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We’re passionate about equipping you to help students know and love Jesus.

Loving youth workers is in our DNA! For more than 40 years, Group has equipped youth workers with practical, effective ministry resources through Simply Youth Ministry, LIVE Curriculum, Group Mission Trips, Group Magazine (the first building block of Group Publishing), and more.

Be authentic. Be yourself. Let Jesus be the center of everything.

Make a new friend by being a friend. Marinate in discovery learning so training seeps deep into your roots. You’re a child of the Creator of the universe, so don’t be afraid to innovate. If you’re not relevant, you’ll miss out. Change the world. We believe in you!

Every session, every training opportunity, everything about our time together is about you walking away with deeper learning, authentic conversations, and renewed passion. Group’s Simply Youth Ministry Conference is more than a conference; it’s a ministry experience that holds true to these five core values in all we do...


From general sessions to peer panels, every aspect of SYMC revolves around a deepening pursuit of Jesus.


Our conversational environment gives you lots of opportunities to build lasting connections.

In-depth Learning

Our unique training-zone structure helps you translate youth ministry strategy into everyday impact, through interactions and experience.


We are “by youth workers, for youth workers,” so there are no red-carpet moments at SYMC. It’s safe to be yourself here.


We intentionally design the conference schedule so that it's not draining, but instead refreshing to your soul.

What’s With the Red Couch?

The red couch resonated with youth workers who deeply appreciated the welcoming, authentic, and relaxed environment they’d been longing for. Now our red couch has morphed into a beloved logo for the conference. It represents a uniquely interactive and experiential environment that’s full of laughter and buzzing with conversation. You’ll find friends you can talk to here, and our “raving fans” will tell you that you’ll also find hope, encouragement, and vision.

Join us—there’s plenty of room on the couch!

Simply Youth Ministry Red Couch

Meet Our 2016 Ministry Partners!

Thank you to the wonderful ministry partners of Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2016. We are grateful to partner alongside these organizations in ministry. They can't wait to meet you in Chicago to share fun booth experiences and great ministry resources. Click on their logos for more information about their ministries and services.

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child
Destiny Rescue
Stickers and More
Camp Barnabas
Dare 2 Share
Gardner Web University
Rice Bowls
World Vision
9 Squre in the Air
DMM Design Studio
Olive Tree
Jill's House
Noah's Ark Rafting

How Can We Help?


About Registration

Call Matty at 615-349-7111

On Being a Ministry Partner

Call Ben at 800-635-0404 Ext. 4675

Contact Details




@SYMConference (#symc2016)




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