Leadership in Youth Ministry

teensPart of the job of a Youth leader is to train up the church leaders of tomorrow. It’s exciting. It’s necessary. It’s daunting.

For those that have stood in front of a crowd of teenagers, you know what it’s like looking at a sea of bored faces, lots of shoe-staring and whispered side conversations, it can be difficult. But being a part of the change that takes a high schooler from a passive recipient of information to a particpating member of the body of Christ is stunning.

Here are a few articles on leadership development written for youth workers:

First is this article on developing an environment for leadership development from Youth Ministry Exchange.

How to identify leaders in your midst

And from Legacy Youth Ministry Resources comes a lengthy discussion on Training Student Leadership: Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapters Three and Four, and if you’re interested there are more chapters.

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