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.

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Dates

Making a lasting impact

 

Artists & Speakers

Dr. Jay Strack

Dr. Jay Strack

President & Founder of SLU
Brent Crowe

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU
Jeff Wallace

Jeff Wallace

Executive Director of the LIFT Tour and YPS
Emily Pigott

Emily Pigott

Executive Director of SLU
Chaplain Barry C. Black

Chaplain Barry C. Black

Chaplain, United States Senate
Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman

Author & Speaker
Ben Trueblood

Ben Trueblood

Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources
Ryan Leak

Ryan Leak

Pastor and Film maker
Erwin McManus

Erwin McManus

Pastor and Author
Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

Founder of Quest Church & One Day's Wages
Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

Leadership Consultant, Author & Speaker
Clay Scroggins

Clay Scroggins

Lead Pastor, North Point Community Church
Drew Worsham

Drew Worsham

Illusionist & Pastor
Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Worldview Expert
David Nasser

David Nasser

Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development, Liberty University
Greg Stier

Greg Stier

Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries
Eric Geiger

Eric Geiger

Senior Pastor of Mariners Church
Jose Rodriquez

Jose Rodriquez

Founder and CEO of Rescue A Generation
Joseph Sojourner

Joseph Sojourner

Rapper, Writer, and Communicator
Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston

Saddleback Church
Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults, Christ Fellowship Church
Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy

Student Pastor, Christ Fellowship Church
Sam Collier

Sam Collier

Communicator & Author
Toni Collier

Toni Collier

Consultant, North Point Ministries
David Curry

David Curry

President and CEO, Open Doors USA
Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes

Chief Development Office, Open Doors USA
Billy Young

Billy Young

Next Generation Ministries Lead Catalyst, Florida Baptist Convention
Steve Cherrico

Steve Cherrico

Executive Director of First Priority Greater Nashville
Barry Sneed

Barry Sneed

Chief of Ministry Development, Christian Care Ministry, Medi-Share
Brian Mills

Brian Mills

Author and Speaker
Bethany Barr-Phillips

Bethany Barr-Phillips

Worship Leader

Resources

 

FAQs

Who should attend YPS?

The Youth Pastor Summit is geared towards 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. 

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.

 

Can I come to YPS if I have not registered?

We do allow walk-up registrations the day of the event as long as YPS has not reached capacity. While meals or resource bags are not guaranteed for walk-up registrations, you will be able to enjoy all other aspects of YPS. We hope to see you there. The onsite, walk-up registration fee is $20.   

 

Is the conference really just $10?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this conference 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 this year to ensure we can effectively manage the continous 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 for the reason for cancellation).

What meals are provided?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, lunch is being provided on the second day. 

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.

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.

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 2020 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.  

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