Leadership Skills Training



4TEN is cutting edge leadership skills training for youth entering 10-12th grades during the fall of 2019.

4TEN was formed by the scripture I Peter 4:10. It exists to empower our youth to employ their gifts to serve Jesus and set an example.

Youth are not the leaders of the future; we need them to step up NOW in their local churches!

Do you know youth with a lot of leadership potential?

You may nominate them by sending their name, church, and phone number to Interim 4TEN coordinator, Rev. Jennifer Schneider at


Invite youth in your churches and communities to apply by July 31, 2019!


  • Youth who are chosen for 4TEN will meet three times during the school year.
  • The first event will be October 25-27th
  • (Friday night is optional because we know students have many other obligations. However, previous students have said they wished they had more time together)
  • Friday night will be a time of fun and fellowship.  It also gives students who live farther away time to travel.
  • We will begin at 10:00 am Saturday and will be done at 4:00 on Sunday.  Youth are welcome to arrive after 7:00 pm on Friday.

The dates for other two events will be decided at the first event so we can work around the student’s schedules.  The plan is to meet after the first of the year and then again in the spring.


The location hasn’t been decided yet. 

We are planning to meet at a campground/college/retreat center for our first event

so we can get to know each other without the distractions which come from being at a church. 

 We will meet at churches the last two events. 

We will decide which churches after our group is formed so we can try to find middle ground geographically.


  • Students who are chosen for this program are young people who love Jesus and are willing to grow in their relationship with Christ.
  • Students do not need to feel a call to full-time ministry but do have the gifts and desire to be leaders in their own churches.
  •  Youth will be asked to have a partner from his/her local church.
    • This person will help the youth take what he/she has learned and put them into practice at home.
    • This person isn’t required to be present at any of the events but he or she will be asked to meet with the youth and be willing to receive emails from the 4TEN leaders with information about what the youth have been doing.