Leaders Institute

Organization Description: 

Interns are trained to foster leadership skills in children and youth through biblical instruction, crafts, games, community service projects and various leadership development programs.

Interns gain experience in, writing and implementing curriculum, organizing community service projects, directing performances, being a mentor, and chaperoning field trips.

If you love God, love kids, like to have fun and want to impact the next generation, Leaders Institute is the place for you!

Each semester interns must commit to serving at least 2 Sundays per month, attending staff leadership training meetings twice a month, chaperoning 2 field trips, serving on a community service project committee, assisting with 1 Performing Arts production and attending monthly children/youth mentoring groups.

2209 Nees Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Mission Statement: 

Leaders Institute provides leadership development to children and youth in a way that is safe, fun and engaging.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

The Bible
The Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. We accept the Bible as our guide in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

The Trinity
The one true God, is revealed in the Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Galatians 4:4-5; 1 Peter 1:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:6-8)

Man's Sin
Man was created good, but fell from his original state into sin; he has no power to redeem himself. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

Jesus Saves
The all-sufficient atonement by the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanses anyone who believes on Him from all sin, and salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone. (Romans 3:24, 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8)

Water baptism by immersion, as taught in the Bible, identifies the believer with the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)

Holy Living
Holy living, separation from sin, and dependence upon God are mandated by God and are for the natural and spiritual benefit of the Christian. (Romans 12:1, Colossians 1:22; I Corinthians 3:16-17)

Holy Spirit Baptism
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate, distinct experience, subsequent to salvation, providing imbuement of power for life and service, accompanied by speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2, 6:18)

The Church
The church is the Body of Christ, chosen to reveal God's plan and purpose in the earth, and the local expression of this church must function according to New Testament order and organization. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Spiritual Gifts
The manifestation of all gifts of the Holy Spirit in the local assembly is an act of God dividing the gifts amongst the believers severally as He wills. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Romans 12:3-6; Acts 1:4-8; Luke 24:49)

Praise & Worship
All expressions of praise/worship recorded in the Old and New Testaments are to be exercised in the local church and in private life. (Psalm 102:18, 81:1-5, 33:1, 135:3, 54:6, 18:3; John 4:20-26; Philippians 3:3; John 8:32; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:19-20; 1 Peter 2:9)

Jesus' Return
The return of Jesus Christ for His Church is imminent and He will establish His Kingdom on the earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21: 1-2; Matthew 5:17)

Eternal Life
The promise of eternal life is for all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Savior, and eternal damnation is for those who reject Him and die in their sins. (Matthew 19:16, 25:46; John 3:15, 5:39; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11, 13, 20)

Holy Communion
The Eucharist '(thanksgiving) or the Lord's Supper is a memorial of our covenant made with God through the blood of Christ and His Body. (Matthew 26:26-29; Hebrews 9:18-29)

The marriage rite is a sacred covenant made between a man and woman, and God. (Genesis 2:18-25;1 Corinthians 7:33-34; Hebrews 13:4)

Excellence is the way of the Kingdom of God. (Job 37:23; Psalm 8:1,9; Psalm 16:3; Isaiah 35:2)

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