Host & Address

Word of Life Bible Institute
4200 Glendale Road, Pottersville, NY 12860

Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 22 years. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a $10 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.

Join us in New York, as hundreds of youth pastors and leaders from across the Northeast gather together for two days of incredible worship, main stage sessions, breakout sessions, and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to offer YPS New York, hosted by Word of Life at their Bible Institute on the breath-taking Schroon Lake campus, in partnership with Student Leadership University and Lifeway Students.



Friday, October 18, 2019

  • 3:00 pm: Registration Opens
  • 3:45 pm:  Doors Open
  • 4:00 pm: Welcome
  • 4:15 pm: Session One
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner provided by Word of Life
  • 6:45 pm: Welcome Back
  • 7:15 pm: Session Two & Three
  • 9:00 pm: Conference Dismissed

Saturday, October 19, 2019

  • 8:30 am: Registration
  • 9:00 am: Welcome
  • 9:10 am: Session Four
  • 10:20 am: Lab Session A
  • 11:25 am: Lab Session B
  • 12:20 pm: Lunch provided by SLU
  • 1:35 pm: Session Five
  • 3:00 pm: Conference Dismissed


Hotel Information

The Lodge at Word of Life

  • 210 Registration Way Schroom Lake, NY 12870
  • 518-494-6000
  • Room Options: Standard $75, Deluxe $100, Premium $125
    Lodge Amenities Include: pool, hot tub, wifi, breakfast meal passes available for an additional charge, king and 2 queen room options. Lodge is about a ten minute drive from the YPS conference center.
  • October 19, 2019. Based on availability.

The Pines at Lakeside at Word Of Life

  • 8260 State Route 9 Pottersville, NY 12860
  • 518-494-6000
  • Room Options: Standard Room (up to 5 people): $105, Family Room (up to 7 people): $120, 8 Person Duplex: $200, 10 Person Duplex: $250
    Lakeside Amenities Include: include wifi, newly renovated rooms, a variety of room options including 8 and 10 person duplexes with full kitchens. The Pines is only 1 mile away from YPS conference center.
  • October 19, 2019. Based on availability.

Contact an Event Representative

Kaitlyn Miller


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. 

Do I need 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 Wednesday before the event at 5 PM.   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 NY??

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 openned 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.  

If a member of your group already has an SLU account with their email address, you will need to call us before registration or email us at 


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.   


What are the closest airports to the event location?

There are a number of reginal airports within 90 miles of Schroon Lake New York. The Albany, NY Airport (ALB) and the Burlington, VT Airport (BTV) are both within an hour and a half drive to the location.

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.  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 at this event?

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

Can my organization be an exhibitor at YPS New York?

If you would like more information on how your organization can become an exhibitor at YPS, click here to download the 2019 information packet of levels and click here to apply online. 

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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Lifeway Students
Lifeway Students

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Word of Life
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