Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 23 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.Learn More
Making a lasting impact
Megan Fate Marshman
Dr. Jay Strack
Robert E. Purvey
Who should attend YPS?
The Youth Pastor Summit is geared towards all Youth Pastors and Key Youth Leaders (staff or volunteers) and Christian school educators. All attendees must be 18 years or older.
Is the event really just $10?
Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this event is being provided at just a $10 admin fee to all attendees who register in advance, $20 at the door (if the event still has space). Lunch is provided, but you are on your own the rest of your meals as well as lodging if needed.
Please note that the $10 administrative fee has been added to ensure we can effectively manage the continuous growth of YPS. Youth Pastor Summit is still a gift from us to you; however, this administration fee will allow us to continue serving you with excellence as we manage a larger number of registrations.
Also, note that the administrative registration fee for YPS is non-refundable and is due at the time of registration to secure your spot for the event. We are unable to refund this administrative fee if you are unable to attend this event (regardless of the reason for cancellation). If circumstances regionally or globally necessitate a transition to a virtual format, all registrations will be transferred to the virtual event.
Do I have to register in advance for this event?
We strongly recommend that you register early for YPS as some events do fill up within hours or days. Yet, we will keep registration open until we are full. And if there is space available, we do allow walk-ups. The registration fee for advanced registration is $10 and advanced registration closes the Friday before the event at 5 PM for our Spring events. Walk-up registrations are handled onsite and the onsite registration fee is $20. We only accept cash and exact change for Walk-up registrations.
How can I register for YPS?
Registration for the Spring 2021 events will open in January 2021!
Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.
There are two options for registration:
Individual Registration: Individual registration is for single attendees, who will need to sign up through his or her own registration account as the system will not allow duplicate email addresses.
NEW This Year: We have opened a Group or Family Registration Option: This will allow you to register members of your team or family under one account and pay at one time. All members must have a unique email address. You will need to know each team members email address and date of birth (must be 18 at the time of registration) to register them. If a member of your group already has an SLU account with their email address but is currently not a member of your group account online, you will need to call us before registration or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them. Once we have added them, you can complete the registration process and pay for your group.
Note: For YPS Orlando Only - Group registration is capped at 5 people per ministry.
Can my spouse attend?
Of course! We love when couples do ministry together. Make sure you register them so they are guaranteed a spot. Each attendee of YPS must be registered for the event and each attendee must register with their 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 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.
Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
New this year, if you are registered as a group, we will do a one-time transfer of any of your participants, without penalty. Transfers are not available on individual registrations. This one-time transfer must occur a minimum of ten business days before the event. To make a transfer on your account, email us at email@example.com from your group leader’s email indicating the individual(s) you are canceling and the name, email, and DOB of the new registration(s). We will only make a transfer(s) on each group registration one time, and once you have made a transfer, your group is then finalized.
Can my organization be an exhibitor at this event?
If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the information packet of levels and to apply online.
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.