The mission of Imago Dei Leadership Forum (IDLF) is to glorify God by influencing student leaders to affirm their identity and faith in Jesus and learn the importance of loving others as image-bearers of God—both in history and today—to prepare them to confront inequity and pursue justice.

Seeking to affirm the imago Dei (Latin for “image of God”) in each person, IDLF hosts a diverse Christian Fellows Program for 8th graders in St. Louis over 12 weeks (a weekly 2-hour class on Sunday nights in February, March, April and May), culminating with a weeklong leadership retreat to Gettysburg and Washington, D.C. in June.