A student’s first time at Lead THE Cause (LTC) is often the experience that awakens vibrant faith and ignites a passion for sharing the Gospel. We’ve heard tons of stories from students and youth leaders to prove it! Here’s a video that shows a glimpse of the many transformative ways God has worked through these events .But does a second year at LTC hold the same kind of powerful, life-transforming experience as the first year?
High school student Kiley Anderson went to her second Lead THE Cause event a few years ago. Here’s how she describes her alumni experience:
Kiley’s Second-Year LTC Testimony
As Kiley explained, first- and second-year students receive different Core training during LTC. Core training is where students dive into Gospel-sharing strategies and practice Gospel conversations with each other. As a returner, Kiley was part of the alumni track, which takes students deeper into the hows and whys of sharing their faith and provides fresh learning opportunities each year. This teaching is specifically designed to strengthen not only their faith, but also their ability to make disciples.
“The Core training has been really cool,” Kiley said. “I’m on the alumni track, and we get to go more into apologetics … instead of just reviewing the basics of sharing the Gospel. We got to learn more about defending our faith, which I think is going to be really helpful.”
Another difference between Kiley’s first- and second-year experiences was the outreach time, during which students have Gospel conversations in the real world. “We mixed up our alumni and our rookie kids who hadn’t been here before,” she explained. “Getting to watch them do their first Lead THE Cause experience was really cool.”
If you’re wondering if LTC is worth taking students to for a second or third time, consider how the training, knowledge, and experience of another year will build on what they’ve previously learned at LTC. It could be just what your teens need to strengthen their faith and deepen their love for the lost. Youth pastors often report that things really start to click for their ministry and students if they attend a second year.
“I would recommend Lead THE Cause because in my personal walk … I feel so much closer to Christ,” Kiley said. “I go home feeling closer to Christ and knowing that I can share my faith.”
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