Ready Conference

A Student Conference in Kansas City, MO
January 27-28, 2017


Ready Conference exists to equip the youth of the church to defend their faith.

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 in Kansas City, MO on January 27-28, 2017.

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Trip Lee

Trip Lee is an author, teacher, hip-hop artist, and thought leader. A pastor in Atlanta, he regularly preaches and teaches at Christian conferences and events, and has performed his music for thousands of listeners around the world.



Jared C. Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church, Midwestern’s site for gospel-centered resources.



Owen Strachan

Owen Strachan serves as both associate professor of Christian theology and the director of the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College (A.B. in History), Southern Seminary (M.Div. in Biblical & Theological Studies), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D. in Theological Studies).


John Mark Yeats

Dr. John Mark Yeats serves as both the undergraduate dean and an associate professor of church history at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College. He earned his Ph.D. in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and also holds degrees from Southern Seminary, Oxford University, and Criswell College.

Conference Schedule

Schedule subject to change.


5:00pm Registration
5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Conference Starts
6:30pm Owen Strachan – “The Truth in a Shifting Culture”
7:45pm John Mark Yeats – “Is the Bible Trustworthy?”
8:00pm Concert-Only Registration Opens
8:45pm Trip Lee – Evening Concert


9:00am Trip Lee – “What is the Good Life?”
10:00am Breakout Session 1
10:45am Breakout Session 2
11:30am Lunch and Panel with Yeats, Strachan, Wilson
12:30pm Jared Wilson – “Why Christianity is Different”

Trip Lee in Concert, Jan. 27

A concert with Trip Lee will be held on Jan. 27. Concert tickets are included in conference registration. Tickets for the concert only are $12.00.

Register Today

We understand that for the busy youth pastor it can be tough to plan months out for youth events. But we’ve got your back! If you register 20 or more students for Ready Conference by January 1st, you can receive the early bird discount of $17 per registrant and up to a 30% reimbursement on the group. We provide this reimbursement in the unlikely event that you are unable to fill all 20 spots (Ex. This would be a refund of up to $102 for a group of 20 registrants, or 6 spots). So, go ahead and register your youth group with the early bird discount and we will help you out if you don’t fill all 20 spots.

Sponsorship Opportunities

On a Budget? No problem!

For those youth groups on a budget, here are some great options! We have partnered with Super 8 hotels to offer you a great deal: $54 for 1 person, or $27 per person for a two bedroom plus tax.

Super 8 Airport, At Barry Road

Super 8 Kansas City hotel is located off I-29, Exit # 8 NW Barry Road across Zona Rosa shopping mall & 5 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.

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Super 8 Kansas City Airport

Our property is located only 1.5 miles from Kansas City International Airport & right by the KCI Expo Center. We offer free Airport Shuttle & Park & Fly packages.

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Marriott KC at Briarcliff


Prepay in full (no refund) w/ Rewards – $88
Prepay in full (no refund) w/out Rewards – $93
Normal purchase w/ Rewards – $104
Normal purchase w/out Rewards – $109

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