It is an honor to partner alongside you in the work of the New Evangelization. Everything FOCUS does on campus, in parishes, with alumni, for vocations and in service to those in need is made possible thanks to you.

Because of your deep investment in FOCUS’ mission and service to the Church, we want to invite you to attend FOCUS’ national leadership conference, SLS20, Dec. 30 – Jan. 3 in Phoenix, Arizona. SLS20 will offer you the opportunity to strengthen your personal faith, connect with other Catholic leaders and witness the next generation of the Church as they are equipped for missionary discipleship.

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What to Expect

At SLS20, you will spend time in prayer and fellowship, hear from top-notch Catholic speakers and delve deep into the vision of missionary discipleship with FOCUS leaders and other catechetical and evangelization experts from across the country. You’ll receive practical tools and tips to help you form missionary disciples in your family, parish and community: 

  • How to share the Gospel in a secular age
  • The real art of accompaniment
  • How discipleship impacts various ministries: marriage prep, RCIA, sacramental prep, youth and young adult, small groups
  • The power of your testimony
  • Five keys to launching an evangelization team
  • Personal enrichment for your own prayer, vocation and ministry
  • And more! 


“Attending SLS two years ago served as a catalyst for how my husband and I view our role as missionary disciples — more specifically, how we enter into the mission field of parenting our children and in helping them develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are forever grateful to FOCUS as they simplified what I used to think was a daunting task. Today’s young people need courageous adults who love Jesus and find strength in Him as we help change culture. Join us in Phoenix! We will be back for more training.”

— Marilee Nordhus, SLS18 attendee

Schedule of Benefactor Events

Each day at SLS20 will include opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and spiritual formation alongside Catholics from across the country. We will also feature meals and other special events for FOCUS benefactors. To view the details for SLS20, please download the schedule below.

SLS20 Benefactor Schedule

Conference Venue and Accommodations

SLS20 will be hosted in the heart of sunny downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Convention Center, within walking distance of many exceptional convention hotels and dining options.

Accommodations for benefactors can be made following registration at either the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel or the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. Lodging is not included with some admission items (e.g., Family Passes), but arrangements can be made by following the link that you will find upon completing registration.

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