alive.

We are excited to once again partner with the talented Engage Ministries from Southern Adventist University and blessed to have them lead us in praise music.

This year will be the 15th year for the Spartanburg Seventh-day Adventist Church to host and sponsor Alive and it will be an in-person event. There will be a Friday night session, and two to three sessions throughout the day on Saturday.

Ages are for 13+. Registration is capped at 500 so register early!

The event will begin with onsite packet pick-up at 5 PM on Friday, March 3 and again on Saturday, March 4 at 8 AM. Registration is online only, here on this website. We will close registration on Tuesday, February 28 or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first. We cannot accept registrations after registration is closed.

The first session will start at 7 PM Friday evening, and our last meeting will conclude Saturday night, which may be followed by an activity game with prizes. If we have an activity, you can sign up to be a part of it when you arrive, and an awesome grand prize may be awarded to the winner.

The first 4 groups and the first 25 individuals that register and attend will receive a FREE Alive t-shirt upon arrival. The registrant(s) must be present to receive the free shirt. If you didn't get to choose a shirt during registration, you do not get a free shirt. However, you can pre-purchase a shirt before you come and we will have it available to you when you arrive. Onsite purchases of our shirt will be available for purchase after sunset on Saturday.

The first 4 groups that register and the first 25 individual registrants will receive a FREE t-shirt. Others will be available for purchase after sunset on Saturday.


(See menu below) If you arrive early enough on Friday, we will have some sandwiches ready for you. All meals on Saturday are provided for FREE. Breakfast on Sabbath morning is only for Friday overnight guests. Then everyone for lunch and dinner. Our meals will be vegetarian. We are not able to accommodate for any special dietary needs. Menu below.

PLEASE NOTE: You can bring your own food if you do not prefer what we serve. However, you will not have access to the kitchen nor are you allowed to plug in crock pots or any other electrical appliances.


This year’s Alive Youth Rally is back to a weekend event, starting Friday evening and concluding Saturday night. All attendees are welcome to spend the night Friday and Saturday nights - CAMPING STYLE - on our field. There are no sleeping arrangements for inside the buildings unless the weather is not favorable for the weekend. We are working on securing a shower trailer as well.

Youth Leaders should register their groups. We will have volunteers and sponsors at the event to help supervise. However, we do ask that you bring your own chaperones with you, as we ask that no one under the age of 18 be unsupervised. Any individual registrant under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian fill out the Alive 2023 Activity/Emergency Contact Form located on the Resources page. All registered groups need to provide their own chaperones.

We do not recommend anyone attending under the age of 13. If they come with a group or family, they are not to ever be left alone without an adult by their side. We strictly enforce this for the safety of your children.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to bring a group to stay overnight and you have both boys and girls, you are required to bring male and female chaperones to supervise your youth.

We have provided a list of hotels on our website that are close to the church in case you (on the left - desktop; scroll down - mobile), your group or family wish to stay in one of them. There are no discounted rates available.

Preliminary Menu:

  • Friday Evening: Subs, fruit, brownies
  • Saturday Cont'l Breakfast - Granola, fruit, cereal, yogurt, bagels and muffins (Overnight groups only)
  • Saturday Lunch: Baked spaghetti, plain spaghetti, green beans, salad, pudding, cookie
  • Saturday Dinner: Haystacks, corn, rice, dessert

Bring $20 if you plan on purchasing an additional shirt, did not purchase one here online, or are not one of the first groups/individuals to register and attend and want a shirt. Either purchase one beforehand online or after sunset on Saturday night. If the registration form asks what shirt size to get, you are getting a free shirt.

What To Bring

  • Your Bible
  • Alive 2023 Activity/Emergency Contact Form - Fill out online or download it and bring with you (For youth under the age of 18, not supervised by an adult.).
  • Overnight registrants: Tent, footprint for tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, change of clothes, personal care items. We will have a shower trailer onsite.
  • Please do not bring anything of high value. The Spartanburg Church is not responsible for missing/stolen items.

Preliminary Event Schedule

5:00 PM Registration Packet Pick-up
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Light meal/snacks served
7:00 PM Session 1
9:00 PM Afterglow/Camp fire

6:00 AM - 8:30 AM Showers
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (overnight guests only)
10:00 AM Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Afternoon Talk
5:30 PM Supper
6:45 PM Session 3
8:45 PM Activity/Camp fire

6:00 AM - 8:30 AM Showers
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast (overnight guests only)
9:00 AM Everyone to be picked up and to exit facilities

Register Today!