Discipling Children and Youth 2: What got you here won’t get you there

What are the natural stages of development in a youth ministry? How must you change your leadership to respond to them?


What it takes to start a youth ministry is very different from what it takes to grow one, or what is needed to expand its impact after it is healthy.

Youth ministries follow certain patterns of development, and require a shift in focus from the leader at each stage. Not understanding these stages can create barriers to growth, since a youth leader will often not naturally concentrate on the right things.

Looking at the development of Christ’s ministry, how do you understand these stages, and how do you lead your youth group through them?

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