The original idea came out of a long car ride down to southern Illinois. A few of my friends and I were talking about the seemingly universal struggle of getting students involved in leadership in the local church and the Conference-level ministries. In an amazing turn of events, instead of complaining about the current situation, we started working on a solution, and out of that discussion came the idea for a leadership development camp.
Marked is a week-long leadership academy for high school students designed to take leadership students and build on their God-given strengths and equip them for leadership in the local church. We focus on four things we feel are especially important for leaders to have solid grasp on: spiritual disciplines, biblical leadership characteristics, personal strengths/gifts, and working in a team.
I am so excited about what this ministry is doing in the lives of those who attend. Seeing what God is doing in their life year after year I can’t help but be filled with hope. It’s a great ministry, and if you have some kids who need to take the next step in leadership, then this is the camp for them.
Here is a short video with some highlights of last year’s camp: