May 25 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.




Leaders need to look at the big picture rather than fulfilling all immediate requests. Maturity helps you see beyond the moment to something bigger, better, or just more important. Jesus often met immediate needs, but it was for the purpose of fulfilling a greater need. Be clear about how the greater need can influence your response. Next time you receive a shortsighted request, make it clear that you heard the input, then share the big picture and turn the situation into a learning experience for the person making the request.


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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