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Summit reflection video for The First Sunday in Advent with Joel Stepanek.
Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
Realizing the limits of many social and safety guidelines, we know one area that might be affected is retreat ministry. Though the typical retreat experience might not be possible, we still believe it’s worth the effort to create something reminiscent of these powerful opportunities to encounter Jesus. This fall we want to partner with you to create a moment of encounter for your teens through Vision, a virtual retreat focused on seeing Jesus in the midst of life’s journey.
Base Camp is a live online show about messes, mountains, and ministry for youth ministers, core members, priests, and anyone else that is working in the vineyard of youth ministry. Each monthly episode features practical insights from ministry workers and Life Teen staff that will help your youth ministry impact more teenagers and connect you with other passionate youth workers from around the world.
This is your one stop shop for great Catholic books, community, gifts, events, music, and resources. We are here to serve.
Edge helps middle schoolers unleash who they were created to be, in Christ.
Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 24 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Each summer, Life Teen hosts six Steubenville Youth Conferences (ATL, East, Lone Star, NorCal, NYC, and West) with the hopes of strengthening and inspiring teens and youth groups in their collective journeys to Christ.
Roller Coasters. Funnel Cake. A sound caught somewhere between a laugh and a scream. In 2020, the Road to Emmaus might look a little different, but the purpose is still the same: walk with them. The Inspiration events provide you an opportunity to hangout, have fun, and walk with your high school youth. The casual and inviting theme park atmosphere paired with a powerful Gospel-centered event sets the stage for teenagers to encounter Jesus in a powerful way.
September 28, 2019 at Cedar Point Theme Park
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Realizing the limits of many social and safety guidelines, we know one area that might be affected is retreat ministry. Though the typical retreat experience might not be possible, we still believe it’s worth the effort to create an opportunity for teens to encounter Jesus. We want to partner with you to create a moment of encounter for your teens through this virtual retreat.
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 Ivy League atmosphere of Benedictine College.
Georgia, Texas, & California
Summer camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity to bring your teens into a more abundant life. For over 15 years, we’ve provided experiences at summer camp where your middle school youth and high school teens are able to be free and confident in themselves, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in their lives.
Texas & Missouri
Restore Mission Camps are a unique summer camp experience focused on assisting communities in need through work projects and service, while growing in faith through prayer and evening sessions. Our goal is to send teens out to serve and evangelize with Christ’s heart. Join us in rebuilding communities and restoring hope to places in need.
A Virtual Conference for Navigating New Roads in Youth Ministry
Without warning, youth ministry has been pushed beyond the boundaries of previous experience. We may not know what the future of youth ministry looks like, but we are committed to paving the way for it today. We’re stepping into the unknown and we’re inviting you to join us through a live, two-day, virtual training conference. At this newly crafted event, you can expect practical training on how to navigate the new reality of youth ministry, meaningful prayer experiences, interactive games, intentional connection points, and more.
A Show all about Facing the Messy Reality of Youth Ministry
Base Camp is a live online show about messes, mountains, and ministry for youth ministers, core members, priests, and anyone else that is working in the vineyard of youth ministry. Each episode features practical insights from ministry workers and Life Teen staff that will help your youth ministry impact more teenagers and connect you with other passionate youth workers from around the world.
Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention has become America’s premier event for everyone involved in parish youth ministry. Why? Maybe it’s because we are different. We believe in practical, comprehensive youth ministry training. But we don’t think that’s enough. That’s why we incorporate elements of a spiritual retreat into the training convention. Because youth ministry isn’t about what you know, it’s Who you know.
Local Training for Youth Ministry Leaders
Empower is a training for youth ministers and Core Members in the best practices in youth ministry (small groups, relational ministry, Edge / Life Nights, etc.). Our goal remains simple: to help parishes lead teens closer to Christ. Empowers are held in various locations.
September 25-27, 2020 in Boerne, TX
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish. Bring your priest, music minister, new staff or Core Members, and anyone else who is a key player in your ministry! You’re guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged in to a vast network of support, knowing that you’re not in this alone.
January 10-12, 2020 in Melbourne, FL
The Life Teen Horizon Conference, our newest training opportunity, is unlike anything we’ve done before! It’s training grounded in youth ministry principles, but expanded with an invitation to your entire parish staff. With the same quality content, worship, liturgy, and event experience you expect from Life Teen, this new offering has been designed with your entire parish staff in mind. Plan to bring your team each year for continued professional development that will enhance your ministry efforts.
March 6-8, 2020 in Dahlonega, GA
This world does not make it easy to be a good man. What we need are good brothers to help us along the way. Men we can learn from and grow with. Men who’ve struggled and men who’ve surrendered to the Holy Spirit working in their lives. The Men’s Retreat sponsored by Life Teen is a weekend of brotherhood, restoration, and inspiration
For years, the Life Teen’s Women’s Retreat has been a special opportunity for women from around the country to gather and pray together while taking a deep breath to reflect on what it takes to be a strong woman of God. Join us at Life Teen’s beautiful and holy Camp Covecrest for the Life Teen Women’s Retreat.
The Youth Minister’s Retreat is designed to help you renew your personal walk with Christ, connect with fellow youth ministers, and spend time in the beauty of God’s creation this fall at Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, Georgia. All youth ministers – both full time and volunteer – are invited and encouraged to attend.