The opening Psalm describes a person who flourishes by standing firm in God’s word through all circumstances. The psalmist shows Christians how to live in light of the mounting pressures of this world. This summer, students from around the country will gather to study these themes for the 2017 D3 Youth Conference: Stand Firm.

Through the teaching of scripture, worship, and competitive team games, you will be challenged in your faith and encouraged in your time with other believers. Come and learn how to stand firm in God’s word no matter what circumstances come your way.

One day, Christians will be united with God. Until then, we must learn what it means to stand firm in all circumstances.

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“D3 has definitely equipped me to know what the truth is, so that I can share it with others.”

Caleb T.
Student

Meet the Speakers

Dan Dumas

@DanDumas

Dan Dumas serves Southern Seminary as the Senior Vice President for Institutional Administration and Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership.

He came to Louisville from Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he served as Elder, Executive Pastor, Executive Director of Conferences, and Pastor of the Cornerstone Fellowship Group. In addition to his roles at Southern, Mr. Dumas is also an Elder at Crossing Church in Louisville and is the Executive Director of the Center for Christian Preaching.

Dan will be speaking at both weeks.

Eric Bancroft

@EricBancroft

Eric Bancroft serves as the senior pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, In. Over the past 15 years, Eric has been given opportunities to teach, minister, and participate in missions work both domestically and internationally.

Eric will be speaking at week one.

Adam Tyson

@AdamTyson2

Adam Tyson is the Senior Pastor at Placerita Bible Church in Newhall, CA. Also, he served as an associate pastor of student ministries and outreach at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, Texas for seven and a half years. He has a passion for expository preaching, biblical counseling, world-wide missions, and for reaching the community of Santa Clarita with the Gospel. He has been married to his  wife, Lisa, since 2004 and they have been blessed with five children: Anna, Nate, Micaiah, Hudson, and Zoe.

Adam will be speaking at week two. 

Kurt Gebhards

@KurtGebhards

Kurt Gebhards serves with Harvest Bible Chapel in Elgin, IL. His pastorates have included serving as an associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA and serving as the senior pastor of Hickory Harvest in Hickory, IL. His ministry is characterized as a passionate pursuit of seeing others know Christ and live for Christ. His greatest desire is to preach the gospel to the unsaved; and to equip, encourage, and inspire the saints to magnify the Lord in all facets of life.

Kurt will be speaking at week one.

Shannon Hurley

@Sosminis

Shannon Hurley serves as the President of Sufficiency of Scripture (SOS) Ministries, a faith-based organization impacting the precious people of Uganda through sound Biblical teaching and training in God’s Word. He lives in Uganda with his wife, Danielle and their 6 children. Shannon loves God’s Word and loves preaching it. He is a proud dad and loves sports and competition. Shannon has a B.A. in Biblical Counseling, an M.Div., and a D.Min from the Master’s Seminary.

Shannon will be speaking at week two.

“D3 has opened my eyes to how much I need to be studying my Bible!”

Jessi R.
Student

Leadership Track

If you are passionate about being the next generation of gospel-driven, transformational leaders then the Leadership track is for you. If you believe that the most adventurous life possible is to live obsessed with Jesus Christ and his mission then the Leadership track is for you.

 

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Danelle Bancroft

Danelle Bancroft: Danelle was born in South Florida where she met and married her husband – Eric Bancroft. They now live in Indianapolis where her husband is a pastor. In addition to being happily married, she has three teenage sons that teach her the place of prayer and faith in her life. She loves discipling women, teaching the Bible, and doing biblical counseling. Her hobbies include reading and making cards and other creative outlets for her to enjoy. Beyond this, she loves participating in the random family dance parties that her house is known for.

 

Danelle Bancroft will be leading the Girls Leadership Track for both weeks.

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Jim Stitzinger

@JimStitz

Jim is the Director of the Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization at Southern Seminary. In this role, he works to connect Seminary and College students with local evangelism and global missions opportunities. Additionally, he is the Associate Vice President for Advancement, raising support for the training of future ministry leaders. Previous to Southern Seminary, he served as a church planter and pastor in Naples, Florida and as the pastor of local outreach and evangelism at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, CA. He completed his M.Div at The Master’s Seminary in 2002. Jim’s passion is to exalt Christ and equip believers to be relentless in evangelism, engaged in missions and prepared for church planting. He and his wife Sky have been married for 14 years and have three adventurous daughters, Macy and Jessy are twins (12) and Clancy is the youngest (10). Jim also serves as the pastor/teacher for Highview Baptist Church, Valley Station, KY.

Jim Stitzinger will be leading the Boys Leadership Track for week one.

Missions Track

We challenge you to become cross-cultural and move beyond your backyard, your street, your neighborhood, even beyond your city in the name of Christ. In the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) Jesus commanded his believers to share the Gospel cross-culturally and we are here to arm you with the tools to become a transformational, gospel-driven, biblically-minded, and theologically-sound missions student.

John Klaassen

@PeopleTeams

Dr. Klaassen was born in Colombia, South America but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Shari in 1985 and they have two sons, Seth and Andy. Before moving overseas John pastored in the state of Kentucky.

John helped to direct their relief and development agency to national attention in Spain and North Africa and were eventually invited to work in communities all over their country of residence. Since moving back to the US, John and Shari have been working primarily with Iraqi refugees in the Louisville area.

John Klaassen is the Department Coordinator for Global Studies at Boyce College. He also serves on staff at Highview Baptist Church where he is responsible for local missions efforts.

John Klaassen will be leading the Missions Track for week one.

