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October 7-9, 2016 | Chicago

Simply Youth Ministry Conference
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Be Extraordinary

Join our youth ministry family for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference (SYMC) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. We’ll prepare you for the challenges you face in ministry, while immersing you in an extended, caring community. Welcome home...

Simply Youth Ministry Conference provides endless opportunities for...

Deeper Learning

Change the way you see God. The way you do ministry. The way you lead. Come strip away the superficial layers of shallow training to ask the hard questions, grapple with the tough issues, and allow the Holy Spirit to transform your thinking.

Authentic Conversation

It’s in the space between people that God shows up. We welcome you into a setting that won’t overwhelm you with herds of people. Instead, we see you–one person on a mission. One person with needs, desires, and dreams.

Renewed Passion

Times of refreshing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re completely dry or your spirit overflows; we all need to sit at Jesus’ feet. We need to soak in the camaraderie of like-minded peers. We need to receive world-class equipping.

Engaging Presenters...

Choose from more than 200 hours of in-depth training that will fit the specific needs of your youth ministry.

When we say the learning is deeper, we really mean it. Here, you don’t just listen — you engage, participate, question, challenge, and, most importantly, do. There’s not a fill-in-the-blank outline in sight. When you’re here, you dive in head first. SYMC isn’t a conference that happens to you; it’s an experience that can’t happen without you.

9:00am-2:00pm
Pre-conference Training (optional add-on)
2:00-5:00pm
Afternoon Tracks, Peer Panels, Connect Groups
5:00-7:00pm
Evening Break
7:00pm
Opening General Session - Doors Open
7:15-9:15pm
Pre-show, General Session & Worship
9:30-10:45pm
Late-nights
7:00-8:00am
Early Morning Options
9:00-11:00am
Training Zone (8-hour, 4-hour, & 2-hour tracks)
11:00am
General Session-Doors Open
11:15am-12:30pm
Pre-show, General Session & Worship
12:30-2:30pm
Mid-day Break/Training/Peer Panels
2:30-4:30pm
Training Zone (8-hour, 4-hour, & 2-hour tracks)
4:30-7:00pm
Evening Break/Hangouts
7:00pm
General Session - Doors Open
7:15-9:15pm
Pre-show, General Session & Worship
9:30-10:45pm
Late-nights
7:00-8:00am
Early Morning Options
9:00-11:00am
Training Zone (8-hour, 4-hour, & 2-hour tracks)
11:00am
General Session-Doors Open
11:15am-12:30pm
Pre-show, General Session & Worship
12:30-2:30pm
Mid-day Break/Training/Peer Panels
2:30-4:30pm
Training Zone (8-hour, 4-hour, & 2-hour tracks)
4:30-7:00pm
Evening Break/Hangouts
7:00pm
General Session - Doors Open
7:15-9:15pm
Pre-show, General Session & Worship
9:30-10:45pm
Late-nights
9:00am-2:00pm
Post-conference Retreat (optional add-on)

You’ll experience a variety of training opportunities, customized to your unique needs.

Pre-conference Training »

Five extra hours of in-depth training*

Tracks »

Eight hours of deeper learning, discussion, and application broken into four two-hour sessions.

Half-Tracks »

Two sessions for a total of four hours of training that has depth and breadth.

Workshops »

Practical two-hour workshops with time to grapple and digest.

Late-nights

Night owls can choose from multiple offerings.

Post-conference Retreat »

Rest, worship and process everything you will learn.*

*Pre- and post-conference options are add-ons to your regular registration.


Skit Guys Take Main Stage

For the first time ever, The Skit Guys will not only perform at a Late-night, but they are emceeing the entire conference! Get ready to laugh 'till it hurts, with the comedians who get you.

Skit Guys

You can’t afford to miss this time of growth and renewal!

Register your team by May 31, 2016 and save up to $40 per person.

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