Ready Conference

A Student Conference in Kansas City, MO
January 26-27, 2018


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 26-27, 2018.


Brian Key

Brian Key is the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Redeemer Fellowship. He has been a part of Redeemer Fellowship since the church planted in June 2008, and has been a part of the staff since June 2011. He is also currently building a pastoral residency to develop ethnic minority leaders for broad kingdom impact.



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 (B.A. 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


5:00pm – Doors open
6:00pm – Welcome & Worship
6:30pm – Plenary Session One – “Has God Spoken?” (Dr. John Mark Yeats)
7:10pm – Break
7:30pm – Plenary Session Two – “Is Jesus Lord?” (Dr. Owen Strachan)
8:10pm – Worship
9:00pm – Tedashii Concert


7:30am – Doors open
8:30am – Worship
8:45am – Plenary Session Three – “Is Jesus Savior?” (Rev. Brian Key)
9:25am – Worship
10:30am – Break for workshops
9:45am – Workshop Session One
10:45am – Workshop Session Two
11:30am – Lunch break
1:30pm – Worship
1:40pm – Plenary Session Four – “Am I His?” (Rev. Jared C. Wilson)
2:30pm – Conference closes


  1. Dating: Guys, Girls, and Godliness (chapel)
  2. Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation? – The Church as The Agent of Reconciliation (LR 16)
  3. Faith that Moves (LR 15)
  4. Knowing and Being Known By God (LR 17)
  5. Discerning What’s Next (Spurgeon)
  6. Biblical Womanhood (LR 33)
  7. Biblical Manhood (LR 34)

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 the Ready Conference, you can receive a $10 discount per registrant and we will honor full refunds up to one week before the conference. So, go ahead and register your youth group and we look forward to seeing you there!

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