Preteen Leaders Conference: Cultivating Leaders

April 20, 2012 — 4 Comments


It’s Day 2 of the Preteen Leaders Conference, and I already have a bag full of ideas and notes from some great preteen leaders. Stay tuned to the blog next week, I will do a recap of the conference with detailed notes from the main sessions.

Today, I get to lead another breakout with preteen leaders on the topic of cultivating leaders. The main idea of the session will be the premise that

    The people in and around your ministry will define your ministry.

This fact may encourage some and scare the living daylight out of others! Parents, preteens, and other potential leaders will judge the ministry based upon those they see the most, which is likely the volunteer leadership you have placed in charged.

With this in mind, it is important that we create an environment that sets our leaders up to be successful in their service to God. Like a farmer provides the necessities to cultivate a good crop, we need to have a strategy for cultivating great leaders.

Here are the 8 Ways to Create a Culture that Cultivates Leaders that I will share in today’s breakout session:

    1) Set Standards and Expectations for Your Team
    2) Cast an Inspiring Vision for Your Team
    3) Build a Sense of “Family” Amongst Your Team
    4) Train Your Team Well and Often
    5) Celebrate “God-Stories” with Your Team
    6) Form a Friendship with Every Member of Your Team
    7) Provide Opportunities for Your Team to Give Input and Feedback
    7) Make Sure Every Team Member (Including Yourself) is Growing

If you would like more info on any of these, leave a comment and I’ll send you the notes from the breakout.

4 responses to Preteen Leaders Conference: Cultivating Leaders

  1. Hi, our youth ministry is in early stages or building up student leaders (used to be only led by volunteers). Will need as much resources! Please email me!!

  2. MeLissa Swartley May 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hi! We are evaluating and restructuring our ministries for the FAll. I would love to get more info on cultivating leaders. Thanks! M

    • Melissa,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Please email me and we can set up a time to talk. I’d love to hear more about your ministry plans.

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