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READY Youth Conference

Amidst a culture shifting like the tide, it is imperative that students are ready to defend “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). To that end, mark your calendars for READY, a student conference held on January 28-29, 2022 on the campus of Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, MO. This conference features the following guest speakers discussing the book of 1 John: Sam Bierig, Heiden Ratner, Jared Bumpers, Noe Garcia, and Jared Wilson.

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Noe Garcia

Noe Garcia

Senior Pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church
Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Noe Garcia is the Senior Pastor at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a Doctorate of Ministry and Executive Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves on the Evangelism team for the NAMB, is a Trustee for Union University, and serves on the ERLC leadership council team, and is the Second VP of the SBC. He and his wife have 4 children.

Heiden Ratner

Senior Pastor of WALK Church and the Send City Missionary
Las Vegas, NV

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.

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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).

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Jared Bumpers

Director of Student Life & Events
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

Jason Waller

Crosspoint Church
Salina, KS

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 – 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

General Admission
Early Bird – $40 (through Dec. 11, 2021)
Regular – $50
Group Rate (15+)
Early Bird – $30
Regular – $40
Concert Only
Early Bird – $25
Regular – $30

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