What is Lead THE Cause?
Who is behind the event?
When and where is it happening?
Who are the speakers and worship artist?
Greg is the founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries. For over 28 years, God has used Greg to train and inspire over a million teenagers to reach their generation for Christ. He’s an expert on youth ministry and evangelism, a captivating speaker, and the author of numerous books and evangelistic resources.
Zane’s own radical gospel transformation gave him a passion to help young people encounter Jesus and go “all in” for His Cause. Zane has spoken at numerous Dare 2 Share events and the 2019 and 2020 Winter Jam tours, written books, served with Torchbearers International, and leads a ministry called Lovin Life.
Jerrod Gunter is the Next Generation Pastor at New Direction Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. At New Direction, Jerrod initiated a youth movement called “Riot Starters” which equips students to take prayer and evangelism to their schools and communities. As a result of “Riot Starters,” Jerrod’s teens have become devoted Christ-followers and hundreds of unsaved students have put their faith in Jesus.
More information on other speakers and artists is coming soon.
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 any special training for returning students?
Core 201 – 2nd year attendees
This track is for returning students who are recommended for the next level of training by their youth leader. A bit more intense than Core 101, students are pushed in the areas of personal renewal, apologetics and disciple-making.
Core 301 – 3rd year attendees OR 2nd year attendees in their senior year
Students in Core 301 will receive deeper training on the bigger picture of advancing the gospel: disciple multiplication. They’ll learn to implement the 7 Values of a Gospel Advancing Ministry as student leaders in their youth groups and to be Gospel Advancing Leaders for the rest of their lives. Check out this post for a more in-depth look at this new Core Training track for upper level students.
What does a typical day look like?
What does it cost? How do I get the best price?
Registration opens in January 2021! In order to secure your spots, registration must be paid in full for each person in your group. There are a limited number of discounted registrations available in each city. See the chart below for deadlines.
Click here for information on registration and pricing for Lead THE Cause Virtual 2021.
What's included in the price?
Registration for Lead THE Cause in Chicago or Denver includes lodging and meals for the duration of the event, general sessions and core training, off-site activities, plus an event workbook. Transportation is NOT included during the week (including to and from off-site activities). Groups are responsible for getting to the event site and transporting their group throughout the week.
Registration for Lead THE Cause Virtual includes pre-event training and support, online access to all sessions and core training, an event workbook, connection to other attendees via technology.
Lead THE Cause Refund Policy
Registration for Lead THE Cause onsite events is refundable with the following policies:
61 Days out or more = Refund less a $50 per registration cancellation fee
31-60 Days out = 50% refund
0-30 Days out = No refund
All refund requests are required to be submitted in writing and via email by the deadline to [email protected] and will require the approval of Dare 2 Share’s VP of Mobilization. Please include your reason for the request and a single point of contact with email and phone number for follow up.
I heard students can get college credit at LTC—how?
Yep, eligible students attending any of the three LTC events this summer could earn 3 college credits for the evangelism training they receive! Click here to find out more about this awesome opportunity offered by our partners at Colorado Christian University.
Travel & Lodging
Will transportation be covered during LTC?
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.
Will there be Wi-Fi?
Is there a Planning Guide I can use?
Lead THE Cause Virtual
What is Lead THE Cause Virtual?
LTC Virtual will provide a quality event for your group and include nationally recognized speakers and artists.
Click here to learn more about the 2021 event.
How will LTC Virtual compare to the onsite events?
– Teenagers learn how to clearly articulate the Gospel, and activate what they learn through multiple outreach opportunities.
– Youth Leaders receive training on Gospel Advancing philosophy and implementation, and then work with their teens to develop and document a strategic plan for reaching their community in the coming year.
– The format of the experience follows the universal Prayer-Care-Share model, and includes activities that support each of these important areas.
– Students are encouraged and emboldened through connection with like-minded teens from around the country who want to pursue their world for Jesus. LTC Virtual will use technology to provide that interaction and contact.
– Outreach opportunities provide opportunities for students to put what they’ve learned into action. There will be both pandemic proof and face-to-face options for sharing the gospel.
– An annual theme that ties the training together remains. This year’s them is BRAVE and is based on the life of David.
– High energy speakers provide inspiration, training and motivation.
– Meaningful worship times keep the students pursuing their relationship with God.