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Surprise Church of Christ is involved in a national program called Leadership Training for Christ. LTC was designed to stimulate spiritual, mental, and social growth among students in 3rd - 12th grade . Its mission is to foster enthusiasm, skill development, and high achievement in church leadership, Bible knowledge, and Christian servanthood through participation in a variety of individual and group events students will enjoy. There are over thirty events available, like Drama, Puppets, Chorus, Bible Bowl, Bible Reading, Sign Language and many more.
The LTC regional conventions are held every Easter weekend. Surprise attends the Southwest conference held in Tucson, Arizona. Participants achieve points based on clearly defined criteria for each event (a rubric) they enter, rather than competing against others. Participants receive a gold, silver, or bronze medal based on the points they earn within the set criteria. In other words, every child in every congregation who earns the required points determined for that event will earn a medal of the corresponding color. With work, participants can come home with a gold medal in every event they enter!
For more information go to LTC website