Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 25 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 conference includes speakers, labs, worship, lunch, and free resources for student ministries.

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Dates

Making a lasting impact

 

Artists & Speakers

Nona Jones

Nona Jones

Innovator, Author, Speaker
Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko

Author, Speaker, Pastor of Fresh Life Church
Jeff Wallace

Jeff Wallace

Executive Director of the LIFT Tour & YPS at SLU
Megan Fate Marshman

Megan Fate Marshman

Author & Speaker
Ben Trueblood

Ben Trueblood

Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources
Jonathan Evans

Jonathan Evans

Pastor & Author
Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

Worldview Expert
Latasha Morrison

Latasha Morrison

NYT Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, & Bridge-Builder
Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

Founder of Quest Church & One Day's Wages
Dr. Jay Strack

Dr. Jay Strack

President & Founder of SLU
KB

KB

Artist & Speaker
Brent Crowe

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU
Ryan Leak

Ryan Leak

Pastor and Film maker
Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

Leadership Consultant, Author & Speaker
Bethany Barr-Phillips

Bethany Barr-Phillips

Speaker & Worship Leader
Ryan McDermott

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults at Christ Fellowship Church
Joseph Sojourner

Joseph Sojourner

Rapper, Writer, & Communicator
Shane Pruitt

Shane Pruitt

National Next Gen Evangelism Director for the North American Mission Board
Emily Pigott

Emily Pigott

Executive Director of SLU
Greg Stier

Greg Stier

Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries
Drew Worsham

Drew Worsham

Illusionist & Pastor
Matt Lawson

Matt Lawson

Chief Mobilization Officer for the North American Mission Board
Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston

Saddleback Church
Dave MacNeill

Dave MacNeill

Student Partnerships and Ministry with Samaritan's Purse- Operation Christmas Child
Dania Yadago

Dania Yadago

National Spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child
Jonathan Denton

Jonathan Denton

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies/Student Ministry at Charleston Southern University
Steve Cherrico

Steve Cherrico

Executive Director of First Priority Greater Nashville
Liberty Worship Collective

Liberty Worship Collective

Worship Leaders

Resources

 

FAQs

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?

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. 

Group Registration Option: This will allow you to register members of your team and/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 member’s 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 email us at yps@studentleadership.net so we can add them.

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 yps@studentleadership.net 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 have a booth?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here for updates on the exhibitor packet and application.

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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