Young Lions is a bootcamp style weekend for young leaders. It offers a unique mixture of ministry, teaching, coaching groups & practical challenges, all designed to identify, develop and assess the next generations of young leaders. Our Nation needs young leaders who know God, know themselves, and are equipped to further His Kingdom wherever they are. Our Nation needs Young Lions.

Bookings for Young Lions 2023 open in September 2022, so make sure that you plan Young Lions into your Church leadership development strategy.

What's young lions all about?

We believe that the church needs to have a ‘wave after wave’ approach to developing leaders; understanding that the second we stop investing in those coming after us, we’re a generation from dying out! Young Lions plays a part in that, exposing young people to what leadership is, that there is a call on all of us to lead where we are, and to take responsibility to shape ourselves into the image of Christ.

How long has young lions been running?

Young Lions 2023 will mark the 20th year of Young Lions! Over 20 years, we have seen thousands of young people discover the call of God for their life and be released into leading in all areas of life! We have Young Lions who are leading & planting Churches, raising families, actors, sports men & women, and loads more!

Who is young lions for?

You can start the first year of Young Lions between the age of 16-19. Young Lions is for those who have found Christ and are beginning their journey of leadership. We don’t just want polished ‘got it together’ young people; if they love Jesus and there’s just a chance they could do incredible things for Him, send them! To coach, you must be an experienced leader who has a passion to see young leaders develop.

Young Lions FAQs

What does a Young Lions Weekend Look Like?

The Young Lions weekend is not your typical youth weekend away. It’s a unique training, development and assessment boot-camp! Positive peer pressure and the power of an unfamiliar environment will put delegates through their paces and in to situations that will force them to draw on the skills and abilities that they have.

The weekend is loaded with teaching sessions, encounter sessions, smaller coaching group sessions and a physical session. Every element has been designed and honed over the years to provide the most impact a weekend can offer!

On arrival, delegates will be split into small groups and assigned a coach for the weekend. Coaches are either graduates of Young Lions, or Youth Pastors & leaders attending with their young people. The role of the coach is to accompany the delegates through the weekend, and also to complete an assessment form at the end to be sent back to the delegate’s Church. This is an awesome discipleship tool for their leaders.

Young Lions is 3 weekends over 3 years; each year containing different elements of the leadership journey.

Coaching at Young Lions

For a better understanding about what coaching at Young Lions looks like click here.

I’m the older end of 16-19, can I jump straight into year 2/3?

Every Young Lions delegate must start from 1st year, the experience is incomplete without it!

How safe is Young Lions?

All leaders involved in making Young Lions happen are DBS checked and recommended by their home Church. Activities are risk-assessed and supervised, and appointed first-aiders are on site at all times. The outdoor physical does involve some physical activity, but nothing that could put someone at risk.

At the booking page, you have the option to 'add a booking' to each booking you make. If you are a Church leader looking to book your delegates in you can use this option. Give us a call if we can help you in any way with this.

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