THE NINE STAGES OF YOUTH LEADER DEVELOPMENT.
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THE NINE STAGES OF YOUTH LEADER DEVELOPMENT.

by Rob Lamont
Written Back in 1987 Updated in 2002, 2004 and 2009



 Below are the stages of Youth Ministry

STAGE ONE- OBSERVER.
 Watch the group for the following-
Discipline methods, how games are run, analyse talks and small groups, introduce yourself to different members in the group. Work out how you would do things etc.

TRAINING-
Go to a philosophy of youth Ministry training night
Games Training night
Read and work through the handout on Supper
Read and work through the handout on welcoming and supper.
Read ideas on small groups and sit in on a small group
Read the role of disciple in youth groups.
Prepare supper, collect money at the door with an experienced leader.


STAGE TWO - TRAINEE HELPER
Help organise a  task which doesn't involve controlling the whole group at once. eg. prepare supper, collect the money at the door, talk with the members, assist in a small group, help discipline during the program.

TRAINING-
Collect money without anyone to help
Plan a supper
Meet with an experienced leader and work through the giving a testimony document, practice testimony on a friend.
Plan a game and run it in conjunction with another leader
Lead a small group under supervision.
Learn a gospel presentation.



STAGE THREE - HELPER
Give your testimony, take a small group, run a game, plan an outing, participate more in discipline.
Go to giving a talk training night.

TRAINING-
Read through the philosophy of Games document.
Read through how to plan an outing.


STAGE FOUR - ASSISTANT LEADER
Give a talk, run the games, plan and run an outing.
TRAINING-
Spend time with the Youth Minister going through planning, youth ministry philosophy and self evaluation


STAGE FIVE -  LEADER
Organise and run a whole program for  a night.

TRAINING-
Do a Youth leadership Training course


STAGE SIX -  ASSISTANT CO-ORDINATOR
Assistant with the week to week operation of the program and are able to step into being the Co-ordinator when needed.

TRAINING-
Take other leaders through stage of development



STAGE SEVEN -  CO-ORDINATOR
 Runs the whole program and seeks to provide opportunities for the other leaders to take more responsibility.

TRAINING-
Read set books on Youth Ministry



STAGE EIGHT - OVERSEER OF A SECTION OF MINISTRY
 Looks after a section of Ministry with many groups eg. Junior high.

TRAINING-
Read set books on youth ministry
Evaluate another youth program and write your model of Youth Ministry



STAGE NINE - OVERSEER OF THE WHOLE YOUTH PROGRAM.
 Co-ordinate the Youth Program.