Valley View Baptist Church
8820 Alabama Hwy 69 S, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
$42 by August 31
$49 by November 12
$59 by January 7
LIFT Tour 2022 Theme: Possible
Creating the Future While Rediscovering the Past
We are emerging from the long dark winter that was COVID-19 like someone stepping from a dimly lit room into a bright sun-shiny day. Standing in the rubble of what the pandemic left behind is a bit strange, a bit like the first day of school for the kid that just moved from out of town. For many it can be a place of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, burnout and the list can just go on and on. But for the redeemed it’s a place where love makes a God-blessed future POSSIBLE. At LIFT Tour ’22, we are discovering all the possibilities of what could be for the glory of God … that is, for those are willing to rediscover a truth from the past: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
The Good News of Jesus makes so much possible. To discover what is POSSIBLE and better understand this Good News, we are going to take a deep dive into one of the most fascinating events in the Old Testament: Genesis 22. It is here that Abraham is going to face an impossible situation, that is actually a test, and in the end, he will discover “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37, ESV). Therefore, this year, the LIFT Tour wants to invite you to discover 4 central beliefs on WHAT IS POSSIBLE:
1. It is POSSIBLE to experience God’s love.
2. It is POSSIBLE to understand God’s love.
3. It is POSSIBLE to trust in difficult times.
4. It is POSSIBLE to tell a redemption-love-kind-of-story.
Contact Event Reps
4101 Courtney Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
$97/night; includes a complimentary breakfast.
January 14, 2022. Based on availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
As we approach this event, our collective desire is to host you in the more traditional format that was familiar to all of us pre-Covid without masks or social-distancing requirements. Yet, we acknowledge that local, state, and national regulations may necessitate a format change or transition. In the event of this, the LIFT Team will stay in communication with you if any updates need to be made. In the meantime, here are some safe community guidelines to take note of.
- Be a Good Neighbor: Attendees should stay home if feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 5 days
- Masks: Masks are strongly recommended for the duration of the conference, regardless of vaccination status. All attendees should be sure to pack masks as LIFT does not provide them.
- Social Distancing: We encourage you to sit together with your group during all sessions and mealtimes and social distance as much as possible from those you did not travel with.
- So you can arrive feeling prepared, here is what happens should an attendee get sick while on site:
- You should separate the person from others as well as anyone that has been exposed to the symptomatic individual.
- Notify LIFT Tour Staff.
- Gather their belongings and arrange for them to go home.
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 primary student pastor has the opportunity to attend 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. 15 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 12th
- $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, 7380 West Sand Lake Road, Suite 500, Orlando, FL 32819.
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.
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!
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@example.com.