Organization Description: 

LeaderTreks is a student leadership development ministry using trips, innovative training, and curriculum to help students identify and develop their personal leadership skills. LeaderTreks is calling the church to make leadership development a core of youth ministry. Much like discipleship and evangelism, we feel leadership development is key to seeing the church grow and the culture change.

It’s our belief that the church is one generation away from a leadership void and if we don’t intentionally develop leaders, the church will struggle. To that end, we developed the LeaderTreks model for leadership development. We apply this model to missions, wilderness, adventure, and leadership training trips because we see the impact these types of trips have on students. We also develop curriculum to help youth pastors in the development process of students.
What We Do

We support the local church by providing leadership development tools and experiences designed to grow students into leaders. We have an intentional process for the development of students. We partner with youth leaders who are passionate about helping develop and equip the next generation of leaders in church and culture. Our experiences challenge and change participants. Students return confident and motivated with a broadened world-view and a new vision for how they can lead and serve others.
LeaderTreks is Intentional Youth Ministry
Leadership Principles + Practical Experience = Transformational Leadership

Leadership can be learned. This truth is core to everything we do at LeaderTreks. Leadership is not something we are born to. It is a process. We believe that there is a set of leadership principles that when applied allow normal people to do extraordinary things. These principles include communication, problem solving, focus, and navigation. A great place to start in leadership is to learn how to use these principles effectively.

It is not enough, however, to just teach students principles of leadership. Students also need an environment where they can make decisions that lead to success or failure. Practical experience is where leadership principles come to life. At LeaderTreks we create a practical leadership experience through our trips and innovative training events. We look for ways to put students on the front lines and make tough decisions. It is through the stress and testing of difficult situations that leaders are made.

Transformational leadership is no secret. But it is powerful and effective. At LeaderTreks we have pioneered a proven program that develops leaders by giving them what they need (principles) and challenging them to use those skills (experience) to become all that God meant for them to be (transformational leaders).

25W560 Geneva Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Mission Statement: 

Developing leaders to Fulfill the Great Commission

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

LeaderTreks believes the scriptures are inspired by God, free from error in its original text, to be used as our guide to faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16).

LeaderTreks believes in God, made of three separate but united personalities in the Father (John 3:16), the Son (Hebrews 1:3), and the Holy Spirit (John 14:26, 2 Corinthians 13:14).

LeaderTreks believes God created man perfect in His own image (Genesis 1:26), but man sinned, resulting in physical and spiritual death, and that all men are born sinful (Romans 3:23).

LeaderTreks believes Jesus Christ is both God and man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Matthew 1:20-22, John 3:16) and was sent to earth by the Father to complete the plan of redemption.

LeaderTreks believes Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried and rose on the third day as a substitutionary payment for the sins of men. Anyone who believes and receives Jesus Christ by faith is born of the Holy Spirit to become a child of God and will have eternal life (John 1:12, John 5:11-12). Jesus Christ is now in heaven acting as our advocate before the Father (Mark 16:19) and is preparing his eternal kingdom (Hebrews 1:3).

LeaderTreks believes in the personal, imminent return of Jesus Christ to this earth (Revelation 22:20).

LeaderTreks believes all men will be judged. Those people that haven’t believed by faith in Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God in hell, and those that have believed will be eternally in God’s presence in heaven (Revelation 20:11-15).

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