Event Descriptions

"Lads to Leaders / Leaderettes"

ART SAYS IT

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To offer students an opportunity to use their talents, skills and the tools of drawing, painting and other art media to communicate a Biblical message.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12. Entries will be evaluated at convention.  

BANNER

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To encourage team organization and creativity among students in the creation of banners to be displayed at group functions, youth rallies, church or in the community.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12. The banner can be made from one or more types of material. Entries will be evaluated at convention. 

BIBLE BOWL TEST

STUDENT PRE-CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To enable students to enhance knowledge of textual content; to develop quick reference to Bible facts and gain knowledge of scripture; to bond through team spirit.

Participation: Individual students in grades K-12. Test answer sheets are submitted and evaluated prior to convention. 

BIBLE BOWL TEAM

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To enable students to enhance knowledge of textual content; to develop quick reference to Bible facts and gain knowledge of scripture; to bond through team spirit.

Participation: Students in grades K-12 participate together in teams of four at convention. 

ORAL BIBLE READING

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To emphasize the fundamental importance of Bible reading and to strengthen the foundation for public speaking. Bible reading is an important skill for young people to develop -- the younger the better. Beyond the fundamental importance of reading the Bible, the skill of oral Bible reading is also a foundation for other public speaking.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-6 participate at convention. 

YEAR-ROUND BIBLE READING/STUDY

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To further develop oral Bible reading skills and increase opportunities to serve.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline.

CENTURION OF SCRIPTURE

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To encourage memorization of God's word. In Acts 10, a centurion commanded 100 soldiers. The Centurion of Scripture commands 100 scriptures to memory.

Participation: Open to all students. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

DEBATE

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To promote a deeper study of the scripture as it relates to important issues facing the church.

Participation: Boys and girls in grades 7-12 participate separately on teams of two at convention. The debate topic is announced each year. 

GOOD SAMARITAN

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To reach out to others by going the extra mile. To teach the importance of showing people other than family the love of Jesus.

Participation: Open to all students. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

BARTIMAEUS

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To recognize and give a forum at convention to students with special needs.

Participation: Open to all students with special needs. 

PARADE OF LEADERS

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To recognize those young people selected for their leadership qualities to represent their respective groups. The parade is the kickoff for the Friday evening awards ceremony at convention.

Participation: Two students will be chosen to participate in this parade of leaders at convention. Students may be chosen by the local congregation, team leaders or peers.

READ THE WORD

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To encourage students to read the Scriptures.

Participation: Open to all students. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

PEARLS

STUDENT PRE-CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: A thirteen-lesson study that digs deeper into the Bible Bowl book and theme for the year. This is excellent material for Bible School classes or individual study.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. Test answer sheets are submitted and evaluated prior to convention. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details. 

PUPPET THEATER

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train students in a creative way using puppets and for the participants to learn valuable team-building skills in their preparation and presentation.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12 participate at convention on teams of up to twelve students. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details.

YEAR-ROUND PUPPETEERING

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: An established team of puppeteers prepares and presents at least 10 presentations during the year as a teaching tool to reach out to the community. Examples: Vacation Bible School, children’s training classes, inner city ministries, hospitals, mission trips, nursing homes, schools, etc.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details

SCRAPBOOK

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To serve as a record of activities and growth of individual students and/or groups.

Participation: Individual students in grades 3-12. Students in grades PreK-12 participate in teams for group entries. Entries will be evaluated at convention. 

WINNERS’ CIRCLE SCRAPBOOK

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To serve as a record of activities and growth of individual students and/or groups.

Participation: For those who have placed first at a previous convention. Individual students in grades 4-12. Students in grades PreK-12 participate in teams for group entries. Entries will be evaluated at convention. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details.

SONG LEADING

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train young men to lead singing in appropriate situations.

Participation: Boys in grades PreK-12 participate at convention. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details

WINNERS’ CIRCLE SONG LEADING

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train young men to lead singing in appropriate situations.

Participation: Boys in grades 4-12 who placed first in a previous year participate at convention. 

SONGS OF PRAISE

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train young ladies to lead singing in appropriate situations.

Participation: Girls in grades PreK-12 participate at convention.  No males are allowed in the room while the girls are leading singing at convention.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE SONGS OF PRAISE

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train young ladies to lead singing in appropriate situations.

