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Rooted Ministry offers a unique, simple conference in the world of ministry to youth. Rooted Ministry begins with the Gospel as the starting point and considers all matters in student ministry and youth culture from that axis. These conferences feature great preaching, engaging biblical teaching, practical workshops, sincere worship and the most intimate atmosphere you’ve ever encountered at a conference. Just the Gospel, relationships and conversations.

Rooted also features a “parent track” at our annual conference. Rooted has always considered every parent a “student ministry leader.” They are spiritual leaders of their children in their homes. We know that in order to be successful in carrying out this mission, churches and parents must walk together in the discipleship of children.

This year’s conference will be October 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois. Register by clicking on the banner above.

Conference Components

Rooted Ministry organizes youth ministry conferences to offer great teaching and an ideal venue for relationships and the interchange of ideas. The hope is that attendees will leave feeling that they learned a great deal, both from the program and from conversations.


For the second year, we are offering a pre-conference specifically for those volunteers and leaders NEW to youth ministry. This pre-conference will be held on October 3 from 1-3 p.m. and will include 4 talks from experts in the field of youth ministry aimed to educate, equip and encourage. You can select the pre-conference as an add on when  you register.

Plenary Sessions

The plenary speakers deliver content-filled talks which last 30-40 minutes.


This venue includes practical instruction on a topic within youth ministry and youth culture. The workshop involves content from the speaker as well interaction with the leader. For example, a teacher may offer 35-40 minutes of instruction on exegetical teaching to junior high students with questions along the way.

Meals and Dinner Groups

Each year, we offer several meals for our attendees to connect and fellowship with one another throughout the conference. One dinner and a boxed lunch are included in your registration fee.

One night attendees will have the option to attend a dinner group at a local restaurant. Youth ministry teams practicing in various contexts lead the dinner group and share how they do ministry in that context.

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