What is NYLA?

The purpose of the National Youth Leaders Association is to provide a forum for youth leaders to exchange ideas, and promote cohesive working relationships on the local, regional, state and national level. Our main focus is to network and encourage the health of youth ministry as a whole. 

The NYLA Conference is a weekend conference for youth leaders that want to grow and be resourced in their ministry. However, just having amazing sessions and to hangout with other leaders isn’t enough. We want each leader to have the opportunity to allow God to speak to them and refresh them for their ministry.


John Maxwell said it best. “Leaders are learners.” We want to help every youth leader train to be all God wants them to be as a ministry director.


One of the greatest aspects of ministry is resourcing other youth leaders with ideas, concepts, programs, etc., so that they can continue to do the ministry God has called them to.


Ministry can be a lonely place. NYLA strives to connect leaders not only at a regional level, but at a national one, so that you can have someone to talk to who understands the ups and downs of leading students.

NYLA Speakers

Chris Estrada

Main Session Speaker

Barry St. Clair

Main Session Speaker



One person Entry
This cost is for one person to have entry to the NYLA Conference.

$ 50

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Entire Team

Unlimited Entry
This price allows unlimited entries for a church or ministry.

$ 150

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Two person entry
This cost is for a married couple to have entry to the NYLA Conference.

$ 75

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Frequently Asked Questions

Simply, as many as you want. Yes, it’s crazy that we would do that, but we believe a conference shouldn’t take thousands of dollars to bring your team. We can’t wait for you to be here!

Yes, there are entire sessions that are for your team only!

Only main sessions will be live streamed.

Have any questions? Give us a call or fill out the form to the right!

  • 2490 Keith Street P.O. Box 2430 Cleveland, TN 37320
  • 423-478-7225

  • hello@nylaconf.com

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