15 Qualities of a Youth Leader
- Is convicted of God’s call to youth ministry.
- Has a sense of responsibility, commitment and devotion to youth. (See: Confidentiality.)
- Is genuinely sympathetic and friendly.
- Is positive and enthusiastic.
- Is developing excellent listening skills.
- Understands team effort.
- Knows the importance of continuing to learn. Attends training seminars, subscribes to youth ministry journals, reads youth ministry books (owns a personal copy of The ABZs of Adventist Youth Ministry!).
- Plans ahead. Delegates. Organizes.
- Monitors other youth programs with a view to improving his or her own program. Talks to other youth leaders, looking for creative ideas that may work in his or her own setting.
- Manages time.
- Holds high standards of personal behavior.
- Is never too busy to serve.
- Develops leadership skills in a wide area of activities.
- Works constantly toward the fulfillment of goals.
- Is a person of prayer. Youth ministry without prayer is like breathing without air.
“From: ABZ’s of Adventist Youth Ministry”
© 2000 John Hancock Center for Youth&Family Ministry
Permission to copy for use in the local congregation or group.