Welcome to STUDENT LEADERSHIP FOCUS!
It is exciting to see the number of students who are responding to God’s call and leadership in their lives! Our young people often respond to God’s leading and guiding in their homes, local churches, at youth camp or convention, camp meeting, IYC, or NIYC. But there has not been a continuous, systematic, national/international and seamless way to nurture that calling and development.
In an effort to respond to that need and create a connected and nurturing on-going community that begins in high school and connects young people for learning, networking and support, a new program, STUDENT LEADERSHIP FOCUS (SLF) has been launched this summer for juniors and seniors in high school who sense that God is wanting to use them to impact their world, both now as students, and as they prepare their lives to live out their calling and passion.
All four of our Church of God universities and our seminary, in collaboration with IYC, NIYC, and the Hispanic Council (Concilio Hispano) have worked together to offer an amazing opportunity for our young people. STUDENT LEADERSHIP FOCUS seeks to join you as pastors, youth leaders, congregations, state ministries, and families in walking with you in investing in that calling and providing a thoughtful and meaningful support, encouragement, and nurture as they explore God’s call on their life.
Student Leadership Focus will connect students on a weekly basis with other juniors and seniors in high school from across the nation and even around the world.
- They will be part of whole group webinars.
- They will be assigned to a small group cluster with a cluster coach.
- All meetings take place online for 30 to 40 minutes, every other week.
- Social media will provide a place for weekly forums and discussions, prayer support, and encouragement.
J-Term will be an amazing, brief, but vital journey talking about what we believe and why, in a culture that isn’t sure what to believe anymore: Legacy Foundations Laid Solid.
The Spring Semester will give attention to discovering who God has hard-wired us to be and how to grow in that relationship and calling as we experience Spiritual Formation and Gifting.
All four of our universities are partners in this endeavor. They have agreed to provide to each student a $1,000 scholarship per year for each year they complete Student Leadership Focus. This is an amazing and powerful opportunity that will link with local and state youth ministries and equip our youth to be witnesses now and in the future.