creating a leadership team


One of the challenges of youth ministry has been creating and sustaining a viable youth ministry leadership team. I am 3.5 years into full time youth ministry, and the hardest lesson to have been learned is that you can’t do youth ministry by yourself.

So, this past year and into this year I am looking to equip my small group leaders and other adults for further, better, and deeper ministry. So, if we aren’t developing other leaders we are aren’t really leading. I don’t think there is magic formula for training leaders. But, as leaders ourselves we are called to equip God’s people for works of service.

So, what I am looking for are people who desire to work with students. I am looking specifically for people who are called to this unbelievable task, we call youth ministry. I think a related component to desire or calling is committment. I am also looking for people who are committed to Christ, His Word, service and understanding youth culture. I think one other area that I will be praying about in this search for leaders is availability. Leaders have to be available to their flock.

To Quote


“AT THE worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.”
—Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay (1881–1958), English novelist

“A PARANOID is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.”
—William S. Burroughs (1914–97), “Beat” author

When Looking for a New Ministry


For those of you who are currently looking for a new ministry remember a few things.

1. Interview the Church thoroughly.

2. If a church acts like its a privilege just to grace their pulpit, then walk away.

3. If you feel like your getting the 3rd degree then walk away.

4. If they will not give you a copy of the past 3 years budgets, then don't even go to the interview.

5. If they act a little skiddish when talking about pay, then pay attention to that.

6. Ask them what an acceptable yearly increase should be.

7. Make sure they completely define your role before you walk in the door.

8. Ask if any 1 person runs the church and then watch everyones body language very carefully.

9. Ask every leader who interviews you what they exactly do in the church. This will allow you to see how motivated they really are.

10. If you are frustrated by the overall process of one church, then walk away. Spend a lot of time in prayer and make sure that you only proceed in God's good timing.

HT to my friends @ CCT

Team Members

Last posts


referer referrer referers referrers http_referer