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Leadership Training for Adult Volunteers with Youth

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Adults can earn a Certificate in Student Leadership for Adult Leaders byadult leaders taking at least one module (lesson) from each of the ten areas below, plus attending a live training event. Click on the links below to see the exciting topics that are available NOW!

  1. PERSONAL LIFE
  2. PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH MINISTRY
  3. GENERAL YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
  4. WORSHIP
  5. DISCIPLESHIP
  6. EVANGELISM
  7. FELLOWSHIP
  8. MINISTRY
  9. MISSIONS
  10. PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
  11. ATTEND A LIVE TRAINING EVENT

 

 

1. Personal Life (PRSLF)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Personal Purity and Accountability in our Relationships" PRSLF-001

Scott Stevens

"Personal, Devotional Life and Spiritual Growth of the Youth Worker"

Coming Soon!

Other Topics Coming Soon:

 
  • Purity
  • Calling to Youth Ministry
  • Personal Spiritual Growth
  • Relationships
  • Accountability
 

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2. Philosophy of Youth Ministry (PHLYM)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"The Importance of Parents in Our Student Ministry" PHLYM-001

Richard Ross

"Leading in Youth Ministry with a Purpose"

Coming Soon

Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Basic Youth Ministry Philosophy
  • Advanced Youth Ministry Philosophy
  • Parent Ministry Ideas
 

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3. General Youth Ministry Leadership (GENYM)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Youth Ministry with Hispanic Teens" GENYM-001

Adlin Cotto

"Ministry With Girls" GENYM-002 Danette Matty

"How to Be an Effective Youth Worker"

Coming Soon

"Five Love Languages of Teenagers" (Study Guide)"

Coming Soon

"How to Stay Out of Court: Legal Aspects of Today's Student Leadership"

Coming Soon
Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Understanding Teens
  • Handling Discipline
  • Trends in Youth Culture
  • Survival Tips
  • How to Be an Effective Youth Leader
 

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4. Worship (WRSHP)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Contemporary Christian Music and Spiritual Growth" WRSHP-001

Duke Jones

"The Prayer of Jesus" (Study Guide)

Coming Soon

"Leading a Uth Worship Team" WRSHP-002 Danette Matty
Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Planning & leading youth worship
  • Youth led worship
  • Personal Quiet Time and worship
 

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5. Discipleship (DSCSH)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Planning and Leading Youth Bible Studies" DSCSH-001

Pattie Kline

"Learning to Lead With Style: How Understanding and Using Learning Styles Can Impact The Kingdom" DSCSH-002

Debi Moore

"Pavestones on the Path to Effective Teaching with Youth"

Coming Soon

"Helping Seniors Prepare for College and Beyond"

Coming Soon
Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Discipling teens
  • Creative teaching
  • Learning styles
  • Leading discipleship groups
  • 1-to-1 discipleship
  • Building an effective Sunday School group
 

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6. Evangelism (EVANG)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Helping Teens Witness to Their Friends" EVANG-001

Thomas Brewer

"Bold Evangelism" Coming Soon
Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Jesus style evangelism
  • Youth reaching youth
  • Presenting the Gospel to youth
  • Large group evangelism
  • How to develop an effective evangelism strategy for my youth group

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7. Fellowship (FLSHP)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"How to Plan and Lead a Great Fellowship Time" FLSHP-001

Rod Whitlock

"More Than Fun and Games" FLSHP-002

Paul Stutz

"From Winning Games to Winning Hearts" FLSHP-003

Courtney Cash

Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • How to build a great recreation ministry
  • How to involve youth in planning and leading fellowships
 

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8. Ministry (MNSTY)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Basic Counseling for Youth Workers" MNSTY-001

Sandi Black

"Safe and Sound" MNSTY-002 (Study Guide - you will need to purchase this book to complete this study)

Steve Hayes (book)

"The Ministry of Mentoring and Encouragement"

Coming Soon

"Spiritual Warfare in Teens" (Study Guide)

Ed Laymance (book)

Other Topics Coming Soon:  
  • Ministry through small groups
  • Servant evangelism
  • Youth ministering to peers
 

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9. Missions (MSSNS)

Lesson Topic

Instructor

"Can I Really Take My Teens on an Overseas Mission Trip?" MSSNS-001

Walker Moore

"Helping Teens Penetrate the High School Culture" MSSNS-002

Mark Senter

Other Topics Coming Soon:

 
  • How to lead youth to be on mission with God
  • Creative ways to teach youth about missions
  • Ideas for local mission projects
  • Ideas for mission trips
  • How to lead youth to support mission
 

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10. Practical Experience (PRACX)

Fill in and submit these forms:

Instructor

Report Form PRACX-001 (MS Word format)

Wesley Black

Evaluation Form PRACX-002 (MS Word format)

Wesley Black

  • To complete this requirement you will need to engage in some form of personal leadership with youth and complete a report form. This could be such things as teaching a Bible study, leading a discipleship group, leading a choir rehearsal, leading a mission study group, and so forth.
  • You will need to select 3 youth from the group to complete an evaluation form
  • The report form must be signed by the pastor or youth minister
  • Collect the evaluation forms and the report form and contact SLTN for instructions on submitting the forms. (See the Contact page for address.)

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11. Attend a Live Training Event (LVTNG)

Fill in and submit this form:

Instructor

Report Form LVTNG-001(MS Word format)

Wesley Black

Attend a youth leadership conference or seminar and complete a report form. The report form is available on the link above. It could be a training event in your own church or any of a number of other leadership training events. After completing the form, contact SLTN for instructions for submitting the form. {See the Contact Page for address.} Examples of events:

  • Youth Ministry Lab
  • Church seminar
  • Glorieta/Ridgecrest Conference Center events
  • State/National/Associational/District denominational events
  • Parachurch youth leadership conferences

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