Leadership Lab is designed to assist youth in acquiring skills that will be useful in congregational, synodical and national youth ministry settings and in their local communities and the world.Each level of Lab is structured to help participants progress in their ability to be responsible youth ministry leaders and helps them grow in their awareness of God, self and others.Participants must have completed the eighth grade. Participants must complete the previous lab level before moving to the next level (i.e.must complete Basic before Advanced; Advanced before Phase3; Phase3 before Step Fourth); If you have not been to Lab before and you are younger than a senior in high school you MUST start in Basic. Once you start you need to complete each level before going on to the next. There will be others your age in each level.No previous lab experience is necessary to attend Phase3 for those who are entering their senior year of high school. If you have not been to Lab before and you are younger than a senior in high school you MUST start in Basic; CROSSROADS- For anyone between the ages of 18and 22. No prior Lab experience required, however you must have graduated from high school;ADULT LAB- For anyone over 22. No prior Lab experience is requiredAugustana College offers enough space so that we no longer need to limit the number of youth that Congregations wish to send to Lab. However, remember that Lab is NOT a place to send your whole youth group. Leadership Lab is a unique experience aimed towards those youth who have shown leadership potential. If you have questions or concerns about a particular youth’s ability to fulfill the Lab experience, please be in contact with the Directors to address those concerns or issues.Leadership Lab is an intense week of study, worship, and building relationships. The participants spend from 8:30 am -11:00 pm each day in small and large group gatherings, planning, learning, praying, and discovering where they are in their faith journey. While very spiritually rewarding, the week can be stressful and difficult. Participants need to know this ahead of time so that they can prepare themselves for this type of an experience. If you have any questions please feel free to be in contact with one of the Directors.