The Gateway Student Conference is a defining moment.

It’s a chance for students and youth leaders from all over to unite in their awe of and love for God. We want to see students encounter the presence of God in a way that empowers them to embrace their role as world changers. We know that with God the possibilities are endless because He is limitless.

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2015 Conference Recap


Levi Lusko
Fresh Life Church
Rich Wilkerson Jr.
Vous Church
Christine Caine
John Gray
Lakewood Church
Mark Pettus
Church of the Highlands
Jason Laird
Gateway Church
Brian Cromer
Gateway Church
Andy Mineo
Reach Records
Cody Carnes + Kari Jobe
Gateway Church
Gateway Generate
Gateway Church


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  • 3:00 pm
    Check In
  • 7:00 pm
    Session 1
  • 10:00 am
    Session 2
  • 11:30 am
    Youth Leader Track & Community Groups
  • 2:30 pm
    Session 3
  • 4:00 pm
    Youth Leader Track & Community Groups
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
    Session 4
  • 10:00 am
    Session 5
  • 11:30 am
    Youth Leader Track & Community Groups
  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm
    Session 6
  • 4:00 pm
    Youth Leader Track & Community Groups
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
    Session 7


Will meals be provided?

Meals are not included in the cost of registration. However, we will have multiple food options onsite for purchase (options range from $7-$10 per person), as well as drinks and snacks from the Gateway Café.


If you are interested in being a sponsor at Gateway Student Conference this year, please email Matt Marciante for pricing and information at

What should I wear?

Casual attire is recommended. The Auditorium is enclosed and air-conditioned. Because the temperatures may vary, we encourage wearing jeans and layered clothing. We suggest bringing a light jacket or hoodie.

Which airport should attendees fly in to?

Southlake is a short, 15-minute drive from DFW airport. Dallas Love Field is a 35 minute drive.

What should I bring?

You should bring your Bible and money for meal purchases onsite or conference merchandise.

Is there public transportation available from my hotel to the event site?

Depending on where you are staying, there may be hotel shuttle transportation available to the event site. Please ask the hotel concierge what options are available before making your reservations.

What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers conference admission only. Meals, hotel, and transportation are not included.

Can GWSC staff help attendees arrange their hotel stays and transportation?

We are unable to assist attendees with hotel and transportation arrangements. However, we are happy to recommend some hotels in the area. For a list of hotels and special conference group rates, please see the Lodging section.

Will there be any extra fees?

The registration fee covers conference admission and admittance to the youth leader track (for adult youth leaders and pastors). Please visit the Lodging section for information on hotel accommodations. You may also want to bring additional money to purchase conference merchandise.

When can I register to be a volunteer?

Volunteer registration is open to current attendees of Gateway Church. Please email for the link to register as a volunteer.

Who can attend Gateway Student Conference 2016 (GSC16)?

Gateway Student Conference is designed for junior high and senior high school students (6th-12th graders for the 2015–2016 school year) as well as youth leaders and youth pastors.

What is the refund policy?

All tickets are transferrable. Tickets are fully refundable prior to Friday, July 1, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be processed.

Other Questions

Email with any additional questions.

What is the youth leader track?

The youth leader track is available to guest youth leaders and pastors while the students are engaged in community groups with our staff. These four sessions are an opportunity to connect with each other and receive valuable behind-the-scenes time with our Gateway Students staff and conference speakers. When it comes time to leave the conference, we want guest youth leaders and pastors to feel refreshed, encouraged, and empowered to lead their students like never before! There is no additional cost for participation in the youth leader track sessions.

Are seats assigned?

All tickets for this conference are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each session. There will be a number of seats saved for worship teams, guest speakers, large groups (40+), and a few special guests. Any other seat-saving before the doors open is not allowed.

Do I have to bring students in order to participate in the youth leader track?

While we would love for you to bring the students from your youth group, it’s not required to participate in the youth leader track.

I am a youth leader bringing a large group. Can we request group seating?

If you bring a group of 40 or more participants, you qualify for reserved seating! After registering your group, email to request special group seating. The deadline to request group seating is Friday, July 1, 2016.

Where will the conference take place?

GWSC will be held at the Gateway Church Southlake Campus (700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092).

Can I register at the door?

If the conference is NOT sold out, at-the-door registration will be accepted at the regular rate.

Is children’s ministry available?

Children’s ministry is not available. Please make outside arrangements (for children younger than sixth grade) if you plan to attend GWSC.

Are partial conference rates available?

Partial registration is not available. We recommend registering and attending as much of the conference as your schedule will allow.

When does the event begin and end?

Check-in begins on Wednesday, July 20, at 3:00 pm. Even though the first session of the conference doesn’t start until 7:00 pm, we start check-in early to accommodate those traveling from out of town and those interested in avoiding lines. The conference concludes on Friday, July 22, by 10:30 pm.


Scholarship applications are available to students currently attending weekly Gateway Students services. If you are need a scholarship for a Gateway Student, please click on the link for his or her campus and fill out the online scholarship request form. Scholarships are awarded to students with a financial need on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for scholarship requests is July 13. Please note: we anticipate the conference selling out before that date.


Several area hotels have partnered with Gateway Church to offer discounted rates for Gateway Student Conference attendees. Please mention the conference as you book!

Comfort Inn
301 Capitol St
Grapevine, Texas 76051
4.1 miles from event Discounted Rate: $89/night
Courtyard & Towne Place Suites
2200 Bass Pro Court
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Discounted Rate: $165/night (limited number)
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
5.4 miles from event Discounted Rate: $189/night (limited number)
Hilton Hotel (Southlake Town Square)
1400 Plaza Place
Southlake, Texas 76092
2 miles from event Discounted Rate: $199/night
Springhill Suites
2240 W. Grapevine Mills Circle
Grapevine, Texas 76051
9.9 miles from event Discounted Rate: $139/night (limited number) Last day to book: 6/24/16
Super 8
250 E Hwy 114
Grapevine, Texas 76051
6.1 miles from event Discounted Rate: $89/night