Training Modules

Cultivating Student Leadership

Cultivating Leadership in Youth Group Settings, Mark Park – Video and Discussion Outline

Pastor Mike Park of Hope Church NYC discusses how to cultivate leadership in a youth group setting.

Questions for Discussion:

  1. What kinds of tasks can our youth take on in the youth group?  What projects can they lead?
  2. How can we debrief them afterwards?  What kind of safe space have we created so as to allow them to test the waters before being make to “sink or swim” in leadership elsewhere?
  3. How will we feel when our youth fail? How might we model failure as a holy gift from which to learn and grow as leaders, rather than a punitive, soul-crushing experience?
Yale Youth Ministry Institute