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.
For LTC 2022 we will be returning to an in-person conference. The conference has been intentionally designed for attendees to develop friendships, learn and process content, worship, and draw near to Jesus. Conference components include: morning prayer, quiet times, bible studies, training tracks, leadership development seminars, free time, speakers and worship. Each day will be full and fulfilling.
This conference will be different from a retreat, but it will have similar components. The goal of the conference is to launch AACF student leaders into their year of service. You will be starting this journey with like-minded peers.
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 2022.
Below you'll find the conference schedule
Studying the Bible is a key discipline for spiritual growth. Studying the Bible in a small group of fellow believers has been a blessing for Christians in both church and fellowship. This track prepares you to take on your role as a small group leader in AACF this year by unpacking your role and responsibilities in small group leading. We'll give more attention to the process of studying the Bible compared to the Small Group track. Note: the Leading Small Groups and Bible Study tracks are essentially Parts A and B of a typical AACF Small Group ministry, so come back next year and take the half you missed.
What kind of community has God called AACF to be? Are we called to fortify ourselves from others and shut out the world? Are we called to dominate the world and condemn its sins? Or are we called to accommodate and blend in with the world? As a Christian community, we have a greater calling. We are called to love as God loved. We have been given a ministry of reconciliation, to reconcile the world to God. In this track we will examine a biblical framework for community. We will build upon that foundation to develop skills to welcome and reach the campus, our mission field.
The Core Coordinator training track is designed to prepare core leaders for the school year. The track covers a range of core leadership issues including personal care, fellowship care and administrative issues. Participants will interact with other campus core leaders to discuss (and brainstorm) ideas for planning their year and managing their core functions. All core coordinators are encouraged to attend for instruction, insight, and affirmation of your call. Participants should be prepared to discuss the readings, exercises, and gain insights into fulfilling AACF’s mission on their campuses.
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.
Leadership Development Seminars
Lead by Serving
We will define the word "servant" from the Old and New Testament, as well as look at Jesus, the ultimate example of being a servant of God. Being on Core means being a leader, but it needs to be done in the context of servanthood. Come out and learn how to lead by serving.
Sharing the Gospel on Your Campus Today
The gospel remains the same, but the way we share that message changes all the time. There have been huge cultural shifts in recent years that affect the way people will receive our presentations of a relationship with Jesus Christ. To be effective in following the Great Commission call to make disciples, we need to be aware of the needs of our hearers and how best to open their minds and hearts to what God has to offer them.
The Process of Transformation
As Christian leaders we want ourselves and those we serve to be more like Christ. But often times growth and transformation don’t happen as fast as we want it to. In this seminar, we explore this process of transformation (or sanctification) first, in our own lives, so that we can better lead those we serve into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Understanding Your Design
You are God’s masterpiece. Scripture describes us as God’s workmanship (Eph 2:10), comparing us to clay and Himself as the potter (Isa 64:8). In the hands of the Great Redeemer we are made whole and holy. With this understanding, we use the StrengthsFinders 2.0 assessment to explore the ways God has designed you - how you process information, make decisions, relate to others, communicate, and more. Sign up for this seminar to gain insights into your leadership style and niche.
Note: Everyone who signs up for this seminar will need to complete a StrengthsFinders assessment before LTC. An access code will be provided for each participant. This seminar will be limited to 10 participants per session.
Speakers: AACF STAFF
Mark Quan, AACF UCSD Campus Minister (Volunteer)
Thomas Chen, AACF UW Campus Minister (Support Raising)
Jon Liu, AACF Director (Support Raising)
Victor Quon, AACF Campus Minister (Support Raising)
Please note for 2022, a complete registration consists of the following:
- Registration Form. Submitting a completed online Registration Form.
- General Release and Waiver Form. Palomar Christian Conference Center's General Release and Waiver Form. Once you've completed the form, please print, sign, and mail your form to: Attn: AACF LTC, JEMS, P.O. Box 86047, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0047
- 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, P.O. Box 86047, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0047. 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.
Last day to register: June 1, 2022
|Early Bird Registration: On or Before May 11, 2022||Regular Registration: After May 11, 2022|
Note: No Part-Time Registration Fees, No Visitors
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (213) 613-0022). Applications for the Grace K. Ogawa National scholarship are due by May 11, 2022. All other scholarships are to be handled by your local chapter and should be processed no later than May 31, 2022.
If you cancel your participation before May 11, 2022, there is a non-refundable $25.00 fee retained to cover necessary costs. If you cancel your participation after May 11, 2022 until May 31, 2022 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 email@example.com, with the subject line entry "LTC Cancellation". .
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:
- Extended Family.
- 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. To submit an application click on this link: Grace K. Ogawa National Scholarship Application. The application has the following eligibility requirements:
- An application for the Grace K Ogawa National Scholarship must be submitted by May 11, 2022.
- The scholarship candidate must be a full-time attendee of the Leadership Training Conference.
- The scholarship candidate must have submitted a complete registration for 2022 LTC: (1) Submitted their online registration for LTC 2022. (2) Mailed in their waiver form that has a postmark on or before May 11, 2022. (3) Submitted a payment by check or credit card on or before May 11, 2022. If you are sending a check, it must be postmarked on or before May 11, 2022.
- 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.
- The scholarship candidate must be enrolled as a student for the upcoming school year (2022-2023).
- The scholarship candidate must be serving in a leadership capacity (core, servant team, etc) in the upcoming school year (2022-2023).
- The scholarship candidate must submit a letter as part of their scholarship application. This letter should introduce yourself to the review committee. Tell us about us about yourself and your convictions for Christian leadership. Tell us how you will be serving as a Christian leader in AACF and in your community. Also tell us about your financial situation. Please upload your letter as a WORD document. Letter must be 350-500 words.
- Provide a reflection letter about your LTC experience for the Ogawa family and donors to read by June 30, 2022.