“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners,” Romans 5:8 (NLT).
“Then he said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.’” Luke 9:23 (NLT).
From zip-lining to kayaking, our True Leadership Conferences offer international students an adventure-packed five days in some of the most picturesque areas in the US. Not only do they get to experience God’s incredible beauty, they also get to walk away with top-quality leadership training. The tools and ideas learned at our conferences are important for students and their future impact. As an added bonus, conference participants oftentimes develop life-long friendships with fellow attendees! The best part, though, is that students get to hear the truth of the Gospel. They get to experience God’s love for them in a way that can change the course of their entire lives!
I am thrilled to announce that our conferences will be held in the following locations this month:
- California, near Yosemite
- North Carolina, near Asheboro
- South Dakota, in the Black Hills
To further highlight just how much our annual conferences impact international students, I want to share a testimony sent in to us by some of our staff members. They write:
“TRUE Leadership literally transformed the design and impact of our ministry to international students here at our university. Before TRUE, we primarily functioned as a staff-driven team. However, after returning from TRUE, students said, ‘We need to keep doing what we did at TRUE. We now see that we really can lead and impact our fellow students. We want to create the same kind of welcoming community we found at the TRUE Leadership Conference so that students can dialogue and discover the message of the Bible.’ Thus began the summer experiment of having students design and lead a Saturday night group. We eat dinner and then discuss a Bible passage, led by students. The experiment is now in its second year with 25 to 40 students attending each week! We’ve seen many come to Christ. One of our students, who was recently baptized, testified, saying: ‘I loved the Saturday night Bible study. I learned so much and my husband and I would continue discussing all the way home! I’ve decided that the Bible is true, I am a sinner and Jesus died for me. I want to follow Jesus.’”
What an incredible testament to the power of the God’s Word to create a ripple effect! We see this happening every year: Students who attend the TRUE Leadership Conferences return to their communities and want nothing more than to share what they’ve learned. These students inspire many to become His followers.
Please join us as we pray over the students and volunteers who are attending this years’ conferences. We ask God to open their hearts and minds so that they can hear the Gospel as they have never heard it before!
“Then He said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me,’” Luke 9:23 (NLT).
For More Information
Watch this video to learn more about the 2016 TRUE Leadership Conference.
Download the North Carolina TRUE Leadership Conference Brochure here.
Learn more about the TRUE Leadership Conference in California.
Learn more about the TRUE Leadership Conference in North Carolina.
Learn more about the TRUE Leadership Conference in South Dakota.