August 17 2019

This is a bonus just for the youth leader—a quick tip and an illustration to enhance your youth leadership. You may already know this idea, have learned it through trial and error, or just need a quick reminder.




Because adults have influence in the church, they sometimes try to exert that influence on the youth or youth leaders based on what they think young people should (or shouldn’t) be doing. If you shape the youth ministry to please those influencers, it could easily fracture your focus on the target group—the young people themselves. When people, even well-meaning people, take your focus off the target, they become hindrances rather than helpers. As the youth leader, you should listen to input from others, but make sure never to shift your focus from your target group—the youth—to those with strong opinions about them.


Click below to download the Cornerstone Connections leader’s guide and student lesson. This week’s resources also include two lesson plans and a discussion starter video which offer different ways of looking at the topic. Each lesson plan includes opening activities, scripture passages, discussion questions, and real-life applications.


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