Summit Summer is 12 days of learning, growth, and personal challenge. Engage with like-minded peers, ages 16-25, and explore answers to hard questions about your faith, purpose, and identity. This year, Summit will be on the campus of Union University with two sessions from June 17–30 and July 1–July 14.

Union University will offer a scholarship of $10,000 to any new student that attends the Summit Student Conference and then enrolls as a student at Union. The scholarship will award $2,500 per year for up to four years. 

Connect with others who are asking questions about life, faith, and what matters.

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Explore the Summer Session Dates Below!

Combine discounts with tuition assistance to save even more! (see below)

  • Golden Ticket $100 off registration for each student. Use code CHAMP2018HS
  • Youth Pastor Scholarship $100 scholarship per student, sent from your youth group.
    • Call for more information (866.786.6483)  

(Limit of 3 codes per student registration)

Summit’s Student Conferences are designed to help students (ages 16-25) strengthen their faith, understand their world, and to be prepared to make a difference with their lives.

While at Summit, students will be equipped to:

  • START growing in wisdom, fortitude, and initiative
  • TRANSFORM by knocking down personal barriers
  • ADVANCE God’s kingdom through your gifts and talents
  • NETWORK to collaborate toward Christian worldview solutions
  • DISCIPLE others by passing the baton

We understand the unique challenges around the desire for deep relationships and intentional conversations about faith.

At Summit, over 475,000 students and adults have discovered the value of truth and relationship.  More than knowing what they believe, they connect their faith with a Christian worldview, live it out, and lead others to do the same.

As of 2018, Summit student conferences is partnering with Union University in Jackson, Tennessee (formerly held at Bryan College). At Summit Tennessee, over 15 Christian thought leaders — such as Jeff Myers, Sean McDowell, John Stonestreet, Brett Kunkle, Abdu Murray, and more — will mentor students in apologetics, worldviews, and difference-making, an intensive and fun conference designed to teach students how to analyze the various ideas that compete for their hearts and minds.

Union University is excited to partner with Summit Ministries as we host the 2018 Summit Student Conferences on our campus in Jackson, Tennessee. Summit Ministries has a rich history of assisting young adults as they “connect their faith with a Christian worldview, live it out, and lead others to do the same.” In many ways, this directly aligns with Union University’s mission to provide Christ-centered education that promotes excellence and character development in service to Church and society. We are confident that Summit Ministries and the Student Conference participants will feel right at home with the Christian community and southern hospitality offered by the people and place of Union University. We pray, even now, that the Lord will do a mighty work through Summit Ministries in the lives of its students as they are prepared to stand for truth and justice and to serve Christ and His Kingdom.Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver, Ph.D. President of Union University

2018 Tennessee Student Conference Dates

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Session 1: June 17 – 30
Men (Closed) | Women (Closed)

Session 2: July 1 – July 14
Men (Open) | Women (2 spots left)

2019 Tennessee Student Conference Dates


Session 1: June 16 – June 29

Session 2: June 30 – July 13

2020 Tennessee Student Conference Dates


Session 1: June 21 – July 4

Session 2: July 5 – July 18

Conference Details

Below you’ll find the current conference schedules. Since the summer schedules are still being finalized please note the speakers and activities may change slightly.

Session 1 | Session 2

Tuition assistance applications available for those with financial need

      • For more information about tuition assistance, click here
      • 2017 average award was $382 for approved applications
      • Available as a part of the registration process
      • If you plan to apply for tuition assistance less than 30 days before a session starts, please contact us

Youth Pastor Scholarship: 

      • Send your students and student leaders to Summit this summer
      • Great way to build up your current student leadership or identify new ones
      • $100 scholarship per student, sent from your youth group. Call for more details

(Limit of 3 codes per student registration)

The regular rate is $1,645 and includes $195 non-refundable deposit, tuition, housing, meals, some outings, and a student notebook.