YPS - Orlando , FL
Student Leadership University has been privileged to host the Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) as a FREE conference for youth pastors for the past 18 years. Hosted in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort. Youth Pastor Summit is a two-day conference that includes speakers, labs, worship, lunches and free resources for youth pastors. SLU does this event to invest in and encourage those youth pastors, educators, and youth leaders who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students.
Join us in Orlando, FL as thousands of Youth Pastors from across the East Coast gather together for two days of incredible worship, keynote sessions, breakout sessions and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to host YPS Orlando in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort and LifeWay Students so that there is absolutely no cost for you as a youth pastor to attend.
Location: Orlando, FL
6050 Universal Blvd | Orlando, FL 32819 Day Two: First Baptist Church of Orlando
3000 S John Young Pkwy | Orlando, FL 32805
Keynote & Breakout Speakers
Dr. Brent Crowe
Dr. Jay Strack
Dr. Kara Powell
April 13-14, 2015
- Dr. Jay Strack, President & Founder of SLU
- Brent Crowe, Ph.D., Vice-President of SLU
- Ben Trueblood, Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources
- Josh Griffin, High School Pastor | Saddleback Church
- Bob Goff, New York Times Best Selling Author
- Doug Fields, Author/Speaker
- Dr. Kara Powell, Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute
- Ed Newton, Executive Director of the Lift Tour
- Ryan McDermott, Director of Student Ministry at Christ Fellowship - Royal Palm
Day 1- April 13, 2015
Location: Hard Rock Live
- 7:30 am: Registration
- 8:35 am: Welcome
- 8:45 am: Session One
- 9:40 am: Session Two
- 11:00 am: Session Three
- 12:00 pm: Free Lunch provided by Chick-fil-A
- 12:45 pm: Session Four
- 2:00 pm: Conference Dismissed with a Free Park Ticket to Universal Orlando
Day 2- April 14, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church of Orlando
- 7:45 am: Registration
- 8:30 am: Welcome
- 8:45 am: Session Five
- 9:50 am: Lab Session A -
( Urban Youth Ministry | Josh Griffin | Dr. Kara Powell |
Michael Lingerfelt | Roundtable )
- 10:55 am: Lab Session B -
( Propaganda | Ed Newton | Open Doors )
- 11:45 am: Lunch Provided by Upward Sports
- 12:45 pm: Welcome Back
- 12:55 pm: Concert with Propaganda
- 1:15 pm: LifeTime Achievement Award
- 1:25 pm: Session Six
- 2:30 pm: Conference Dismissed
Thank You to our Ministry Partners:
Is the conference really free?
Through the generosity of Lifeway as well as the other event sponsors, this conference is being provided at no charge to all attendees. Lunch is provided on day 2, but you are on your own the rest of your meals as well as lodging, if needed.
Where is the event Located?
Day 1 will be held at Hard Rock Live on Universal's Property. Day 2 will be held at First Baptist Church of Orlando located on 3000 S. John Young Parkway.
Who should attend YPS?
The Youth Pastor Summit is geared to all Youth Pastors and Key Youth Leaders (staff or volunteers). It is also open to Christian educators. All attendees must be 18 years or older. For this event, a church, school or organization is allowed to registered a maximum of 5 attendees.
I have a small child, can they attend with me?
Absolutely NO children are allowed in the event. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home. This event is for those who are 18 and older.
What meals are provided?
Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, lunch is being provided on both Monday and Tuesday.
Any partnering hotels that give discounts?
We have partnered with four very nice hotel properties. Go to the hotel section to get their information.
Can my organization have a booth for day 2?
Will these sessions be recorded, and if so, where can I purchase them?
Yes, all YPS sessions will be recorded for purchase. More information will be posted closer to the event time.
What information do I need to register?
You will need a unique email address for each person you plan to register as part of your group. The system will not allow duplicates.