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Join us for a transformative journey of discovery using proven, faith-based methods to reach, teach, and advocate for children and youth. We're taking it "Back to the Basics” as we pose the thought-provoking question, “What Would You Do?”

Building a Solid Youth Ministry (BASYM) trains, encourages, and inspires those working with children and youth. This one-of-a-kind conference is:

  • Designed to re-energize youth ministry.

  • Dedicated to advancing the Kingdom through strategic training.

  • Devoted to biblical and practical strategies.

  • Determined to glorify God in its efforts to reach generations of children and youth.

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In this ever-changing, post-pandemic world, our mission is clear — evolve to remain aware, connected, and diligent in:


✔ Training adults and students to effectively work with children and youth.

✔ Encouraging creativity while teaching children and youth.

✔ Inspiring young people to grow in their relationship with God.

✔ Building up future leaders with faith-led vision and purpose. 

Hey, Hey! PK here,


Would you believe I founded this dynamic conference over 20 years ago? 

The truth is, I saw a great need in the African American churches. Unlike non-minority places of worship, our churches lacked the fundamental training to guide our youth pastors and leaders.


Something had to change.


Applying my extensive experience as a youth pastor (now 25+ years), I developed an initiative to help churches enhance their knowledge while creating impactful children and youth ministries.

Today, BASYM has served countless individuals and teams and continues to make a major impact in, around, and outside our community lines.

Year after year, attendees walk away motivated, inspired, and eager to immediately apply what they learned through our unique curriculum. To God be the glory!

I want to extend a warm invitation to join us on March 22-23, 2024, for this year’s conference, “Back to the Basics: What Would You Do 2.0.” 

A Message From Our Senior Pastor and Conference Host


Why 2.0? 



Let’s just say we couldn’t fit all the golden nuggets into last year’s conference, so we had to bring it back…and it’s better than ever!

Hands down — BASYM will elevate your mental, emotional, and spiritual approach to connecting with children and youth.


Prayerfully, I’ll see you in March!


In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

This two-day, hands-on conference is ideal for…

It’s the solution for individuals and teams working directly with children and youth in any capacity. BASYM will benefit churches, homes, schools, or organizations looking to empower young people to become strong, confident leaders, grow in the Word, and advance the Kingdom as they enter adulthood. 

March 23-24, 2024 Classes

Learn practical, faith-based strategies to creatively connect with and support today’s children and youth.

Reaching Children Creatively

Kincaid Lee

Kincaid Lee

Financing Events with a Low Budget

Pastor Tommy Conley

Pastor Tommy Conley

Rebounding from Covid-19

Pastor Kevin B. Lee

Pastor Kevin B. Lee

Understanding Mental Health of Young People

Dr. Melonie Hill

Dr. Melonie Hill

Organizing A Youth Council

Lamar Thorpe

Lamar Thorpe

Keeping The Fire Burning 

Curtis Spratt

Curtis Spratt

Growing Your Ministry Digitally

Jonathan Ashby

Jonathan Ashby

Recruiting Much Needed Volunteers

Mark Carter

Mark Carter

Creating a Vision for Children’s Ministry

Tamika Nalty

Tamika Nalty

Building Relationships That Last

Ken Arrington/Monica Pedescleaux

Ken Arrington/Monica Pedescleaux

No one leaves BASYM the same way they came...

“The thing that I loved the most is the hunger for these youth leaders, these youth pastors, these children leaders, these children pastors who have come from near and far just to get wisdom, knowledge, and understanding on how to build a youth ministry. It was an amazing two days!”

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” 

Phillippians 4:9


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Hampton Inn & Suites

Address: 1905 Pharrs Rd, Snellville, GA 30078

Phone: (678) 344-9090

$132 - King/Double Rooms

$152 - King Suites

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

Address: 3570 Breckinridge Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096

Phone: (678) 924-1023

$99 - King Room

$99 - Double Room

  • What does my registration include?
    Your registration includes two days of immersive learning taught by dynamic facilitators, rich resources and curriculum, and valuable networking opportunities with like-minded individuals. We also include a filling breakfast and lunch.
  • What are the conference hours?
    We will kick off at 8 AM EST and end promptly at 2:30 PM EST on both days.
  • What should I bring to make the most of the conference?
    The only thing you need is an open, eager mind! We’ll provide everything else to ensure an enriching and memorable experience!
  • Can you share more details about the Early Bird special?
    We are offering a $30 discount on BASYM registration until February 15, 2024! After that date, registration will increase to the regular admission price of $99. Click the link below to lock in your discounted rate!

Frequently Asked Questions

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