About 100 high school students from Mennonite Brethren congregations in the Midwest participated in a leadership symposium at Tabor College, March 15 to 17.
“Tag…You’re It,” was the theme for the weekend of teaching, interaction and activities for youth leaders from the denomination’s Southern District Conference.
The leadership symposium was a different format from the usual youth event sponsored by the college. Previously, Tabor students organized a general youth conference for all high-school students.
This year, the event was redefined and narrowed, focusing on the advancement of student leadership. Students acknowledged as Christian leaders by their adult youth leaders were invited to the symposium.
Wendell Loewen, youth minister for the Southern District and professor of biblical and religious studies at Tabor, was the featured speaker.
Loewen’s topics included: “Keys to Effective Leadership”; “Understanding Your Natural Leadership Style”; “The Truth About Leadership”; and “Authentic Leadership: Jesus’ Call to Lead.”
“We’re trying to encourage young people to be leaders and to lead with integrity and skill,” Loewen said.