Doug Fields is a communicator, author, & consultant. He is the Executive Director of HomeWord’s Center for Youth/Family at Azusa Pacific University, the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com, and the author of more than 50 books. More information about Doug is available at dougfields.com.
Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years’ experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He’s the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and hosts a 300+ episode youth ministry podcast with Doug Fields. He’s created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids.
David is a world class sleight of hand artist who has been performing professionally at churches and universities across the country for over a decade. He is a pastor and a magician, and has the incredible ability to engage students through his magic, comedy, and inspiring stories. David is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus in a unique and creative way. He lives in Oakdale, CA with his wife and four children.
Frank is a pastor and speaker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He currently serves as a campus pastor at Epikos Church. Prior to that, Frank served in youth ministry for over thirteen years, preaching the gospel to students and coaching youth workers. Frank has a podcast called “Fifteen Minutes with Frank,” which can be found on the DYM Podcast network. He is married to his wife, Cori, and they have a dog named Grace.
Jessica Sanchez has been serving students in the local church for over 16 years (and loves it!). She is currently on the Download Youth Ministry team where she gets to care for and serve youth workers across the world. Jessica goes by “Jess” and is a huge fan of McDonalds Coke and youth ministry. She lives in Orange County with her husband Edgar.
John is a pastor in Granger, Indiana and has served in student ministry for the last fifteen years. His role now includes overseeing kids and young adult ministry which opens even more doors to serve the next generation as they become the disciples of Jesus and world changers for Jesus that they are called to be! John is passionate about young people discovering and stepping into the leadership potential God has instilled in them.
About the Conference
For over a decade, the Student Leadership Conference has been about encouraging students to not wait until they are adults to lead. At this conference they will be challenged to respond to what God has been doing in their lives to prepare them to lead.
Year-after-year youth workers confess, “This was the best investment of time and money from my entire year. More happened in 3 days to breathe life into my student leaders than anything we’ve ever done.” We confidently believe this will happen to your students too.
This is not a summer camp… it’s a conference that “feels” like camp. There will be lots of fun, laughter, play, games, mysteries, relationships, etc… combined with GREAT content, practical experiences, challenging themes/messages, hands’ on leadership practice, leadership evaluations/tests, and total empowerment helping teenagers understand that they are leaders.
SLC has proven to be a great opportunity to either begin a student leadership program, OR strengthen an existing one. You won’t regret it. Bring your proven leaders, but also consider bringing some you see potential in.