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New Training From Youth Ministry Leader Blog

  • What You Should *Never* Give Up for Lent

    Life, Youth Ministry

    Posted on February 9, 2016 by Kyle Rohane

    “What are you giving up for Lent?” I’d never been asked that question before. It seemed like a reasonably pious thing to do, so I answered, “I guess I’m giving up coke.” In most parts of the country, that’s not much of a commitment—just drink a Pepsi instead. But in Texas, “coke” means “all carbonated […]

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  • How to Get Paid What You’re Worth in Youth Ministry

    Uncategorized, Youth Ministry, Youth Worker

    Posted on February 2, 2016 by Doug Franklin

    “Show me the money!” is a popular way of saying, “Pay me what I am worth.” I’ve never heard a youth worker say this. Have you? Why would they? It sounds too much like greed, ego, and putting themselves before the needs of the church. Most youth workers do what they do because they want […]

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Training the Youth Ministry Leaders of Tomorrow

The church is one generation away from running out of leaders. At LeaderTreks youth ministry, we provide the leadership tools for youth ministry. We help youth workers develop leadership skills, we challenge adult volunteers to move from participants to mentors, and we give students an opportunity to lead. We provide leadership training for everyone who serves in youth ministry. Our youth ministry leadership programs include mission trips, wilderness trips, leadership training retreats, and Refuel Retreats for youth workers.

Developing Leaders Takes Dedication

Leadership can be learned. This truth is core to everything we do at LeaderTreks youth ministry. Leadership is not something we are born to. It is a process. We believe there is a set of leadership principles that, when applied, allow normal people to do extraordinary things. These principles include communication, problem solving, focus, and navigation. A great place to start in leadership is to learn how to use these principles effectively.

All the Tools Youth Leaders Need

We support the local church youth ministries by providing leadership development tools and experiences designed to grow students into leaders. We have an intentional process for the development of students. We partner with youth leaders who are passionate about developing and equipping the next generation of leaders in church and culture. Our experiences challenge and change participants. Students return confident and motivated with a broadened worldview and a new vision for how they can lead and serve others.