Some of the greatest factors in making our communities and cities better are Youth Leaders! Youth Leaders work with teens to help them navigate life and make our schools, towns and streets better. From a Biblical sense – they can truly be seen as salt and light. Let’s take a look at what God’s Word says about salt and light.
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16
Salt does a couple of things:
- It preserves the good. It keeps food from spoiling. Youth Leaders help preserve the good in people and our society.
- Salt improves the flavor of food. Youth Leaders help bring out the best in teens.
- Salt keeps things from decaying. As our culture and world seem to be going in the wrong direction in many ways, youth leaders are at the front line that keeps things from getting worse!
Light overcomes darkness. Youth Leaders help lead teens navigate through the darkness and confusion of this world. Every day Youth Leaders are the “go to person” for thousands of our youth.
Youth Leaders are often chosen because of their hearts, but often given little or no training. In working with thousands of Youth Leaders over the years, I have tried to bring together teachers and trainers to help them grow and deal with the many situations they face. If you are a Youth Leader in the NJ/NY Metro region, you can join us this Saturday, November 5th to be equipped and encouraged by 6 experienced Youth Leaders/Pastors from our region to help you do the things God has called you to do! As part of your registration, I will also give you a copy of my latest evangelism book: Let Your Voice Be Heard. See links for more info.
Mission 10:20 Youth Leader Training: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mission-1020-leadership-conference-tickets-27961340121
FREE Book – included in workshop registration: https://amzn.com/163047696X