2020 Franciscan LEAD
Franciscan LEAD is a five-day, Christ-centered, sacrament-soaked, prayer-fueled immersion in Catholic teachings on leadership, evangelization, and discipleship inspired by the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. Our leadership philosophy is based on the foundation that youth leadership flows from a personal relationship with Christ. Therefore, we first give the teens the tools to grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and then give them the essentials for servant leadership and evangelization. Franciscan LEAD is held the week before each Steubenville Youth Conference; beginning Monday and ending Friday afternoon when the participant will join their group for the weekend youth conference. The application details for Franciscan LEAD are available at
Youth may apply for LEAD once they are registered for the conference.
Visit www.steubenvilleconferences.com/lead to begin the application process.
All Franciscan LEAD applicants MUST be registered with their church group attending the Steubenville On The Bayou Youth Conference.
Payments, Deadlines & Forms
Once accepted, you can make your deposit and final payments here: PAY NOW
Once accepted, each participant must print and complete this form (it should be mailed in with the payment): LEAD LIABILITY FORM
When? - The week before each Youth Conference; beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, and ending Friday, June 119, 2020, in the afternoon when the participant will join their group for the weekend youth conference.
Who? - Youth can apply for Franciscan LEAD for the summer after their freshman year in high school through the summer after their senior year in high school. We are looking for youth who…
Love Jesus and His Church.
Are ready to take their Catholic faith to the next level.
Want to learn how to share their love of Christ with friends and classmates.
Want to go deeper in prayer.
Want to inspire others to answer Christ’s radical call to love and serve.
Cost? - The cost of $350 includes training in discipleship and evangelization, resource book, official Franciscan LEAD t-shirt, and lodging/meals for the participant for the duration of the program. This cost does not include the registration fee for the conference weekend. Options for payment may be available through sponsorship by parish youth group for full or partial cost.
How? - The application for Franciscan LEAD is exclusively online. The step by step process and link to the application is detailed at The first part of the application is completed by the teen. After they complete this portion online, an email is automatically sent to their referral person with a link to the online referral. Make sure your teen has the needed information listed on the How to Apply? link on the website before beginning the application process.
More information is available at If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Franciscan LEAD applicants MUST be registered with their church group attending the Steubenville On The Bayou Youth Conference, however do NOT HESITATE in applying for LEAD if you are not yet registered with your group.
There is no limit to the number of teens that may apply from each group, though we recommend sending applications for 3-4 from each parish/youth group, with at least one youth from each gender. Acceptance emails will be sent to applicants in early April, so apply before then to ensure the application is reviewed before we fill up. If there is still space, applications will be accepted after April 1st. Yes some locations will sell out!