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Christian Leadership Forum

Become equipped with the gift of leadership, while having lots of fun. High school students who have completed grades 9-12, this college experience is for you! Powerfully impact your home, friends, school, church and community with Christian leadership applied to today's culture.

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Can­celed for 2020 Amid COVID-19

Online Summer Courses 2020

Course Alter­na­tives

While Christian Leadership Forum may be canceled for the summer, you can still take enriching courses as an alternative! Earn course credit before even stepping on campus as a freshman.

Who’s com­ing?

Young women and men seeking rich spiritual growth and meaningful experiences.

Live in a campus dorm for one week with like-minded students. Dive into study and practical faith formation. Discern how God is calling you to make a difference in your community and your church. And, have some big time fun!

Flex your college-level academic skills while you learn and practice Christian leadership. Explore thinking practically about how to be faithful in challenging situations. Expanded your theological knowledge, come to a fuller understanding of your identity and vocation and developed plans for faithful action at home. New Applicants and Returning Students can apply now!

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Christian Leadership Forum will help you define theology and apply biblical teaching to life today.

  • One week on campus
  • Fun activities
  • Field trips around OKC
  • Hang out with new friends
  • Engaging Classes
  • Taught by college professors
  • Explore current topics
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High school students who have completed grades 9-12 should submit the following:

  • Application Form
  • $100 Deposit
  • Signed Medical Waiver
  • Signed Media Waiver
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Cost for Christian Leadership Forum $250

Cost for 2020 is only $250! A $100 deposit is due with your application.

The very low cost is made possible by a grant that covers the majority of the expense. We want to remove any financial barrier to the study of Christian leadership and theology.


one week of housing and meals, instruction from accomplished OC Bible faculty, camp counselors, plus transportation and entrance to off-campus activities and tours.

Not Included

books for class purchased through the OC Bookstore, transportation to the university and money for personal items or souvenirs. For an additional fee of $250, students can earn up to 2-hours of transferable college credit.

2‑Hours of col­lege cred­it for $250 — a $1,500 value!


Answers to all of your Christian Leadership Forum questions

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Chris­t­ian Lead­er­ship Forum 2020 Academics

Leadership in an Anxious World: Anxiety, Depression and the Search for Peace

Our world is more aware of mental health issues than ever before. Teens, you especially find yourself in situations of stress from multiple angles: parents, peers, school, social media. How can you find release from these pressures? How might the gospel of Christ speak into the current complex environment? And what can young Christian leaders do to direct your mission in Christ to address the hurts of others who are anxious and depressed? New students and returning students, join us as we seek to find God’s healing for ourselves and our world!

One foundational course examines the biblical teachings on mental health. The second course develops Christian leadership through mentoring, guest speakers and workshops. Finally, students put faith and leadership in action by implementing projects within home churches and communities.

All Christian Leadership Forum professors teach in OC's College of Biblical Studies.

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A Week in the Life of CLF

The Schedule


2-4:45 pm Check in

3 pm Airport shuttle

5 pm Orientation followed by dinner


7:30 Breakfast

8:30 Morning Devotional

9:30 Bible Class

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Ministry Workshop, Guest Speakers, Field Trip

5:30 Dinner

6:30 Evening Devotional

8:00 Mentor Meetings/Small Group Reflection

9:30 Reflection groups

11:00 Quiet time and lights out

Friday Evening

6:00 pm Closing Session

Parents and guests are invited to Christian Leadership Forum closing session in the Biblical Studies building at 6 pm. Checkout is immediately afterward at 7 pm. All students need to check out Friday night unless flying out Saturday morning. All flights must leave between 8:30 pm Friday and noon Saturday. Shuttle service to the airport is provided.