Leadership2018-11-13T13:47:08+00:00

GODtalk — Youth Leadership Series

These videos and discussion guides exist to equip Youth Pastors and leaders to effectively lead their youth into their mission in today’s world.

How to get the most out of them:

  • Youth leaders: Watch the 12 videos – which takes less than 1 hour, and then select leaders you will raise up, and start taking them through these together, using the reflection questions. You will become a lot more effective in your mission through these!
  • Senior Pastor or church leader: Ask your youth leader to watch all 12 videos – then meet them 90 minutes later to:
    • (i) Ask what they learnt, and encourage them to apply this.
    • (ii) Clarify with them that annual outreach equipping is an expectation you have of them in their role (because it is unlikely to happen if this is not your expectation).
    • (iii) Encourage that they now select some leaders to raise up, and begin to meet them monthly. They could show and discuss one or two of these videos in those meetings each month.
1. The Mission of the Church (5.15mins)
Godtalk Leadership 1 - The Mission of the Church

It is essential that new church youth leaders are able to articulate what the mission of the Church is and isn’t, because it is THEIR mission as a youth leader. This short video can help this very important foundation stone to be laid!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
2. Creating your spiral curriculum (5.10mins)
God-Talk Leadership 2. Creating your spiral curriculum

Some people think knowing how to share the gospel is all that’s needed – but its not true. Conversational skills are the real need. What needs teaching, and why? Watch this short video to find out!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
3. Understanding the priorities of your curriculum (5mins)
Godtalk 3. Understanding the priorities of your curriculum

Not every outreach-related topic you could teach from your ‘curriculum’ is equal. In fact, if you treat them as equal you might end up disappointed. Watch this video to understand why – and to learn a key topic that, with repetitive focus, will help you get results!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
4. Building an outreaching culture – Part I (4.35mins)
Godtalk 4-Building an outreaching culture - Part 1

Here is an inconvenient key truth: Teaching something to your young people doesn’t mean they’ve learnt it – not only because application is a challenge, but because they’ll forget! This is why change really comes from the habits we embrace as leaders, more than from the things we might say occasionally, because it’s about culture! The wisdom contained in this video – and the next, is gold. Take notes. Reflect carefully. And then apply this – to get results could exceed your efforts, and far outlive you!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
5. Building an outreaching culture – Part II (4.30mins)
Godtalk 5-Building an outreaching culture Part 2

This is Part II, explaining some leadership habits that will turn the outreaching culture (or DNA) of your group around! Study this in detail – because it isn’t complicated, and it can make a HUGE difference!!!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
6. Keys to casting a compelling vision (4.45mins)
Godtalk 6-Keys to casting a compelling vision

Clarifying the vision is one of the key roles of the leader. This video summarises some important leadership teaching. Take notes!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
7. Building the team (5mins)
Godtalk 7-Building the Team

It really is true; teamwork makes the dreamwork. The challenge is, however, not only to find team members, but to keep them. That has to do with culture. Watch this video to connect with some amazing leadership teaching – yet summarised in just 5 minutes!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
8. The need for crowd events (5.20mins)
Godtalk 8-The need for crowd events

One of the huge mistakes some youth movements have made is to shift away from events in their outreach. The fact is, youth love a crowd. Youth love fun and noise. Youth hate religion – but love authentic spirituality. Knowing how to attract a crowd is a key part of any groups outreaching strategy. Watch this video to learn more – and again in only 5 minutes!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
9. Three ingredients to a great outreaching programme (4.50mins)
Godtalk 9-Three ingredients to a great outreaching programme

It takes skill to run a really good outreach programme. To see new friends coming back again afterwards, it needs to be meaningful, enjoyable and genuinely friendly. Most of us learn some of these skills the hard way. Watch this video to avoid some of our mistakes, and to get better results!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
10. Gospel communication tips (5.10mins)
Godtalk 10-Gospel communication tips

There is real skill involved in communicating a Christian message to a non-Christian audience effectively. These tips are gold. Take notes. Then go impact some lives!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
11. A culture of immediate relational discipleship (5.05mins)
Godtalk 11-A culture of immediate relational discipleship

Sometimes the whole ‘discipleship’ thing for new believers is made too complicated. This video fixes that! Watch it now – then train your whole group in these understandings!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
12. The importance of prayer, schools and leadership (4.55mins)
Godtalk 12-The importance of prayer schools and leadership

This series concludes with three vital topics for outreach with youth – yet still in only 5 minutes. Training doesn’t get better than this. But don’t forget to take notes, because it’s going to come fast!

Download the PDF Discussion Guide for this Video HERE (and the series introduction HERE)
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