At Vertical Church we are so serious about impacting the next generation. Thom Rainer states,
"More than two-thirds of young adults between the ages of 18-22 leave the church – that's a disturbingly high figure."
That statement, from the book "Essential Church" (and more importantly, spoken to me at a conference in the spring of 2008) literally put me on the path to starting a church that would help people (that includes students) who don't like church meet God.
Our solution begins with LDP.
Leadership Development Plan (LDP) will be a very vital program within the structure of Vertical Church. LDP is designed to be a leadershipjourney that combines hands-on experience in a key area of ministry with practical leadership training. LDP is a program geared for rising 12th graders and college students. Each LDP staff is expected to spend time working in a specific area of ministry and participating in leadership trainings. As an LDP, students will have the opportunity to work within Vertical Church in a coordinator role. We will be looking for students interested in the following areas: Waumba Land = preschool, Upstreet = elementary, Host Team, Student Groups, Photography, Graphic Communication, Production, Church Administration, Student Production, Creative Planning Team, Road Crew.
Our long term plan for the LDP structure, is to offer two LDP opportunities, a 9-month LDP that functions as a part-time (20 hours/week) leadership role and a Summer LDP (May-August) part-time leadership role.
For more information regarding LDP's please contact firstname.lastname@example.org