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Future Quest FAQ

What is Future Quest?

Future Quest is a church-based youth conference that features large general sessions, equipping breakout training lessons as well as free time for outreach activities and fun. Future Quest exists to encounter the reality, power and glory of God through passionate worship and the proclamation of His truth, and to train up young people to be bold disciples of Jesus. Future Quest is designed for students entering 7th thru 12th grades.

Who sponsors Future Quest?

The conference is presented by Foothills Christian Church in conjunction with Youth Venture Teen Centers, Higher Ground Bible Clubs and See what we believe…

Where is the conference located?

Foothills Christian Church; located at 365 West Bradley Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020. The mailing address is 350 B Cypress Lane, El Cajon, CA 92020. 619 442-1467.

How long has this conference been in existence?

Future Quest was started in 1997 and is now entering its 22nd year.

What will students do all day?

Students are required to attend sessions when they are on campus including small break out workshops (no loitering in halls or outside). During free time, teens have many options including participating in organized neighborhood outreaches, transportation is provided. More information can be found on the attractions and outreach pages on the website.

How do students register?

Students may register after any service at Foothills Christian Church beginning June 5th, or register online by clicking here Call the Future Quest hotline for more info, (619) 442-1467

How much does the conference cost?

$41 to attend all three days for both students and adults; $48 if purchased after June 3rd. The daily rate is $20.00. There are also several activities offered at deeply discounted rates such as Boomers and bowling; arrangements to attend these options can be made at check in. If an event is held off campus free transportation will be provided.

Can students just sign up to attend the concert?

Yes. The daily rate is $20.00.

Do students need extra money?

Food is available for sale on campus at very reasonable rates. There are also several fast food restaurants within short walking distance. T-shirts, devotionals and CD’s are also available for sale at Future Quest.

Will students be well supervised during the event?

We have a large number of registered adult volunteers who will be in each session, on campus, and at our organized off-campus venues throughout the duration of the event. In addition to this we have a trained security staff that is in place before, during, and after Future Quest. We ask that students participate in organized activities during free time; it is, however, an open campus.

What time should students be picked up?

The evening teaching session is scheduled to conclude at approximately 9:30pm. Each evening session is followed by a live concert that ends around 10:15pm. Please see the full conference schedule for a more complete timeline.

Can parents visit Future Quest?

Parents are welcome to come by and check out Future Quest for an hour at no charge; just stop by the registration table for a visitor pass.

& Board

No housing will be provided. However, we suggest you plan to stay together as a group. This helps create unity and maximize the impact of conference. Here are several hotels close to the conference venue...

Courtyard by Mariott

1.9 miles from Future Quest

To book reservations

call: (619) 334-6999

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Days Inn & Suites

83 N. Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92021

2.1 miles from Future Quest

To book reservations

call: (619) 442-0973

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Santee Best Western

10726 Woodside Avenue, Santee, CA 92071

1.7 miles from Future Quest

To book reservations

call: (619)-449-2626

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Best Western Plus

9550 Murray Drive, La Mesa, California 91942

4.8 miles from Future Quest

To book reservations

call: (619) 466-0200

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& Eats

We have a variety of food on campus and nearby. So many options! So little time!

There are many restaurants nearby with a wide variety of fast food and casual diner options. Each registrant is responsible for his/her own food. Maps will be provided in the conference notebook available at the registration table.

1 block away

  • Starbucks
  • Greek Style Chicken
  • Subway
  • In-n-Out Burgers
  • Taco Bell
  • Wienerschnitzel
  • La Casita Mexican Food
  • Lucky Chinese Food

Close By

  • McDonalds
  • Jack In the Box
  • Panda Express
  • Sombrero’s Mexican Food
  • Boston Market
  • KFC
  • Carl’s Jr
  • And Many More

On FQ Campus

  • Street Tacos
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pizza
  • Chips
  • Soda/Drinks
  • …all available on campus for a low price during free time daily.

We want to equip the Youth and the Youth Leaders. Here are some helpful resources for you.


Youth Leaders

Youth leaders are not required for a student to participate. However, this conference is as much for youth leaders that care about youth as the youth themselves. A vital youth ministry requires committed, passionate youth leaders. In appreciation for your dedication to the youth, one youth leader will be admitted free to the conference with every 5 registered students. There will be a special track of workshops for you and your leaders. Your ministry will never be the same after you have a full core of fired-up youth leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to impart greater vision to the youth leaders of your church.

Altar Ministry

We encourage youth leaders to minister to your own students who may respond to altar calls since you know them best. Counselors and ministry team workers will also be available to assist any students who request prayer.


A secure locker room will be available for checking in personal belongings. You get a claim number and a peace of mind when you don't want to carry around your belongings.


Meeting rooms are available upon request for individual churches to meet together during the conference. These rooms will help you to focus your students on what they have learned and maximize the impact on your ministry.

Promo Material

Be sure to check this website again for breaking information. Please call us at (619) 442-1467 if you would like additional posters or brochures.

T-shirts & Conference Merch

Future Quest will have conference T-shirts as well as merchandise from our guest speakers and bands. The coffee and snack bar will also be open. It would be helpful to let all registrants know this in advance so that they may plan accordingly.

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