I have been the youth pastor at our church for 6 years. I love it. To be honest the past couple of years have been rather trying, as we have gone through a church split and have navigated through personal challenges at home with our adoption. I feel like this is the beginning of a new, fresh season in our church and in particular, our student ministry. With this in mind, earlier this year when I was planning out the summer schedule God put a heavy vision on my heart. That vision: reach every student in Jupiter with the love of Jesus this coming school year. That is some 12,000 students! That vision has not cooled off, but the burn is hotter. As a part of that vision I knew we had to be very deliberate this summer with our programming. Community building (Summer Tour), Getting outside of our comfort zone (Mission Camp) and now Student Leadership Training. Tonight was our first session we will have over the next 5 Wednesdays. We started tonight by defining leadership and helping our students to evaluate their weaknesses and strengths. Our guide is Denise Vanecks "Leadership 101".
Here is the upcoming schedule:
Tonight - Leadership Defined
July 30 - What Kind of Leader am I ?
August 6 - The Serving Leader
August 13 - The Communicating Leader
August 20 - The Mentoring Leader
August 23 - Campus Training