In the summer of 2016, athletes from around the world will join together in Rio De Janiero to strive with all their heart, mind, and soul to become a world champion gold medalist. In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul describes a different kind of striving, calling every believer to run the race in order to obtain the imperishable prize of eternal life in Christ.

At D3, we will explore this theme and learn what it means run the race with purpose and passion. You will hear from God’s Word as you participate in one of three tracks: leadership, worldview, or missions. Whichever track you choose, this will be an exciting and encouraging time for you to grow as a disciple of Christ.

One day, the people of God will finish the race. Until then, the Christian must learn how to endure through all things in order obtain the prize of Christ.

Are you ready for D3?

“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 DeWitt

@DanDeWitt

Dan DeWitt is the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on worldview, philosophy, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis.

Dan and his wife April live in Louisville, Ky., with their four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. Dan is the author of ssisus or Nothing and posts regularly on his blog, theolatte.com.

Dan Dumas

@DanDumas

Dan Dumas models and promotes creative and transformational ministry by serving 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.

 

R. Albert Mohler Jr.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.

@AlbertMohler

R. Albert Mohler Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and his writings have been published throughout the United States and Europe and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals.

In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues.

Dr. Mohler will only be speaking at week one.

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 only be speaking at week one.

Kurt Gebhards

@KurtGebhards

Kurt Gebhards serves as senior pastor for Harvest Bible Chapel in Hickory, N.C. A passionate shepherd and teacher, his greatest desires are to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved; and to equip, encourage, and inspire the saints to magnify the Lord in all facets of life.

Kurt Gebhards will only 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.

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. Boyce College Dean Dan DeWitt’s Worldview track will teach students to develop and implement a biblical worldview.

Dan DeWitt

@DanDeWitt

Dan DeWitt is the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on worldview, philosophy, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis.

Dan and his wife April live in Louisville, Ky., with their four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. Dan is the author of Jesus or Nothing and posts regularly on his blog, theolatte.com.

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.

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.

 

 

Kurt Gebhards

@KurtGebhards

Kurt Gebhards serves as senior pastor for Harvest Bible Chapel in Hickory, N.C. A passionate shepherd and teacher, his greatest desires are to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved; and to equip, encourage, and inspire the saints to magnify the Lord in all facets of life.

Kurt Gebhards 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
4 p.m. Session 1
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Session 2
8 p.m. Break
Leaders Meeting
9:30 p.m. Social Event
10 p.m. Small Groups
Midnight Lights out

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Leaders Meeting
8:30 a.m. Personal devotions
9 a.m. Session 3
10:30 a.m. Track Sessions
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Track Sessions
2:30 a.m. Team Games
4:30 p.m. Free Time
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Session 4
9 p.m. Evening Activity
10 p.m. Small Groups
Midnight Lights out

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Leaders Meeting
8:30 a.m. Personal devotions
9 a.m. Track Sessions
10:30 a.m. Bus Departure
Excursions

  • Kentucky Kingdom
  • Service Project
4:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Return to campus
9 p.m. Session 5
10:30 p.m. Small Groups
Midnight Lights out

Thursday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Leaders Meeting
8:30 a.m. Personal devotions
9 a.m. Session 6
10:30 a.m. Team Games
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Track Sessions
2:30 p.m. Session 7
3:45 p.m. Check out and departure

This schedule is subject to change.

“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

Excursions:

  • Is there an additional charge for the Wednesday excursion?
    There is no additional cost for the excursions. This is included in your registration price.

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.

  • What do we need to bring to camp?
    You can view our recommended packing list here.

Registration:

  • What is the cut off for cancelling a registrant?
    Refunds are available prior to May 18, 2016, 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 RegOnline 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

Until September 30*
Individual $275
Group (12+) $225
October 1 – January 29
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.

*Early Bird Registration

The Early Bird Registration Rate, available through September 30, requires a $500 deposit (for groups) or full payment for individuals. The deposit can be paid online or by check.

Groups must have their final number of students confirmed by September 30. Additional students added after September 30 will not receive the early-early rate.

Registration Terms and Condtions

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, 2016.

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

F: (502) 897-4088 or E: d3@sbts.edu

Group Registrations

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.

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D3 Uganda is a short term mission trip opportunity available to high school students who attend the 2016 D3 Youth Conference. With discipleship as the central aim of D3, an international short-term mission trip is a chance for students to exercise what they have learned during their time at D3.

This year, D3 students have the chance to travel to Uganda to minister the gospel in the village of Kubamitwe and the surrounding area. During our 2014 trip to Uganda, our students taught Bible stories and shared the gospel with several thousand students in more than 8 primary schools, and our missionary partners were encouraged and further sustained in their work.

The trip cost is $3,600. Students will leave the day after D3, July 1, 2016 and return on July 15, 2016.

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

Madeline S.
Student

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