LTC 2020: Nothing Less

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

“Nothing Less” is about remembering why we are doing things, not just doing them (and hence making them ultimate priority).

Our Christian lives begin with making Jesus our hope, salvation, motivation, and goal. The gospel enters our lives and begins to transform us into the people God intended us to be.

Because this transformation results in new behavior, we create signposts to assure us that we are going in the right direction. While there may be many signposts in our lives, some key signposts in our students’ lives are (1) participating in service (ministry), (2) showing characteristics of a holy lifestyle, and (3) finding success (meaning we are blessed). In other words, a transforming person will likely find themselves serving, showing new godly characteristics, and experiencing blessings.

Somewhere along our journeys, however, we exchange the signposts for the objective. We subconsciously begin working to achieve the signposts instead of the true transformation. We exchange our true goal of being with and like Jesus for something less. We begin to believe that “service” leads to salvation instead of flows from salvation. We believe that if we act “holy” we will be saved instead of knowing that being saves results in acting holy. The signposts get elevated.

“Nothing Less” is about not settling for the lessor signposts, and remembering our true love, Jesus.

When & Where

June 14-19, 2020
The Oaks Camp and Conference Center
18651 Pine Canyon Road, Lake Hughes, CA 93532

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About LTC

AACF’s LTC, leadership training conference, is an annual conference for emerging student leaders. It is a conference designed to teach leadership skills and nurture a heart of Christian leadership.

During this weeklong conference, students will participate in training tracks. These tracks represent core ministries within AACF: Bible Study, Body Life, Core Leadership, Community Building, Disciple Growing, Leading Small Groups, Prayer, and Worship. In four sessions of tracks, students will form a foundation for ministry in their context. Throughout the week students will participate in small group bible studies in the evenings and hear from a keynote speakers in the mornings. Dotted throughout the week are campus times, which is a focused time for student leaders to build up their ministry team, fellowship, reflect, and cast vision for the upcoming year. We encourage students to participate in our morning prayer meetings. And we invite all participants to utilize our planned quiet times. A special feature of LTC are MOIs, moments of impact. MOIs are intentional moments when students can share their testimony, fears, praises, and so much more with one another.

LTC is a conference for emerging student leaders. If you are serving in AACF, sense a leadership calling, or are interested in leadership come and participate in AACF’s LTC 2020.

Training Tracks

Bible Study

The goal of studying scripture is to come as a humble student willing to be taught by the Word of God through the Holy Spirit so that you can faithfully and creatively live out your part of the biblical story as a disciple of Christ. In this track you will learn how to study a passage of Scripture, and how to prepare and lead a Bible Study.

Community Building

When we think of community, our thoughts go towards images of eating together, hanging out and supporting friends through difficult times. The stories in the book of Acts show us that the concept of Christian Community also includes a sense of mission. We don’t spend time with one another just to enjoy life together although that will happen. Our community has the purpose of advancing the gospel by demonstrating the love of Christ to those around us. We'll spend time at LTC learning and sharing with each other how we can make this impact on our campus.

Core Leadership

This track takes leaders who are serving on core, from personally envisioning themselves as a leader to running an AACF chapter. We encourage all core coordinators to attend for instruction, insight, and affirmation of your call on campus. The trainers bring years of experience serving core groups from their respective careers.

Disciple Growing

Do you know what it means to be a discipler, mentor, or coach? Do you know how to be a friend? Or are you hearing those terms and running away. We are called to be obedient to Christ- that is the only qualification one needs. Discipleship happens in the diversity of life’s relationships; to follow Jesus with others as you encourage, live, laugh and learn. Not just growing the mind and heart, but also a life lived out practically. It’s learning how to seek answers together asking the right questions, having humility to not always know all the answers, with a desire to be constantly humbled by the profound richness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will talk about all this and how it all works out practically on your campus.

Leading Small Groups

This course teaches leadership skills and attitudes for leading a small group and how to initiate and maintain discussions. You will learn to formulate open-ended questions that invite participation and deeper sharing. This course is highly interactive: you will observe and lead live small group sessions and will both give and receive feedback. Responsibilities of the Small Group Coordinator will also be addressed. Your instructors have many years of experience leading church small groups and secular work teams, training, and facilitating meetings. Note: Though Bible focused, this track does not teach Bible Study techniques.

Prayer

Do you want to increase your trust and dependency on God as you serve on campus? Come and gain insight and inroads for increased intimacy with God through prayer. Grow in authentic connecting and communion with God, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Students will be equipped to lead a prayer ministry on their campuses. As prayer track participants, we will engage in various aspects of leading and supporting the LTC week in prayer which is a practicum for developing prayer ministry on your campus.

