LIFT Tour 2022 Theme: Possible
Creating the Future While Rediscovering the Past
We are emerging from the long dark winter that was COVID-19 like someone stepping from a dimly lit room into a bright sun-shiny day. Standing in the rubble of what the pandemic left behind is a bit strange, a bit like the first day of school for the kid that just moved from out of town. For many it can be a place of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, burnout and the list can just go on and on. But for the redeemed it’s a place where love makes a God-blessed future POSSIBLE. At LIFT Tour '22, we are discovering all the possibilities of what could be for the glory of God … that is, for those are willing to rediscover a truth from the past: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
- 901 Washington St, Columbia, SC 29201
- $119/night; includes a complimentary breakfast and property charges $13/night for parking.
- January 25, 2022. Based on availability.
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What should we do for lunch with only a 40 minute break?
Lunch is not included with your registration, but we want to make it as convenient as possible for group leaders to get lunch! In most cities, we will have a restaurant that we partner with to offer a box lunch for $5-6 that will be delivered. We will send these options out by email to group leaders 2-3 weeks before the event for pre-orders. If you don't want to opt in to our box lunch, you can also bring or order your own lunch and have one of your group leaders leave to pick it up. We do suggest staying on site to eat.
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.
Who is an "adult?"
Anyone over 18 years old who the church identifies as a chaperone, volunteer, or part-time/full-time staff member. Adults are always $25.
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.
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 under 10 years old at home or arrange for childcare while you serve or attend the event.
What is the history of the LIFT Tour?
For the past 18 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.
How much does LIFT Tour cost?
Our pricing structure for Spring 2022 is as follows:
- $42 until August 31st
- $49 until November 12th
- $59 until 2 weeks prior to event – after that based on availability
- Adults are always $25
Special Note: Instead of paying the full amount when you register, we will have a $10 per student non-refundable deposit to hold your spots. The final payment for the event will be due 45 days before the event.
What's included in the LIFT registration?
- Conference Admission for 4 Sessions
- Show or concert with the weekend artist
- Listening guide for every participant
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.
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.
Is group pricing available for LIFT?
If you have more than 100 students attending, please call 407-248-0300 ext.15 or email us here, for group pricing options.
Are discounts available for pastors?
Any new group is allowed up to two free adult registrations for the primary youth pastor + their spouse as a special gift from the LIFT Team. 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. 15 before making payment for the group to receive the discount. Please email us here 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.
When does LIFT registration cut off?
LIFT Tour registration online will be turned off when we reach full capacity for the event or at the close of business at 5:00 pm EST two weeks prior to 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. If you are registering near a deadline mark, please make sure your check is mailed and postmarked by that deadline date.
Please mail all checks to Student Leadership University, 7380 West Sand Lake Road, Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32819.
Are there special hotel options for LIFT Tour cities?
Yes, for some cities we will post in late fall 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 fill out our host application here.