who should attend

Anyone involved in ministry to middle school, high school, & college-aged students!

Whether you’re a full-time church staff member, a part-time youth pastor, or a passion-filled volunteer, this conference is designed to equip and encourage you as you serve in the lives of students. SYMC’s in-depth sessions, workshops, panels, and breakouts provide relevant training for youth workers from every shape and size of ministry. You’ll also have the chance to network and build relationships with peers in similar ministry situations through our Connect Groups—small group conversations hosted throughout the conference. Whether you’re from a small or large church, a veteran or a newbie, the East Coast or West Coast or anywhere in between, this conference is for you!


Spouses of Youth Workers—

Make it a ministry and marriage retreat! If you’re a married youth worker, you know how precious time away with your spouse is. Spouses of any registered youth worker may attend at the discounted spouse rate ($289) and are welcome to participate in any of the conference offerings. In addition, special seminars are offered for youth workers’ spouses on marriage, parenting, spiritual growth, and more.

Youth Ministry Teams—

Get everyone on board with a shared vision! Engage your team members with new ideas and strategies for ministry, and renew their passion and energy! We’ve built in time for team debriefing so you’ll all be on the same page when it’s time to implement the ideas! Save $20 per person for groups of 5 or more.

College & Seminary Students—

If you’re in college or seminary studying youth ministry or a related field, this is an incredible learning opportunity packed with the latest youth ministry information, trends, ideas, and more! Surround yourself with thousands of other youth workers and learn from their experiences. Plus you can hang out with nationally recognized youth ministry leaders and speakers in person—and ask questions about all of those “required reading” books they’ve authored! The student rate is $299 for full-time students; you can only register at this rate by phone, so call Matty at 615-349-7111.