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June 25 - June 29, 2018 // Benedictine College
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 of watered-down Scripture; they crave depth, substance and relationship. 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 2018 Life Teen Leadership Conference.
At the heart of Life Teen Leadership Conference is a dynamic, prayerful, and challenging week of talks and activities that 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 is the most 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' Abbey located on campus with powerful homilies delivered by some of the best preachers in the Catholic Church today. Teens adore our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration numerous times during the week. And we have ample time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, giving your teens a chance to receive the beautiful sacrament of God's healing grace.
Ike Ndolo and Emily Wilson 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 built in time to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, pray the rosary, and recite the Liturgy of the Hours with the Benedictine monks on campus.
The 2018 Life Teen Leadership Conference is currently sold out. To add your group to the waiting list, please click the link below.
LTLC is 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 John Paul II Student Center. There is a Student Center loop for bus drop off. Check-in will take place in the Student Center. Further instructions on housing, schedules, and parking will be given at check-in. Click here for an interactive map of campus.
Plan your itinerary to fly into/out of the Kansas City 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 25, 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 $55/person and includes Sunday night accommodations as well as breakfast & lunch on Monday. Check-in for early arrivals will be Sunday, June 24, from 7:00-10:00pm. LTLC ends on Friday, June 29, 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. The required ratio of chaperones to youth is 1 chaperone for up to every 8 youth of that same gender. Priests are housed in their own private dorms with other priests. Basic bedding and towels are provided for everyone.
Early Bird Rate: $540/person (before March 15th)
Regular Rate: $565/person (after March 15th)
$100/person (applied to total cost)
Deadline for Payment of Deposit:
2 weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: May 1
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 will be a section on the liability form 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. 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 (alb & stole). And be sure to submit your Letter of Good Standing ahead of time.
Life Teen does not provide transportation for the conference. We do recommend Super Shuttle as a good option for getting from the airport to the college.
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, the Life Teen Store will have lots of great product for you to purchase!
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. Group leaders can purchase the download on site. Cost is $40.
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 age category (chaperone or youth) due to housing arrangements. If you need an exception to this, please contact Ashley Thomas (email@example.com) to see if arrangements can be made.
There is internet available by ethernet cord in each dorm room and wireless in the student center. There is not internet available in the main room.
In order to make this experience the best one possible for your teens, we recommend a maximum of 16 teens, 8 of each gender. But you know your parish and your teens best, so we ultimately leave that decision up to you! Remember, for up to every 8 male teens, you must have at least 1 male chaperone and for up to every 8 female teens, you must have at least 1 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. The group leader should bring first aid supplies as well.
Sarah Houde, Director of Events
firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-809-3902 ext. 201
Ashley Thomas, Events Registration Coordinator
email@example.com, 800-809-3902 ext. 231