“Together we can make it”

30th March-6th  April 2014

33 young people, youthful young adults from across Southern Africa gathered from the 30th of March to the 6th of April in Johannesburg, representing most LUCSA member churches. The overall Objectives of this training are:

  • To provide young aspiring leaders with essential understanding of their rights, responsibilities and duties as responsible citizens, to exhibit leadership skills, which shall include soft skills in combination with factual knowledge on issues of local and international importance, as well as increased consciousness about ethics and values and the consequences of one’s own actions and inactions.
  • To develop a cadre of future Lutheran church leaders from different LUCSA member churches, different southern African countries and different walks of life which.

The main Values are the following:

  • Key values such as tolerance, openness, personal integrity, respect, hard work, social responsibility, compassion and preparedness to work for the common good stand at the centre of training young leaders.
  • It is an exciting journey, and the second leg is scheduled for early July.  The training is action-based, experiential and highly participatory, and that probably sets it apart from most trainings to date. The high energy levels have been carried over onto Facebook, where discussions continue, and assignments are discussed.