Gulf Coast Getaway is a gathering of over 1,000 college students from dozens of college ministries across the United States. The years at college are such a crucial time for faith. Some choose to walk away and abandon their faith. Others remain complacent. But many use their college years to lean into their faith, becoming more firmly rooted in God and more focused on His mission. Gulf Coast Getaway exists to help students lean into their faith, being encouraged and equipped for a life of radical faith on their campuses and communities.
If it's your first time at Gulf Coast Getaway, you might not know what to expect. We know that you'll have a great time and begin the spring semester by growing in your faith and deepening friendships. Here are some things to expect for this year.
Jonathan Storment is the preaching minister at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas. He previously served as preaching minister at Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of How to Start a Riot: Support Your Local Jesus Revolution, and co-author of Bringing Heaven to Earth with Josh Ross. He is a regular contributor to Scot McKnight’s blog “Jesus Creed.” Jonathan and his wife, Leslie, have four children.
Early Bird Rate: $65/person (Early Bird Rate available from Nov. 1st through Nov. 30th)
Regular Rate: $75/person
We encourage you to book your rooms at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, where the conference is located. You can make reservations by calling 1.800.874.8686. Identify yourself as an attendee of Gulf Coast Getaway, and give them the group code 1163MM. If you encounter any problems or have any questions, especially in regards to availability, please contact Kevin Wooten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.519.0687. Our group rates for rooms are as follows:
You must have a Florida tax exempt certificate to avoid the sales tax on your rooms. If you don't have one, you can apply for one at the Florida Department of Revenue. Here is the link to that application: https://floridarevenue.com/taxes/businesses/Pages/sales_cex.aspx. If you apply in early October, you most likely will receive your certificate before our event in January.
Each room reserved will be charged a $35 non-refundable damage waiver fee.
(UPDATE: The Edgewater only has a few rooms left. If you are still looking for rooms for the conference, please look for rooms at Edgewater's sister hotel, the Majestic. A 2-bedroom suite is $143/night; a 2-bedroom suite with an extra set of bunks is $175/night. You can use the group code 1163MM to access these group rates.)
The Edgewater has changed their parking permit process. The parking passes are no longer included in the lodging rates. Each vehicle will have to pay $25.00 for a permit. You can do this in one of two ways:
You will be charged for one parking pass for every room you reserve. If you need extra, you will need to purchase them from the Edgewater. If you need fewer than one per room (e.g. if your group came down in a charter bus), then you can ask for a refund from the Edgewater for every unneeded parking pass.
Offsite Lodging: If you stay somewhere other than the Edgewater, you will need to obtain a day pass at the guard gate to have access to conference center parking. This pass is good for event parking only.
Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort
11212 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407