EXPERIENTIAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Most people never dive deeply into who God created them to be and how God created them to lead. ELI is specifically designed to be that deep dive.
It’s not a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It’s a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community.
ELI is a multi-week, immersive leadership development experience. Highly trained coaches guide rising 11-12th graders to discover their God-given gifts, reflect on what it means to function as a Christian community, and practice servant leadership while making a difference as day camp counselors.
During ELI Leader Week, participants focus on discovering their natural strengths followed by learning servant leadership theory, small group dynamics, and how to cast a vision. Then, during Practicum Weeks, participants put to practice what they’ve learned as volunteer counselors at Grow Day Camps while continuing to receive guidance from ELI coaches.
Start your application today to grow in faith and develop as a leader this summer!
“ELI helped me gain confidence in who I am and who God made me to be. It helped me gain confidence in my ability to lead.” – 2022 ELI Participant
“Being a part of the ELI program the last two summers I’ve gotten to experience definitely the best Christian community I’ve ever been in.” – 2022 ELI ParticipantWatch Testimonial Video
Become an ELI Leader
SPONSORS & COSTS
The first 50 accepted ELI participants receive an automatic $500 leadership award toward the actual cost of ELI ($900) reducing the ELI fee to just $400 for a summer of leadership coaching and experience.
“ELI is a great experience that allows you to understand yourself and others and God even more and bring all that together to lead in a better way…” – 2022 ELI Participant
“I would personally say that ELI is one of the best things that I have ever done for myself.” – 2022 ELI ParticipantWatch Testimonial Video
For questions about ELI, contact Stephen. For questions about the application or registration, contact Autumn. Their emails are listed below or call the North Georgia Camp & Retreat Ministries office at (706) 864-6181.