LIVE DIFFERENTLY: SERVANT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 2016


SYNOPSIS:

The Scriptures are chalked full of stories that point us to become people who live differently. They also show us that we have a God who acts differently. He does justice differently. He does love differently. He does acceptance, forgiveness, purpose, hope, and even religion differently. Jesus clearly modeled a different way of living that often lead to radical acts of service, leadership, love, and sacrifice. This year at our LEAD222 events we want to pour into young leaders and encourage them to live differently for the purposes of God’s Kingdom!

SESSION 1: YOUR STORY

Your life is your story. If you were telling your story, what would you say? Your story will become exactly what you lead it to become. In our first session we will simply introduce the theme and orient everyone to the week. (Luke 10:25-27)

SESSION 2: DIFFERENT LIFE

How do we begin to live a life that is different? God teaches Abraham and Isaac a new way to be human and a new approach to what it means to sacrifice. What is it that we are called to lay down? We pick up our cross and respond in the "here I am" moments. (Genesis 22, Luke 9, Romans 12.)

SESSION 3: DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP

Becoming a leader is not hard to do – many achieve it. However, becoming a leader that actually stands out and does something that matters is a whole different conversation. Leadership that has a different edge and intentionality to it is what this world needs. Teenagers must be encouraged to become leaders who do what no one else has the courage, vision, purpose, or heart to do.

SESSION 4: DIFFERENT PEOPLE

The heart of Lead222 is mentoring. We have the privilege each year to share the transformational message to encourage student to be intentional about the people they choose to BE WITH. This message is about encouraging students to surround themselves with people that will encourage their desires to be different. We will discuss the mentoring constellation and vision of Be With. Students should be left with the hope to create new and different relationships with people around the vision of mentoring.

SESSION 5: A DIFFERENT GOD

The Scriptures are chalked full of stories that point us to become people who live differently. They also show us that we have a God who acts differently. He does justice differently. He does love differently. He does acceptance, forgiveness, purpose, hope, and even religion differently. Jesus clearly modeled a different way of living that often lead to radical acts of service, leadership, love, and sacrifice. The story of Peter in Luke 5 reminds us that sometimes our nets in life come up empty (life can be hard), however, our heavenly Father always sees us and will step into our boat in order to fill the empty spaces in our life. Because of a life with God we can see the impossible.

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.