January 12-14, 2018

Venture Weekend 2018

Venture Weekend is our version of a Disciple Now retreat where students (grades 7-12) spend time in Bible study and worship at the church and then spend the night in homes of FBC church members.

Every year, Venture is a highly anticipated weekend. Students spend the weekend split between the main conference sessions at FBC Rockwall and Small Groups at Church Members' Homes. Each group is divided by grade and gender. Everyone will join together in the Student Ministry Building for the main sessions and then return to the church member's home for discussion and also to spend the night.

More about the weekend...

T-shirt pickup and Host Home reveal will be on Wednesday, January 10th, in the Student Ministry Building. Venture will start with students being dropped off at their host home on Friday night, January 12th.

If you have to arrive late, leave early, or be gone during any part of the weekend, you must turn in a Time Away card. They are only to be used in emergency situations such as work or school functions. You can pick up Time Away cards in the Student Ministry office.

For more info about Venture OR if you are interested in helping serve during Venture, please contact the student ministry office (469.698.2503 OR cory@rockwallyouth.org)


Cost includes the main sessions at FBC Rockwall, transportation to/from church, housing, meals, and a t-shirt.


Guests can attend the entire weekend for $30. A qualifying guest is someone who doesn’t regularly attend church and this is their first Venture. We welcome any student who attends another church to register for Venture at the regular price.



Regular Registration



Late Registration

Money is non-refundable.
Scholarships are available to families with 3+ students.
Please contact the student ministry office to inquire about payment plans.


Shane Pruitt

Shane serves as the Director of Evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He and his wife, Kasi, reside in Rockwall, TX with their five children – Raygen, Harper, Titus, Elliot, & Glory. He has been in ministry for over 15 years as a church planter, lead pastor, associate pastor, and student pastor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in History, and a PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling.


Art Wellborn

Art comes from a long line of ministers and musicians. He began leading worship for the children’s ministry and youth ministry at First Woodway in Waco, TX when he was in high school, then after graduating he joined the youth staff as the worship leader.  He went to Baylor University and continued leading for the youth as well as serving in the Sunday morning worship band from 2011-2015. In 2015 he moved to the Dallas area and served as a worship leader at Community Life Church. 10 months later, Art felt God calling him back to Waco to help start and lead worship for The Venue at First Woodway.


The registration form and online payment options are below this banner. More information, including confirmation and a schedule of events, will be sent to you following registration. Email emma@rockwallyouth.org with any questions you may have.

Venture 2018 Payment

December Cost: $65
January Cost: $75

One Student:

Two Students (Siblings):

Three Students (Siblings):

Guest Price:
(For a student who does not regularly attend church and this is their first Venture.)


  • Bible
  • Journal
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel/Washcloth
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable Clothes
  • 2-Liter Drink and Snacks for sharing


  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Any kind of drug
  • Pranks
  • Valuables that might get lost/stolen

Bringing any of these items can result in being sent home.

Watch last year's video!