What kind of skills do your student leaders have? How do they help make ministry happen at your church? Are they like Napoleon Dynamite and have skills that are cool but are useless like bo Staff skills, nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills?

I have been plotting a course for my students leader group. Part of that course is not just sharing information but training in developing skills. Here are 11 skills I will be working with my student leaders for the next 3 months

Ten Skills Training Sessions

1.How To Read /Study your Bible

2.How To Share Your Faith

3.How To Organize Your Life

4.How To Pray/Pray For Others

5.How To Disciple Someone

6.How To Do Hard Things

7.How To Make Friends

8.How To Handle Relationships

9.How To Lead A Devotion

10. How To Use Social Media To Share The Gospel Intelligently

11. How To Lead A Project

This is just a primer. As Doug Fields likes to say Leaders are Learners. This list is just the beginning. Feel free to add some you are working on with your students.

It is like the old adage: Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime. How long will your kids last with what you are training them to do?

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2 Comments


  1. Hi,
    I was wondering if you were going to go in depth in these skills. I wanted to learn more about this 10 (+1) skills. Even maybe a starter exercise or study. Anyway, just wonder.


  2. Yes, I am working through it with my student right now. As I develop what I am doing, I hope to post how I did my meetings and then offering a pdf of all ten meetings. Thanks for asking.

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