Youth Leader Training

2020 YLT Dates

YLT Nashville

January 27-31, 2020
Joe C. Davis YMCA 
Nashville, TN

YLT Northeast

March 2-6 OR March 9-13, 2020 (TBD SOON!)
Keystone Church
Paradise, PA (near Lancaster, PA)

Registration opens Sept. 1, 2019 for both 2020 YLT's 


YLT Northeast 2019

March 11-15, 2019

Featured Speakers: Dr. Walt Mueller, Dr. Duffy RobbinsJulie Lowe & Rev. Scotty Smith
Location: Keystone Church, Paradise, PA
Lodging: Intercourse Village Inn & Suites, Intercourse, PA
Cost: $395 ($295 if you live locally and don't need lodging)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 8, 2019.  Registrations are welcome after the deadline but lodging cannot be guaranteed.  Rest assured, we will work with anyone who has to register after the deadline. 

* Cost includes conference tuition, training materials, lodging & food - except for dinner out on T, W & TH.)

YLT Nashville 

January 28-February 1, 2019

Featured Speakers: Rev. Sandy Willson & Julie Lowe
Location & Lodging: Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center (Nashville, TN)

Maps: YMCA Campus Map, YMCA Campus Map Parking

Digital Notebook


Speakers & Schedules

YLT northeast 2019 schedule
ylt northeast 2019 speakers
YLT Northeast 2019 Digital notebook
YLT Nashville 2019 Schedule
YLT Nashville 2019 Speakers
*Note on YLT Schedules: Year 1/2/3+ does not correlate to a leader's experience in ministry.  In addition to a number of seminars, electives, & discussion groups, YLT teaches a particular philosophy of ministry over the course of two years.  "Year 1" merely designates a leader's first time at YLT and "Year 2" their second, etc.  "Year 3+" revists and digs deeper into the POM as well as their relationships with one another.  During the week participants are sometimes divided into three separate groups while the rest of the time everyone is together.  Recordings of ALL seminars, electives, etc., are posted online after the conference concludes. 


YLT Media

 Listen to all previous YLT seminars and talks here...


What is YLT?

Youth Leader Training (YLT) provides a venue for those who minister to youth in the context of the local church to gather for a week of rich content, real connection, and refreshing encouragement.
YLT is ideal for those who are new to youth ministry and may feel like they are "shooting from the hip" as well as for seasoned veterans who can pour into younger leaders and who may need encouragement and refreshment from the Gospel.  YLT is ideal for all youth workers (ordained or not; full time or part time; volunteer or paid staff; male or female) who desire to think Biblically, theologically and strategically in community about ministry to youth and families.
God's blessing has been evident at YLT for over ten years as we have seen youth leaders find greater encouragement in the gospel, grow in their understanding of ministry, and develop the bonds of friendship with other youth leaders around a shared philosophy of ministry.