Worship

Worship is more than a music ministry or the type of music played; it’s a response to what you behold and admire. In this track, we will explore together ways to behold and admire the Triune God and the Gospel and live out that adoration. We will learn what true and proper worship is (Romans 12:1) and how to daily worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). You don’t have to be musically talented to come to this track, but if you are, this training track will also help you use your talents in music confidently.

Speakers: AACF STAFF

Jon Liu, AACF Director

Johannah Rosario, AACF UCR Campus Minister (Volunteer)

Mark Quan, AACF UCSD Campus Minister (Volunteer)

Dave Fong, AACF UCB Campus Minister (Support Raising)

Registration

Please note for 2020, a complete registration consists of the following:

  • Registration Form. Submitting a completed online Registration Form.
  • Medical Form. The Oaks Medical Form. If you have any questions, please email info@aacf.org or ask your campus minister. Once you've completed the form, please print, sign, and mail your form to: Attn: AACF LTC, JEMS, 948 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Payment. You can send a check or money order made out to "AACF" for your total registration cost to our office: Attn: AACF LTC, JEMS, 948. E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. You may also pay online. If you've applied for a scholarship, please make your check or money order for the anticipated remaining balance you have calculated on the scholarship form. Please mail your payment with your form to the JEMS office.

Registration covers lodging and training materials. Discounts are available for those attending or serving at one of the JEMS Mount Hermon Summer Conferences. Contact your campus minister for details for scholarship information.

2020 Registration Form

Last day to register: May 31, 2020

Registration Fees

  Early Bird Registration: On or Before May 15, 2020 Regular Registration: After May 15, 2020
By check $400.00 $425.00
Online $415.00 $440.00

Note: No Part-Time Registration Fees, No Visitors

Scholarships

As money should never be a hindrance for one’s attendance. Please visit the Help Paying for LTC tab for ideas on saving or fundraising for your registration fee. If you still have questions contact your campus minister or the AACF office by email (info@aacf.org or phone (213) 613-0022). Applications for the Grace K. Ogawa National scholarship are due by May 15, 2020. All other scholarships are to be handled by your local chapter and should be processed no later than May 31, 2020.

Grace K. Ogawa National Scholarship Application

Cancellations

If you cancel your participation before May 15, 2020, there is a non-refundable $25.00 fee retained to cover necessary costs. If you cancel your participation after May 15, 2020 until May 31, 2020 the fee increases to $50.00. After May 31, it is considered a "no show". There is no refund if you "no show" on the first day of LTC, and did not notify your campus minister for other arrangement. Refunds for cancellations will require a written email notification with reason and request for a refund less the stated fees above sent to info@aacf.org, with the subject line entry "LTC Cancellation". .

What to Bring

Sleeping bag, bedding, towels, personal toiletries, Bible, pen, paper/notebook, flashlight, money for offerings.

Suggestions on Paying for LTC

Saving Money. Saving money is more than just stopping yourself from spending money. To save money, you need to create a budget! A budget will help you formulate a plan for your money and track your progress toward your financial goals. There are many budgeting guides, tools, and experts. An online search will produce a lot of results.

Asking For Help. We welcome the initiative you take to ask others to support you as an emerging leader. Here is a brainstorm of different groups of people to ask for help:

  • Parents.
  • Extended Family.
  • Friends.
  • Church.
  • Your University. Many Associated Student groups offer leadership training funds for student organizations. Please contact the their office to find out if they offer funding and how to receive those funds.
  • AACF Alumni.

Alternative Options.

If you couldn't find help from the above suggestion, AACF offers the Grace K. Ogawa National Scholarship

  • In 2020 AACF will be offering every LTC participant a $100 scholarship. There are three (3) eligibility requirements: (1) must be a student for the 2020-2021 school year, (2) must be serving in AACF leadership for the 2020-2021 school year, and (3) must be a full-time attendee of LTC. If participants elect to receive this scholarship they will need to provide two items after LTC: (1) a photo of themselves and (2) a reflection about their LTC experience with a 500-word minimum. Both these items will be due by June 30, 2020.
  • AACF also offers the Grace K. Ogawa National Scholarship. To submit an application click on this link: Grace K. Ogawa National Scholarship Application. The application has the following eligibility requirements:
  1. The scholarship candidate must have submitted a completed registration for 2020 LTC.
  2. The scholarship candidate must be a full-time attendee of LTC
  3. The scholarship candidate must have approval from local campus minister or, if unstaffed, current Core Coordinator(s) to apply for the Grace K Ogawa Scholarship.
  4. The scholarship candidate must be enrolled as a student for the upcoming school year (2020-2021).
  5. The scholarship candidate must be serving in a leadership capacity (core, servant team, etc) in the upcoming school year (2020-2021).
  6. The scholarship candidate must submit a letter explaining their financial situation including the scholarship amount they are requesting, along with their experience and vision for Christian leadership.
  7. A reference letter affirming your leadership potential.
  8. A complete application must be submitted by May 15, 2020.