A week-long summer leadership
experience that
empowers teens
to change their world.

…Not your typical summer camp
At LEAD, we believe the best time to start being a leader is now, and the best way to learn is to do it. That’s why we run authentic leadership simulations where high school students have the opportunity to experience the roles of community leaders first-hand, making decisions that would affect millions of people as a state legislator. Mix that in with engaging biblical worldview discussions, faith-building worship and chapel, a hearty dose of games and recreational activities, and awesome relationships built throughout the week, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what LEAD looks like.

What does LEAD stand for?
Learn to live out your faith in the real world.
Be Empowered to fulfill God’s purpose.
Act like a leader: learn by doing!
Discover & unlock your God-given potential.

LEAD is a week-long leadership experience in Des Moines, Iowa where teenagers find themselves in the middle of the action, role-playing as legislators. These experiences are as real as it gets!

Del-Tackett---LEADFeatured Speaker ~ Dr. Del Tackett of The Truth Project

We are excited to announce that Dr. Del Tackett will be our featured speaker for four worldview sessions during our LEAD program!  Dr. Tackett brings a wealth of experience to our teens through his extensive teaching background.  You won’t want to miss his challenging and engaging sessions! > about Del Tackett >>

First-year students role-play as state representatives, debating real bills from the Iowa Legislature. The simulation culminates with a session in the Iowa State Capitol Building.

Additional tracks planned for next year…
Senate track:
Our second-year students build on their experience in the House Track with this
exciting Senate simulation. They can amend their bills, contribute to media coverage of the House, and help lead the House Floor Session.

Media track:
Media students play a key role at camp as part of the LEAD News Network team, producing live newscasts and a daily newspaper. Students will gain both print and broadcast media experience through this challenging and rewarding track.

And while gaining invaluable experience, students engage in biblical worldview discussions, faith-building worship and chapel, a hearty dose of games and recreational activities and awesome relationships built throughout the week.

LEAD is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Like-minded leaders in Michigan and Minnesota have already been using this program for years, and now for the first time, The FAMiLY LEADER is bringing it to Iowa.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Dr. Nathan Oppman at nathan@thefamilyleader.com to learn more.

Facilitated by?
The leadership and team of The FAMiLY LEADER.

6 days long from July 29th through August 3rd, 2018


On the beautiful campus of Grandview University, 2811 E. 14th. St., Des Moines, Iowa map>>

Teens entering 9th grade to those who have just finished 12th grade

$495. Register by 3/31/18 and receive a $100 discount! Also, scholarships are available.

Spread the word!
Click here to download, print, fold and hand out the 3 panel brochure to
anyone who may be interested in attending LEAD.

‘In their own words’…
(These videos are from Minnesota’s “LEAD” 2017)