August 24 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.




As young people differentiate themselves from their parents, they may look to you, the youth leader, as a trusted adult. That can be very helpful. But it can also backfire if the youth leader becomes merely a friend and not a leader. Some youth leaders seek affirmation and their own acceptance or identify by being a “cool youth leader.” Your identity needs to come from God’s call on you, not what young people think of you. Otherwise you’ll simply try to please the young people rather than lead 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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