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Ministry Students Attend Southeast Youth Leaders Conference
- 9/12/2019

Ministry Students Attend Southeast Youth Leaders Conference


Eleven youth ministry majors from Lee University's Department of Christian Ministries recently attended the Southeast Youth Leaders Conference at City Church in Chattanooga, with faculty sponsors Dr. Lorinda Roberts and Dr. Mark and Udella Walker.


The Southeast Youth Leaders Conference is a one-day training event provided by the Chattanooga Youth Network for youth pastors, leaders, and ministry students. 


"The conference was excellent," said Walker, vice president for ministerial development and chair of the Department of Christian Ministries at Lee. "I appreciate the conference leadership opening this event to our youth ministry majors. I was very impressed with how our students engaged in the breakout sessions with thoughtful questions and insightful comments."


The conference opened with a breakfast and address by general session speaker David Grant, pastor at 12Stone Church near Atlanta. Students then attended three breakout sessions on topics of discipleship, leadership, and youth pastor or key ministry leaders.


"Each student took time between sessions to visit the exhibits, meet new people, and learn about parachurch organizations designed specifically to reach young people," said Roberts. "It is one thing to tell students the importance of such trainings, but it is an entirely different thing to show them. This experience is one that definitely will have lasting impact." 


Roberts joined the Lee University Department of Christian Ministries as one of the 14 new faculty welcomed this fall. She comes to Lee with a Doctor of Philosophy in educational and family ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Lee.


For more information about the Southeast Youth Leaders Conference, visit

PHOTO: Lee University students are pictured waiting for the opening of the second SYLC general session. 

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