Youth Ministry Lab • April 6-7 2018

Breakout Sessions

Main Stage Preacher

Chip Luter is Pastor of the Sulphur Springs campus of Idlewild Baptist Church in the Tampa area. Previously, he was Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is a frequent speaker at major youth camps, and large youth ministry conferences and assemblies.

Main Stage Worship

Sixteen Cities is a band whose desire is to know and understand the times and be a relevant voice for this generation, pointing people to the glory and grace of Jesus Christ. Originally from Portland, Oregon, the band is now based in Dallas, Texas where they lead worship for their church, The Heights Baptist Church. They have released three full-length albums with notable songs "Sing Along," "Love is Making a Way," and "Greater is He."

Breakout Speakers

Greg Stier is founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries in Arvada, Colorado. He speaks to and equips student pastors and teenagers all across the country to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has written a number of books, including his latest work, Gospelize Your Youth Ministry. Before beginning Dare 2 Share Ministries, Greg was the senior pastor of a church in Arvada, Colorado.


Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, a non-profit organization serving schools, churches, and community organizations across the U.S, Canada, and worldwide in their efforts to strengthen families by helping those who know and love children and teens to understand today’s rapidly changing youth culture. He has been working with young people and families for over 35 years.

Brett Kunkle is the founder and President of Maven, which exists to help students know the truth and find transformation in the renewal of their minds, as well as to equip those who teach and train young people. He has served as a pastor to students and young adults, formerly served as the Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason, and recently co-authored a book entitled A Practical Guide to Culture.


Student Ministers and Volunteers Conference

This conference is targeted to student ministers and the volunteers who serve with them.



8:15 PM – Greg Stier
9:25 pm – Chip Luter


11:00 am – Walt Mueller
1:15 pm – Speaker announcements coming soon     
2:30pm – Speaker announcements coming soon