GENESIS START UP CONFERENCE

BOERNE, TX
WHAT IS THE GENESIS CONFERENCE?

We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish! We’ll be walking through the essential components for launching or revitalizing youth ministry. You can expect to receive a systematic, comprehensive introduction to quality youth ministry along with the practical steps to make it happen. And, because youth ministry flows to and from the sacraments, this training won’t just be about the logistics of ministry, but will also provide you an opportunity to renew your own relationship with Christ.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you’re brand new to youth ministry or brand new to Life Teen or Edge, this conference is for you! And bring your priest, music minister, and anyone else who is or will be a key player in your ministry. If you’re a veteran youth minister, this conference is a great one to send new staff or new core members to so you can rest assured they’ve received systematic, quality training as they begin to serve. You’re guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged into a vast network of support, knowing that you’re not in this alone.

SPEAKING TEAM

RANDY RAUS
Randy Raus
Steve Allgeyer
Jill Bagshaw
Jill Bagshaw
Josh Blakesley
Josh Blakesley
Andrew Brueggen
Andrew Brueggen
Helena Heffernan
Helena Heffernan
Jose Rodriguez Rivera
Jose Rodriguez Rivera
Paul Albert
Paul Albert

LOCATION

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
202 W. Kronkosky St.
Boerne, TX 78006

The conference will be held on the parish grounds inside the beautiful Cana Ballroom. The first Catholic Church in Boerne, Texas, (just outside of San Antonio), St. Peter the Apostle was founded in 1866 and is home to a vibrant and growing Catholic community of over 2,300 families. They’ve had an active Life Teen youth ministry program for over 15 years, so they know a thing or two about serving teenagers!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rooms are also available at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 34935 IH-10 West, Boerne, TX 78006 for a discounted rate of $159/night – including breakfast! Rooms must be booked directly through the hotel by clicking this link or by calling 830-816-8800. Be sure to mention the Life Teen Genesis Conference to receive the discounted rate. The cutoff date is September 7th. However, the room block is limited so don’t wait to book your room!

The Hampton Inn & Suites is 1.2 miles from St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

INFORMATION AND DETAILS

On Friday, check-in will take place at St. Peter the Apostle Cana Ballroom from 12:30-2:00pm. The opening session will start at 2:30pm. On Sunday, the conference will end at 12:30pm with Sunday Mass included. The conference site is approximately 35 minutes away from the San Antonio International Airport, so keep that in mind when booking your flights. Check back soon for the full schedule.

If you are flying to the conference, the closest airport is the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). The airport is approximately 35 minutes from the conference site. We recommend having flights arrive before 12:00pm on Friday and after 2:30pm on Sunday. Transportation is not provided by Life Teen from the airport to the conference site. Our recommendation is that you rent a car for the weekend, but Super Shuttle, Uber, or Lyft are other options to get from the airport to the hotel. The average cost of an Uber from the airport will be around $50 one way.

$375 Early Bird // Register by September 7
$450 Regular Rate // September 8 Onward
$150 Virtual Registration

In-person conference registration includes all sessions, materials, dinner on Friday, and lunch & dinner on Saturday. Room reservations must be booked directly with the hotel.

Virtual registration includes streaming of all general sessions, streaming of select breakout sessions, and access to the video archives until December 31, 2021. Each virtual attendee must submit and pay for a separate registration.

All registration fees must be paid no later than September 10th.  Payment can be made by check, credit card,  or existing credit.

Checks should be made out to Life Teen and mailed to:

Life Teen, Inc.
ATTN: Genesis Conference 2021
P.O. Box 117299
Atlanta, GA  30368-7299

To submit a credit card payment, click this link to view and pay your balance. You will need your email address and confirmation number to log in. Once logged in, you will be able to put in your credit card information and submit your payment.

To use existing credit as payment for this event, please select that option during the registration process.

To provide more flexibility and help alleviate financial concerns related to any potential COVID-19 cancellations, we have implemented revised cancellation policies for this event. Please refer to the cancellation policies section for these details.

To provide more flexibility and help alleviate financial concerns related to any potential COVID-19 cancellations, we have implemented the following cancellation policies for this event:

  • Payment in full must be received by September 10th.
  • If your entire group is unable to attend the event, your payment will become credit with Life Teen that can be used until the end of 2022.
  • If individual members of your group are unable to attend the event, we are unable to offer a refund or credit. You are welcome to bring a substitute in place of the individual(s) who can no longer attend.
  • There are no refunds or credit available for cancellation of a virtual registration.

You may use existing credit to cover fees for this event. The above policies apply whether you use existing credit or pay new money for your registrations.

We are here to help you!  You can always contact the Events Team with any questions you may have.

Sarah Houde
Director of Events
shoude@lifeteen.com, 800-809-3902 ext. 201