Lead Up! Youth Mission Leadership Practicum

A special event for high school students! – Coming Feb. 24-26 2017

Lead Up

Lead Up

To change the world, we need to be intentionally developing and shaping our next generation of leaders. ARM is partnering with Rev. Jeremy Steele and Deaconess Susan Hunt  for a time of leadership development and “visioneering”.  ARM’s leadership expo, Lead Up!, will be held  February 24-26 2017 in Tuskegee, AL. This is designed for high school students who desire to take their passion and ideas and translate them into action. See below for more information about bringing your youth. There are some selection criteria!

What is it? This is a weekend designed specifically for juniors and seniors in high school who have a passion to learn the principles of how to start a ministry or movement in their own community or within their youth group.

How do I register? If you are a youth/student, just send lisa@arm-al.org an email that you would like to attend. We have a few questions for you and then you will be given the link to register. If you are a youth director and want to send one of your youth, again, send lisa@arm-al.org a quick email and you will be given the link. This is not an open registration because we are looking for youth with a  heart for missions and leadership potential.

They will learn to:

– Identify their passion

– Develop a set of core values

– Organize a community mission and vision

– Develop an action plan and recruit volunteers

– Plus more!

We will use the context of ARM and how we started and have grown. The students will us their own vision and passion and can be for  any area of need they see in their community  or beyond.

Who is this for and what is the criteria:

This is for at Juniors and Seniors in High School and college students with a passion to serve and leadership potential.

Why only Juniors, Seniors, and college students? They will be supervised by ARM staff, ARM board members, and college students so want mature students. These students will also be potentially offered 1-2 week summer internships to serve alongside the ARM camp counselors this summer either in construction or day camp ministry.

What is the basic schedule?

Friday night: Registration and welcome 6pm-8pm/Introduction and first workshop

Saturday:  Work Shops and Project Sessions

Sunday: Morning session and project displays/depart by noon

Who is coming? The workshop leaders will be Rev. Jeremy Steele from Christ UMC, Jeremy will be an ordained elder and had developed curriculum’s in starting missional movements and turning them into action. Deaconess Susan Hunt serves as the director of Missions and Advocacy at the Conference level. Other presenters and workshop leaders include ARM Director Lisa Pierce and other members of the ARM staff.

The sessions will also include time for youth to work out ideas. It is part presentation and part application/project development. We will guide them through this process and when they leave they will have the foundation for a workable idea.



TBD. This covers housing, meals on Saturday with a Sunday breakfast, and resource materials.


We’ll meet at the United Methodist parsonage in Tuskegee, which has bunk beds and showers. ARM hosts our mission camps and interns in this parsonage during the summer.


ARM abides by the conference safe sanctuaries policy and will make all the provisions for child safety as a minor. The weekend is designed around dreaming and planning so mostly indoors with some recreational activities programmed in for team and group building.

How to Register

More details to come!

Contact Information

Lisa Pierce


P.O. Box 2890

Auburn, AL. 36831

334-501-4276 ext 300

Tuskegee United Methodist Parsonage

402 S. Main Street

Tuskegee, AL. 36083

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