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The 2016 Life Teen Leadership Conference can be the catalyst to transform your student leaders. This week-long conference takes place at the beautiful Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Join us this summer at #LTLC as we raise up a generation of disciples that are sure to transform our Church!
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At the heart of the Life Teen Leadership Conference is a generation of teens rising up and taking their faith seriously. They no longer want a “feel good” faith; they crave depth and substance. These teens are changing their parishes, their schools, and their families. Because we see this movement happening, our response is the Life Teen Leadership Conference.
We’ve crafted a unique take on leadership training. We believe in empowering this new generation with practical leadership skills. But not without first teaching them how be a disciple. We recognize that young leaders are only as strong as the community that surrounds them. That’s why we give youth ministers and priests ample time to be with their youth group.
Invest in the future of the Church, invite your top juniors and seniors to a life-changing week at Benedictine College.
At the heart of Life Teen Leadership Conference is a dynamic, prayerful, and challenge week of talks and activities that help help teens become the leaders and disciples that God is calling them to be. We believe our approach of building up teens as disciples first and then giving them leadership skills are an effective way to build up the church for the New Evangelization.
Life Teen is Eucharist centered. Each day we gather for a beautiful Mass at the Benedictine monks chapel located on campus with homilies preached by some of the best preachers in the Catholic Church today. We also have ample time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, giving your teens a chance to receive this beautiful sacrament when they are ready to receive God's healing Grace.
Ike and Emily help lead a powerful and dynamic worship experience throughout the week before and during most of our sessions. If your teens have never experienced God's love in powerful ways through song and worship, there will be plenty of time for God to work in their hearts. We also have the opportunity to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, pray the rosary, and pray the Liturgy of the Hours with the Benedictine monks on campus.
LTLC is proudly held on the beautiful campus of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Benedictine College is conveniently located about forty five minutes from the Kansas City Metro Area.
At arrival, enter through the main entrance and park near the Student Union. There is a Student Union loop for bus drop off. Registration and check in will available in the Student Union. Further instructions on housing, schedules, and parking will be available there. A map of campus is available to help with planning.
1020 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Plan your itinerary to fly into/out of the Kansas City, Missouri Airport (MCI). The college is approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Life Teen does not provide transportation from the airport to the college. Parishes are responsible for arranging their own transportation. If you are looking for a shuttle service from the airport, we recommend Super Shuttle.
Check-in is on Monday, June 27, from 11:00am-2:00pm, with the first session beginning at 2:30pm. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from the airport to Benedictine College. Lunch is not included on Monday. Please plan your flight times accordingly. If, due to flight options, you need to arrive a night early, please indicate that when you register. The fee for early arrivals is $40/person and includes Sunday night accommodations as well as breakfast & lunch on Monday. Check-in for early arrivals will be Sunday, June 26, from 7:00-10:00pm. LTLC ends on Friday, July 1, at 11:30am and does not include lunch on Friday.
Accommodations are provided for all groups on campus at Benedictine College. Males and females are housed separately. Therefore, if you are bringing male and female teens you MUST have a male and female chaperone. Priests are housed in their own private dorms with other priests. Bedding and towels are provided for everyone.
If you or anyone in your group has a food allergy we need to be aware of (vegetarian, lactose intolerant, wheat/peanut allergy, etc.), please let us know. There is a section on the roster that allows you to share this information with us. We always do our very best to accommodate your needs; however, it never hurts to bring some snacks just in case.
Kansas is warm during the summer. It’s hot during the day and pleasant at night and in the mornings. Dress to be casual and comfortable. The main room/breakout rooms can get chilly so bring a sweater or sweatshirt just in case. While the main room is very air conditioned, some dorm rooms are not.
We would love for you to con-celebrate! We ask that you please bring your own vestments as we cannot promise that we will have enough or the correct size.
Life Teen does not provide transportation for the conference. We do recommend Super Shuttle as a good option from the airport to the college site.
We do have a very limited amount of scholarships available for teens to attend LTLC. If you have a teen in great financial need, please download this scholarship application and submit it.
Yes, we will have a digital audio download of all keynote and most breakout talks for sale at the conference. The digital download will not contain music that is played at the conference. In the registration process, you will have an option to pre-order the digital download. You can also purchase the download on site. This digital audio download will replace the USBs that were sold at past conventions. Cost is $40.
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Due to limited dorm space, we are not able to provide private rooms for chaperones. You will be roomed with a chaperone of the same gender from another group if you are the only chaperone of your gender attending from your parish.
No. After you have submitted your group roster (due May 15), you can only make substitutions of the same gender and type (chaperone or youth) due to housing arrangements. If you need an exception to this, please contact Sarah Houde (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if arrangements can be made.
There is Internet available by Ethernet cord in each dorm room and wireless in the student union. There is not Internet available in the main room.
In order to make sure that as many parishes can attend as possible, we ask that you limit your group to 15 total, including chaperones, but not including priests. Remember, if you bring any male teens, you must have a male chaperone. If you bring any female teens, you must have a female chaperone.
We will have very basic first aid (band aids, Tylenol, Tums, etc.). For any major needs, you will need to go to the local hospital. Please make sure the group leader brings first aid supplies as well.
LTLC 2016 registration will open on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 10am EST
1020 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Early Bird Rate – $510 per person before March 15th
Regular Rate – $535 per person after March 15th
Deposit Amount: $100
Deadline for Payment of Deposit:
2 weeks after registering online
Final Balance Amount: $410 per person (if registered prior to March 15th)
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: May 1
All paperwork and policies can be found below.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Stephen Lenahan: Director of Events
Sarah Houde: Assistant Director of Events