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Summers can be overwhelming for Youth Ministers – with so many different events offered that bless the teenage soul, how does a Leader discern which opportunities are the best “fit” for the teens in their specific youth group? When do you take teens to camp for a week and when is the young soul ready for Leadership Training?
The good news is that Life Teen has a little something for every teen and every parish. We’re here to help ensure that all teens – no matter where they are on their faith journey – have an encounter with the God Who loves them and the Church He loved us enough to begin.
Each summer, Life Teen hosts four different Steubenville Youth Conferences (East, West, NYC, and Atlanta) with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even your Youth Group regulars.
Come let our Life Teen Staff and volunteers spoil you – you work so hard for the teens and their families…let us work hard for you. Give your own spirit the gift of renewal and give your teens the inspiration they need to renew not only your youth group but your entire parish community. Join us for a weekend of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy.
Franciscan University of Steubenville offers 23 Conferences total and Life Teen has the pleasure of hosting 5 of those conferences (Atlanta, East, West, NYC & Lone Star). We invite you to come to one of our conference because we believe they offer some unique experiences. Here’s how a Steubenville Conference hosted by Life Teen can benefit you, your teens, and their parents.
One of St. Augustine’s most famous quotes is, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you, O Lord.” These words often describe the spiritual angst that teenagers experience throughout their high school years. Every teen has the desire to achieve something great and to be someone great. We see this desire played out on social media daily. At a Steubenville Conference, teens will learn what it takes to be great in this life. Teens will come to experience a relationship with Christ that can radically transform everything in their life. The goal of every Steubenville Conference is for teens to open their hearts to Jesus Christ who desires their lives to be fulfilling, exciting, and joyful!
Being a youth minister is one of the most important tasks in the Church today. Throughout the year, youth ministers work tirelessly to evangelize and catechize the teens in their parishes. Attending a Steubenville Conference provides youth ministers the freedom to not have to worry about content preparation and instead focus on the relational ministry that is so necessary in every parish. This conference can be the launching point for discipleship, peer leadership, deeper prayer and a ministry rooted in the sacraments. You just have to get the teens there…and we’ll worry about the rest! Beyond, this weekend Life Teen has dedicated full-time staff to support your ministry throughout the year. We want to help you make sure the seeds that are sown on this weekend are nurtured throughout the year at your parish.
Parents are the “primary catechists” of their teens and this is a daunting task when trying to navigate the ups and downs of a teen’s high school years. Between all the extra curricular commitments and academic obligations it can seem near impossible to make church a priority for teens. A Steubenville Conference often has the ability to give teens the spiritual boost that Catholic parents desire for their teens. Many teens have been known to come back from a Steubenville Conference not only renewed in their faith, but taking the lead to initiate prayer within their own family. Imagine how your teen will feel knowing after a Steubenville Conference that the Church is dynamic, alive, and full of hope just like them.
2016 Conference Schedule
Fairfield Inn and Suites Atlanta Gwinnett Place
3570 Breckinridge Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30096
$99/night Single/Double Occupancy
Interstate 85 South. At exit 104, take ramp right for Pleasant Hill Road toward Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left onto Pleasant Hill Rd. Left onto Breckinridge Blvd NW
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 4.4 miles
Hampton Inn – Lawrenceville/I-85/Sugarloaf
6010 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
$112/night Single/Double Occupancy
Directions: From I-85 Northbound take Exit 108-Sugarloaf Pkwy and turn left at the end of the exit ramp towards Discover Mills. Go less than .5 miles and turn left onto North Brown Road. The hotel is on your immediate left.
From I-85 Southbound take Exit 109-Old Peachtree/Sugarloaf Parkway follow exit signage to Sugarloaf Parkway and turn left at the end of the exit ramp towards Discover Mills. Go less than .5 miles and turn left onto North Brown Road. The hotel is on your immediate left.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: .5 miles
Hilton Garden Inn Gwinnett/Sugarloaf
2040 Sugarloaf Circle
Duluth, Georgia 30097
$119/night Single/Double Occupancy
Directions I-85-North Take exit 108/Sugarloaf Parkway. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Sugarloaf Parkway. Turn left onto Satellite Blvd. Then turn left into Sugarloaf Corporate Center, hotel is behind Chick-Fil-A.
I-85-South Take Exit 109/Sugarloaf Parkway. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto Sugarloaf Parkway. Turn left onto Satellite Blvd. Turn left into Sugarloaf Corporate Center, hotel is behind Chick-Fil-A.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: .39 miles
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Duluth
3530 Breckinridge Blvd.
$95/night Single/Double Occupancy
Directions: I-85 North to Exit 104/Pleasant Hill Road. Turn right and go .2 mile. Turn left onto Breckinridge Blvd. I-85 South to Exit 104/Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left and go .3 mile. Turn left onto Breckinridge Blvd.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 4.8 mile
LaQuinta Inn Duluth
2370 Stephens Center Drive
Duluth GA 30096
$89/night Single/Double Occupancy
Directions: I-85 north: to exit 105 (Hwy 316). Stay to your right and take the Boggs Rd. exit. Make a left at the light (Boggs Rd.) and take to Satellite Blvd. turn right, the hotel will be on right.
