JOIN US January 1-3, 2024

for-ti-fy : to strengthen and secure a position; to impart moral, physical, emotional, and mental strength.

Fortify is a 2.5 all-day time set aside to seek the Lord Jesus through worship, prayer, and His Word. It’s a powerful time of sacrificing our usual schedule to draw closer to God to hear what He has to say. We are honored to have Sean and Christa Smith joining us for this strategic time as the Lord helps us to set the tone for the year ahead. Registration is not required to attend the daytime sessions but it is greatly appreciated so we can plan more strategically. AND if you register, you have the opportunity to pre-order a special Fortify shirt at a reduced price!

Psalm 31:24
"Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord."

We are so excited to offer a kids camp nightly during the evening sessions. This camp is for kids K - 6th Grade. There will be childcare for ages 5 and under during the evening sessions as well. Registration is not required for the kids camp but strongly recommended so we know how many children to plan for. ***Childcare will not be provided during the daytime sessions.

Meet Sean and Christa Smith

Sean is the Co-Director of Sean and Christa Smith Ministries. With over 3 decades of ministry experience, Sean has been involved in University outreaches, overseas ministry, numerous conferences, Bible schools and has been a forerunner for equipping the body of Christ in Prophetic Evangelism. Sean has authored 4 books including his most recent "Prophetic Evangelism: The Legacy Edition". His heart burns to see an outpouring of the Spirit transform this nation. He is married to Christa and is the father of two children, Brandon and Brittany. He loves reading books and training in MMA. Sean resides in San Ramon, CA and travels full time evangelizing the nations and equipping & revitalizing God's people for the next great awakening.

Whether speaking nationally or internationally, Christa’s passion for the Lord pours out of her. Her life was significantly marked after a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit as a young girl. From that moment on, the Prophetic heart of the Father became the foundation of her walk with Jesus.
Christa delivers what she hears from the Holy Spirit with humor, accuracy, and powerful personal experiences. She is known for her passionate preaching and down to earth approachability, but what many people don’t know is that Christa is a student of Krav Maga, a home design enthusiast, and lover of all things cozy!
Christa’s background includes graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Communication. She then went on to Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia where she completed the Pastoral Ministry Program. She has planted and has been Director of two Schools of Ministry; one in the San Francisco Bay area and the other in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christa has also served as Associate Pastor at Garden Valley Church in Roseburg, Oregon and Executive Pastor at Expression 58 in Glendale, California. Christa has added author to her resume by releasing her first book, ‘Singled Out in a Couples World’.  She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area and travels full time with her husband, Sean, ministering together throughout America & beyond.

Check out the Fortify Playlist on Spotify so you are ready to jump right in during worship.


Monday, January 1st
6:00pm ~ Doors Open
6:30pm ~ Worship Night
6:30pm ~ Kids Camp Night 1

Tuesday, January 2nd
9:00am ~ Doors Open
9:30am ~ Sanctuary Doors Open
10:00am ~ Session 1 with Sean and Christa Smith
12:00pm ~ Lunch Break
Option: Lunch with Missionaries (Ticketed lunch, $10 paid at registration)
2:00pm ~ Session 2, speaker TBD
4:00pm ~ Dinner Break, on your own
6:00pm ~ Doors Open
6:30pm ~ Evening service with Sean and Christa Smith
6:30pm ~ Kids Camp Night 2

Wednesday, January 3rd
9:00am ~ Doors Open
9:30am ~ Sanctuary Doors Open
10:00am ~ Session 1 with Sean and Christa Smith
12:00pm ~ Lunch Break
Option: Fundraiser Lunch for the Radiant Honduras 2024 Team, choose between a Taco Bar OR a Potato Bar (Ticketed lunch, each bar is $10 paid at registration). Help us fund the projects the team will be assisting on while in country!
1:30pm ~ Session 2 with Pastor Chris Stanley
2:30pm ~ Break
3:00pm ~ Session 3 with Pastors Mac & Jen Dalton
4:00pm ~ Dinner Break, on your own
6:00pm ~ Doors Open
6:30pm ~ Evening service with Sean and Christa Smith
6:30pm ~ Kids Camp Night 3

Around the Area

Local Hotels:

Crown Plaza
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 529-7777
Click HERE for hotel information

Ramada by Wyndham
3281 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 523-4000
Click HERE for hotel information
Northfield Inn and Suites
3280 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 523-7900
Click HERE for hotel information
We have a block of rooms at the Northfield Inn at a special rate. Upon registration, if you said you needed a hotel, the information will be sent to the email used during registration.

Local Eating:

Burger King
Dairy Queen
Head West Subs
Hickory River
Jimmy Johns
Parkway Café
Star 66 Café
Thai Basil


3200 Shaler Rd
Springfield, IL 62707