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READY Youth Conference

January 26-27, 2024

Mark your calendars for READY, a student conference held in Kansas City, MO on January 26-27, 2024. This conference features the following guest speakers discussing the book of Colossians: Noe Garcia, Shane Pruitt, Sam Bierig, Jared Wilson, and Jared Bumpers with a concert on Friday Night featuring up-and-coming Christian band, Strings and Heart. Conference worship will be led by Crosspoint Worship.

Speakers Schedule Register Now


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Noe Garcia

Senior Pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church
Phoenix, AZ

Shane Pruitt

National Next Gen Director, North American Mission Board
Dallas, TX

Jared Wilson

Jared C. Wilson

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Spurgeon College, Author in Residence, and General Editor, For the Church
Kansas City, MO

Jared Wilson serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Spurgeon College, Author in Residence, and General Editor, For the Church. In addition, he serves as the director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church. He’s the author of numerous books

Jared is not a catalytic “agent of change” or a visionary anything. He is a failed church planter and once made a mess of his marriage. He likes food too much and worries way too much about what people think, and he’s definitely not all that he’s cracked up to be. After 20 years of ministry, he’s mainly learned that he’s kind of a nincompoop. But he knows Jesus loves him.

Sam Bierig - Ready20

Sam Bierig

Vice President of Undergraduate Studies and Dean, Spurgeon College
Kansas City, MO

Samuel Bierig serves as the undergraduate dean and as assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. Sam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology at Midwestern and holds degrees from Southern Seminary, and Ouachita Baptist University. He is under contract with Rainer Publishing to author a book on church leadership “How to Use Your Words for Good” (working title).

Jared Bumpers - Ready20

Jared Bumpers

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Evangelism
Kansas City, MO

Jared Bumpers is the Director of Student Life and Events and serves as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ministry at Midwestern Seminary. Prior to joining the team at Midwestern, Jared served for over a decade as a student pastor, then as an associate pastor of preaching, at a church in southwest Missouri. He has also served as an interim pastor and spoken at numerous conferences throughout the United States.

Jason Waller

Conference Worship Leader

CrossPoint Worship featuring Jason Waller

CrossPoint Church
Salina, KS

Concert Guest

Strings and Heart

Christian Recording Artist

Conference Schedule


4:00pm – Registration opens
5:00pm – Chapel doors open
6:00pm – Welcome
6:13pm – Worship
6:30pm – Plenary Session 1
7:00pm – Break
7:30pm – Worship
7:40pm – Plenary Session 2
8:10pm – Worship
8:17pm – Break
8:30pm – Concert-only registration begins
8:45pm – Doors open to concert attendees
9:00pm – Strings and Heart Evening Concert
10:00pm – Ready Late Night


7:30am – Doors open
8:30am – Worship
8:45am – Plenary Session 3
9:15am – Worship
9:20am – Break
9:45am – Workshop Session One
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Workshop Session Two
11:30am – Lunch break
1:30pm – Worship
1:45pm – Plenary Session Four
2:15pm – Break
2:45pm – Plenary Session Five
3:15pm – Worship
3:30pm – Conference closes


Register Today

Early Bird General Admission
(ends 11/26)

Regular – $65
Regular – $85
Group Rate (10+)
(ends 11/26)

Early Bird – $55
Regular – $75

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