The LEAP Program is designed for young people aged from 18-23 who are interested in growing and developing in their Christian leadership, and to practically use that in leading teenagers.
LEAP is and intensive, life-changing experience which will take place over three weekend intensives over a five month period. Throughout the program, participants will take part in a range of activities and sessions, engaging in personal and spiritual formation, while developing practical leadership skills, and will culminate in shadow leading one of our experienced Teen Camp Leaders through their camp experience.
LEAP Participants may have never led before, or may have had some experience leading, either on Primary Camps, or within their church, but must have a desire to grow and be challenged in their leadership. If you have previously undertaken our Summer LIT Program, you are more than welcome to apply as this program is designed to compliment the LIT Program rather than replicate it.
Participants in LEAP can expect to:
- Engage in daily personal and spiritual reflection
- Gain a greater understanding of yourself
- Grow and journey with a group of like-minded people
- Learn how to work and lead as part of a team
- Develop skills and techniques in how to lead teenagers
- Understand how to reflect the Gospel through all of life
- Strengthen your relationship with Christ
- Spend time discerning God’s calling on your life
The dates for LEAP 2018 are as follows:
Weekend Intensive #1: March 9th - 12th 2018
Weekend Intensive #2: May 18th - 20th 2018
Weekend Intensive #3: June 29th - July 1st 2018
Shadow Leadership: Either July 1st - 6th OR July 8th - 13th
Please note: The LEAP course is run over three intensive weekends and a shadow leading experience. Each weekend covers different material and attendance at all three weekends is required.
Venues for LEAP will be confirmed shortly, but it will be participants responsibility to organise transport for all Intensives.
Applying for LEAP 2018
The application for the LEAP program is in two parts.
Firstly, participants will need to place a Camp Application by clicking on the blue Applications button above, and scrolling down to the LEAP 2018 link.
Secondly, if applicants are not existing CYC Ministries leaders, they must also complete a New Volunteer Application. This involves the applicant providing an understanding of the applicant’s Christian faith, as well as what leadership entails. In addition, applicants will be required to provide two adult references, at least one of which should be from their home church (i.e. Youth Minister, Senior Minister, Small group leader etc.).