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Host & Address

Hard Rock Live - March 19th 
6050 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

First Baptist Church of Orlando - March 20th
Faith Hall Building, 3000 S John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805

Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 21 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 Orlando, FL, as thousands of youth pastors from across the East Coast gather together for two days of incredible worship, main stage 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.



Day 1- March 19, 2018

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- March 20, 2018

Location: FBC Orlando

  • 7:45 am: Registration
  • 8:30 am: Welcome
  • 8:45 am: Session Five
  • 9:50 am: Lab Session A
  • 10:55 am: Lab Session B
  • 11:45 am: Lunch
  • 12:45 pm: Welcome Back
  • 12:55 pm: Concert
  • 1:15 pm: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1:25 pm: Session Six
  • 2:30 pm: Conference Dismissed

Hotel Information

Universal's Cabana Bay

  • 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
  • 866-360-7395
  • $135+ tax per night for regular room, $170+ tax for family suite. When calling ask for the Student Leadership University "Youth Pastor Summit" rate.
  • February 15, 2018. Based on availability.

Comfort Suites

  • 5617 Major Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
  • 407-363-1967
  • $129+tax. When calling ask for the Student Leadership University "Youth Pastor Summit" rate.
  • February 16, 2018. Based on availability.

Contact an Event Representative

Kayla Jeffers

Nikki Hoffpauir


Are any meals provided?

Through the generosity of our event sponsors, lunch is being provided on both Monday and Tuesday.

Can my organization have a booth for Day 2?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2018 information packet of levels and 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.

Is the conference really free?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this conference is being provided at no charge to all attendees. Lunch is provided, 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. 

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.  


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Lifeway Students
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