What is Lead the Cause?
Who is behind the event?
When and where is it happening?
June 17-22, 2019
June 24-29, 2019
July 8-13, 2019
July 29-Aug. 3, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA
July 15-20, 2019
Who are the speakers?
Zane Black — Zane Black has always lived life on the edge, looking for all the crazy excitement and adventure life has to offer. He just ended up “going all in” for the wrong things. And it almost cost him his life. But after years of living for cheap thrills and temporary highs, Zane experienced a radical encounter with Jesus that changed his life forever. As a speaker and author, Zane tours with Dare 2 Share and serves with Torchbearers International, challenging students around the world to “go all in” for Jesus. Zane will be speaking at LTC in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Doug Holliday — Doug’s speaking, disciple-making training, leadership coaching and movement multiplication efforts over the past fourteen years have taken him across North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia in partnership with GYI, CRU and Dare2Share. Prior to that, he served in the local church for twelve years as a youth pastor, teaching pastor and church planter. As Sonlife’s Executive Director, Doug champions Jesus’ passion, priorities and practices… rallying and mobilizing the Church to Christ’s cause of building movements of disciples who make disciples. Doug will be speaking at LTC in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Andy McGowan — Andy McGowan has been youth pastor and director of Revolution Kenosha for over 7 years, and has worked in youth ministry for 14 years. His heart is to see this generation of middle and high school students transform this country through the power of the Gospel, by the grace of Jesus Christ. Andy is also involved with the Allies of Kenosha gospel network. He received a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University and Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Andy will be speaking at LTC in Austin and Denver.
Gustavo Gonzalez — Gustavo is now the youth pastor at Second Union Church of San Juan, in Puerto Rico. Saved as an adult from a life of “cultural Christianity,” God has given him the gift of teaching both in English and Spanish. His favorite topic is how to share the Gospel and making disciples. He is passionate about seeing believers go, as they move from casual church-goers into disciple makers. Gustavo will be speaking at LTC in Los Angeles.
Aaron Bolduc — Aaron experienced a profound life change when he met Jesus and was saved from a life of substance abuse. Because of this he is insanely passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and has dedicated his life to proclaim the true gospel that “Jesus Christ came to Earth to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). Aaron is an evangelist at heart and wants to see churches mobilized with the saving message that JESUS IS LORD! Aaron is the Associate Pastor of Outreach and Evangelism at Wellspring Community Church in Hudsonville, MI. Aaron will be speaking at LTC in Denver.
Who is Lead THE Cause for?
How will it help my students?
What does the small group training look like?
Core 101 will feature the following topics:
Ask, Admire, Admit
The key to effectively sharing your faith is by having a conversation, not giving a presentation. People are more open to discussing their spiritual views when they know that you genuinely care about them and want to know what they believe and why. This session goes over our proven approach that allows you to start a spiritual conversation in non-offensive, genuine way.
The Gospel is an overview of the entire story of the Bible. In this session you will drill down into each letter of our GOSPEL acrostic so that you have a thorough understanding of what the good news is and so that you can remember it in the midst of your conversation. A great tool for you that will increase your confidence in being able to really share Christ and God’s plan with your friends, family, teammates and neighbors.
The point of sharing the gospel is for the person to understand what God has done for them and that He desires a relationship with them. Bringing them to a point where they understand that they need to decide what they are going to do about Jesus is a critical component of sharing the gospel, but many of us have a hard time when it comes to bringing them to a decision. Now What? Helps students with this crucial skill and provides approaches that will enable them to give the listener a chance to respond to God’s love.
Will there be anything special for returning students?
Core 201 – 2nd year attendees
This session occurs at the same time as Core 101 and is for returning students who are recommended for a higher track by their youth leader. A bit more intense, students will be pushed in the areas of personal renewal, apologetics and disciple-making.
The Next Level (TNL) – 3rd year and up attendees
This is a leadership training course for 3rd year and higher attendees who are recommended for a higher level by their youth leaders.
What does a typical day look like?
Specific detailed schedules for each city will be posted soon.
Details are coming soon for 2019 registration.
Travel & Lodging
How is parking handled?
Who determines the rooming lists?
How should we prepare for the trip?
What is the leader to student ratio guideline?
Will we need to bring bedding?
What is the dress code for Lead THE Cause?
What if someone in our group has a medical emergency while at LTC?
We will also provide a list of local urgent care facilities and hospitals when you check in should a medical emergency happen in your group.