Participation: Girls in grades 4-12 who placed first in a previous year participate at convention. No males are allowed in the room while the girls are leading singing at convention.

SPEECH

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To provide a challenge to students to excel in public speaking and encourage high standards in speech content, organization, and delivery.

Participation: Boys and girls in grades PreK-12 participate separately at convention. See the L2L Event Rulebook for details. No males will be allowed in the rooms when the girls are speaking at convention.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE SPEECH

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To provide a challenge to students to excel in public speaking and encourage high standards in speech content, organization, and delivery.

Participation: Boys and girls in grades 4-12 who placed first in a previous year participate separately at convention. No males will be allowed in the rooms when the girls are speaking at convention.

YEAR-ROUND SPEECH

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To prepare students to be accomplished speakers and Bible class teachers by delivering speeches to worship assemblies, Bible classes, devotional groups, or other appropriate audiences.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

MASS COMMUNICATIONS

STUDENT PRE-CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To train Christians to use the media effectively.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. Entries will be submitted and evaluated prior to convention.

YEAR-ROUND SONG LEADING/SONGS OF PRAISE

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To prepare young men to be accomplished song leaders by leading songs in worship assemblies, Bible classes, devotional groups, or other appropriate audiences. Young ladies are preparing to lead songs in appropriate settings such as ladies classes, at ladies days or young kids’ classes.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

SECOND LANGUAGE

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To promote and increase the ability of men and women to be able to communicate basic information and also to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ in a foreign language and/or sign language.

Participation: Students in grades K-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

GIFTS - GIRLS IN FELLOWSHIP & TEAM STUDY

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To foster a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between Christian teen girls. To help them develop a spiritual relationship with other team members in order to overcome temptation and serve God faithfully. To help them grow in ability to lead and participate in Ladies’ Bible studies and to complete practical projects that will benefit the local congregation and community.

Participation: Girls in grades 6-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline.  

GUARD - GUYS UNDERSTANDING AUTHORITY & REAL DISCIPLESHIP

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To foster a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between Christian teen boys. To help them develop a spiritual relationship with other team members in order to overcome temptation and serve God faithfully. To help them grow in ability to lead and participate in worship, classes and devos, and to complete practical projects that will benefit the local congregation and community.

Participation: Boys in grades 6-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

KNOW THE BOOKS

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To teach the books of the Bible and their themes.

Participation: Students in grades PreK-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

JUNIOR LEADER

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT 

Purpose: To instill basic leadership skills in young participants. Participants study Bible leaders and the leadership qualities that they had both good and bad. Participants will complete practical projects that will benefit the local congregation and community.

Participation: Students in grades K-5. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

TEACH TO TEACH

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To train qualified teachers for Bible classes. Participants will follow a natural progression from assisting their master teacher in the classroom setting, to creating lesson plans and finally being able to teach classes while being observed by their master teacher.

Participation: Students in grades 7-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

YEAR-ROUND BULLETIN BOARD

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To train students to become adept at decorating bulletin boards for the local congregation.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

HEADED TO THE OFFICE

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To teach young men to grow into adult men of good character and reputation, and to instill in them the desire to become leaders in the Lord’s church.

Participation: Young men in grades 6-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

YEAR-ROUND POWERPOINT

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To develop technical skills and creativity in designing visual aids to accompany biblical lessons.

Participation: Students in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

HOST/HOSTESS

STUDENT CONVENTION EVENT

Purpose: To allow students the opportunity to assist at convention.

Participation: Students in grades 7-12. 

KEEPERS

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To provide experience in practical homemaking skills that will be valuable to all Christian girls and women including those who work, at any point, outside the home.

Participation: Girls in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

PROVIDERS

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To provide experience in typical areas of heading and maintaining a home and family that will be valuable to all Christian boys.

Participation: Boys in grades 3-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

DEFENDER

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: The Defender event is designed to help young people understand the Christian’s responsibility to always be ready to give a defense of the Christian faith.

Participation: Students in grades 6-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline. 

SOWER

STUDENT YEAR-ROUND EVENT

Purpose: To learn the skill of approaching others to ask for a personal Bible study. To learn the skill of personal evangelism. To focus on the Scriptures necessary to know in teaching others how to follow Jesus Christ and obey the gospel.

Participation: Students in grades 6-12. All requirements are completed during the year prior to the convention registration deadline.