 

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Shannon Hurley

@Sosminis

Shannon Hurley serves as the President of Sufficiency of Scripture (SOS) Ministries, a faith-based organization impacting the precious people of Uganda through sound Biblical teaching and training in God’s Word. He lives in Uganda with his wife, Danielle and their 6 children. Shannon loves God’s Word and loves preaching it. He is a proud dad and loves sports and competition. Shannon has a B.A. in Biblical Counseling, an M.Div., and a D.Min from the Master’s Seminary.

Shannon Hurley will be leading the Missions Track for week two.

 

Worldview Track

Did you know that the Gospel applies to every aspect of your life? In a Genesis 3, fallen, sinful world making sense of the world around you can be challenging. Bryan Baise Worldview track will teach students to develop and implement a biblical worldview.

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Bryan Baise

@BryanBaise

Mr. Baise has served in various capacities before coming to Boyce. He was a college pastor for an upstart church plant before moving to Louisville and has preached in various churches and revivals across Kentuckiana. Mr. Baise has served on an editorial staff, as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and currently as a research fellow with The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Mr. Baise also speaks at various conferences on philosophy, worldview, apologetics, and has participated in several debates on college campuses. His interests range from philosophy, politics, aesthetics, pop culture, and, most assuredly, sports. He is married with three children.

Bryan will be leading the Missions Track for both week one and week two.

Youth Leader Track

Youth leaders are on the front lines of gospel ministry. You are faced with a myriad of situations that require gospel-fueled grace, scripture-saturated instruction, spirit-empowered holiness, and cross-bearing love. None of these things come without a deep understanding of God’s Word inflamed by a vibrant devotional life.

This track will help you to find ways to bolster your faith and impact the lives of your students. There is no doubt that well-trained youth leaders advance the kingdom of Christ and we want an opportunity to unfold God’s Word for you. So join us for this debut track session if you want to hear passionate and theologically-sound teaching.

Eric Bancroft

@EricBancroft

Eric Bancroft serves as the senior pastor of Castleview Baptist Church in Indianapolis, In. Over the past 15 years, Eric has been given opportunities to teach, minister, and participate in missions work both domestically and internationally.

Eric Bancroft will be leading the Youth Leader Track for week one.

 

 

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Adam Tyson

@AdamTyson2

Adam Tyson is the Senior Pastor at Placerita Bible Church in Newhall, CA. Also, he served as an associate pastor of student ministries and outreach at Lakeside Bible Church in Montgomery, Texas for seven and a half years. He has a passion for expository preaching, biblical counseling, world-wide missions, and for reaching the community of Santa Clarita with the Gospel. He has been married to his  wife, Lisa, since 2004 and they have been blessed with five children: Anna, Nate, Micaiah, Hudson, and Zoe.

Adam Tyson will be leading the Youth Leader Track for week two.

“Out of all the youth camps I have attended or taken students to, D3 is without a doubt the best!”

Dan Reed
Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry, Cedar Creek Baptist Church

Schedule

Monday

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Conference check-in


This remaining schedule will be posted soon!

“I used to be a ‘camp-hopper,’ but experiencing D3’s excellent combination of intense fun and discipleship has won me over. I don’t shop around anymore. Lord willing, we’ll be at D3 again next year!”

Clay Hall
Youth Pastor, Salem Baptist Church

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Housing:

  • What are our room accommodations like?
    All D3 students and leaders will be housed in the Mullins Complex. These new dorms were renovated in spring and summer of 2014. Each suite in the Mullins complex houses 2-8 people, and each of the suites has their own restroom.

  • Do youth leaders get to make dorm room assignments?
    We will assign dorm suites to churches, and then the youth leaders get to decide which students will be staying in which dorm suite.

  • Is the dorm divided by male/females?
    Yes, males and females have separate housing. There will be no males on the female hall and no females on the male hall at any time.

Meals:

  • Are there food options for students or leaders with dietary restrictions?
    Founders Cafe is located on the first floor of the Honeycutt Building and offers soup, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and calzones where the meal can be modified for food allergies (gluten, dairy, etc.). Students or leaders can opt for a meal at Founders Cafe if their food allergies prevent them from eating the meal that is being offered. Those with food allergies will need to pick up meal passes at registration if needed. These passes are asked to be used only by those youth leaders or students who have food allergies, not as a meal preference.

Other:

  • Does the conference have a camp nurse?

    We have a clinic that is on our campus and it will be available to all campers and leaders during camp. There will also be a nurse from the clinic on standby during all of our game time sessions.

Registration:

  • What is the cut off for cancelling a registrant?
    Refunds are available prior to May 18, 2017, less a $25 processing fee per registrant. If a student is unable to attend, you can substitute a new student at no additional fee. The primary registrant can log into Eventbrite to make this change.

We have always left D3 with a fresh reminder of how worthy Jesus is and how high of a calling He places on our lives.”

Marc Goodwin
Pastor, Christ’s Covenant Church

Registration

 

October 1 – January 30
Individual $319
Group (12+) $299
January 30 – June 15
Individual $374
Group (12+) $334

Rate includes meals and lodging during the conference. Lodging will be on the campus of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.

Payment for group registrations should be made on one credit card.

Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no pro-rated conference registration fees available. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $25.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for all cancellations received in writing by May 18. Refunds will not be granted after May 18, 2017.

Cancellations may be faxed or emailed to the Office of Event Productions:

F: (502) 897-4088 or E: d3@sbts.edu

All guests on the campus of Southern Seminary agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.

Group Registration Form

Use the Group Registration Form (PDF) to aid in collecting information from your group. A group representative may then enter all of the information on behalf of the group.

Who Can Attend D3?

D3 is a conference created for high school students. Mature junior high students are welcome to attend but should keep in mind that the content is geared toward students in high school. Email d3@sbts.edu if you would like more clarification.

*All Youth Leaders will need to complete a background check prior to attending the camp.

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“The preaching is really challenging. It’s not like a typical youth conference!”

Madeline S.
Student

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