Leadership Training for
Getting Started at Your Church
Parents need to consider and do what works for
your child and caters to their interests/talents.
Young people love activity and expression, but the
“meat” of the Bible is what’s important
LTC is not just outings, it’s about Christian service
as a way of life, learning the Bible and developing
Narrow down the events that you think will work
for your church, then get students’ input
Leadership Training for Christ challenge
kindergartner through twelfth graders to:
Grow in their knowledge of God’s
Discover and develop leadership skills
Develop a servant attitude
Learn to work as a team.
Events for All Ages
LTC teaches you life skills through convention,
preconvention, and challenge events. You learn how
to communicate in different ways with others by
sharing the Gospel through leadership, service, and
Convention Events: Must attend convention in Mobile
April 3rd-5th to participate. Prepare weeks before.
Display Events: Your work must be turned in and judged
at convention even if you don’t attend.
Preconvention Events: Deadline for these is February
20th and they are mailed in and judged before the
Challenge Events: Work on these individually or as a
team year round.
*Due: February 20, 2015
Video Bible Drama
SELTC Judging Guidelines
• For each event, there is a list of judging criteria.
• Participants will NOT compete against each
• Each participant will be judged according to the
criteria (rubric) listed in the SELTC yearly
• Judges will award Gold, Silver, Bronze based on
each individual’s performance.
Judges are regular church members or people
specialized in that area of expertise. Example:
signing for the deaf, Spanish, songleaders, etc.
Example: Where Central
Year 1 - Attended annual convention in Mobile as
observers; started small with bulletin boards, art,
service challenge, worship leadership challenge, one
boy did speech; 14 attended
Year 2 - Started Bible Bowl, Signing for Deaf,
scrapbook, plus others again; 25 attended
Year 3-Started Spanish Interpretation, Chorus,
Songleading, Radio Minute Message, plus other
events again; 35 attended
Year 4-8-Working on all of the above plus interest by
more students in other individual events; 20-25 attend
Central COC’s Format
Kickoff Luncheon in Fall; Review Retreat in Spring
Meet for events such as Bible Bowl/Signing/Bulletin
Boards two Sundays per month from 4ish - 6 pm
before evening services
Bible Bowl promoted as family study; review at
Minister and youth minister may preach
sermons/lessons on theme for a quarter
Teaching Challenge/Service Challenge/Worship
Leadership Challenge - Start right after convention
for the next year; year round involvement
Start with Kindergarten age getting them involved in
art, bulletin boards, service projects, etc.
Award presentation in front of entire congregation
following April convention emphasizing involvement,
Bible study, and service
“Fruits” of SELTC
Have“youth-led” services on 5th Sunday nights
More parental involvement in children and teen ministry
Church-wide support including members coming to us
with projects, ministers assisting in lesson planning for
young men, members involved as leaders in different
More female leadership from young girls
Young men asking what more can they do as a young
Committed and involved families toward leadership
New for SELTC 2015
Theme: “Give It Up” based on the Book of
Church coordinator covenant illustrating
responsibilities and commitment to SELTC.
Closing ceremony on Saturday during lunch at
convention. Congregational singing and
scholarships awarded during this time.
Award packets available 30 minutes after
Judging sheets included in manual.
New events encouraging more teen
Riverchase Church of Christ-Hoover
Other churches involved
Lads to Leaders
Mobile, AL April 3-5, 2015 (Easter Weekend)
Friday Night: Bible Bowl
Individual Events –Signing, Spanish, Speech,
Group Events – Chorus, Puppets, Drama
Display events judged