A lifetime of godliness doesn’t happen by accident. Renown: Get Wisdom Now is a conference designed to help middle school and high school students build into the foundation of their lives with biblical wisdom for life. Join us as speakers R. Albert Mohler Jr., Dan DeWitt, and Dan Dumas open up the Scriptures in order to guide students toward maximizing their early years for the sake of eternity.

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding."

Proverbs 3:13
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R. Albert Mohler Jr.

R. Albert Mohler Jr.


R. Albert Mohler Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues 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.

Dan DeWitt


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, Kentucky, 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.

Dan Dumas


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. He also writes regularly on his blog, Leaders Don’t Panic.


Lexington Road

Lexington Road


Lexington Road is a traveling worship band from Boyce College. This six-member band leads worship for various events on campus, as well as in local churches, conferences, and special events around the country.

The band’s desire is to lead students in passionate worship with God-honoring music that is Christ-centered and infused with gospel truth.  They feature a variety of worship music styles including prominent worship songs as well as original arrangements of traditional hymns.

For more information about Lexington Road, please visit their website here!




Jason “Json” Watson was born and raised on the northside of St. Louis, Missouri. Along with being a husband, father, minister, and teacher, Json is also a gospel rapper. Json uses the art form of rap to relay the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jason now lives in St. Louis, attends The Gate Church, and serves on staff at Mission St. Louis.









Friday, March 4

4-7 p.m. Conference Check-in
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner*
7 p.m. General Session I: Dan Dumas
8:30 p.m. General Session II: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
10:15 p.m. Evening Activity

Saturday, March 5

8 a.m. Breakfast*
9 a.m. General Session III: Dan Dumas
10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Noon Lunch
Prospective Students Lunch
Youth Leader Lunch
1:45 p.m. General Session IV: Dan DeWitt

*Optional Add-On

Breakout Sessions

Saturday, March 5

10:45 a.m.

Wisdom in Proverbs: Skill for Life

Jim Hamilton
In the book of Proverbs King Solomon obeys Deuteronomy 6 by giving fatherly instruction to his son on how to live to please God, and in doing that he obeys Deuteronomy 17 by being the king who knows the Bible. In these ways Solomon anticipates the one greater than Solomon, whose messianic wisdom the Spirit communicates to us through this magnificent book of the Bible.

Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves

Jim Stitzinger
You live as sheep in the midst of wolves. To survive you must evangelize with wisdom and discernment. Attend this session and learn to evangelize anyone, anywhere and for the most part, live to tell about it.

Deep Wisdom: Discipling the Heart

Gunner Gundersen
Every student needs practical training, life skills, and ministry experience. But wisdom ultimately starts in the heart with wise ways of thinking, wanting, feeling, and deciding. In this interactive session, Gunner Gundersen will help you cultivate heart-deep wisdom and disciple others to do the same.

Wisdom in Relationships

Jeremy Pierre
Navigating the complex waters of teenage relationships is a tough task. But it doesn’t need to be a fearful one. In this session, hear how the ancient Scriptures give surprising and relevant guidance for doing relationships well in a world of social pressures.

Wisdom and Calling to an Overseas Context

John Klaassen
With 7.1 billion people on the earth and 1.7 billion of them unreached and in places that are hard to get to, we realize that while called to serve, great wisdom is necessary to reach them with the gospel. Calling is just a start, and at this session you can learn where wisdom fits as you think about how you best be used by the Lord in a missional context.

Wisdom and Preaching: God’s Word as Wisdom

Brian Payne
Second Timothy 3:16-17 says that the Scriptures are profitable and sufficient for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness, but how can Christians apply the Word of God to their own lives and teach others to do the same? In this session, Dr. Brian Payne will help us bring the Word of God to bear on our lives.

Wise Apologetics

Dan DeWitt
How can I give a reason for the hope I have to friends who may oppose Christianity? Apologetics is a helpful tool to give skeptics a reasonable defense of Christianity. Come learn from Dan DeWitt to think critically and respond winsomely to others about the Christian worldview.

Wisdom in Manhood

Randy Stinson
What is the biblical mandate for men? How is the culture trying to redefine manhood and how can Christian men resist the temptation to give in? In this session, Randy Stinson will layout a bible-centered, Christ-honoring vision for young men today.

Wisdom in Womanhood

Danna Stinson
What does it look like to be a biblical woman? What are our God-glorifying responsibilities and calling and how does this point to the Gospel in today’s culture? In this session, Danna Stinson will inspire young women to be passionate and purposeful women for Christ.










Conference Rates

Through November 28, 2015
Individual $79
Group (12 or more registrants) $49
Youth Leader $39
November 29 – January 30, 2016
Regular $99
Group (12 or more registrants) $69
Youth Leader $59
January 31 – February 26, 2016
Regular $119
Group (12 or more registrants) $89
Youth Leader $79

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Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.
Lunch is included in the fee for the conference. Special dietary needs will be accommodated upon arrival.

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.

Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no discounted rates available for the conference. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Partial refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds must be requested in writing before February 19, 2016. A $15.00 process fee per registrant will be charged. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after February 19.

Cancellations may be sent to: renown@sbts.edu.

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

Legacy Hotel

Comfortable, convenient lodging for the Renown Youth Conference.

Located on the historic campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, high-tech capabilities, a convenient location, plus something no other conference center can provide: Southern Seminary.

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On-Campus Hotel

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Tel: (502) 736-0600
Fax: (877) 444-7287


Standard — $109.99
Jr. Suite — $119.99
Double/Suite — $124.99
2 Bedroom Suite — $134.99
Family Suite — $124.99
Jr. Executive Suite — $159.99
Executive Suite — $159.99

A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations. Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before your reservation is eligible for a 25% refund of your deposit.

Additional Lodging Options

Hawthorn Suites

751 Cypress Station Drive,
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 899-5959

Marriott East

1903 Embassy Square Blvd
Louisville, KY
(502) 491-1184

Law’s Lodge

1044 Alta Vista Rd,
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 992-0220









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