Developing Young Christian Leaders

Last July OCU once again partnered with Live God Loud Ministries to host the third annual LifeTraks School of Leadership, which trains Christian leaders with a biblical worldview. Thirty-one young people came to OCU to develop their personal leadership skills under the direction of staff leaders including Mr. Tony McCrary, Dr. Rick Christman, and Live God Loud Ministries LifeTraks Director of Operations Rev. Dan Coy. Students had opportunities to develop their professional skills through various work study projects, team building activities, community service, and area business visits. Third year students completed three-week practicums at various ministries in Ohio and Florida.Evenings were filled with rehearsals for the drama tour, which included stops in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The final week of the program was spent at Appalachian Youth Camp, where students practiced the leadership techniques learned during their LifeTraks training. Camp concluded with the LifeTraks Commisioning Service of the eight students who completed the three-year program.Tony McCrary states, “It was an honor to shake each student’s hand and place the LifeTraks rings on their fingers, signifying not only the completion of the program but also a life committed to God and His kingdom first and foremost. I am so proud of these students.”Each participant testified that the experience was life changing. What an incredible month! The leadership challenge was significant, and the students’ acceptance of that challenge was evident. LifeTraks School of Leadership is developing leaders.To learn more about LifeTraks, visit or contact Tony McCrary at

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Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Every program is designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.