The Leadership Project

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.   

Program Objectives: 

By the end of this program, we desire that every student would:

  • Understand and be able to stand firm in their faith 
  • Lead confidently
  • Take real ownership of the Youth Network
  • Be able to recognize their spiritual gifts and strengths and utilize them in every day life
  • Lead their peers as models of servant leadership
  • Understand that Leadership takes all sorts of forms & identify their personal leadership style


Students must...

  • Display a Christlike character
  • Attend youth at least 3 times a month 
  • Serve in at least one area of the Youth Network on Tuesday Nights (ie. welcome team, worship team, media, sound etc.)
  • Attend all Student Leadership Development Days

*If one or more of these expectations cannot be met due to full schedules please talk with Rebeca. 

What YOU get out of it:

  • Volunteer hours for school
  • Ongoing Mentorship
  • References + Reference Letter (for post secondary school and/or job)
  • Practical Leadership experience
  • Greater understanding of what leadership is and how you lead 

Application Process:

If you are interested in becoming a student leader you need to...

  • Complete the Leadership Project online application form
  • Obtain the Student Leadership Commitment Form from Rebeca, sign it and hand it in
  • Meet with one of the lead LP team members

**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.