FOCUS [noun]: the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition.

A loss of FOCUS can blur our ability to maximize the plan and purpose God has for us. We live in a world that is filled with so many options, alternatives, and distractions. We are constantly bombarded with negative images and misperceptions that tempt us to pull away from God, with a false hope that we can somehow successfully redevelop our own life-narrative. As a result, we lose our identity and lose our way because we’re seeking validation from worldly things. 

A life out of FOCUS is ultimately a life that has a difficult time capturing the truth that our Heavenly Father relentlessly pursues and unconditionally loves us. However, when we encounter Scripture, our lives begin to sharpen into focus, and we start to see every struggle and blessing through the redemptive lens of Christ. When we have Godly FOCUS, we live life with our faith as our filter!

This year at The LIFT Tour 2020, our goal is to create an environment where every student will develop a clear vision for their life. As we study the story of the lost son in Luke 15, our hope is to inspire, encourage, and remind every participant of the truth found in God’s Word; that no matter how far we run from God, when we FOCUS our heart and attention on the Father, we will see that His FOCUS is always to receive and redeem the lost.  

Therefore, throughout the weekend we will look at four unique perspectives that are found in Luke 15 that will help you…

  • Focus on the Father
  • Capture your Identity
  • Filter Misperceptions
  • Develop your Calling

price includes:

  • event registration

  • FOUR amazing sessions + small group material

  • t-shirt

  • breakout sessions

  • mission project opportunity




Contact an Event Representative

Kaitlyn Miller


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.

Is there a deposit for Ignition?

Yes. The $25 per person non-refundable deposit holds your group's spots. The balance of $30 or $35 per person must be paid by October 30th to keep the $55 or $60 rate depending on your initial registration date's rate.

After October 29th, the price will increase for all to $65 per person.

The per-person rate is the same for all attendees-- students and leaders.

What is the Ignition Conference 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:

  • October 29th or earlier: Deposit will be lost (Deposit may be transferred to a new registration for the current year and same program but cannot transfer to anyone currently registered)
  • October 30th or later: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited

Payment deadline: A deposit of $25 is due at the time of registration. All remaining balances are due October 30th. Any registration not paid in full by this day will increase by $5-$10 per person depending on original registration date and price structure. Registrations after October 30th will be $65 per person.


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.


To cancel a registration, please email


How do I place the T-Shirt order for my group?

A couple of weeks before the event the Program Coordinator will send you an email with a link to a Google Sheet. Once you receive that, please put in the sizes of the shirts that you need for your group. You can make edits to that document until the Wednesday before the event, as there is sizing availability.

After that, any changes to your sizes or quantities need to be emailed directly to the Program Coordinator.

When you check-in at registration, we will have your shirts ready for you! 

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 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, denominations, ethnic groups, churches, and schools to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.

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.

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