Tabor hosts training summit for emerging youth leaders

High school students, identified by their youth pastors as leaders or emerging leaders in their local youth ministries, attended the annual Tabor College youth leadership summit April 29 to May 1.

“Our mission is to empower emerging student leaders to fulfill God’s call to Christian leadership,” said Wendell Loewen, assistant professor of biblical and religious studies at Tabor.

“We desire to train and equip them for God-honoring service in their own youth ministries and the local church, and we seek to encourage students for full devotion to Christian ministry whether in vocational service or in the marketplace.”

Rick and Karen Barlett, Fresno, Calif., led four sessions involving worship and instruction on Christian based on Romans 12:1-2. The Barletts have been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years.

In addition to instructional sessions, students participated in leadership “challenges” designed for students to interactively learn about their own leadership abilities and group dynamics.

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