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God calls all Christians to lead well within their spheres of influence, and leadership development is part of the discipleship process. One important strategy for engaging and retaining youth and young adults is to awaken the leadership gifts within them and give them opportunities to practice their leadership skills. "Ten Ways to Cultivate Youth Leadership" offers 10 ways to help identify, encourage, and make space for young leaders within your congregation.

We at Faith Formation Ministries invite you to download this one-page resource for FREE and share it with your church, or order printed copies for a small fee at Faith Alive Resources. 


I think these sound great, are there churches doing some of these that I could connect with? Carla Bieber

Great question, Carla. I'm sure Faith Formation Ministries will be in touch, but if you'd like, I'd also be happy to post a discussion topic on the site to get feedback from other churches. Are there any specific things you are wondering about?

Hi Carla,

I see that you have already connected with Ron DeVries our wonderful Youth Ministry Catalyzer.  I would also love to connect with you.  I work as a Regional Catalyzer for Faith Formation Ministries in Eastern Canada.  Over the last 9 years we have had almost 500 students and mentors go through various leadership training events which have resulted in having youth and young adults step into a variety of leadership roles throughout Southern Ontario.  I have also begun taking this training on the road and will be doing a leadership event in Alberta this spring as well.  

My email address is [email protected] , if you would like to connect.


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