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

Hotel Information

Courtyard Nashville SE/Murfreesboro

  • 1306 Greshampark Drive Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
  • 615-907-3105
  • $129 - Breakfast Included
  • January 31, 2020. Based on availability.


Contact an Event Representative

Sarah McBeath


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.

How much does LIFT Tour cost?

 Our pricing structure is as follows:

  • Early Bird: $42 per student ends August 30th
  • Fall Price: $49 per student ends November 15th
  • The $54 per student price this year will end the day before the event at the end of the business day, 5 pm EST.
  • $59 per student at the door registrations
  • Adults are always $25


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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