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This Summit has proven to be a great resource and experience for those who participate each year. Consider it something to enhance your ministry and provide an opportunity to spend time with peers that you otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to do. We hope to help you leave feeling more equipped than when you came and energized to move forward in your ministry goals. This year we are not offering a separate spouse session like we have in years past. Instead, we are opening it up for spouses to attend the main sessions if they would like. In the registration price for both attendees and spouses, it will include all the sessions and a choice of a free time activity.


New Connections

One of the best parts about this gathering has been and continues to be the opportunities for people in ministry to connect with others who are in similar ministry areas. We want you to meet new people, get to know them, share a meal together while exchanging ideas that can help you tackle ministry in a large-church setting.


Practical Ministry Ideas

We know that there are several hurdles that must be crossed when doing ministry in large churches. We also know that leading ministry for 75 students is vastly different from leading ministry with over 500 students. We have set aside time during the Summit for you to talk, pray with, listen to, and ask very specific questions with youth ministers at churches of varying sizes. We have also created some time for size-specific groups and ministry-focus groups to meet so that each of you can best share ideas with those that plan for the same areas of ministry. We have seen how these times can be extremely valuable for you to leave with ideas, challenges and relational resources.


Great Teaching

This year we will have a variety of speakers. We want these people to be able to dive into the word, relate with you in ministry as well as get to know you. The speaker will share every morning and evening with breakout groups following.

Date & Location

Catamaran Resort: January 24-27, 2022

Room rates start at $179.00. Please book your room by Friday, December 31, 2021, to book a room under our block. If you have any questions regarding the hotel please call 1-800-422-8386. Airport: San Diego (about 15 min away) or Montgomery Field (about 15 minutes away)

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Date & Location

California Registration

Price is $175 for Youth Ministers and $125 for spouses until January 4th. After January 4th, the price increases to $200 for Youth Ministers and $125 for spouses.


Again, thanks for what you do – we appreciate it and look forward to our time together. If you have any questions please email Haley Harris or call (417) 781-2273.

2022 Schedule

Day 1

  • 5:00 pm
    Dinner (meet in the lobby)
  • 7:00 pm
    CIY Registration
  • 7:30 pm
    Session One- Youth Leader Session
  • 9:00 pm
    Breakout Groups
  • 10:00 pm
    Newcomers Coffee (for all those attending for the first time)

Day 2

  • 9:30 am
    Session Two- Youth Leader Session
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch/Free Time
  • 1:30pm
    Discussion Groups
  • 5:30 pm
    Dinner in groups
  • 7:30 pm
    Session Three- Youth Leader Session

Day 3

  • 9:30 am
    Session Four
  • 11:00 am
    Groups meet in lobby to shop, eat, relax, or attend planned activity (lunch on your own)
  • 1:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
    Dinner in Groups
  • 7:30 pm
    Final Session- Youth Leader Session

Day 4

  • 9:00 am
    Travel Home

On Stage

  • Speaker

    Steve Carter

  • Speaker

    Jason Epperson

  • Speaker

    Luma Haddad

  • Speaker

    Katie Quesada

  • Speaker

    Amy Kendall