200 E Monticello St, Brookhaven, MS 39601
$42 by August 31
$49 by November 18
$59 by February 2 at 5pm
The LIFT Tour 2023
The LIFT Tour is a two-day weekend experience for middle and high school students designed to intentionally create an environment where students can EXALT Christ through Christ-centered worship, ENGAGE through biblical teaching, and be EQUIPPED with the necessary tools needed to be salt and light for their generation.
AWAKEN: The remarkable true story of friendship, grave clothes, and a normal Tuesday
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14 (ESV)
Jesus is not your normal rabbi. Throughout his earthly ministry, the Gospels record that he performed 37 miracles by touching, healing, and transforming countless lives. Like other events in his life, Jesus’ miracles were documented by countless eyewitnesses. Each miracle was unique and significant. None were performed randomly, or for amusement. They all served a specific purpose, and they all had a profound meaning and impact. In John 11, there is a remarkable true story that occurred on seemingly normal day in the weeks leading up to Passover. It’s the miraculous story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. But when Lazarus rose from his grave, he was still bound by the very grave clothes that he was buried in.
Our theme for The LIFT Tour 23 is AWAKEN. This year, we are discovering what it means to step into the new life that Jesus called us to. Like Lazarus, before we can step into new life, we must first step out of the old grave clothes that are holding us back. Grave clothes that have us wrapped us in sin, hurt, anger, pride, or unforgiveness. AWAKEN documents the true story of Lazarus…that not only demonstrates a present freedom, but it is the foreshadow of a future eternal freedom! A story of how, what was once dead, can now be AWAKEN. It’s a story that reminds us of the truth Paul declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV), “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Thus, coming to a city near you, The LIFT Tour 23 wants to invite you to experience a four-part Docuseries-style journey through John 11.
Salvation: not a normal Tuesday
Freedom: leaving grave clothes behind
Community: life in the company of friendship
Mission: that others may be set free
Contact Event Reps
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brookhaven, an IHG Hotel
Rate: $134/night plus tax for double rooms; Complimentary hot breakfast is included
Cutoff Date: January 3, 2023
Booking Method: Call (601) 990 2360 to book and mention Student Leadership University to get the group rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We have several opportunities for you to partner with us. Click here to learn more and click here to apply. All applications must be received by February 17, 2023. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Saturday afternoon is your free time to plan with your group! Many groups use this time for team building, recreation, or service projects. In some of our cities, we have found service project partners that ask for volunteers. If volunteer projects are available, all group leaders will receive an email with information on how to sign up!
Any new group is allowed up to two free adult registrations for the primary youth pastor + their spouse as a special gift from the LIFT Team. A new primary student pastor who is attending for the first time has the opportunity to attend The LIFT Tour for free regardless of whether they bring a group or not. Anyone wanting to take advantage of this must call 407-248-0300 ext. 20 before making payment for the group to receive the discount. Please email us here if you would like to attend LIFT and are not planning to bring a group. We would like to help you make arrangements and provide you with some more information.
No. Meals are not included in your registration. For certain cities (typically cities on a A Schedule), we will have partners that offer box lunches for purchase on Saturday. In those cities, all group leaders will receive information by email when group lunches for order are available.
Yes, for some cities we will post in late fall a hotel with a discounted rate for LIFT Tour groups. You will need to contact and book the hotel rooms directly through the hotel. All payment and booking questions will go through the hotel as well. Check the website of the LIFT city that you are interested in to see if we have a group hotel option posted.
We typically look at dates & cities 12-18 months in advance. With most LIFT Tour host sites, there are at least 10 churches that make up a network who agree to bring at least 800 students collaboratively. If you are interested in hosting the LIFT Tour, please fill out our host application here.
Our pricing structure for Spring 2022 is as follows:
- $42 until August 31st
- $49 until November 11th
- $59 until 2 weeks prior to event – after that based on availability
- Adults are always $25
Special Note: Instead of paying the full amount when you register, we will have a $10 per student non-refundable deposit to hold your spots. The final payment for the event will be due 45 days before the event.
We think families are great, and time together is important. Yet, this event is only for middle and high school students and their adult leaders. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children under 10 years old at home or arrange for childcare while you serve or attend the event.
We need to receive all checks within 10 business days of your registration date. Your registration will be “pending” until we receive payment. If you are registering near a deadline mark, please make sure your check is mailed and postmarked by that deadline date.
Please mail all checks to Student Leadership University, 1560 N Orange Ave Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789
If you have more than 100 students attending, please call 407-248-0300 ext.15 or email us here, for group pricing options.
At the LIFT Tour, there will be four Gospel-centered messages that cater to both middle and high schoolers, high energy worship, built-in, optional time for small group discussions, and a weekend experience that will inspire your students to be the best version of themselves, leaning into who God created them to be.
The vision of SLU is one that is optimistically looking forward towards the goal of empowering, enabling, and equipping students around the globe to rise to the call of leadership along with training students to be able to adequately respond to the challenges presented by an increasingly pluralistic and postmodern culture. Our vision is to train up a generation of leaders who will effectively engage their world on all levels with a contagious passion for Christ in a manner that is also full of both grace and truth. Our vision is to change the world…one student at a time.
Our four cumulative experiences take students behind the scenes of Orlando or San Antonio (101), Washington D.C. (201), Europe (301), and the Holy Land (401) to learn the essence of leadership.
For the past 18 years, the LIFT Tour (formerly Leadership Rocks) has provided Student Leadership University with the opportunity to influence tens of thousands of students to maximize their impact with gospel-centered preaching, worship, and a focus on leadership development. The LIFT Tour provides platforms for students from across a community to gather together in a singular location from differing backgrounds, denominations, ethnic groups, churches, and schools to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.
- Conference Admission for 4 Sessions
- Show or concert with the weekend artist
- Listening guide for every participant
LIFT Tour registration online will be turned off when we reach full capacity for the event or at the close of business at 5:00 pm EST two weeks prior to the event.
Anyone over 18 years old who the church identifies as a chaperone, volunteer, or part-time/full-time staff member. Adults are always $25.
Students in middle-high school, youth pastors, youth workers, educators, and teachers. This event is designed for students 6-12th grade who are unfamiliar with church, regular church goers, and those passionately pursuing their Savior.
Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers cost Student Leadership University. To offset these costs, the following fees will apply. In fairness to others, we cannot make exceptions.
- 45 days or more before program: Deposit will be lost
- 30-44 days before program: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited
- Less than 30 days before program: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited
Payment deadline: A deposit of $10 is due at the time of registration. All remaining balances are due 45 days before conference. Any registration not paid in full by this day will incur a $25 late fee.
To cancel a registration, please email [email protected]