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Why SLS?

“And He took him outside and said, ‘Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.’ And He said to him, ‘So shall your descendants be.’” — Genesis 15:5


SLS is a leadership conference which strikes a perfect balance between inspiration and practical application. With insights and tools from some of the Catholic Church’s top-notch leaders in evangelization, you’ll gain confidence in your call as a leader as you learn more about prayer, incarnational evangelization, leading and teaching others to lead Bible studies, inviting others into discipleship, and sharing the gospel.

attendees gained confidence…

in teaching prayer, leading Bible studies, and inviting others into discipleship. The average attendee said they felt more equipped to teach others after SLS.

95% of attendees

were likely/very likely to recommend SLS to someone who is ready to take a step toward sharing their faith with others.

Who Should Come?

Aspiring Leaders | Students | Bible Study Facilitators | FOCUS Alumni | Religious Ed Staff | Bishops | Chaplains | Religious | Seminarians | RCIA Teachers | Missionaries | Benefactors | Lay Ministers | Disciplers

SLS is for those who are ready to take the next step as leaders in the Church. Whether you’re interested in leading a Bible study on campus for the first time or you’re the director of evangelization at your parish, SLS has something you can take with you as you strive to lead others to Christ.

  • Collegiate Track
    Are you a spiritual leader on campus among your peers? Do you seek to transform your school and lead others to Jesus? Discover with your fellow student leaders how to multiply your efforts so you can become a world-changer and raise up others to do the same.
  • Lifelong Mission Track
    Do you want to transform those in your parish, community and workplace? Learn principles and best practices from experienced speakers while discussing with others how you can best impact the Church through missionary discipleship.
  • Campus Ministry Track
    Connect with other chaplains and campus ministers and learn from each other how you can make the greatest impact for Christ on your campus.


What Past SLS Attendees Had to Say



Who’s Speaking?

Bishop Robert Barron, Fr. Mike Schmitz, Sr. Bethany Madonna, Dr. Edward Sri, and Curtis Martin (just to name a few).

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What Can I Expect?

Here are the ins and outs of each day at SLS18!

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