JULY 12-14, 2021

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Doug Fields

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, 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 4 kids.

Heather Flies

Heather Flies is in her 25th year as the Junior High Pastor at Wooddale Church in Minnesota.  She loves middle school students and people in general! Outside the walls of Wooddale, Heather spends a great deal of time and energy as a communicator at retreats, conferences and public schools. For fun, Heather listens to Christmas music 11 months out of the year and uses her 319 bottles of nail polish. Heather lives in a suburb of Minneapolis with her husband, Chad, and their two St. Bernards, Jingle Belle and Hadley, who collectively weigh 305 pounds!

John Keim

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.

Event Schedule


Monday, July 12, 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Stay at Bethel University

$10 per person per night for rooms with A/C
$7 per person per night for rooms without A/C
$5 per person per day for breakfast