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 20 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 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 13, 2017

  • 3:00 pm: Registration Opens
  • 3:55 pm:  Doors Open
  • 4:00 pm: Welcome
  • 4:15 pm: Session One
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner provided by Word of Life
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome Back
  • 7:15 pm: Session Two & Three
  • 8:45 pm: Conference Dismissed

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • 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 Schroon Lake, NY 12870
  • 518-494-6000
  • Reservations can be made online .

    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 13, 2017. Based on availability.

The Pines at Word of Life

  • 8260 State Route 9 Pottersville, NY 12860
  • 518-494-6000
  • Reservations can be made online.

    Room Options: Easy Access Room (up to 2 people): $80, Standard Room (up to 5 people): $105, Family Room (up to 7 people): $120, 8 Person Duplex: $200, 10 Person Duplex: $250

    Pines 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 13, 2017. 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 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 and levels and click here to apply online. 

Can my spouse attend?

Of course!  We love it when families do ministry together.   Just make sure you register them under their seperate account so they are guaranteed a spot.  We no longer have family registration available so each attendee must have their own account.


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

No. Breakout labs will be first come, first serve the day of the event.   You will get an event briefing two weeks before the event via email with descriptions to better help you choose the breakouts that would be best for you and your team.

How do I register?

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

Group or Family  Regisration: We do not have a group or family registraiton 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.


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 highschool. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children at home or to arrange childcare for outside of the cconference..

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

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Word of Life
Word of Life
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