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 encouragement and investment in those who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students. 

Join us in for our YPS Virtual One-Day Event which will include incredible main stage sessions and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to host YPS Nashville in a virtual experience in partnership with Lifeway Students. 



Hosted by Jeff Wallace

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST - Worship, Sessions 1 - 2 & Breakouts 1 - 3

  • Worship with Bethany Barr-Phillips
  • Ryan Leak
  • Scott Pace
  • Michael DiMuccio
  • Ben Trueblood
  • Robert Purvey

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM CST - Lunch Break

12:35 PM - 4:00 PM CST - Sessions 3 - 5 & Breakouts 4 - 6  

  • Clay Scroggins
  • Steve Cherrico
  • David Curry
  • Eugene Cho
  • Greg Steir
  • Chad Veach

4:00 PM CST - Live Breakout - Debrief

  • Hosted by  Lifeway Students & Youth Ministry Booster
  • Join the Zoom call to chat and share what you have learned, how you were challenged, and pray together with other student ministry friends.

Additional sessions emailed to you after the event:

  • Dr. Jay Strack
  • Ryan McDermott
  • Sean McDowell 


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. 

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. 

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 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.


How long will registration be open?

Registration will close at midnight on the Monday before the event. We will send Access codes to anyone who registers on Monday, first thing Tuesday morning before the event begins!

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 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 of the reason for cancellation).

How do we get access to the virtual content?

We will send an email on Thursday before the event, with a unique access code. You will use this code on Lifeway Digital Pass to gain access to the content!

What if I can’t watch the virtual event during the time it is being held?

No worries, all of the content will be available to you for 30 days after the event so that you can watch it at a time that is most convenient to you!

Are there any opportunities for us to network with other Student Ministry Leaders?

Yes! After each virtual event, we will have a Live breakout hosted by Lifeway Students & Youth Ministry Booster.  Join the Zoom call to chat and share what you have learned, how you were challenged, and pray together with other student ministry friends. The zoom call link will be listed in the online chat of the event and will be sent in your registration email.

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 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.

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