Lads & Ladies to Leaders

2023 Parents and Youth

Since its foundation in 1968, the mission of Lads to Leaders (L2L) has been to develop youth into Christian leaders. From a group of eight boys in that first year to more than 20,000 today, the mission has remained the same. Over a quarter of a million participants have obtained leadership training through the L2L program since 1968. While many congregations report that they are losing half or more of their youth, congregations that incorporate L2L events (especially year-round) are reporting youth retention rates of 85% or higher, ten years after graduation! What makes the difference? The year-round participation concept (L2L is not just a one week-end youth event) and involving youth in regular study of God’s Word.

Margaret Street has a long history with Lads to Leaders. We are now sending a second generation of young people to L2L conferences who are participating in multiple events. These are the children of parents who once participated in the program themselves! Those parents are now, not only helping our youth prepare throughout the year at their home congregation, but are also serving as judges and volunteers at the national convention, along with many other volunteers. Lads to Leaders is truly a family affair!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
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Jeremiah 29:11