The LIFT Tour is a world-class, two-day weekend experience that will challenge your students at all points in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires & demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle.

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Coming to a city near you, these high-energy events focus on passionate worship, engaging teaching and spiritual discipleship designed to fuel faith within the hearts of teenagers to build mature followers of Jesus who don’t just survive in society, but thrive.

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Are discounts available for pastors?

Each group is allowed up to two free adult registrations for the primary youth pastor + their spouse as a special gift just for 2019. A primary student pastor has the opportunity to attend LIFT Tour for free regardless of whether they bring a group or not. Anyone wanting to take advantage of this must call 407-248-0300 ext. 20 before making payment for the group to receive the discount. Please email if you would like to attend LIFT and are not planning to bring a group. We would like to help you make arrangements and provide you with some more information.

Are meals included at LIFT?

No. Meals are not included in your registration. For certain cities, we will have partners that offer box lunches for purchase on Saturday. In those cities, all group leaders will receive information by email when group lunches for order are available.

Are there special hotel options for LIFT Tour cities?

Yes, for some cities we will have posted a hotel with a discounted rate for LIFT Tour groups. You will need to contact and book the hotel rooms directly through the hotel. All payment and booking questions will go through the hotel as well. Check the website of the LIFT city that you are interested in to see if we have a group hotel option posted.

How do I bring LIFT Tour to my city?

We typically look at dates & cities 12-18 months in advance. With most LIFT Tour host sites, there are at least 10 churches that make up a network who agree to bring at least 800 students collaboratively. If you are interested in hosting the LIFT Tour, please email

How much does LIFT Tour cost?

 Our pricing structure is as follows:

  • Early Bird: $42 per student ends August 31st
  • Fall Price: $49 per student ends November 16th
  • The $54 price this year will end the Friday 2 weeks before the event at end of business day.
  • $59 at the door
  • Adults are always $20


I have small children, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important. Yet, this event is only for middle and high school students and their adult leaders. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or arrange for childcare while you serve or attend the event.

If I mail a check to pay, when does LIFT need to receive it?

We need to receive all checks within 10 business days of your registration date. Your registration will be "pending" until we receive payment. All final payment via mailing check must be received within 30 days of the event.

Is group pricing available for LIFT?

If you have more than 100 students attending, please call 407-248-0300 x12 or email for group pricing options. 

Is there a deposit?

The $15 per person non-refundable deposit holds your group's spots. The balance of $74 per person must be paid by August 31st to keep the $89 rate.

After August 31st, the price will increase to $99 per person.

The per-person rate is the same for all attendees-- students and leaders.

What can I expect at a LIFT Tour date?

At the LIFT Tour, there will be four Gospel-centered messages that cater to both middle and high schoolers, high energy worship, built-in, optional time for small group discussions, and a weekend experience that will inspire your students to be the best version of themselves, leaning into who God created them to be.

What do groups do during the Saturday afternoon break?

Saturday afternoon is your free time to plan wIth your group! Many groups use this time for team building, recreation, or service projects. In some of our cities, we have found service project partners that ask for volunteers. If volunteer projects are available, all group leaders will receive an email with information on how to sign up!

What is Fall Retreat?

This event is an amazing getaway for middle school and high school students, to end the summer and welcome the fall! This year's event will be held September 13-15th at Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. $89 per person includes 2 nights stay, 4 meals, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, basketball, big group games, volleyball, water slide, canoes, swimming, worship, teaching, bonfire and much more! Invite a friend and get ready to have an amazing weekend at the lake in the mountains!

What is Student Leadership University?

The vision of SLU is one that is optimistically looking forward towards the goal of empowering, enabling, and equipping students around the globe to rise to the call of leadership along with training students to be able to adequately respond to the challenges presented by an increasingly pluralistic and postmodern culture. Our vision is to train up a generation of leaders who will effectively engage their world on all levels with a contagious passion for Christ in a manner that is also full of both grace and truth. Our vision is to change the world…one student at a time.

Our four cumulative experiences take students behind the scenes of Orlando or San Antonio (101), Washington D.C. (201), Europe (301) and the Holy Land (401) to learn the essence of leadership.

What is the LIFT Tour Cancellation Policy?

Regardless of any reason, cancellations and transfers cost Student Leadership University. To offset these costs, the following fees will apply. In fairness to others, we cannot make exceptions.

Cancellation Fees:

  • 30 days or more before the event: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days before the event: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable at 30 days out from the conference.

All monies are due at the time of registration. 

All credit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee. This fee will be added to your account and automatically charged to your credit card within a week of initial payment.

What is the history of the LIFT Tour?

For over 10 years, the LIFT Tour (formerly Leadership Rocks) has provided Student Leadership University with the opportunity to influence tens of thousands of students to maximize their impact with gospel-centered preaching, worship and a focus on leadership development. The LIFT Tour provides platforms for students from across a community to gather together in a singular location from differing backgrounds, denominations, ethnic groups, churches, and schools to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.

What's included in the LIFT registration?

  • Conference Admission for 4 Sessions
  • Show or concert with the weekend artist
  • Listening guide for every participant

When does LIFT registration cut off and switch to door price?

LIFT Tour registration online will be turned off at the close of business the Thursday before the event at 5:30 pm EST. After registration closes, the rate rises to the $59 door price for students. Adults are always $20.

Who is an "adult?"

Anyone over 18 years old who the church identifies as a chaperone, volunteer, or part-time/full-time staff member. 

Who should come to a LIFT Tour event?

Students in middle-high school, youth pastors, youth workers, educators, and teachers. This event is designed for students 6-12th grade who are unfamiliar with church, regular church goers and those passionately pursuing their Savior.

Why is LIFT Dallas only 1 day?

LIFT Dallas is a one day event on a Thursday because we are partnered with local Christian schools to provide a LIFT Tour program during chapel. We will still have a band, artist, and two speakers!

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