Several friends urged me to try Lead the Cause, but I remember thinking if the conferences don’t “work” long term “why would I invest so much more time and money into it?” Besides, we had seen some great results from our summer mission trips and I just didn’t think I could afford the time or money to do both the mission trip and LTC, so I didn’t go the first few years.
Last summer, I finally decided I’d give it a try. I was, and still am, blown away by the difference in our students. It was like everything I could tell they were trying to do at the conference finally came to life in our students at LTC. The extra time in prayer and study and the creative methods used at LTC, along with the synergy and fellowship of being around other students on the same mission, spurred them to really change their heart, learn the techniques, and give them a vision for continuing to make disciples who make disciples.
LTC radically changed myself, our students, and everything we do in our youth ministry.