The FAMiLY Leadership Academy

The FAMiLY Leadership Academy


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August 9 and 10

I write to you as a parent, as an educator and as a former high school principal. Our young people need to be prepared for a world that is increasingly hostile to our Christian Faith and to our Biblical Worldview.

For this purpose, The FAMiLY LEADER is building on its highly successful Leadership Summit to now include a Youth Leadership Academy for incoming high school freshmen to incoming high school seniors.

The cost, including lunch and snacks, is FREE. In no way do we want cost to be prohibitive for attendance. In addition, students who attend the Youth Leadership Academy are granted FREE admission to The FAMiLY Leadership Summit on August 10.

The FAMiLY Leadership Summit will feature many national leaders who will link Biblical Worldview to current issues with appropriate application. Last year, these leaders included Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Joel Rosenberg and others.

This year, Dr. Del Tackett will anchor The FAMiLY Leadership Summit. Dr. Tackett is the architect and teacher of The Truth Project—a worldwide small group initiative designed to instill a Christian Worldview within the body of Christ. Dr. Tackett describes “worldview” as “lenses” or beliefs we all hold, through which we interpret and understand the world around us.

The goal of the Youth Academy and the Summit is to underscore why we believe what we believe, and how we apply this belief to all areas of life including: dating and marriage, service, college and career, sports and entertainment, social media, etc.

Every fiber in me, as a parent and educator, says make sure your student attends The FAMiLY Leadership Academy and The FAMiLY Leadership Summit. Due to the inaugural nature of the Academy, we are limiting attendance to the first 150 students who sign-up at:

For more information regarding the Academy and/or Summit, please email Kristen Rheinherren at

I hope to see your student on August 9 and 10!


Bob Vander Plaats

President and CEO


PO Box 42245    Urbandale, IA 50323



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