Johnson University’s Student Leadership Conference: Encourage, Equip & Empower

What: A new conference to develop the student leaders in your youth group. Bring a group for a weekend of equipping, unifying, and encouraging students for leadership in your youth group and your church.

When: January 19-20, 2024

The event will include large groups, breakouts, inter-church interaction, and two meals on Saturday.

$25/student – register here!


Friday, January 19

6:30 p.m. Registration opens (PW Building)

7:30 p.m. Main Session #1 (PW Auditorium)
Worship led by Johnson student band, message by Bryce Berry, Pastor of Next Generation, Arrowhead Morristown

9:00 p.m. Youth Group time (Various locations)

10:00 p.m. Dismissed for the evening

Saturday, January 20

9:30 a.m. Main Session #2 (PW Building)
Devo time, worship led by Johnson student band, message by JU professor Brian Leslie

11:00 a.m. Inter-group activity

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Gally Commons)

1:00 p.m. Youth group time (PW Auditorium)

1:30 p.m. Breakout session 1 (Richardson Hall)

2:30 p.m. Breakout session 2 (Richardson Hall)

3:30 p.m. Fun time (Graham Center)

5:00 p.m. Dinner (Gally Commons)

6:00 p.m. Main Session 3 (PW Auditorium)
Worship led by Johnson student band, Message by Arbor Diggs, FCA

7:30 p.m. Youth group time

8:30 p.m. See ya later!


Who exactly is this for?
The SLC is geared for high school youth group student leaders to attend together with an adult youth worker (or youth workers) from their church. The goal is to encourage, equip, and unify a group of high school students attending together with their church.

Can a high school student attend on their own?
Technically, the answer is yes. However, this conference is best experienced as part of a group from a given church. Even just two or three attending together would be beneficial.

Is lodging provided?
Lodging is not being provided by Johnson University. Groups are free to explore their own housing options. There are plenty of good deals for cabins and Airbnbs this time of year fairly close to campus. There are also several hotels near campus.

What about adult youth workers?
Adult youth workers are encouraged to attend with their students. They should register at the $25 rate as well.

Are meals provided?
During the conference, lunch and dinner on Saturday are provided as a part of the registration fee. Your group can decide how to handle other meals.