Host & Address

Hard Rock Live - April 20th 
6050 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

First Baptist Church of Orlando - April 21st 
Faith Hall Building, 3000 S John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805

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.

Join us in Orlando, FL, as thousands of youth pastors from across the East Coast gather together for two days of incredible worship, main stage sessions, breakout sessions, and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to host YPS Orlando in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort and LifeWay Students. 



Day 1- April 20, 2020  Location: Hard Rock Live

  • 7:30 AM - Registration
  • 8:00 AM – Doors Open*
  • 8:30 AM - Session One
  • 10:30 AM - Break
  • 10:50 AM - Session Two
  • 12:00 PM - Free Lunch provided by Chick-fil-A
  • 12:45 PM - Session Three
  • 2:00 PM - Conference Dismissed  for free time at Universal/ IOA


*all attendees must arrive by 9 AM on Monday or forfeit their seat to those on the walk-up line.


Day 2- April 21, 2020  Location: FBC Orlando

  • 7:45 AM – Registration & Event Bag Pick-Up (Registration is only for those who have not attended on Monday. Monday attendees should keep their YPS wrist band as this will give you access to your event resource bag and all events on Tuesday.)
  • 8:00 AM – Doors Open
  • 8:30 AM - Session Four
  • 10:10 AM – Lab Session A
  • 11:25 AM – Lab Session B
  • 12:25 PM – Lunch provided by Sponsors
  • 1:10 PM - Session Five
  • 2:30 PM - Conference Dismissed

Contact an Event Representative

Nikki Hoffpauir


Do I have to register in advance for YPS Orlando?

We strongly recommend that you register the day this event opens as YPS Orlando has filled up within hours or days each year. After this event fills,  we do go to a waiting list, but it is rare that we are able to move many people off of the waiting list.  Therefore, we encourage you to consider another of our YPS events as the caliber of speakers are the same at all YPS events so you will get the same great training no matter what YPS you attend.  

We also offer a  walk-up registration option for this event in case there are day of cancellations. These are handled onsite and the onsite registration fee is $20.  We only accept cash and exact change for Walk-up registrations.  There is no guarantee we will be able to accomodate walk-up registrations. 

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.


Is the event 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. 

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).

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.

How many can attend YPS from my ministry?

Because of space limitations with this event, we are only able to allow five people from one ministry to register and attend this event.   If you would like to bring more than five from your ministry, we suggest you register for one of other YPS events that do not have capacity issues. 

If through the registration process we see that more than five individuals are registered from the same ministry, we will contact the ministry leader to confirm which five should remain registered.   

Because this event has over 500 people on the waiting list each year we are unable to make exceptions to this policy. 

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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