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!

Pursue will take place November 11-13, 2022 on the Johnson University campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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 11

3:30-5:00 p.m. Registration (PW Welcome Center)
5:00 p.m. Dinner (Gally Commons)
6:30 p.m. Introduction (RPC 155)
7:00 p.m. Worship & Message (RPC 155)
8:30 p.m. Small Group Time (RPC 155 and surrounding)
9:00 p.m. Late Night Campus Worship (PW Auditorium)
10:15 p.m. Late Night Hang (EAC Basement)
12:00 a.m. In Dorms
12:30 a.m. Lights Out

Saturday, November 12

8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Gally Commons)
9:15 a.m. Worship & Message (RPC 155)
10:30 a.m. Ministry Specialties Breakouts 1 (RPC 155 and surrounding)
11:00 a.m. Ministry Specialties Breakouts 2 (RPC 155 and surrounding)
11:30 a.m. Small Group Debrief
12:00 p.m. Lunch (Gally Commons)
1:00 p.m. Free Time
various options around campus including random fun in the Graham Center and the swimming pool open in the Graham Center from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Dinner (Gally Commons)
6:30 p.m. Worship and Message (RPC 155)
8:00 p.m. Small Groups
9:00 p.m. Fun and Snacks (EAC Basement)
10:30 p.m. Campfire

Sunday, November 13

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (RPC)
9:00 a.m. Worship and Message (RPC 155)
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.)

How much does it cost?

$50 includes all programming, meals, and lodging. The $50 rate is available until October 14 – after October 14 the rate goes to $75 per person.