Ready Youth Conference

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.

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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
9:45am – Workshop Session One
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Workshop Session Two
11:30am – Lunch break
11:45 – (Optional) Admissions Lunch – This free lunch will include giveaways and an overview of Midwestern’s campus life, degree programs, and professors.
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 – Sam Bierig, Mallory Bierig, Josh Hedger, Tish Hedger
  2. Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation? – The Church as The Agent of Reconciliation – John Mark Yeats, Brian Key, Jordan Wade
  3. Faith that Moves – Camden Pulliam, Erik, Marty, Rachelle
  4. Knowing and Being Known By God – Rechab Gray
  5. Discerning What’s Next – Jeff Dodge
  6. Biblical Womanhood (for women only) – Allyson Todd, Mallory Pulliam, Jill Wright, Ashley Smith
  7. Biblical Manhood (for men only) – Jared Crabtree

Join Us For a


Saturday, January 27th

We’re Serving Chick-Fil-A to the first 250 in the door
11:45AM-1:00PM | Chapel Banquet Hall


This free lunch will include giveaways and an overview of Midwestern’s campus life, degree programs, and professors.
You’ll have a chance to win a full-ride scholarship.
And we’re giving away a Beats Pill+ to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior who attend. Be there!

Tedashii Concert

Friday, January 26
8:45PM | $15 | Midwestern Seminary Chapel

An additional concert with Tedashii will be held on Jan. 26. Concert tickets are included in conference registration. Tickets for the concert only are $15.00.

Rechab Grey
You want to know God but did you know that He wants to know you? God has created us for relationship with Him. Come and learn what it means to know God as one of His children.

Jeff Dodge
You’re probably not exactly sure what the next step is in your life. You are not alone. Come and hear how to honor God while making decisions without signs, voices from heaven, or writing on the wall. Making that next step in obedience is not as hard it might seem.

John Mark Yeats, Jordan Wade, Brian Key
The gospel creates unity but many of our churches and youth groups do not look like their surrounding community. In a time of great division, the church must take leadership in addressing the crucial issue of diversity. Reconciliation takes place at the foot of the cross.

Camden Pulliam, Marty Beamer, Erik Odegard, Rachelle Crowe
If you have a heart for evangelism or simply want to learn more about how to get involved in missions, this workshop is for you. This is a discussion on how the gospel works itself out from heart to hands. The great commission extends from your front door to the ends of the earth.

Jared Crabtree
What does it look like to be a man of God? How is the bible’s standard for manhood different than the worlds? Men are a dying breed in the church. Learn how to be a part of a new generation that changes that and takes leadership for the glory of God and the good of others.

Alysson Todd, Mallory Pulliam, Jill Wright, Ashley Smith
Women are not bench-warmers in the kingdom of God. They are called to fulfill the Great Commission. This panel will discuss challenges facing women today, and how to use your gifts to glorify God.

Sam and Mallory Bierig; Josh and Tish Hedger
Have you ever wondered what God’s will is for your dating life? Living as a disciple of Christ means dating with integrity, holiness, and care. Go behind the scenes with two couples who hope to offer some wisdom during a conversation on what it looks like to pursue godly relationships and Christ-honoring dating.

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!

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.
$6 fee for additional people in room

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


Online Prices

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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