May 18 2019

This bonus is just for the youth leader—a quick tip and an illustration to enhance your leadership. You may already know this, or you may learn it through trial and error, or maybe you just need a reminder of something you already know. Here’s a way to get it with a quick infusion.




Young people usually don’t know about the structure which determines how decisions are made in their church. Some think that taking a youth to a church board meeting will change things, but it usually bores the youth and they aren’t even sure what to say or when. Put a church balance sheet in front of them and observe their confusion. Instead, adults who are youth leaders need to be present in board meetings and other organizational meetings (such as those involving elders, deacons and deaconesses, Sabbath School, personal ministries, etc.) and speak on behalf of the young people. The next step is to take a youth with you and mentor them in the process to the point they begin to understand and give their input. Then have them report to the youth group to improve awareness, integration, and participation.


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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