I-85 south: to Exit 107 (Hwy 120). Go to the top of the ramp, turn right at the light (Duluth Hwy/Hwy 120) and take to Satellite Blvd. turn left, the hotel will be on left.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 2.2 miles
Residence Inn and Suites Duluth
1760 Pineland Road
Directions: I-85 North to exit 103 (Steve Reynolds Blvd). Turn right at the light. Immediately move to the left lane and make a left at the first traffic light (Shackleford Road). Make your first right onto Pineland Road (Crestwood sign). The Residence Inn-Atlanta Gwinnett Place is on your right. I-85 South to exit 103 (Steve Reynolds Blvd). Turn left at the light. Make a left at the first traffic light (Shackleford Road). Make your first right onto Pineland Road (Crestwood sign). The Residence Inn-Atlanta Gwinnett Place is on your right.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 4.7 miles
Residence Inn Atlanta NE/Duluth Sugarloaf
1940 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Directions: North on I-85. Take exit 108 for Sugarloaf Parkway. Turn right onto the parkway and at the first traffic light, turn right onto Satellite Boulevard. South on I-85. Take the Old Peachtree Rd exit, EXIT 109, toward Sugarloaf Pkwy, Turn right onto Sugarloaf Pky NW, Turn right onto Satellite Blvd NW. Hotel is on right.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: .46 miles
Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Hotel
1775 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, Georgia 30096
770-923-1775 Reservations: 855-463-3095
$109/night Single/Double Occupancy
Directions: I-85 North to Exit 104/Pleasant Hill Road. Turn right and go .5 mile. Hotel is on the right. I-85 South to Exit 104/Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left and go .6 mile. Hotel is on the right.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 4.9 miles
Wyndham Garden Duluth
1948 Day Drive
Directions: North on I-85. Take Exit 104 (Pleasant Hill Road). Turn left onto Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left onto Venture Drive NW. Turn left onto Day Drive NW. South on I-85. Take Exit 104 (Pleasant Hill Road). Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left onto Venture Drive NW. Turn left on Day Drive NW.
Distance to Gwinnett Center: 5.04 miles
All sessions, breakouts, and dining for Steubenville Atlanta are located at the Infinite Energy Convention Center about thirty minutes north of Atlanta. All hotels are in the Duluth, Georgia area as well – either at the same exit or an exit or two away. When reserving your hotel, check how far the hotel is from the convention center to help with planning.
Incoming high school freshman and graduated high school seniors. All chaperones, must be over 21 years old or in line with your diocesan policy. If you are between 18-21, you may attend the conference as a small group leader with your group and NOT a chaperone.
We are currently accepting volunteers for Steubenville Atlanta. Please contact Julie Brown for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing will be in hotels within five miles of Infinite Energy Center. See section on recommended hotels. Remember, group leaders reserve their own rooms.
Life Teen Steubenville Atlanta highly encourages priest participation. Priests are a wonderful witness and their presence helps young people consider this great vocation. We are greatly in need of priests during the conference to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Remember their registration fee is free and that a Priest Information form is required.
We are here to make registration easy! Click on the BLUE registration link below to get started. You will reserve your spots online this year and receive confirmation through email. For more detailed registration procedures click on the Group Leader check list below. Contact Erika Rosa at 480-820-7001 or by emailing email@example.com with any questions you may have.
The guidelines from the Archdiocese of Atlanta require 1 adult chaperone per 8 teenagers. No teenagers will be allowed to drive to or from the conference site.
Do you have teens in your group who show leadership qualities that would like to participate in a leadership week leading up to the conference? Steubenville offers a great opportunity for a small group of teens to take part in LEAD week. For more information and to apply please click here.
Although we strongly support Catholic family life, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms and residence halls are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the Adult Chaperones/Group Leader need to be on the youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the youth in mind, this is not allowed.
Other housing arrangements must be made for bus drivers. Remember to mention Steubenville Atlanta/Life Teen at your hotel.
Please inform Erika Rosa in the registration office as soon as possible of any special disability needs an individual in your group may have. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the conference or have special meals prepared. We need to know this in advance, however, in order to do our best to accommodate your specific needs.
We do have a limited amount of scholarship money available. To apply for these funds, please download the form here: Scholarship Form
We have a whole team ready to help you! For registration questions, contact Erika Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org. For conference questions, contact Martha Hall at email@example.com. If you ever need to call someone to get your question answered, contact Erika in our Mesa office at 800-809-3902. She is always ready and able to help!
Payment policies, cancellation information, and paperwork information can be found below.
Early Bird Cost: $170 (until June 1)
Cost after June 1: $185
Deposit Amount: $50
Deadline for Payment of Deposit: 2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1
More information regarding paperwork and costs can be found below. In order to serve our guests in the best possible way, we have adopted the below registration and cancellation policies for 2016. We will be adhering to these guidelines to allow as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience Steubenville Atlanta.
We have a whole team ready to help you!
For registration questions, contact Erika Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For conference questions, contact Martha Hall at email@example.com.
For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Erika Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you ever need to call someone to get your question answered, contact Erika Rosa in our Arizona office at 800-809-3902. We are always ready and able to help!