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environment where authentic relationships are formed. Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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GLEN LAKE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER

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EMERGING LEADERS INSTITUE

We want to see high school students grow in their faith, make an impact, and develop as the leaders the world needs. Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute is specifically designed to be the catalyst encouraging campers in their relationship with Christ, the church, and all people. It IS NOT a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It IS a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community.

The Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute includes one weekend in April, four optional practicum weeks, and our High School Pathfinder week of camp., Highly trained coaches guide current 10th, 11th, & 12th graders. 


If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director, Patrick Turkett, patrick@glenlake,.org. Applications for the Emerging Leaders Institute can be found online October 1st

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GROW IN FAITH

Be part of a ministry team committed to fostering Christian community and spiritual growth while ministering to children at Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center.

 

MAKE AN IMPACT

Be a counselor and young Christian role model as part of a team reaching out to over 1,500 Glen Lake Campers

 

DEVELOP AS A LEADER

Be challenged as you discover your God-given strengths and learn servant leadership theories, small group dynamics, and how to cast a vision.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
The Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute is a multi-week, immersive leadership development experience. Highly trained coaches guide 10th-12th graders to discover their God-given gifts, reflect on what it means to function as a Christian community, and practice servant leadership while making a difference as camp counselors.

 

During the Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute, participants focus on discovering their natural strengths followed by learning servant leadership theory, small group dynamics, and how to cast a vision. Then, during Practicum Weeks, participants put to practice what they have learned as volunteer counselors at Glen Lake Trailblazer Camps while continuing to receive guidance from Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute coaches.

 

COST
Tuition for the Emerging Leaders Institute is set at $1,075.00. This includes ELI weekend in April, Pathfinder Camp, and Trailblazer Camps, the participant choose to serve. We will be awarding $450.00 Leadership Grants to the first 40 accepted applicants. 

PROCESS

1. APPLY

Apply before the deadline of February 28, 2021.
$450 leadership grants are available to the first 40 accepted applicants.

 

2. INTERVIEW

Schedule an interview and submit references.

We will reach out to schedule an interview with you. 


3. ACCEPT

Once accepted into ELI, register your acceptance by the deadline to receive grant.
Once the deadline has passed, unclaimed grants will be offered to other applicants.

Accept by March 1, 2021

 

4. ELI WEEKEND

Discover your natural strengths, learn about servant leadership theory,
small group dynamics, and how to cast a vision during ELI Weekend.

April 9-11, 2021

Location: Glen Lake Camp & Retreat Center

 

5. COMMISSIONING

Be commissioned for a summer of ministry at a special service at ELI Weekend
on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center

 

6. PRACTICUM WEEKS

Practice servant leadership as a counselor at one or more of our Trailblazer Camps.
Attend as a camper at Pathfinder Camp.

 

7. BANQUET

Celebrate with fellow Glen Lake Emerging Leaders Institute participants
at an end-of-summer banquet.

 

8. FALL LEADERSHIP ROLE

Continue to practice servant leadership at your home church. Those headed to college
in the Fall will be connected with their Wesley or local campus ministry. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
patrick@glenlake.org
P. 254-897-2247

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If you have questions about our Emerging Leaders Institute, please contact our Program Director, Patrick Turkett, patrick@glenlake.org.

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