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SLS is more than a conference.

It’s Chapter One in your story of lifelong Catholic mission. It’s your opportunity to take a good look at what your life as a missionary disciple can be — and then dive right in.

At SLS20, you’ll meet Catholics who have accepted the challenge of missionary discipleship themselves. You’ll learn from them how to take the next step in your faith journey while accompanying others in theirs. Throughout this five-day event, you’ll spend time in prayer and fellowship, experience top-notch entertainment and come away with a game plan for bringing yourself, your campus, your parish, your ministry and your community closer to Christ.

Each day at SLS20 is a unique experience.

Expect a jam-packed five-day event like you’ve never seen before.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Gather together with your peers from school, the parish or campus ministry and learn from catechetical/evangelization experts about the whys, whats and hows of prayer, leadership and missionary discipleship.

IMPACT SESSIONS

There’s always something to learn! Meet a variety of excellent speakers, teachers and experts about a wealth of topics appropriate for all attendees.

TRAINING SESSIONS

FOCUS leaders will teach you the basics for leading transformative Bible studies, building disciples, and fostering a love for God’s people.

POWER SESSIONS

In small groups, you’ll discuss the significance of what you receive in the Concurrent Sessions and teach each other the basics you learn in the Training Sessions.

KEYNOTES

Hear from some of the most compelling Catholic speakers of our time to be revived, inspired and encouraged on your journey of missionary discipleship.

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Who’s joining us in Phoenix, you ask?

Fr. Mike Schmitz — Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT — Curtis Martin — and so many more in between! Check out these new and familiar faces.

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Who is FOCUS?

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) is a Catholic apostolate whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the Gospel with college students. FOCUS missionaries encounter people in friendship, inviting them into a personal relationship with Christ and accompanying them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence. Through Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and discipleship, missionaries inspire and build up others in the faith, sending them out to live out lifelong Catholic mission wherever they are.

FOCUS’ national events have given people from all across the country (and all over the world) the opportunity to come together to learn about the Catholic faith, experience genuine fellowship and unite as members of the Body of Christ. Joined by clergy and religious, Catholic speakers, inspiring artists and more, attendees become visible, living witnesses to the Catholic faith in whatever city they gather.