January 23-25, 2025

Convention Center


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

Corporate worship, breakout sessions, and networking opportunties are designed to create a training experience to equip and rejuvenate your youth ministry team. We foster the creation of networks. We strengthen churches by building stronger leaders. We connect attendees to their state conventions. We model that we are all better when we work together. Make plans to join the Conclave family in Chattanooga. 


Ben Trueblood

Ben Trueblood serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has twenty years of student ministry experience.

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!