HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Warrior Leadership Summit Draws Hundreds of Native American Young People

Warrior Leadership Summit Draws Hundreds of Native American Young People

Warrior Leadership Summit 2014Hundreds of Native American young people gathered earlier this month from across North America to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Every summer, Native young people, ages 15-35, from tribes all across the United States and Canada participate in the Warrior Leadership Summit, a Native American Youth Discipleship Conference that is part of the On Eagles' Wings (OEW) Native American outreach of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries.

During the five-day leadership conference, participants worship, learn, have fun, and connect with each other. More importantly, the young people are equipped and empowered to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

This year, more than one out of four who attended gave their hearts to Christ and twice as many chose to be baptized than ever before.

“For so many young people who have lived in a paralyzing darkness, Light has come ‘and the darkness could not overcome it,’” noted OEW Founder Ron Hutchcraft, citing John 1:5.

Following the conclusion of the June 28-July 3 conference, a team of 54 young OEW warriors, representing 33 tribes, officially headed out for reservations in a five-state area as part of the annual “Summer of Hope.”

Every summer, an OEW team travels across the United States and Canada holding events as part of the “Summer of Hope.” For more than 20 years, OEW teams have gone out to share their personal hope stories with other Native young people. They also work to encourage and equip local partners that are already serving in an area.

More than a ministry, On Eagles' Wings is a movement of Native young people who want to bring hope to their reservations through Jesus Christ.

Published: July 31, 2014

Latest News

Panel of Leading Pro-Life Women Shares 'How to Get the Media Message Right'

A panel of pro-life advocates at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, addressed how to get the media message right regarding the value of unborn lives for a new generation.

NRB President & CEO: Our Association Must Remain Rooted in the Truths of God’s Word

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson wants to make sure the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) remains strong by holding to a right perspective on the Bible, on human life, and on marriage; and remains committed to excellence and an understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God.

Marriage Panel at NRB15: Church Will Not Surrender Marriage

The Church will not surrender the biblical view of marriage despite opposition and the prediction of a former megachurch pastor, attendees were told in a panel discussion at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention.

David Platt Calls for Courage on Social Issues

Christian communicators must not choose to speak out on some social issues and remain silent on others based on how they will be received by the culture, David Platt said Thursday at the National Religious Broadcasters’ International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

Heritage Analyst Says ‘Cultural Cronyism’ Is Harming Nation

America’s cultural health is declining in most categories, although societal and governmental work has made a difference in a few cases, a think tank fellow told Christian media and ministry professionals Thursday.

Alistair Begg to Christian Broadcasters: Be Faithful in Proclaiming the Story

Christ-followers must “be bold, be clear, and be about the business,” Alistair Begg told a gathering of Christian media and ministry professionals Wednesday, saying it is fruitless to curse the darkness or to embrace it.

Mariam Ibraheem Receives NRB President’s Award for Her Enduring Faith in Christ

Ibraheem, who spent six months in a prison in Sudan because she refused to renounce Christ, was at the National Religious Broadcasters’ 2015 International Christian Media Convention to be recognized for her stalwart faith.

NRB Hosts Second Annual Digital Media Summit

Speaking at the summit were Guy Kawasaki, Justin Wise, Ed Stetzer, and Lord Robert Edmiston. In addition, Eric Metaxas moderated a panel featuring Katie Harbath, Casey Short, and Shalini Trehan.

Dennis Rainey Highlights 7 Nonnegotiables for Christians

FamilyLife President Dennis Rainey offered “seven nonnegotiables” for Christians on the spiritual battlefield during the Media Excellence Dinner on February 25 at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention.

New FRC/NRB Survey Finds Support for Traditional Marriage

Contrary to the narrative that most Americans have accepted the “inevitability” of same-sex marriage, a new survey released February 24 finds broad support for traditional marriage and protection of those who hold such views.

More News