January 18 – 20, 2024

Convention Center


Conclave connects, encourages, and trains student ministry leaders from across the country, with eight state baptist conventions partnering together to lead the event.

Each year we work in cooperation to provide a training event for youth pastors, youth leaders, and volunteers. Corporate worship, breakout sessions, and networking are designed to create a training conference to equip and rejuvenate your youth ministry team.


Willie McLaurin

President and Chief Executive Officer of Willie McLaurin Coaching and Consulting

Erik Reed

Founding and lead pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon, Tennessee

Grant Skelton

Author and Next Gen Director for Q Ideas

Tate Cockrell

Associate Professor of Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Worship Team

Journey Worship Co

A team of worship leaders, songwriters, and musicians who serve weekly at their local church, The Journey Church, Lebanon, TN (Nashville).

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14




Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary desires to come alongside you as church leaders and help equip you for the work of ministry. Make plans now to join us for the annual pre-conference at Conclave in 2023! Our hope is that you will return to your churches excited to teach your youth how to effectively engage those around them with the truth of the Gospel. We would be honored to have you with us!