Attention HIGH SCHOOL TEENS!
Are you READY for TEEN L.E.A.D. CAMP 2014?
APPLY FOR ST. ANTHONY’S TEEN L.E.A.D. TODAY!
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“My dear young people do not be afraid! Be Courageous!”
Saint John Paul II
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is TEEN L.E.A.D.?
St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. (LEADERSHIP, EVANGELIZATION, AND DISCIPLESHIP) is a dynamic Catholic leadership opportunity for teens that are ready to step up to the next level in leadership and evangelization. It is a two-day+ half, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the lives of the saints who both lived and spread the gospel with zeal and faithfulness.
The leadership philosophy of St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. is to equip and empower young people to be witnesses to their Catholic faith and lead others to a deeper relationship with Christ. Using Blessed John Paul II challenge to our youth to the New Evangelization: “My dear young people do not be afraid! Be Courageous!” We hope to help participants discover their identity in Christ, how to be a true disciple, and how to share His love as a living witness. Training will be rooted in the truths of Scripture, the Catechism, and the lives of the saints who both lived and spread the gospel with zeal and faithfulness. Each day of training will immerse the participants in skill workshops, talks, group discussions, personal testimony and the sacraments. Every participant will be trained to effectively witness the faith through personal conversion, sharing the gospel message, radical service and authentic witness.
What happens over the Training?
The training is rooted in the truths of Scripture, the Catechism, and the lives of the saints. Each day of training will consist of workshops on discipleship including how to develop a prayer life, overcoming sin through the Sacraments, and other practical tools for developing their faith.
The training will:
• equip teens with leadership skills that will foster growth in developing individual gifts and talents to use in service to others
• empower high school youth to witness the Catholic faith to their peers and prepare them for ongoing service in evangelization
• reinforce basic doctrine of church necessary so that by their own conversion, they will be able to L.E.A.D. others to Christ
• establish the value of and prepare for service to the Church and the greater community through SSBC (SonShine Summer Bible Camp)
When does St. Anthony’s TEEN LEAD take place?
St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. is offered the week before St. Anthony’s Sonshine Summer Bible Camp. The training begins on Monday morning the week before the S.S.B.C. week and runs through Tuesday evening. On Monday of the following week of training, St. Anthony’s L.E.A.D. participants join to welcome camp children when they arrive on site for their week summer camp.
Who should apply for St. Anthony’s L.E.A.D.?
St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. is open for all High School youth who are passionate about their Catholic faith, and ready to step up the next level of leadership through evangelization, and discipleship training. WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUTH WHO…
… LOVE JESUS AND HIS CHURCH
… ARE READY TO TAKE THEIR CATHOLIC FAITH TO THE NEXT LEVEL
… WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SHARE THEIR LOVE OF CHRIST WITH FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES
… WANT TO GO DEEPER IN PRAYER
… WANT TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO ANSWER CHRIST’S RADICAL CALL TO LOVE AND SERVE
… TO MEET AND BUILD NEW FRIENDS
… WANT & NEED COMMUNITY HOURS
… WANT TO PUT SOMETHING REALLY GOOD ON THEIR COLLEGE APPLICATION
What is the age requirement for applying?
Teen L.E.A.D. will accept all High School students having completed at least one year of high school through the summer after their senior year in high school with a genuine desire to know and serve Christ and the Church through service to the community.
Who facilitates the St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. Training Camp?
St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. camp is led by adult youth ministers and a team of young adults and core group leaders who are involved in youth ministry under the charge of Jacky Briseño, a former Franciscan LEAD and Franciscan University of Steubenville Alumni.
What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for registering is Friday, June 13, 2014. Acceptance email will be sent to all accepted applicants on Saturday June 13, 2014 so it is best to apply before then to ensure your application is reviewed before! If you are not accepted, you will receive notification as well.
How do youth apply for St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D.?
Download the application packet for St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. COMING SOON.
All youth applying for St. Anthony’s TEEN L.E.A.D. will need to submit application packet.
What is the cost of the TEEN L.E.A.D. training and what does this price include?
The cost of $25.00 per applicant includes training in Leadership, Evangelization And Discipleship, materials, official program t-shirt, and meals for the participant.