NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CENTER CURRICULUM
As groups take on our state of the art high adventure ropes courses, we create a challenge scenario based upon the life events of biblical leaders such as Joseph, Moses, Joshua, and David. Each of these great leaders provides timeless lessons such as dependency on God, trust, courage, communication, and servant leadership.
By connecting experiential learning to the narrative of Israel and its biblical leaders, our skilled trainers utilize our curriculum called Take 5: Becoming a Leader to lead participants through a guided reflection and discovery process. Through this process, participants make a connection to the biblical leader and practical applications are made to their lives. Outcomes for participants include discovery of life purpose, learned leadership lessons, and a deeper connection to God by embracing their biblical and cultural heritage.
Take 5: Becoming a Leader
CHALLENGE COURSE OVERVIEW
PROFILE OF A LEADER: TRANSITION FROM MOSES TO JOSHUA
Structure: Team Development Course (TDC)
Character Profile: Moses
Main Principles: Leadership & Mentorship
Participants begin this experience by evaluating the different leadership styles of Moses and Joshua. They then step into the leadership arena as their team is placed into the obstacles of the wilderness with the objective of getting everyone through safely while carrying the Ark of the Covenant. During this challenge there will be a crucial transition of leadership that will test the team’s teachability and their ability to empower.
“LECH LECHA”: JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND
Character Profile: Abraham
Main Principles: Progress Involves Stepping into the Unknown
This event invites participants to join Abraham’s caravan to the Promised Land by taking steps together into the unknown. An eight member team will cross this High Ropes course with its various challenges together while exploring principles of faith and belonging.
LEAP OF FAITH: THE STORY OF DAVID AND GOLIATH
Structure: 757 Leap of Faith
Character Profile: David
Main Principles: Facing Fears & the Substance of Confidence
Participants are challenged to climb a 50 foot pole and jump 7 feet out and 7 feet up in effort to catch a hanging trapeze. This intimidating challenge is likened to the “towering” presence of Goliath as participants are given the chance to take initiative in facing their fears. Facilitator’s use leading questions to reveal that it was the promises of God that gave David the confidence to face Goliath.
BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS: THE STORY OF JOSHUA
Structure: Climbing Tower
Character Profile: Joshua
Main Principle: Courage and Strength Come from Knowing Who Upholds My Life
Participants will be placed into the shoes of Joshua & the Israelites facing the fortified cities in the Promised Land. As they conquer the wall by placing its footholds under their feet they will be reminded of God’s promise, “Everywhere your foot treads, I have given you.” The trainer will debrief the experience by helping participants see that their lives are “on belay” & that being aware of that fact can give them the courage to attempt great things.
FROM THE PIT TO THE PALACE: THE STORY OF JOSEPH
Structure: Alpine Tower
Character Profile: Joseph
Main Principles: Your Choices Matter & the Power of Hope
Participants climb a tower that rises to a height of 17 meters (55 feet) and provides an obstacle and challenging experience. The Alpine Tower includes climbing trails with difficult levels and varying climbing initiatives. Facilitators encourage participants to look beyond the climbing route and examine their choices and experiences in life. After the challenge, facilitators ask leading questions that profiles Joseph and the difficult circumstances he faced.