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 FREE (one-time only) 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. This online event includes speakers and free resources for student ministries. 


Youth Pastor Summit is typically a two-day event, we host in Orlando, Southern California, Dallas, Nashville, and Up State New York. In an effort to further expand YPS to reach leaders across the world, we’re offering a YPS ONE DAY experience again this year. During this incredible online event, you will hear from some of the best thought-leaders, communicators, authors, and ministry practitioners. 


Join us for the second annual virtual YPS, as thousands of youth pastors and leaders from across the world connect together for this special ONE DAY event. It is our privilege to host YPS Virtual in partnership with LifeWay Students.



(Times in Eastern Time Zone)


Hosted by Brent Crowe

Special Give-Aways LIVE Throughout the Program

11:00 AM EST - Sessions 1+2 & Breakouts 1+2

  • Dr. Jay Strack
  • Megan Fate Marshman
  • Jeff Wallace
  • Brad Lomenick

12:30 PM EST - Lunch & LIVE Speaker Q & A with Dr. Jay & Jeff

12:55 PM  EST - Breakouts 4-6 & Session 3

  • Ben Trueblood
  • Ryan McDermott
  • Greg Stier
  • Sean McDowell

2:15 PM EST - Quick Break & LIVE Q & A with Ryan & Ben

2:30 PM EST -  Breakouts 6-8 & Session 4

  • Joseph Sojourner
  • Dave MacNeill and Dania Yadago
    • Special Opportunity to Connect Learning to Action through Giving Opportunity to Samaritan’s Purse
  • Emily Pigott
  • LaTasha Morrison

4:00 PM EST -  Event Wrapped!





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. 

Does my SLU account still work?

If you have attended a YPS event in the past then, Yes! Just click on the registration link above, sign in to your account, with the email address used for past registrations, and follow the steps to complete registration.

If you are having a problem logging into your account please email us here.

How long will registration be open?

Registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, October 28th.

How do I watch?

Closer to the event on October 29, you will be emailed login instructions and information on how to watch YPS Virtual online.

Can I login late?

Yes, if you can’t make it for the whole thing you will be able to log in late. The log-in instructions will be valid for the entire day.

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