The 2023 AFHE Convention offers teens the opportunity to spend two days considering the truth found in God's word and the topic of TRUTH itself—seeking and finding it! Teen program participation is open to students age 12-18.

Walk Thru the Bible will take teens through their otLIVE and ntLIVE interactive learning experience, revealing the amazing true story of God's rescue plan in scripture. Students will come to understand the events, characters, and "family history" of the Bible like never before.

Participants will receive the 60-page Walk Thru the Bible guidebook, a resource that will help them remember what they learn and a tool they can use to share God's rescue plan with others.

Bryan Davis, author of multiple award-winning contemporary/fantasy books for young adults/adults and several volumes in the Arch Books series (illustrated accounts of Biblical events for children), presents a two-session seminar: A Hero's Journey Tale: Seeking Truth through Storytelling.

Do you like stories about heroic journeys? Whether you’re a reader, writer, or movie enthusiast, you will enjoy this interactive session. With examples from well-known stories as well as lesser-known tales, you will learn how these journeys are birthed and how they suck you in and won’t let you go until the final page is turned.
Mike Schutt from Worldview Academy presents two challenging and engaging sessions on topics teens are wondering about as they approach adulthood:
TRUTH: Can I know what is TRUE? Does what I believe matter to how my life turns out?
SUCCESS: What is it, really? What if I pursue the wrong path? Will I fail at life?

Mike has been in high-impact ministry to teens through Worldview Academy camps ("The best week of your life!") for over two decades. 

Thank you to these sponsors for their support of our Teen Program!

Teen Program Sponsor

Service Team Sponsor

PROGRAMMING for KIDS at the AFHE Convention

Although there is not a formal children's program at the AFHE Convention, these are some features of the weekend planned with youngsters in mind!


  • KidsCorner — Visit a fun "booth" near the concessions area where your kiddo can relax and play. Take a break here while your kids enjoy some games and toys in a space set up just for them!
  • KidsCorner programming — Curious kids and their parents are invited to attend demonstrations and activities throughout the day presented by our wonderful exhibitors! Check the schedule of events when you arrive at Convention.
  • All About Arizona Treasure Hunt — Visit the AFHE booth to pick up a treasure hunt map for each child to use at the activity stations positioned around the exhibit hall. At each station you'll find an activity that helps complete the map. Self-guided; children under age 12 must remain with a parent/adult at all times.


Saturday's schedule offers sessions selected to engage and delight our young attendees.
Please note: These sessions are not drop-off programs and kids attending must be accompanied by an adult or family member age 15+ when entering and exiting the room and throughout the session.
  • 1:00-2:00 PM — S.D. Smith and J.C. Smith, co-authors of Jack Zulu and the Waylander's Key, will present Storytelling and Your Legacy: S.D. and J.C. Smith, Father and Son Co-Authors Live Q&A.
Parents keen to pass on their values and joys with their children will enjoy this father and son interactive session centered around the place and purpose of imagination and stories, and how these fit into homes centered in Faith. Green Ember and Jack Zulu fans of all ages are invited to this session that celebrates and examines the importance of story in our lives.
  • 2:30-5:00 PM — J. Aaron Gruben (Post Tenebras Lux Books) brings us his popular program called Authentic Medieval Code of Christian Servanthood.
Learn about the original form of Medieval Chivalry and discover how it can change your life! During this presentation, you will encounter tales of several real knights and learn the codes they followed from the Ten Commandments of Chivalry. To add to the adventure, we will show off some armor and weapons of a medieval knight, teach basic guards with a medieval long sword, give you a chance to prove your martial skills with a padded blade, and learn a chivalry song! Aaron is a master storyteller who presents in character and costume.