What is Pursue?

Pursue is a conference for high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in ministry or missions. Pursue takes place on the campus of Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are expecting an excellent group of high school students in an intentionally intimate environment. We think the weekend will be extremely encouraging and powerful. Scroll down for the schedule and registration!

Why Pursue?

Pursue exists to encourage and equip high schoolers in their pursuit of a life of ministry. Students sometimes struggle to navigate this unfamiliar world of vocational ministry. Good news! We can help. This event is perfect for any student interested in pursuing a career in…

  • Youth Ministry
  • Worship
  • Preaching
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Missions


What will happen at Pursue?

Pursue will be a weekend with like-minded students from all over the country who desire to devote their career to maximum kingdom impact. The weekend will feature worship, workshops, main sessions, and of course lots of fun. You’ll have a chance to interact with college students pursuing ministry, college ministry professors, and Christian ministry leaders.

Is this for youth groups?

No, this event is for individuals desiring to potentially pursue a career in some form of ministry or missions. You will have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other students just like you!


Friday, November 10

3:30-5:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Introduction
7:30 p.m. Worship & Message
9:00 p.m. Group Time
10:00 p.m. Late Night Fun

Saturday, November 11

8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00a.m. Devo
10:00 a.m. Breakouts 1
11:00 a.m. Breakouts 2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Group Time
Various options around campus (swimming, hiking, disc golf, basketball, volleyball, as well as additional elective options)
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Fun Stuff
7:00 p.m. Worship & Message
9:00 p.m. Group Time
10:30 p.m. Campfire

Sunday, November 12

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Worship and Message
11:00 a.m. See ya later!

What to bring

What to bring:

  • Bedding & pillow for twin extra long mattress
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Jacket (we will be outside some)
  • Bible
  • Spending money for snacks, etc. (Reminder – all meals are included in your registration.)
  • Swimsuit and towel

How much does it cost?

$50 includes all programming, meals, and lodging. The $50 rate is available until October 13 – after October 13 the rate goes to $75 per person.