New this year, be a part of the new Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)!
TLC participants will be challenged to think deeply, serve others, and make new friends through workshops, service, and team-building activities. TLC is a full two-day program that includes a component of serving at the conference. As such, students will be given a tee shirt to wear on both days and will serve as ambassadors as they represent the INCH to conference guests, speakers, & exhibitors.
- LEARN Exclusive workshops and a keynote address that are tailored just for the TLC and will challenge, motivate, and encourage the young adults in attendance.
- LEAD/SERVE The TLC can look forward to a great time, but it isn’t just fun and games. They will have a chance to learn about leadership and responsibility first hand as they confront challenges and help fill essential staff roles that are vital to the success of the conference.
How does it all work?
Teen Leadership Corps participants are trained and enabled to be useful and helpful in behind-the-scenes conference duties. Teens will be placed on teams and will get to know their fellow staffers as they build leadership and teamwork skills throughout the event.
Over the course of the Conference, teams will rotate through a series of workshops and service jobs, many of which require interacting with convention attendees. Each team will have a team leader to train and encourage them. Team leaders work closely with their team, however, teens are often spread throughout the Conference Center when serving and have small breaks throughout the day. In light of this, we ask that registered teens be mature enough to stay with the group and have the ability to meet back with their team at specified times.
Fees and Registration
All participants are expected to participate during the entire program.
The program will cost $25 per attendee, however lunch will be provided both days and each participant will receive an TLC t-shirt to wear for the duration for the program. TLC participants must be registered as a part of their parent or family’s convention registration. Visit our Conference Registration page for information on registering. We hope to see you there and if you have any questions, please feel free to email us: email@example.com.
- Time Commitment: Friday 8:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm
- 13 yrs and older
- $25 registration includes t-shirt and lunch both days
**There will be opportunity, if available, to help set-up the exhibit hall on Thursday and help with exhibitor move in, plus help with the Used Curriculum Sale on Thursday evening. Then help with exhibitor move out and tear down on Saturday evening.
Who should join Teen Staff?
Teen Staff is a group of mature, energetic young people who are willing to work hard and be team players. Each is an important piece of the puzzle that helps make the INCH Conference possible every year. We are looking for teens who have or want to develop the following characteristics:
- Hard Working
- Able to follow instructions
- Team Player
What type of Service Jobs are performed by Teen Leadership Corps?
- Book Check
- Exhibitor Hospitality
- Literature Distribution
- Time Keeping
- Audio Visual
- Speaker Help
- and more!
Teen Leadership Corps provides teens and graduates the opportunity to serve INCH and the home school community in a positive environment and teamwork setting. Register today!
Exclusive Workshops for the Teen Leadership Corps…
Five Smooth Stones – The Hallmarks of the Heavenly Leader – Eric Ludy – Friday Morning Keynote
In this message, Eric Ludy establishes twelve principles that are paramount in Christian leadership. Using King David’s youthful years of development as a muse, a clear picture emerges, in and through this message, for how God disciples young lives and grows them from novices to great leaders.
Education: Does God Have An Opinion? – Israel Wayne
Is Education a neutral subject? Does God have a preference for how He wants children to be educated? What does the Bible teach about schooling? Is there one correct path for education? Are public schools a viable option for Christians? These questions and more will be discussed in this engaging presentation.
Preparing for Life Post-High School – SSI
What are you going to do when you graduate? Go to college? Prepare for ministry? Get a job? Leaders from these three avenues will make a short presentation about what it means to pursue life after high school in each of these arenas. You will then choose to attend a breakout session led by one these leaders where they will go more in-depth on what you can do now to prepare for your specific post-high school plans.
Understanding International Events – SSI
Do you ever read the news and wonder, “What in the world is going on?” Misunderstandings arise when people look at events from their own unique perspective. “Understanding International Events” will take one specific conflict, dissect it, and dive into the two main opposing viewpoints equipping you with a new ability to look at the world stage with fresh eyes.
Knowing Who You Are and How to Get There – Jonathan Brush – Saturday Morning Keynote
Having Self-Awareness and Direction are fundamentally necessary for a teen or young adult to negotiate all the important decisions they will be making in a few short years. The choices you make from 16 to 22 years old will greatly influence the direction your life takes. Everything you need to find certainty is right in front of you. Come learn how to cement your identity and confidently make wise decisions about your present and your future.
Answering God’s Call to Leadership – SSI
God created you to be a leader! In “Answering God’s Call to Leadership,” you will be propelled to consider what kind of leader God wants you to be, what it means to be Christ’s Ambassador, and how you can fulfill your destiny, do God’s will, and influence the world for Christ!
Applying a Biblical Worldview – SSI
What does it mean to be a Christian in an increasingly non-Christian society? To help you understand the importance of worldviews, “Applying a Biblical Worldview” will split everyone into two groups and expose each group to one side of a current societal issue. The two groups will then be brought together to discuss the issue.
Exile…How to Stand for Truth in a Hostile Culture – Peter Heck
Though it may be a new phenomenon for American Christians born and bred in a culture largely sympathetic and supportive of their values, beliefs and ideals, throughout history have been surrounded by and lived amongst scoffing and hostile unbelievers. As that becomes the new normal in an increasingly anti-Christian America, the calls for compromise and capitulation from believers will only increase. But if we are to walk in the footsteps of the great figures of history that God has used to do profound things, we must resist the temptation to defile ourselves in an ungodly culture, and instead resolve to live as strangers in a strange land, committed to taking our cues for behavior and thought from Christ, not the culture.
What if I want my teen to attend a workshop with me or shop with me in the exhibit hall?
Parents are welcome to excuse their teen for a period of time; they simply need to notify the team leader.
What if my teen can only attend one day?
Teen Leadership Corps is a two day commitment. Each registrant is needed to accomplish their assigned service jobs as well as the planned activities. Please plan accordingly.
Who will be working with my teen?
The Teen Leadership Corps is being supervised and led by SSI. SSI staff will be managing the time of the teens and building into them as the conference unfolds.
How closely will my teen be supervised?
Each team has a team leader to guide them through the scheduled program. Teens will interface with their team leader, however, we treat TLC participants as young adults. They will not be “checked in” or “checked out” by parents. Teens will move about the facility freely during service jobs, breaks, or other scheduled activities.
Teens are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous manner. For the benefit of the TLC as a whole, teens who are disrespectful and/or uncooperative will be excused from the program without a refund.