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Student Ministry Essentials

Student Ministry Essentials Events

A Free One-Day Training for Student Leaders

Essentials is a free one-day event hosted by the Lifeway Student Ministry training team in locations across the country! Essentials exposes student pastors to thought leadership that is designed to help you evaluate your current ministry plan, understand key elements of healthy student ministry, and develop a solid and effective ministry vision and plan that is both ready to implement and easy to communicate. This event is especially unique because the 3 Essentials of Student Ministry framework is applicable to ministries of any size and any context. No matter what your ministry looks like, Essentials is for you! 

This event is:

  • Strategic: sessions connect both new and experienced student ministers with a proven effective and easy-to-apply ministry philosophy
  • Unifying: designed to build community, squash the concept of competition amongst churches, and promote a larger “kingdom team” mindset
  • Connecting: our staff is on YOUR team! We are excited for the chance to meet you and learn how you do ministry
  • Intentional: we keep the room small to allow you to connect with other ministers in your region and build your personal network


  • 8:30-9:00 Check-in
  • 9:00-9:20 Devotion and info
  • 9:30-11:00 Session 1
  • 11:00-12:30 Session 2
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00-2:30 Session 3
  • 2:30-3:30 Local Leader Panel
  • 3:30 Dismiss

Find an Essentials Near You

We come to YOU! We are excited to partner with state leaders across the country to host these personalized local events.

March 7, 2022

Hampton, VA

March 8, 2022

Richmond, VA
Parkway Baptist Church

March 10, 2022

Annapolis, MD
Bay Area Community Church