COMING JULY 17-19, 2023


Doug Fields

Doug Fields is a communicator, author and consultant. He is the Executive Director of HomeWord’s Center for Youth/Family at Azusa Pacific University, the co-founder of and the author of more than 50 books. More information about Doug is available at

Josh Griffin

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 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 four kids.

Derry Prenkert

Derry has been a youth pastor for 26 years. In the Spring of 2022, he and his wife Janelle took a step of faith from serving in a local church to investing in the ministry leaders who serve in local churches across the nation and world. He is a Field Shepherd with Standing Stone Ministry, the Pastor of Church Relations at Bethel University and an author with Download Youth Ministry. He and Janelle live in Wakarusa, Indiana with their four kids.

John Keim

John is a pastor at Granger Community Church 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.


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.

Granger Community Church
630 E. University Dr.
Granger, IN 46530

  • Monday, July 17, 6-10 p.m.
    (Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.