If you are interested in class curriculum or leadership materials, check out our new L2L Materials Sampler. It includes sample chapters from our Junior Leader, Pearls, and Field Book of Leadership books. It is available as a free download from our online store or we will have printed copies with us when we are promoting L2L at lectureships, youth rallies, etc. Contact us if you have questions about any of the materials that we offer.
The Official Event Rulebook has been updated for the 2019 convention. Please take time to review EVERY event in which your students are participating. Some events had minor changes, and some had more detailed changes. Go to the Rulebook page to view and/or download.
The Debate resolution for 2020 is: Resolved: Heaven and Hell equally involve eternal and conscious existence.
2017 Convention T-shirts are now on sale for $5 each, plus shipping! Available in tropical blue or pink. Check out our online store to place an order.
We also have a limited number of the blue "Building Godly Leaders" shirts and the green vintage design shirts for $5 each. These can also be ordered in the online store.
Think before you pack for convention!
L2L is not the place for shorts, miniskirts, spandex, low cut dresses, or pants that are falling off.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:1-2, NKJV)
Please think before you pack for convention and plan your wardrobe appropriately. The best way we have heard it stated is, "If you have to ask if something is immodest, then it is."
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter,
Roy Johnson, L2L Executive Director
Registration for the 2017 Convention opens Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. (CST). Please make note of all of the important deadlines that can be found on the L2L website. We have a new registration tutorial video on our website that may be helpful to those who are new to the registration system. Check it out if you need help, or email the National Service Center at any time. We also have videos about several events to help with both the student participation and adult judging.
Group Leaders, if you have not called or emailed for your password yet, please contact the National Service Center as soon as possible. Note that the passwords are case sensitive this year, and they will include a combination of lower and upper case letter, numbers, and special symbols.
For groups in Louisville, Memphis, and Nashville, remember that if you have room blocks, you MUST request those rooms by January 8, 2017. On January 9, 2017, all un-requested rooms will be released into the overall pool of rooms for anyone to request. They are only yours if you request them in the registration system by January 8, 2017.
One of the foundational principles of Lads to Leaders (L2L) has always been to encourage everyone to do their best in all that they do - to give 100% effort no matter what it is. Whether it is a young man practicing his song leading skills, a young lady preparing a speech, or a group helping an elderly person with their yardwork, our desire is for everyone to always give 100%. God is to always get the glory for any successes, but we must each do our part to work hard and always give our best effort.
This thought prompted the idea to GIVE100! We want to encourage as many as are able to donate $100 to L2L. Some may want to give more, and some may only be able to give less. But any amount will be appreciated and used to advance the L2L program. As the end of the year approaches, we are working on plans to do more for our young people with technology updates from apps to study aids to enhanced audio/visual and technology at our conventions.
There are several ways to give to L2L:
- Text the code l2l100 to the number 50155. You will receive a reply asking how much you want to give. The next reply will have a link to a secure site to enter your credit card information. It's that simple.
- Go to our website and click the Donate link on the main menu. Complete the form on that page.
- Go to our online store and click the Donate link from the list across the top of the page. Choose the amount to give and complete the checkout process.
- Mail a check to the L2L National Service Center and denote GIVE100 in the memo field.
Another thing that we would encourage is to be a regular donor to L2L. We currently have about 12 individuals and congregations that give each month - ranging from $50 to $300 each. Through either of the first two options above, you can set up a recurring donation so that you can give automatically on a regular basis. Or, if you use a bill pay service, you can set it up to have a check mailed each month.
Whichever option you choose, know that the money will be used to make the L2L program better and stronger than ever as we strive to do what is best for our young people. Please call or email at any time if you have any questions about this or anything else related to L2L.
Thank you, and may God continue to bless all of our efforts to train up our children in the way that they should go.
The 2017 Pearls study on the books of Esther, Job and Ruth is available in our online store! This study book has been created in partnership with Apologetics Press, and is also available in Spanish! Contact us if you would like to receive a free sample of the Spanish Pearls.
This year’s Pearls book has also been translated into Romanian. This has been done the last couple of years to support a small convention in Romania that is put on by a group doing mission work there.
Have you had your kick-off for the 2019 convention yet? Share pictures on our Facebook page to give others ideas for theirs. If you haven’t gotten started yet, it is definitely not too late. Please let the National Service Center know if you need help with anything at any time.
Registration emails will go out in mid-October to all Primary and Alternate Group Leaders who registered for convention in the last two years. If your group has had changes to the group leaders, or if your group leader's email has changed, please contact us to provide the updated information. We want to make sure that all groups get this information in a timely manner, so the correct contact information is important.
The Bible Bowl quiz app is updated for the 2019 convention! The app is free to download at any time for Apple. The questions for Exodus are available for purchase through an in-app purchase for $0.99. The Android version is $0.99 to purchase and includes the questions. Search your app store for Bible Bowl Prep by 316 Apps.