Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. [1 Timothy 4:12]
A wise person once said, “Youth are not the church of tomorrow. They are the church of today.” Development of youth leadership skills plays an important role in equipping youth for success, and also serves to teach adults about new and nimble ways of doing ministry. Encouraging their involvement recognizes their worth and value as people, and as full and active members of a faith community.