Franciscan LEAD

Let FRANCISCAN LEAD prepare your teens for the next level of Leadership, Evangelization and Discipleship. Their witness will never be the same!

What is Franciscan LEAD & who is it for?

Franciscan LEAD is a dynamic Catholic leadership opportunity for teens that are ready to step up to the next level in leadership, evangelization and discipleship. It is directed and facilitated by well-trained young adults and youth ministers who will equip and empower high school youth to be a witness for the Catholic faith and prepare them for ongoing service in evangelization.

What is the commitment & what will they get out of it?

It is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship. The life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi inspire these teachings. Each day of training will consist of workshops on topics including how to develop a prayer life, overcoming sin through the Sacraments, how to share their personal testimony, servant leadership and other practical tools for developing their faith.

This is a great opportunity for teens they won’t want to miss! Check out Steubenville’s LEAD page for more information.

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I went into the LEAD week totally nervous and having a few problems with my faith, and came out feeling strong and confident in my faith as a soldier of God. Throughout the week all my fears about who I was and what I had to do vanished. I found confidence and strength in God and I slowly, through the week, realized that God has it all under control and that HE LOVED ME for who I was.Youth LEAD Participant
Franciscan LEAD is a dynamic Catholic leadership opportunity for teens that are ready to step up to the next level in leadership, evangelization and discipleship. It is directed and facilitated by well-trained young adults and youth ministers who will equip and empower high school youth to be a witness for the Catholic faith and prepare them for ongoing service in evangelization.
The week is rooted in the truths of Scripture, the Sacraments, the lives of the saints and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each day consists of workshops on discipleship including how to develop a prayer life, overcoming sin through the Sacraments and other practical tools for developing their Catholic faith. The week also offers tools and training to enable them to answer, thoughtfully and accurately, difficult faith questions, to become an effective and authentic witness, to share their personal testimony, and to develop a quality of servant leadership.
Franciscan LEAD is for youth who are passionate about their Catholic faith, active in their youth group, and are ready to step up to the next level of leadership through evangelization and discipleship training.
Franciscan LEAD training begins Monday evening before the Steubenville Youth Conference and runs through Friday afternoon. On Friday evening, after spending the afternoon greeting and assisting arriving youth groups, Franciscan LEAD participants join their group. Therefore, each participant must be a registered conference participant with his or her group for the Steubenville Youth Conference weekend.
The program is led by a team of leaders who are experienced in youth ministry and have been specifically trained by the Youth Outreach Office at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Application for Franciscan LEAD is online and will be available January 17th.

Applications are due by March 31, 2017.

The step-by-step process and link to the application is found at http://www.steubenvilleconferences.com/lead. Upon completion of the first part of the application by the teen, an email is automatically sent to their referral person with a link to the online referral.

NOTE: Review the application procedure page before beginning to insure all needed information is readily available.

Applications are due by March 30, 2015. Contact the conference registration office at (952) 224-0333 for more information.

Franciscan LEAD applicants must be in the range of completion of their freshman year through completion of their senior year in high school.
No. One of the values of Franciscan LEAD is for participants to use their newly acquired skills and insights to serve their fellow group members during the youth conference weekend. Participants must be registered at the same Steubenville Youth Conference as their group.
In addition to training in discipleship and evangelization LEAD participants also receive a resource book, official program t-shirt, lodging and meals throughout the program and transportation to the conference site.
The LEAD program cost does not include registration fee for the Steubenville conference weekend or transportation to and from the program site. Options for payment may be available through sponsorship by participant’s parish or parish youth group for full or partial cost.
Upon acceptance into the program, participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to the LEAD site and notifying the Steubenville Youth Conference registration office at (952) 224-0333 of their travel plans. If the participant is flying to the location, we will provide transportation from the airport on Monday.
We will provide transportation to the conference site on Friday for all Franciscan LEAD participants. They will join their group prior to the start of the conference on Friday.
Yes, however youth must go through the application process again and priority is given to new applicants. Previous participation in Franciscan LEAD does not guarantee acceptance.

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