A New Life Youth Leader...
We believe that God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to save us and teach us how to live (John 3:16). Putting God first creates the opportunity to be used by Him in the lives of those we love and to whom we minister. Therefore, a NLY leader must first recognize Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
After we have come to the saving knowledge of Christ, the empowerment of the Holy Spirit then gives us authority (Luke 10:19). As a leader of young men and women, we are called to pray together as a team and be diligently praying for them on our own. We get the privilege to speak into their lives and pour into them. We will encourage, be uplifting, and speak life over them.
We have the opportunity to teach truth and life (Colossians 3:16)! We must also teach through our actions. These students will be learning from how you represent yourself—this is the best form of teaching.
Serving one another with love is the greatest example that Jesus exemplified to His twelve disciples. Our goal and main focus during youth ministry services and events is to give these young men and women our time, energy, love, patience, direction, and, especially, use our own specific spiritual gifts to edify the body of Christ (Mark 10:45).