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Developing young leaders

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”

This ‘train the trainers’ course is designed equip those working with young people with the resources to enable them to set up and deliver a Young Leaders Discipleship training course within their church or circuit.


  • What is Leadership?

  • Some inspiring quotes about leadership

  • A Biblical Understanding of Leadership

  • Aspects of Leadership – Theory:

  • Is leadership a…Function? Position? Talent/Ability? Gift? Or Call?

  • What are the marks of Jesus’ leadership – Theology

  • Why do we want young people in leadership?

  • Barriers: What stops young people being in leadership?

  • The Theories:

  • A Model for leadership development (CPAS)

  • The 5 kinds of youth leadership

  • How to develop young leaders?

  • Seeking God’s Direction

  • How does young leadership fit into my overall strategy for youth ministry?

  • The Foundation of Discipleship

  • Identifying Young Leaders

  • What does developing Young Leaders involve?

  • Entrusting them with responsibility

  • Harts Ladder of Participation

  • Mentoring

  • Training

  • Teach about Spiritual Gifts

  • Reflection / Reviewing

  • It takes time…