SEND International Offers Mission Trips with a Purpose With a Registration Deadline of March 31, 2015

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The evangelical mission agency provides multicultural leadership training to young leaders in a practical ministry setting

This summer, Leadership Lab will run from June 1 - August 4 in Croatia.

Leadership Lab International, a ministry of SEND International and Scripture Union Croatia, is a multicultural leadership development program for students (ages 18-26). LLI’s goal is to equip and mentor young leaders so that they will be empowered to serve on multicultural ministry and church planting teams. The curriculum includes outdoor education, Bible, cross-cultural leadership development, team building, reproducing discipleship, and missions. While studying, the participants apply what they are learning through practical ministry assignments, helping with camping programs and learning outdoor adventure skills.

The program relies heavily on mentoring. Amy Smith, an LLI participant from last summer, says, “LLI stands out from other leadership programs in that it is not program focused, but rather leader focused. The LLI mentors don’t only want to equip participants so that they can have a successful summer camp, but they want to develop life-long leaders who can serve in any cross-cultural context.” She adds, “The Leadership Lab International (LLI) program was one of the hardest yet the most rewarding things that I have ever done.”

Steve Meeker, the Director of LLI, has served as a missionary in Croatia with SEND International for 20 years. “One of my greatest passions is to walk alongside young leaders and encourage them to grow in their abilities and walks with Jesus as they serve together on multicultural teams. After growing up around God's creation in Colorado with a short stint in Alaska, I finished a degree in International Ministries. This foundation prepared me for the next big chapter of my life where together with my wife, Jenny, and four boys, we have had the privilege of serving in Croatia for nearly two decades.”

The program has attracted students from all over the world. Last year, participants came from Latvia, Germany, Kosova, Croatia, Canada, Poland, and the USA. So far, this year’s applicants include students from Croatia, Kosova, the Philippines and the USA.

This summer, Leadership Lab will run from June 1 - August 4 in Croatia. Registration is currently open but closes March 31, 2015. To learn more about LLI or to apply, visit the website, You can also watch the video on YouTube.

SEND International is an interdenominational faith mission agency with approximately 600 missionaries in more than 20 areas of Asia, Eurasia, Europe and North America. SEND’s mission is to mobilize God’s people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches. SEND members are multinational and are recruited and sent from sending offices and partner agencies around the world. For more information on SEND’s mission and ministries, visit

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