Host & Address

Word of Life Bible Institute
4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860

Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 22 years. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a gift to youth pastors, youth workers, youth volunteers, and educators as an encouragement and investment in those who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students. This is a two-day conference that includes speakers, labs, worship, lunch, and free resources for student ministries.

Join us in New York, as hundreds of youth pastors and leaders from across the Northeast gather together for two days of incredible worship, main stage sessions, breakout sessions, and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to offer YPS New York, hosted by Word of Life at their Bible Institute on the breath-taking Schroon Lake campus, in partnership with Student Leadership University and Lifeway Students so that there is absolutely no cost for you as a youth worker to attend!



Friday, October 19, 2018

  • 3:00 pm: Registration Opens
  • 3:45 pm:  Doors Open
  • 4:00 pm: Welcome
  • 4:15 pm: Session One
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner provided by Word of Life
  • 6:45 pm: Welcome Back
  • 7:15 pm: Session Two & Three
  • 9:00 pm: Conference Dismissed

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • 8:30 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am: Welcome
  • 9:10 am: Session Four
  • 10:20 am: Lab Session A
  • 11:25 am: Lab Session B
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch provided by SLU
  • 1:35 pm: Session Five
  • 3:00 pm: Conference Dismissed


Hotel Information

The Lodge at Word of Life

  • 210 Registration Way Schroom Lake, NY 12870
  • 518-494-6000
  • Room Options: Standard $75, Deluxe $100, Premium $125
    Lodge Amenities Include: pool, hot tub, wifi, breakfast meal passes available for an additional charge, king and 2 queen room options. Lodge is about a ten minute drive from the YPS conference center.
  • October 19, 2018. Based on availability.

The Pines at Lakeside at Word Of Life

  • 8260 State Route 9 Pottersville, NY 12860
  • 518-494-6000
  • Room Options: Standard Room (up to 5 people): $105, Family Room (up to 7 people): $120, 8 Person Duplex: $200, 10 Person Duplex: $250
    Lakeside Amenities Include: include wifi, newly renovated rooms, a variety of room options including 8 and 10 person duplexes with full kitchens. The Pines is only 1 mile away from YPS conference center.
  • October 19, 2018. Based on availability.

Contact an Event Representative

Nikki Hoffpauir


What meals are provided at this event?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, dinner is provided on the first day and  lunch is being provided on the second day. 

Can I come to YPS if I have not registered?

We do allow walk-up registrations the day of the event as long as YPS has not reached capacity. While meals or resource bags are not guaranteed for walk-up registrations, you will be able to enjoy all other aspects of YPS. We hope to see you there.


Can my organization be an exhibitor at YPS New York?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2017 information packet of levels and click here to apply online. 

Can my spouse attend?

Of course! We love when families do ministry together. Make sure you register them under their separate account so they are guaranteed a spot. Each account is linked to an email address. 


Do I need to sign up for breakout labs in advance?

No. On the day of the event, breakout labs will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Two weeks before the event, you will receive an event briefing via email with descriptions to better help you choose the breakouts that would be best for you and your team.

How do I register?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

Individual Registration: YPS is individual registration so each attendee needs to sign up through his or her own registration account as the system will not allow duplicate email addresses. 

Group or Family  Registration: We do not have a group or family registration for YPS. You are not able to sign up your groups through one account.   Everyone must have their own account with a unique email address.

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.


I have a small child, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important.  Yet, this event is only for those who are 18 and older and who have graduated high school. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or arrange childcare for outside of the conference.

What are the closest airports to the event location?

There are a number of reginal airports within 90 miles of Schroon Lake New York. The Albany, NY Airport (ALB) and the Burlington, VT Airport (BTV) are both within an hour and a half drive to the location.

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. 

Will the sessions be recorded, and if so, where can I purchase them?

We will make every effort to offer this option at the conference, but this depends on speaker agreements for the year.  More information will be posted closer to the event time.  


Ministry Partner

Lifeway Students
Lifeway Students

Hosted By

Word of Life
Word of Life
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