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Finding the right summer youth conference can be a challenge. People tend to base their decisions of which conference to attend on factors such as who the speakers will be or where the conference is located. Other important considerations are the cost, the dates and the activities. However, the leadership teams of the various YXL conferences believe the most important consideration should be the philosophy that is the foundation of all that is said and done at the conference.

The philosophy of YXL conferences is found in the name itself...Youth eXcelling in Leadership. Simply put, YXL is a leadership development conference for high school students where churches are asked to identify, recommend and send young men and women that are ready for the next step in their spiritual development. Through practical teaching and preaching, intense worship experiences, hands on leadership activities and intentional relationship building YXL students are challenged to further develop their biblical worldview and to then put into practice what they have learned in their homes, schools and churches.

YXL is not for every student but if you looking for a summer conference that devotes all of its resources to seeing young men and women develop as Kingdom leaders then your search for a summer conference won't be such a challenge. YXL is here for you.

The YXL network is 3 conferences operating under the same philosophy in 3 areas of the country.

~Danny Mitchell



Beginning fall 2007, this scholarship fund is available to attendees of the ‘Youth Christian Leadership’ conference in the following amounts.

  • $500 per year to students who attended the YXL conference one year
  • $1000 per year to students who attended the YXL conference two years
  • $2000 per year to students who attended the YXL conference three years


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Important Info!

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View pics from YXL
@ Covenant 2010

View pics from YXL
@ Covenant 2009