Relevant Leadership is a site to help equip, train, and empower youth pastors and their volunteer leaders to effect a generation of students for the Glory of God.
Core Team Videos
Adding a New Student
Leading a Student to Jesus
What to Refer to the Crisis Team
Becoming a Ministry of Small Groups
This video is all about making the transition from a ministry that does small groups to a ministry of small groups. This transition makes all the difference in the world and as your youth ministry grows it can make all the difference between living out part of the great commission or all of the great commission.
Jesus and Outreach
This video is all about how to incorporate the kingdom of God and the message of Jesus into your programming and more outreach oriented events. We hope this helps you find ways to plan and run effective outreach events while keeping the kingdom focus at heart and accomplishing your church's or ministries's vision!
Leader Meetings 101
This video is about the basics behind how Relevant Student Ministries runs its leadership meetings. It is about what we have found to be successful and what we have found to be useful over the past 5+ years of trying many different approaches to youth leader meetings. In the end we have found that consistency, community, and vision are what we value more then anything else when it comes to having a successful meeting experience.
Small Group Videos
Small Group Events 101
Small Group Conversations
Focusing a Small Group
Connecting with students outside of youth group
Using Your Gifts, Talents, and Passions
Becoming a Better Listenter
Hospital Visits 101
What if I dont have the answers
How Honest is to Honest?
A Difficult Student
This video is all about dealing with that one disruptive and disrespectful student that every small group has at one time or another. It is not always your entire group that is off the wall. Sometimes you need to know how to just calm down and focus one specific student. This video is some tips and ideas on things to do and things not to do when you find your group in that situation!
New Small Group
This video is some quick tips starting in an all new small group. Its about going back to the basics, remembering your training, taking time to build those all important relationships, and realizing that small group ministry takes TIME. Hope this helps as your are getting started with your all new group of students!
Social Media 101
This video consists of the three things that we think small group leaders can use in social media to bring forth the kingdom of God and the three things that are most likely to discredit them in the eyes of students.