In life, we often find ourselves in situations where we don’t know what to do.  The pressure can be so overwhelming that it affects our ability to experience God in a real and relevant way.  Pressure will either make us bitter or it will make us better.  In the words of General George S. Patton, “Pressure makes diamonds.” A diamond is composed of carbon, which under extreme amounts of pressure and heat, and over time, becomes a very hard and durable crystal.  When it comes to dealing with the pressures of life, we must be willing to submit to a process that ultimately reveals God’s powerful promise. The promise is that no matter what happens in our lives, God will never leave us nor forsake us.  This year at the LIFT Tour 2018, we will take an in-depth look at the life of Joseph and how he endured the process of being pressed but not CRUSHED as he went from the “Pit” to the “Palace”.

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

  • 3101 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
  • 972-403-1112
  • $119 , includes 2 queen bed room, full hot/cold American breakfast, complimentary parking and high speed internet
  • February 1, 2018. Based on availability.


Contact an Event Representative

Hillary Smit


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 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. If you are interested in hosting the LIFT Tour, please email

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 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 registration. Your registration will be "pending" until we receive payment.

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 lunch included at LIFT Dallas?

Yes! On most of our LIFT stops lunch is not included, but in Dallas it is because of the 1 day model that is geared toward schools.

What can I expect at a LIFT Tour date?

Gospel-Centered Messages (3-4 per date), Christ-Centered Worship and a Focus on Leadership Development. 

What is Student Leadership University?

SLU is a progressive leadership organization that partners with local churches, schools, and families to give teenagers an executive level leadership training through the lens that leadership begins at the feet of Jesus. Our four cumulative experiences take students behind the scenes of Orlando, San Antonio, Washington DC, Europe and the Holy land to learn the essence of leadership.

What is the LIFT Tour Cancellation Policy?

Regardless of 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 departure: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited
  • Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited

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 and churches to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.

What's included in the LIFT registration?

  • Sessions for the conference
  • 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 day before the event at 5:30 pm eastern. After registration closes, you will have to pay the $59 door price for students. Adults are always $20.

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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