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Explore your identity in Christ and discover your missional calling.

LEAD is a 9-week summer program for young adults who want to deepen their identity in Christ, engage the culture, and pursue the mission of God.

Learn how your story fits into God’s mission through service learning and one-on-one discipleship in a small group setting.

May 16-July 15, 2022

What you'll receive

shared community

one-on-one discipleship

service opportunities

clarity in your calling

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healthy rhythms

expert training

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

This 9-week program will guide you in discovering your God-given purpose and what’s next for your life.

LEAD focuses on:

  • strengthening your identity in Christ
  • engaging the culture around you
  • pursuing the mission of God
  • exercising servant leadership

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Touch the World’s training site, The Mission Center, will be your home base throughout LEAD. The Mission Center is located in Saylorsburg, PA in the Poconos. Here you will share community with other LEAD participants and grow through learning practical life skills.

The program includes several off-campus outings designed to push you outside of your comfort zone so you can experience God in new ways. You will venture into the great outdoors and into New York City where you’ll engage with multiple cultures.

Additionally, you will have opportunities to serve with ministries in both urban and rural settings.

Where LEAD students stay at The Mission Center
Where LEAD students stay at The Mission Center

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

Touch the World’s training site, The Mission Center, will be your home base throughout LEAD. The Mission Center is located in Saylorsburg, PA in the Poconos. Here you will share community with other LEAD participants and grow through learning practical life skills.

The program includes several off-campus outings designed to push you outside of your comfort zone so you can experience God in new ways. You will venture into the great outdoors and into New York City where you’ll engage with multiple cultures.

Additionally, you will have opportunities to serve with ministries in both urban and rural settings.

LEAD is for young adults

Who is LEAD for?

Young adults ages 18-23 who:

  • have a relationship with Jesus they want to cultivate further
  • are seeking spiritual maturity as they enter adulthood

And who want to:

  • deepen their identity in Christ
  • find belonging and understanding of culture
  • pursue the mission of God

How much Does it cost?

$3,500

Participants will receive guidance and coaching in raising funds to meet their program cost goal. The costs will be allocated towards:

  • food and lodging
  • transportation
  • training and materials*
  • all program activities

*Option to pursue college course credit is available at additional cost. Accreditation through Anchor Christian University.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022

Meet your Mentors

Meet Bill

Bill came on staff in 2019, though he was a dedicated volunteer long before then. He has several years of experience in youth ministry and enjoys helping young people transition well into adulthood. In addition to running LEAD, Bill develops new church partnerships for TTW. Bill is somewhat known as the staff prankster. He loves the outdoors, traveling, and most any other adventure.

Meet Deb

Deb has been on staff at Touch the World for over 15 years. She’s a counselor by profession and her heart is to disciple young people and prepare them for a life of serving and following Christ.  She grew up in Japan as a missionary kid, where her parents spent decades working with youth. Today, Deb oversees the property of The Mission Center with her husband, Randy.

Meet Randy

You may often find yourself asking “Where’s Randy?” Randy officially joined staff in 2018 and is typically busy working on projects around The Mission Center property. Randy is also an experienced counselor with a passion for investing in people, especially youth and young adults. Additionally, Randy is low-key one of the funniest people on staff.

Questions about LEAD?
Let us know on the LEAD interest form. One of the LEAD mentors will get in touch with you to answer your questions!