How does the Waiting List for Orlando Work? Please note there is no guarantee that a spot for YPS Orlando will become available, as this is completely dependent on someone else canceling for this event (which often does not happen in advance). We will move people off the waiting list as spots become available. Also, we do not collect a registration fee for those who choose to be added to the waiting list. We only do this if or when we are able to move you off the waiting list. 


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. 

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 ONE - 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 TWO - 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

Hotel Information

Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites

  • 7125 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
  • 833-243-4730
  • When you call, make sure you tell them you want the Youth Pastor Summit/ Student Leadership Group. $84 per night for Standard Double Queen Room (Up to 4 Guests) $104 per night for Family Suites (Up to 6 Guests) Comp self parking for all overnight guests (discounted from $18 per day)
  • March 20, 2020. Based on availability.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

  • 6550 Adventure Way, Orlando, FL 32819
  • 833-243-4730
  • When you call, make sure you tell them you want the Youth Pastor Summit/ Student Leadership Group. $119 per night for Standard Double Queen Room (Up to 4 Guests) $139 per night for Family Suites (Up to 6 Guests) Comp self parking for all overnight guests (discounted from $18 per day)
  • March 20, 2020. Based on availability.


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) 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 yps@studentleadership.net 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.


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).

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.

Do you have special opportunities for Educators as part of YPS?

Yes! This year we are excited to offer an additional training called our Educator Track in conjunction with our Orlando, FL and Dallas, TX, Youth Pastor Summits that will focus specifically on cultivating a healthy student leadership culture on school campuses. Led by Emily Pigott who brings 20 years of experience as a Christian school administrator and educator, this training is crafted for Christian schools and is filled with practical applications that will equip educators to identify and develop student leaders. Attendees that participate in both YPS and this training will earn 1.5 CEU’s. This training will take place on the Tuesday morning of YPS during the breakout labs and lunch.   Because of our commitment to walk alongside Christian school educators, this training, which is typically valued at $150, is being offered this year for only an additional $10 administrative fee.


For Educators who attend our Youth Pastor Summits in Nashville, TN and Southern California, you can earn 1 CEU for attending YPS.  You just need to check-in with our staff onsite to let us know, and we can issue a certificate after YPS. 


Click here for more information. 

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.  

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. 


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