We at the Youth Network aim to recognize and release students to lead in the Church, in the Youth Network, and in their individual context. We believe that God has gifted students with amazing passions, strengths and abilities in leadership. We aim to help students discover those God-given gifts, help to develop them, and release students to operate in them.
Please note, this program is for students in grades 9-12. Students in grades 7 & 8 are invited to participate in Live to Lead, which gives students a basic understanding of leadership, why it's important, and what it looks like for them to lead. To learn more about Live to Lead, contact Ethan or click on "Live to Lead" in the sidebar.
Upon completion of the application process, students will be asked to fill out a 45 minute-1 hour CliftonStrengths Assessment to discover their top five strengths in leadership. This will help guide us as we mentor and develop students in their leadership strengths.
Throughout the school year, students will receive formal teaching on leadership from a seasoned and proven leader using The Student Leadership Challenge curriculum. Students will also receive ongoing mentorship to help them understand and develop their specific leadership strengths.
Students in the Leadership Project will have a seat at the perverbial "Youth Network Table" where their ideas, thoughts and concerns about the Youth Network can be expressed, heard and acted upon. In accordance with their strengths and comfort levels they may be released to lead in any number of ways including, but not limited to, kids ministry, planning youth/church events, leading discussions or games at youth, speaking, welcoming, or running sound and media.
By the end of this program, we desire that every student would:
*If one or more of these expectations cannot be met due to full schedules please talk with Rebeca.
What YOU get out of it:
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**We have added a minimal one-time fee of $75 to help with some startup expenses (i.e. workbooks, guest speakers, conferences, resources, Strength Finders Assessment etc.). We don't want finances to be an issue, if it is, financial assistance is available upon request - email Rebeca.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the scheduled nature of the program, you will be best served by joining in October. Applications will not be accepted midstream.