Youth Ministry

Leaders in Training

The Leaders in Training program provides students ages 14-17 with valuable leadership skills that are transferrable to important future opportunities such as serving as captain of a team, leading in student government, working at a job, community organizing, or serving as a peer minister. Additionally Leaders in Training participants may attend youth group events, camps, and retreats at a discounted rate.

Leaders in Training participants will learn these valuable skills:

  • Taking direction and meeting deadlines;
  • Organization and project management;
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship-building;
  • Motivating and influencing others.

Leadership in Training is a personalized program that lasts anywhere between three months (minimum) to two years (maximum). Leaders in Training participants work with the youth minister to set goals and master specific skills. The time commitment for leaders in training is 1-2 hours per week.

Examples of Leaders in Training tasks:

  • Working with the youth minister to set a calendar of events
  • Inviting peers to events using email, social media, and other outreach tactics;
  • Soliciting input from peers about what kinds of activities they are interested in;
  • Organizing service projects;
  • Setting up or cleaning up at youth events.


When applying, in the last answer below, tell us:
1) why you are applying as a Leader in Training;
2) why you would make an excellent Leader in Training;
3) what you hope to learn as a Leader in Training.

Leaders in Training Application Form