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April 25 - 26, 2022

Nashville, TN

Long Hollow Baptist Church

3031 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075

$15 per person registration fee

Artists & Speakers

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU

Jonathan Evans

Pastor & Author

Bob Goff

New York Times Best Selling Author

Nona Jones

Innovator, Author, Speaker

David Nasser

Pastor, Author, Speaker

Sherri Burgess

Author and Founder of Burgess Ministries

Ben Trueblood

Director Of Student Ministry at Lifeway Christian Resources

Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

Leadership Consultant, Author and Speaker

Rob Wilton

Founding/Lead Pastor Vintage Church

Greg Stier

Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults at Christ Fellowship Church

Emily Pigott

Executive Director of SLU

Dr. Jonathan Denton

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies/Student Ministry at CSU

Dave MacNeill

Student Partnerships and Ministry with Samaritan's Purse- Operation Christmas Child

Steve Cherrico

First Priority Greater Nashville Executive Director

Catherine Renfro

Director of Evangelism at North American Mission Board

Chris Cox

Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship, C3 Hampton

Jared Hall

Illusionist, Comedian and Communicator

Over the past 25 years, Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for next gen pastors, youth pastors, educators, and their teams. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a gift to youth pastors, youth workers, youth volunteers, and educators to say thank you for investing in the lives of the next generation. Youth Pastor Summit is conference designed to encourage and equip every leader. This conference includes plenary sessions, labs, worship, lunch, fun activities, and free resources for student ministries.

Youth Pastor Summit is conference designed to motivate, inspire, and equip every leader who invest in the lives of the next generation. YPS is a unique experience where there is an intentionality towards creating and cultivating an environment that fosters collaboration, community, and soul-care. YPS is a great opportunity for leaders to be refueled, recharged, and refreshed!

Join us in Nashville, TN, as hundreds of youth pastors and educators from across the region gather together for incredible worship, main stage sessions, breakout sessions, and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to host YPS Nashville in partnership with Lifeway Students.

April 25, 2022

  • 2:15 PM – Registration
  • 2:30 PM – Doors Open
  • 3:00 PM – Mainstage Session Block One
  • 5:30 PM – Dinner break on your own
  • 6:45 PM – Mainstage Session Block Two
  • 9:00 PM – Conference Dismissed

April 26, 2022

  • 8:00 AM – Youth Ministry Booster Coffee Fellowship for Early Risers
  • 8:30 AM – Doors Open
  • 9:00 AM –  Mainstage Session Block Three
  • 10:40 AM – Lab Session A
  • 11:40 AM – Lab Session B
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch provided by event sponsors
  • 1:30 PM – Mainstage Session Block Four
  • 3:30 PM – Conference Dismissed


Contact Event Reps

Contact YPS

(407) 248-0300 ext.20

Hotel Info

Holiday Inn Express Hendersonville
615 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075

  • $119 +tax for two queen bed rooms
  • call (615) 824-0022 to book or click the link here
  • Reservations must be made by 4/18/22 or until sold out (whichever comes first.)



Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Is the event really just $15?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this event is being provided at just a $15 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 $15 administrative fee has been added to ensure we can effectively manage the continuous 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). If circumstances regionally or globally necessitate a transition to a virtual format, all registrations will be transferred to the virtual event. 

Do I have to register in advance for this event?

We strongly recommend that you register early for YPS as some events do fill up within hours or days.   Yet, we will keep registration open until we are full.   And if there is space available, we do allow walk-ups.   The registration fee for advanced registration is $10 and advanced registration closes the Friday before the event at 5 PM for our Spring events.   Walk-up registrations are handled onsite and the onsite registration fee is $20.  We only accept cash and exact change for Walk-up registrations.

How can I register for YPS?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the “Register Now” button once registration opens on January 11, 2022.

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.

Group Registration Option: This will allow you to register members of your team and/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 member’s 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 email us at [email protected] so we can add them.

Note: For YPS Orlando Only – Group registration is capped at 5 people per ministry.

Can I register my whole group under one account?

This event does allow you to register as a group.   Accounts should be set up under your ministry’s primary contact and from there you can add your entire team.

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.

What meals are provided?

Through the generosity of our Event Sponsors, lunch is being provided on the second day.

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.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

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 [email protected] 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.

Are there any health guidelines of which program attendees should be aware in light of current events?

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 SLU 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.
  • So you can arrive feeling prepared, here is what happens should an attendee get sick while on site:
    • Separate the person from others.
    • Separate anyone that has been exposed to the symptomatic individual.
    • Notify SLU.
    • Gather their belongings and send them home.

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