Youth Group and Small Group Leader Training

Basic Leader Training

Another12’s basic leader training course is an introductory course that is designed for use as an annual, initial leadership training module for youth leaders at the start of each year. This course is designed to give new leaders a strong introductory foundation for youth leadership while refreshing experienced leaders in the fundamentals of youth ministry.

Free Basic Training Course - Unlimited Access

Training Course Outline:

Godly Obedience

All believers are called to obedience as a function of living out their faith in Jesus Christ. (James 2:14-26)

Authority of Scripture

The Holy Bible, referred to as the Scripture, is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21)

Basic Hermenutics

Proper interpretation of Scripture is essential to understanding the Word of God and guarding against the proliferation of heresy. (Luke 24:27)

Personal Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth in the lives of believers is essential, not only for continued sanctification, but also for carrying out effective ministry. (James 1:19-27)

Servant Leadership

Scripture teaches that faith without works is dead, and that true faith is manifested by works. Jesus modeled this by living a life defined by serving. (James 3:14-26, John 13:1-17)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is present in the hearts of modern-day believers and is active in guiding, directing, and moving through the world to accomplish His work. Believers must work in submission and conjunction with the Holy Spirit in carrying out their God-given ministry calling. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 13:11, John 14:26, Acts 5:29-32)

Basic Apologetics

Scripture exhorts believers to be prepared to give an answer for the hope they have in Jesus Christ. Nowhere is this more important than in youth ministry. (1 Peter 3:14-16)

The Prayer of a Righteous Person

James 4:16b says, "The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." As believers step out into the battlefield of ministry, they carry only two weapons with them, God's Word and prayer. Believers must be powerful in prayer if they are going to be successful in ministry. Jesus exemplified this during His ministry, and believers must follow his example by being fervent in prayer for the Holy Spirit to actively use them in ministry.

Making Disciples

All believers are required to share the gospel, however, many do so without any preparation. Even the disciples of Jesus did not go out on mission without training. Proper training is essential for believers who are actively engaged in ministry where opportunities to share the gospel abound. (Acts 1:6-8)

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Advanced Leader Training

Youth leaders continually face challenging questions, situations, and experiences during ministry. To meet these challenges with confidence and competence, leaders must be continually gaining relevant knowledge and understanding. In response to this need, Another12 is developing an ever-growing library of ongoing training resources which cover a wide range of relevant topics for youth ministry. This library is comprised of short audio and video segments ranging from 5-20 minutes in length. Each segment, or series of segments, will address a topic and is designed for use in several ways.

First, these segments can be accessed by youth leaders independently, as needed. They are arranged topically so that leaders can interact with segment(s) which interest them or address a question/situation which they are currently facing in ministry. This is extremely valuable for new leaders who are facing questions/topics which are new to them or outside the scope of their experience and study.

Second, these segments are designed for use by youth pastors who are seeking to engage in continuing training with their leadership teams. Another12’s advanced training library is an effective tool for building skills, disciplines, and unity in youth leader teams. It addresses issues and topics that will enable the individual youth leaders to grow in their walk and be more effective in their disciple-making ministry work. As with everything we do, the advanced training segments will be biblically focused, doctrinally sound, and evangelistically driven.

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Examples of Advance Leader Training Topics

  • Leading a small group
  • Building small group unity
  • Effective witnessing
  • Teaching youth how to witness
  • Preparing to lead a Bible study
  • Writing a Bible study plan
  • Interacting effectively with youth
  • Deepening your prayer life
  • Building spiritual disciplines
  • Youth ministry and social media
  • Proper leader/student communication
  • How to handle tragic events with students
  • How to help a student through personal tragedy
  • How to handle hostile visitors
  • Encouraging students through persecution
  • How to exegete a Bible passage
  • Advanced hermeneutics
  • Advanced Apologetics
  • Asking thought provoking questions
  • Dealing with small group conflict
  • How to plan a small group event
  • Helping students deal with temptation
  • Helping students deal with discouragement
  • Helping students who suffer with depression
  • Addressing moral purity with youth
  • Identifying sin in students' lives
  • Building trust with students
  • Earning the respect of your students
  • Dealing with unruly students
  • Small group discipline
  • How far is too far? Fun vs. Appropriate
  • Maximizing ministry at camps

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