Life Teen
Fall Training Conference

October 10-12, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri

A Gateway to Successful Youth Ministry…Training Under the Arch

This is Training on your schedule! We’ve compiled our best training material into one weekend. XLT. Mass. Incredible General Sessions. Dynamic Youth Ministry Experts. Who would have thought you can experience all of this and more in a weekend? Join us for the 2014 Life Teen Fall Training Conference. Come experience how Edge and Life Teen are run at parishes in beautiful St. Louis, Missouri. You’ll leave renewed and equipped to take on ministry at your parish. Perfect for any adult leader in ministry, we’ll see you in October!

“I walked away on Wednesday with not just the training I needed, but with my whole life and attitude changed.”

2012 attendee


Here's everything you need to know


Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
2 South 4th Street
St. Louis, MO, 63102


Steve Allgeyer, Joe Chernowski, Stephen Lenahan, Katie Gray, Joel Stepanek other Life Teen staff members and veteran youth leaders. More details to come soon!


On Friday, registration will take place from 3:00pm-6:00pm. On Sunday, the conference will end at 12:00pm. More details to come soon!

Airport Details

If flying into St. Louis, use the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) when booking. We recommend having flights arrive before 3:00pm on Friday and after 3:00pm on Sunday.


Please provide your own transportation from the airport to the conference venue. All sessions will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch so there is no need for transportation once present at the hotel. St. Louis has a Metro that connects the airport to Downtown. From the airport you can board the Metro at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 and ride it to the Stadium Station, which is at Busch Stadium where the Cardinals play. From this station the hotel is 3 blocks away. A one-way ticket on the Metro is $2.25. Parking at the hotel is $16 a night so please keep this in mind if driving or renting a car. This hotel is located in Downtown St. Louis very close to the Gateway Arch.


Primary Hotel:
Hotel rooms may be booked at our primary hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch for a rate of $99.00 per night based on availability. This rate will end on Thursday, September 18th. Please contact this hotel directly at (314) 231-3003 and mention Life Teen (#2211490) to receive the special rate. *Site of conference.

Secondary Hotel:
Our secondary hotel is the Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention, located 6 blocks from our conference site, and will hold a rate of $99.00 per night based on availability. This rate will end onFriday, September 19th.  Please contact this hotel directly at (314) 231-8100 and mention Life Teen (#2224143) to receive the special rate.


$275 (30+ days before conference)
$325 (less than 30 days before conference)

Conference fees include all sessions and materials plus lunch and dinner on Saturday. Breakfast is included at the Drury Plaza Hotel.

Have a Question?

Give us a call at 800-809-3902 and ask for Stephen or Sarah. We’d be happy to help you with any questions you might have regarding this event.

There are some bonus events before and after Fall Training

Join us at XLT Ferguson

What a better way to start off the Life Teen Fall Training Conference than spending time with the Eucharist!


Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
120 N Elizabeth Ave.
Ferguson, MO 63135


Thursday, Oct 9 at 6pm

Music and message by Ike Ndolo and Emily Wilson.


Stay for Mass & Life Night

Incarnate Word has been doing Life Teen for 19 years and is opening it’s doors to you. It’s a great chance to see everything you learned put into practice.


Incarnate Word Catholic Church
13416 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield MO 63017


Sunday, Oct 12 at 6 – 9pm

Incarnate Word

Friday October 10, 2014

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Open

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Store Open

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Session:

“Inspire[d] to Serve”
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

General Session #1:

• “Inspire[d] to Understand: Generation Z”

• “Inspire[d] to Praise”
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Worship & Confessions

9:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Social Time

Saturday October 11, 2014

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Morning Prayer

9:00 am - 10:00 am


10:15 am - 11:00 am

General Session #2

“Inspire[d] to Succeed”
11:00 am - 11:50 am


1. Planning EDGE & Life Teen
2. Drawing Teens Into Worship
3. Relational Ministry
4. Building A New Youth Ministry
5. Retaining & Feeding Core
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

General Session #3

“Inspire[d] to Evangelize”

“Inspire[d] to Catechize”
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm


1. Using Media – When? & How?
2. Planning Liturgy That Engages Youth
3. Comprehensive Curriculum
4. Why Retreat?
5. Weekly Activities
3:45 pm - 4:40 pm


1. Setting up Father for Success
2. Dealing w/ Edge Attention Spans
3. Social Justice & Missions
4. Developing Peer Leaders
5. Small Group Struggles
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

General Session #4

“Inspire[d] to Disciple”

“5 Things Pope Francis Is Teaching Teens”

9:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Social Time

Sunday October 12, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Travelers Sunday Mass

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Morning Prayer

9:15 am - 10:15 am


1. Theology of the Body for Teens
2. Building a Ministry that Endures
3. Parent Engagement
4. One Eight Confirmation Program
5. Maximizing LifeTeen & Edge Resources
10:30 am - 11:20 am

General Session #5

“Inspire[d] to Spread the Good News”
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hotel Check-Out & Departure

(Noon Mass available at Old Cathedral)