Followers of Jesus Christ are all called to be leaders. If a ship didn’t have a captain, the ship would run ashore. If a team didn’t have a coach, they would never win. If a high school class didn’t have a teacher, no one would ever learn.

Romans 12:8

The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

So what does a leader do?

A leader plans, and has goals for themselves and the ones around them to complete the task at hand.

A leader has great vision of what is possible. A successful football coach believes that their team can win the Super Bowl before the season even starts.

A leader shares their belief with others. If you are leading a study group in one of your classes, sharing your insights and belief that everyone will do well on the test will empower the rest of the group.

A leader gets down to business. A leader actually does what they say they are going to do.

A leader is proud of what they have done. When you are happy with your own actions, and the actions of those you are helping, share what you have accomplished. By sharing you will inspire others to take action themselves, and may even create more leaders.

Being a leader can be a big responsibility, but also a rewarding way to show your love and caring for God and the people around you.

Who do you look to for leadership in your life?

What quality could you share that would help others?

What group of people do you know that need a good leader in their lives?

How could you help these people?

Here is a handout outlining everything above to share with your youth group!