ACSI offers the following services directly to students: 

  1. Student Leadership Conferences
  2. On-line leadership training program
  3. Mentoring Emerging Leaders program
  4. On-site seminars for students
  5. Cross-cultural ministry opportunities in coordination with member schools

 

1. Student Leadership Conference

Our annual Student Leadership Conference is an international event for ACSI member schools that takes place in Hungary in late September or early October. This is a unique opportunity for high school students to grow in their faith and in their leadership skills, and to fellowship and worship together with like-minded young people from many nations. You can find detailed information and the registration link here. Registration opens on April 1st each year.

Who can attend?

SLC is open for ACSI member schools only. Space may be limited so early registration is advisable.

We invite students from 13-18 years of age who are open to a relationship with Christ and have leadership potential. This is an English language conference, so participants must speak English at least at a conversational level. Schools must also provide at least one English speaking adult chaperone to accompany the students. The chaperone is responsible for the safety, well-being and conduct of the students while serving to interact directly with and support the students in their understanding of the teaching and its application for their school context. The chaperone also serves as the contact person who prepares the group for the conference and guides the students as they return to implement their action plan. Knowledge of English is ESSENTIAL!

It is very important to begin your student selection well in advance to effectively prepare the group for the conference.

Registration fees cover lodging (mostly 6-8-bed rooms), food (4 times a day) and conference materials. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel as an additional cost.

The conference fee depends on the the package chosen and the time of registration.  Donations enable us to subsidize the participation of students from Central and Eastern Europe, who can in this way attend the conference for a lower fee (in limited numbers).  

  • Early Registration: April 1 - June 15, 5% discount
  • Normal Registration: June 16 - August 24, standard price
  • Late Registration: before Sept 10, 20% added cost!

 

2. On-line leadership training program

ACSI Europe would like to provide teachers with an additional resource as we look at the potential needs of our students and Christian schools. Students need opportunities to grow and that only happens with a mentor or leader who can guide them and put them into positions of responsibility. In 2012 we began an on-line student leadership training program which provides quality instruction in English for students who are interested in understanding the principals of christian leadership. We make this available to member schools who are participating in our SLC program. Instruction takes place in a virtual environment and uses a variety of methods for instruction and application and includes forums for discussion between participants. 

3. Mentoring Emerging Leaders

The MEL (Mentoring Emerging Leaders) program is ACSI Europe's new service to strengthen and encourage young leaders as they mature in their faith and in their leadership abilities. We are looking for emerging young leaders who have a high level of commitment to identify and develop their leadership abilities, and who are seeking God’s will for their life and career. This program will help them grow in their personal walk with Christ, identify their leadership potential, and develop this potential to become a reality for the glory of God and for creating public value in their communities. Learn more about this program and register here.

4. Lectures and training for students

During school visits, ACSI speakers are happy to address students with topics on faith, character development and leadership. Some presentations are available on our YouTube or Vimeo channels.

5. Cross-cultural ministry opportunities

ACSI Europe promotes cross-cultural ministry opportunities that deepen the faith and Christian life experiences of students. New strategies are continually being implemented to give our European students meaningful ministry experiences and opportunities to live out their faith. Much of this happens in the context of school partnerships that develop through our online teacher training or conferences and events.