• JUNE 11–13, 2019
  • KARUNYA UNIVERSITY

YOUTH LEADERS SUMMIT

Join India's largest summit for Christian youth leadership

Can’t make it to the summit? Refer a youth who can.

Youth Leaders Summit is a 3-day annual conference that equips Christian mentors to develop their youth and empowers the youth to fulfil their true potential.

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WHY ATTEND?

Check out 6 reasons why you shouldn't miss out on this summit!

Learn from the best

Get fresh perspective on leadership from seasoned ministry leaders.

Gain expert insights

Tap into the expertise of leading professionals from various industries and backgrounds.

Meet other mentors

Connect with 400 mentors and plug into a national network of youth ministry workers.

Get free resources

Equip yourself with free resources and tools from Kingdom brands – books, apps and more!

Study best practices

Hear about the global trends in youth ministry and get specific frameworks for mentoring.

Bond with your youth

Scale the mentoring experience for you and your youth by coming together as a group.

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WHO’S TALKING?

Here are some of the 40 speakers who will inspire, educate and impact you!

Richard Samuel

Chief Operating Officer
Compass India

Kurian BabyKutty

Chief Evangelical Officer
40 Parables

Wilfred Davidar

Retired IAS Officer

Mohan Kumar

Founder
OutLearn

Allan Victor

Teacher
St. Paul’s School

Gershom Arul

Regional Representative for India & the Middle East
YouVersion

Nilav Kolay

Lead Pastor
Kolkata Christian Fellowship

John K John

VP - Corporate Learning
& Development
Reliance Industries Ltd

Enosh Wilson

Lead - Creative Direction
& Branding
Reliance Industries Ltd

Inbasekeran Sivaraman

Founder & CEO
Hi-Path Organisation Consultancy Services

Philip Cherian

Director
Formations

James Ebenezer

Co-Founder
The Well

Michael Williams

Dean
Mount Carmel School

Noel Prashanth

Producer - Crosswave
Trans World Radio

Clifton David

Associate Director Sales
GupShup

Davis Abraham

Volunteer
Timothy Institute

John Samuel

President
Transform Consulting

Eunice Ebenezer

Co-Founder
The Well

Swarup Singh

Youth Ministry Leader
Sishya

Jeyakaran Emmanuel

Founding Pastor
Powerhouse Church

Solomon Satishkumar

Professor - Physiology
Christian Medical College, Vellore

Sabu Koshy

Professor - Audio Visual Communication
NISCORT Media College

Andrew Sundar

International Director - South Asia
Trans World Radio

Sharon Joseph

Counsellor

Paul Moses

Director
Christian Sports Fellowship

Dr. Christopher Baskeran

Associate Director -
Church Relations & Interfaith Engagement
World Vision India

Allen Benjamin

Advisor - Church & Interfaith Relations
World Vision India

B. Balakrishnan

Legal Counsel
ADF India

Alex Sam

Founder
Everett Mission
Charitable Trust

Pranitha Timothy

Senior Consultant &
Co-Founder
Justice & Hope

Joben David

Consultant
Justice & Hope

Amy Joanne

Doctoral Scholar - Clinical Psychology
Biola University, USA

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here’s a quick snapshot of basic details to help you plan your visit.

VENUE

The 3-day summit will take place at Karunya University in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

TRAVEL

Special shuttle buses will be provided to the venue from the airport, train station and bus stand.

PRICING

The fee is INR 1,500 for mentors. For the youth, it is INR 1,500 for students and INR 2,500 for working professionals.

FOOD & LODGING

All attendees will be provided food and lodging at the venue for the duration of the 3-day summit.

GOT ANY QUESTIONS?

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  • Transportation
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  • Follow-up
ABOUT

The Youth Leaders Summit 2019 is a 3-day national summit designed to help Christian youth better understand their purpose in life, identify their inherent qualities, get guidance on ministry and career options, and be equipped with relevant tools and resources to fulfil their Kingdom purpose.

Apart from helping the youth identify their purpose, the summit is a great platform for them to network with fellow youth from all over the country. There will also be sessions and opportunities for the youth to pursue ministry and secular careers with our event partners.

Mentors will not only benefit from having their youth empowered for leadership, but will also learn how to better engage and disciple their youth to become effective leaders. At the summit, mentors will be plugged into a national network of youth ministry workers and learn the best practices and global trends in youth ministry.

