LeaderTreks: 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 focus of youth ministry. To develop students as leaders, we put them in the classroom of missions trips, wilderness trips, and leadership training events and have them make decisions and live with the consequences of those decisions. Our mission is to serve youth workers and help raise up the next generation of church and world leaders.
Job Title: Summit Staff Member
Working at LeaderTreks is more than a job; we want to develop you as a ministry leader, someone who is equipped to face both present and future challenges. A dedicated group of people will help you clarify your calling and teach you practical leadership skills so that you are ready to lead others in the adventure of following Jesus. You will apply these skills and gain valuable experience as you lead and facilitate mission and wilderness trips and leadership training events.
Program Breakdown: Summit team members will:
Participate in the Summit program for two years
Go through 16 weeks of intensive leadership training on leadership gifting, transformational teaching, and trip leading
Lead 12-15 weeks of mission or wilderness trips for middle and high school students throughout the year
Facilitate 4-6 retreat-style Leadership Training Events for youth groups and Christian schools each year
Job Responsibilities: Team members must be able to:
Build meaningful relationships with students and youth workers that foster discipleship and spiritual development
Manage trip logistics, such as the purchase of food, the planning of work projects, or wilderness preparations
Facilitate nightly small group discussions, including team evaluation and Bible Study
Connect leadership principles to students’ experiences in the wilderness or the mission field
Develop and coach college-aged interns assigned to you each summer
Location: Our office is located outside of Chicago in Carol Stream, IL. Trips and training events take place across the United States and Latin America.