What is Lead the Cause?
Who is behind the event?
When and where is it happening?
June 18-22, 2018
June 25-29, 2018
July 9-13, 2018
Colorado Christian University
July 23-27, 2018
McLean Bible Church
LOS ANGELES, CA
July 30 – Aug. 3, 2018
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.
When does registration start?
How does our group register?
What does it cost? And what’s included in the cost?
- Super Early Bird (pay by January 21, 2018) – $415
- Early Bird (pay 3 months before LTC) – $485
- Full Price (pay 1 month before LTC) – $525
- Late Fee (pay less than 1 month before LTC) – $625
Registration includes: room, board, all training activities, transportation, and materials during the week. Transportation to and from the event is NOT included in the price – it is the responsibility of each group and is not included in this fee.
What are the payment options?
What other costs can we expect to pay?
If you pay after the final payment deadline for your city, a $100 late fee will apply.
What about cancellations to my group?
Are there other requirements or deadlines along the way I should know about?
Required forms include:
LTC Adult over 18 Registration Form
LTC Student Registration Form
(Forms can be found soon at http://leadthecause.org/register/)
All adults over 18 must also complete a background check. All forms must be submitted electronically. Please find instructions on registration at leadthecause.org/register/ or call 1-866-448-0270 with questions.
Travel & Lodging
How is parking handled?
What are the lodging accommodations?
Chicago Event – Housing is at Wheaton College. There will be 2 per room with a community bathroom on each floor. Because of our anticipated attendance for this year’s event, odd numbers from a group in a specific gender will be lodging with someone from another group. We will do our best to keep your group together on the same floor, but it may be necessary to split your group between 2 floors. Any splits will have a leader from your group on each floor.
Denver Event – Housing is at Colorado Christian University. There will be 2 per room with between 4-6 sharing an apartment style dormitory.
Washington, D.C. Event – Attendees will be staying at a hotel near the event location, McLean Bible Church. Transportation between the hotel and McLean Bible Church will be provided for the duration of the week. However, transportation will not be provided before the event begins or after it ends.
Los Angeles Event – Housing is at Vanguard University. More information on housing at this location will be coming soon.
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?
For those attending the Austin event, attendees will need to bring their own sheets or sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, and towels.
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.