As profound, as relevant, as funny as you are ...teenagers still listen to each other more than to an adult youth worker. You may grimace, but you can't deny it--students talking to each other usually means more to them than adults talking to them. The Student Leadership Training Manual helps you equip your senior highers for leading their peers and taking charge of as much of the ministry as they want or are able-- helping and evangelizing their peers ...organizing ministry teams ...planning and executing their own youth ministry programming. Here are 31 training sessions for discipling student leaders in a small-group setting--sessions that start in the Bible and reach deep into teenagers' experience ...ready for you to implement a clear and effective program that trains your students for higher levels of leadership, regardless of where they are now. Plus 24 pages just for you, a veritable primer on how to cultivate student leadership: The role of adults Authority vs. responsibility Setting student leaders up for success Teaching students not just the whats, but the whys and hows Helping them discover their spiritual giftedness Perfect for youth workers, CE directors, associate pastors, and small-group leaders--anyone who works with a youth group's core kids.
Dennis "Tiger" McLuen is executive director for Youth Leadership, a Minneapolis-based organization that educates leaders for youth and family ministry. Tiger also teachs for Bethel and Luther Seminaries when he's not speaking and writing. Chuck Wysong--following a stint as denominational director of youth ministries for the Evangelical Covenant Church--is copastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara, California, where he oversees ministry to children and youth with emphasis on parents and families.