Mentors will also be equipped with complementary tools and resources from our event partners to help them lead their youth better.

The youth we’d like to see at the summit are students and working professionals who are between 15 and 25 years of age.

Mentors are pastors, youth leaders, prayer group leaders or corporate fellowship leaders who are currently discipling youth in their church, fellowship, bible study or prayer group.

The summit has a three-fold focus – potential, passion, and purpose – with the sessions for each day being structured around each theme. This focus is geared towards enabling the youth to discover their purpose, identify their passion and unleash their potential for greater Kingdom impact.

The 3-day summit will be packed with a variety of keynote sessions, breakout sessions and small group discussions that will tie in with the theme of the day. Praise and worship sessions and cultural programs will enhance the communal experience.

Additionally, there will be Kingdom brands who will be offering services and resources at the summit. This mix of activities and participants will encourage varied interactions and collaborations with fellow participants from across the country.

Before attending the summit, we encourage our young attendees to take the SHAPE test and bring a printout of the results. The SHAPE test is a tool that will help the youth discover their purpose in life. At the summit, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the results and what they mean.

REGISTRATION

Yes, registration for this summit is limited to 2,000 Christian youth and 400 mentors from all over India.

Registration for this summit is open to both mentors and youth (between the ages of 15 and 25). While mentors can invite up to five millennials (youth) to attend this summit as a team, interested youth can apply on their own as well. 

Yes, it is necessary for mentors to attend the summit with the youth in their group. This is to ensure that teachings at the summit have a lasting impact.

Yes, a youth can participate in the summit even without a mentor.

Yes, mentors can register directly. However, we will need to verify them through a call or in person (through our networks).

Unfortunately, spot registrations will not be entertained at the summit. We encourage you to register ahead of the summit to secure your seat.

REGISTRATION FEE

For mentors, the registration fee is 1,500 INR. For the youth, the registration fee is 1,500 INR for students and 2,500 INR for working professionals.

The registration fee covers food and accommodation for the 3-day summit. It also covers local transportation (special buses) between the venue and the airport, train station and bus stand from June 10 (1 p.m. onwards) to June 13.

The registration fee does not cover food for participants arriving before June 11 and departing after June 13.

Yes, all applicants are required to make an online payment while registering for the summit. 

TRANSPORTATION

The Karunya University Campus is 27 kms away from the railway station (Coimbatore Junction) and 38 kms away from the Coimbatore International Airport.

Transportation will be provided only from the train station to the venue. Special buses will ply from Coimbatore Junction to Karunya University starting from June 10 (4 p.m. onwards) till June 11 (7 a.m.). Buses will shuttle between the pick-up point and venue every 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Post-summit transportation will also be provided from the venue to the train station. There will be buses plying from Karunya University to Coimbatore Junction starting from June 13 (5 p.m. onwards) till June 14 (7 a.m.).

Yes, local buses – 59, 59c and 14E – commute between the Coimbatore (Gandhipuram & Townhall) bus stands and Karunya University every 30–40 minutes.

The bus timings for Coimbatore (Gandhipuram) to Karunya are as follows:
5:50 a.m., 6:10 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:10 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

These are the bus timings for Coimbatore (Townhall) to Karunya:
9:30 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

FOOD & STAY

All summit attendees will be provided food from June 11 (morning) to June 13 (evening). Attendees arriving early and departing late will be required to arrange for their own food for the additional day they stay.

Yes, local transportation will be provided from the airport and train/bus station to the venue. Special buses will be organised on June 10 (1 p.m. onwards) and June 11 (early morning) from the airport, railway station and Gandhipuram bus stop. Buses will shuttle between the venue and pick-up points every 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Basic bedding will be provided, but all attendees need to bring their own bedsheets, pillows, towels, toiletries and water bottles.

Accommodation will be provided from June 11 (morning) to June 13 (evening). However, those travelling long distance by train can be accommodated a day early or a day later based on the need.

FOLLOW-UP

Yes! We’re excited to introduce the YLS app, which will ensure that all summit attendees stay connected with each other and also receive updates.

Yes, there will be follow-ups via e-mails, curriculum and the YLS app as well as through the participating mentors.

YLS PARTNERS

Meet our partners who are here to resource and support mentors in leadership development.

Don't miss this chance to join hundreds of mentors at the
2019 Youth Leaders Summit!