Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) Program
The Leaders In Training Program began in 1997, with a desire to train inner city teens to be leaders in their community. The ministry of World Impact is to further God's Kingdom by raising up indigenous leaders who can spread God's Word throughout the world.
The LIT program exists to train inner-city youth to be Christian leaders in their communities. It is a 3-year program with 5 weeks of on-site training at camp with leadership assignments that are to be completed in their community. Each year we have 20 teens in the program, who each submit an application with references and are interviewed by the L.I.T. Director. Each teen is partnered with a mentor from their local community, who will disciple and continue to train them in God’s word, support and assist teens in completing their leadership assignments.
At the THE OAKS, the teens receive Christian leadership training, job training, experiences in camp environment, bible training, being disciple by the staff, and training in being a camp counselor each summer. The teens choose from the following areas a major in which they will graduate after 3 summers. We currently have Arts & Crafts, Sports & Recreation, Adventure, Aquatics, Media Tech, Performing Arts, Dining Hall and Kitchen majors.
- First Year teens in the program learn about their major, know about the camp, take the Foundations of the Faith Bible class, learn about working with children and the basics of having a job.
- Second Year teens in the program increase in the knowledge and responsibility of their major. They learn to study the Bible in depth, assist camp counselors with campers, and develop confidence about working at a camp.
Third Year teens in the program are trained to become a camp counselor, an instructor in their major, and an example of a Christian leader. They are trained and discipled to become a mature, independent follower of Christ in God's word.
Because of limited spacing this program is only for World Impact ministries and church plant recipients.
Maggie Zuniga, L.I.T. Director
(661) 724-1018 ext.320