DREAM WILDLY: SERVANT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 2015


Servant Leadership 2015 will continue to extend the themes of our 5 year Leadership Content. This year the primary focus will be diving into the value of DREAM WILDLY.

This world needs young leaders who dream about things that matter and usher in good for our world and for the Kingdom. God honoring servant leadership is always be accompanied by huge faith that pursues God inspired dreams.

God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20

SESSION 1: SERVANT LEADERSHIP (WILDLY SERVE

What would it mean to wildly serve this week? Leadership is modeled by Jesus as acts of wild service to God and to others. Jesus directly linked loving God with loving others when he was asked to define the greatest commandment. This experience is about growing our love for God and love for others. No better way to grow those things than through servant leadership.

SESSION 2: WILDLY DREAMING

Do you dream? Dreaming is a popular subject, it has been every since MLK’s “I have a dream speech, but sadly most young people aren’t dreaming wildly. They are dreaming realistically and responsibility. Dreams are hemmed in by normalcy. In this session students will be challenge to re-think the way they approach questions like, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Maybe our dreams shouldn’t only be about schooling, work, and our future success, but maybe God has a dream inside of us way better than all of that…maybe that’s our “special work” (Jeremiah 1:5).

SESSION 3: WILDLY REQUESTING

(OUR WORDS) Our words have the power to destroy, build up, defend, save, discourage, empower, and so much more. There are many times in life where courage is required to speak and use words of life, love, and hope. Teenagers continually face the challenge in their schools of how they use their words. This session is a call to courageously use our words to be life giving and to boldly point the world to Jesus.

SESSION 4: COURAGE TO BE WITH

(OUR RELATIONSHIPS) The heart of LEAD222 is mentoring. Who are you choosing to be with? Students must have the courage to make intentional choices about which relationships will matter most to them. This message will include the Be With Constellation and encourage students live the constellation. In addition to the Be-With Constellation equal emphasis will be given to students making courageous decisions within their existing relationships. How can you lead those in your life? Who is the Lord stirring you to be courageous with?

SESSION 5: COURAGE TO CHANGE

(OUR CHANGE) Some of the most courageous things we’ll ever do will be to change things about ourselves. To take a risk, to let go of something, to change a behavior, or to make a sacrifice – change is necessary for transformation to take place. Leaders are continually making small degrees of change in order to become stronger and more faithful. Luke 9:23 calls us to “take up our cross daily…” Often times to we have to let something go in order to pick up the cross. This session is a call to make a change, so we can better carry our cross and make a Kingdom impact as leaders.

ADDITIONAL SL LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Students will have hands on missional experiences to learn the heart of Servant Leadership. Students will receive a SL Journal with daily devotionals and leadership experiences. Students will be challenged to practice a daily leadership experience. Each ministry will engage in meaningful Team Times. Each day Students will engage in daily times of worship and devotion. Students will experience a mid-trip leadership training experience.

Below is a brief look at our plan to equip and teach students over the next several years with content and experiences that will shape the way they choose to live.

Year 1: Live Differently, Love Recklessly, Lead Courageously, Dream Wildly
A challenge to become a leader who embodies all four of the Servant Leadership values.

Year 2: Live Differently
Exploring what it means for students to live their faith out in ways that create a difference for the Kingdom

Year 3: Love Recklessly
Students will be challenged to view their potential leadership being best expressed by the way we love and serve others.

Year 4: Lead Courageously
We want to inspire students to courageously overcome the fears that stand in the way of leading others for God’s purposes.

Year 5: Dream Wildly
Today’s culture largely shapes the aspirations of teenagers – students must learn to engage in the dreams God has for them.