Leadership is a learned skill, a gift from God that can be exercised for the transformation of the world. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders burst with energy, and helping them discover and practice leadership techniques is an important step to growing effective leaders from within your ministry.
Leadership Lab for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Youth provides four complete sessions that:
- Identify leadership skills in participants
- Showcase the importance of teamwork and group dynamics
- Prepare leaders for communication and conflict
- Create reflective moments to listen for God's call to lead in a variety of ways
These four sessions are jam-packed with activities, games, and discussions for 6th–8th grade youth, and provide adult leaders with lesson outlines, handouts, and visuals to create a meaningful experience. This resource is part of a growing collection of Leadership Lab materials designed specifically to develop young people into leaders.
Director of Young People's Ministries Development. With a BA in English Education, and an MS in Project Management, and over a 15 years of local-church youth ministry experience Chris is passionate about leadership and faith development in young people and helping ministry leaders understand their value in the lives of young people. A Stephen Minister, Chris is a native of Colorado living in Franklin, TN with his wife Emily, 2 children, and sausage-shaped beagle.
Hank Hilliard is director of Youth Ministries at Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Tennessee.