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Presented by Student Leadership University

The LIFT Tour

A world-class weekend experience that challenges students at all points in
their spiritual walks to embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle.

Speakers & Artists

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU

Jeff Wallace

Executive Director of LIFT Tour and YPS

Ed Newton

Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX

Drew Worsham

Lead Pastor of The Rim Church in San Antonio, TX

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults at Christ Fellowship Church


Communicator & Hip Hop Artist

Social Club Misfits

Hip Hop Artists

Jared Hall

Illusionist, Comedian and Communicator

El Vow

DJ and Artist

DJ Morph

DJ and Artist


The LIFT Tour

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.

Nashville, TN

Murfreesboro, TN

Jacksonville, FL

Brookhaven, MS

Orlando, FL

Birmingham, AL

Pensacola, FL

Benton, AR

Cleveland, TN

Gwinnett County, GA

Columbia, SC

San Antonio, TX

Northern California

McDonough, GA

Southern California 

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The LIFT Tour 23 "AWAKEN"

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.

Learn more about The LIFT Tour

At the LIFT Tour, students will have an opportunity to hear from some of the best speakers, authors, artist and entertainers, DJs, and worship teams. What sets the LIFT Tour apart from many of the any other Christian tours or weekend youth events like it, is the intentionality of giving a clear and compelling gospel invitation in every city. The LIFT Tour is a weekend full of living-changing discipleship, evangelism, and FUN!!

The LIFT Tour is presented by Student Leadership University

The LIFT Tour is one of three arms of Student Leadership University, along with the Youth Pastor Summit. Collectively, these conferences are designed to help Christians deepen their faith and equip them to impact the world.

Student Leadership University

Student Leadership University provides opportunities for young believers to develop into capable, confident leaders that will change the world. We teach the next generation to Think, Dream, and Lead.

Youth Pastor Summit

Youth Pastor Summit 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.

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