Leadership Now: Spiritual Formation with Youth (the youth ministry program of Lancaster Theological Seminary) is a strong program that includes year round opportunities for engagement with theological inquiry, gifts discernment and leadership development.
Leadership Now offers a range of programs for junior and senior high youth that vary in duration, intensity, age group, size and theme. This provides youth with opportunities for different levels of participation:
Short events such as Youth Discover Days and Youth Event, introduce students to the seminary, and allow them the opportunity to explore their gifts and how to use these gifts within the life of the church. The youth events also have an emphasis on spiritual practice and issues of justice within church and society.
Another of our events is our Justice Summit Retreat. Justice Summit functions as both an opportunity for youth to explore theological issues more deeply with seminarians and members of the faculty as well as a reunion fellowship for those youth who have participated in Leadership Academy or the Summer Global Experience.
Our summer programming including the Leadership Academy and Summer Global Experience, are our most intensive programs. These provide theological education, leadership skills, and a supportive community to youth as well as encouraging youth to claim faith as their own.
~~We resist spoon-fed Christianity and empower youth (and adults) to be compassionate leaders in the church and the world~~