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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. Yes, we believe in empowering this new generation with practical leadership skills. But not without first teaching them how be a disciple. Plus 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. The combination of these three elements transforms teens into the leaders that God is calling them to be.
These five days of leadership training take place at beautiful Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Though it’s not a full week, the results of those five days will last forever. Invest in the future of the Church, invite your top juniors and seniors to a life-changing week in the dynamic atmosphere of Benedictine College.
As a veteran youth minister for over 30 years, Randy Raus has helped usher in a new era of Catholic youth ministry as CEO and President of Life Teen. Passionate about bringing Christ to every teen and energizing local parishes, Randy’s leadership of Life Teen has helped us grow to over 1600 parishes worldwide. Randy enjoys Alabama football, working on his Jeeps, and hanging out with his family.
Mark acts as Life Teen’s Executive VP of Content and Identity and plays superhero to his wife and kids whenever he’s not crafting a tweet or watching Notre Dame football. Considered one of today’s best evangelists in the Church because of his humor and knowledge of Scripture, Mark will draw your teens to love Scripture in a whole new way and challenge them to live out their Catholic faith authentically and powerfully.
With an on-fire passion for the Faith and for teens, Steve Allgeyer is unlike most youth ministers you will ever meet. As Life Teen’s V.P. of Mission and Ministry, he helps us reach out to thousands of people around the world to let them know about the movement of Life Teen and how it affects families, parishes, culture, and teens. Steve loves hanging out with his family and spending time with teens.
Ike was a teen in Life Teen when his life was transformed for Christ. Now as a full-time worship leader and musician, Ike has traveled the world drawing people deeper in the heart of Jesus, including at Steubenville Conferences, World Youth Day, the Catholic Youth Ministry Training Convention, and now LTLC for over four years.
Emily is a California girl for life, but has a heart to reach every young woman a message of hope, love, and life. She often travels with Ike, is a popular blogger on LifeTeen.com, and continues to speak and play music around the world.
David is a man with many talents. As a graphic designer for Life Teen, he helps shape the visual identity of our print and digital resources. As a veteran youth minister for over 8 years at his parish in Irvine, California, David reached thousands of teens with his powerful speaking style and down-to-earth charisma. He is also a speaker at Life Teen camps and Steubenville conferences. David’s passion for the Truth will leave your teens craving a deeper with Jesus for their entire lives.
As the voice behind LifeTeen.com, Christina Mead has shown an incredible talent to connect with young people online. Her charming wit and honest approach to life and faith have helped LifeTeen.com grow into the online source for young Catholics. Her first book, That One Girl, was released last year and is available in the Life Teen store.
With a passion for Theology and teens, Joel Stepanek is making a big impact in the Church. Joel’s primary responsibility includes coordinating the writing and production of Life Support, our main high school catechetical resource reaching 1300 youth ministers around the world. Joel also contributes to other resources including the lead writer on One Eight and providing Theological feedback on all our resources. Joel wants you to know His first love is Jesus, His second love his wife Colleen, and third Packer football.
Stephen is the events guru for Life Teen! He heads up the coordination of all our adult training conferences, retreats and our teen events like Steubenville conferences, LTLC, and the Inspiration Tour. He has found his niche in LifeTeen events because they are big, loud, and prayerful…just like the state of Texas as he puts it. Stephen loves his wife, his truck, Georgia football and watching teens fall in love with scripture! He is excited to be a first time dad this summer too!
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 22, 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 21, from 7:00-10:00pm. LTLC ends on Friday, June 26, 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.
Yes, we will have USB drives for sale at the conference. They will contain the talks, except for the men’s and women’s breakouts. The USB drive will not contain music that is played at the conference (we cannot record and distribute music for copyright reasons). You do not have to order these ahead of time, as an order form will be available on site.
Yes, the Life Teen store will have tons of options for you to choose from!
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 2015 is sold out! To be added to the waiting list, email Sarah Houde at email@example.com. We’d love to have you on our waiting list in case space becomes available!
1020 North 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Cost: $495 per person
Deposit Amount: $100
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Final Balance Amount: $395 per person
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