Jesus’s intent is to bring all people into the community of faith—and to give each person a significant role to play. What does this mean for you as a student leader? Author Dan Boal focuses on helping you understand your identity, your relationship with Christ, and the vital part you have in helping others experience the love of God. Through real-life anecdotes, practical tips, and key passages of Scripture, Becoming a Student Leader will help you discover more about who you are and the purpose you serve.
Each chapter ends with reflection questions by youth ministry veteran Len Kageler. These work well when you go through them on your own—and they’re even more helpful when you read the book and reflect on the questions alongside the rest of your student leadership team, building community as you grow together in your relationship with God, learning to lead and love others well.
Free Companion Guide With Purchase
Struggling to implement a student leadership team? Have a student leadership team established, but recognize that there’s room for improvement? Leading Student Leaders, Len Kageler’s companion guide for youth workers, draws on the wisdom and experience he’s honed over decades of youth ministry. With humor and tried-and-tested tips, Kageler covers practical topics such as the best ways to recruit new members, what your first meeting should look like, and how to handle the inevitable problems as they arise.
Meet the Authors
When he’s not practicing children’s ministry as he raises five kids with his wife, Amy Jo, Dan Boal serves 38,000 teenagers and 5,000 youth workers as the Alliance Youth Ministry Consultant for the Christian and Missionary Alliance (www.allianceyouth.com). He is also the executive director of Next Generation Ministry Conference and producer of the Next Generation Ministry Conference Podcast (www.nextministryconference.com), which equip thousands of youth workers, children’s workers, and student leaders every year with mostly meaningful resources.
Len Kageler, a Seattle native, is professor emeritus of Youth and Family Studies at Nyack College in New York. Len speaks and teaches across the United States and Europe and has more than four decades of youth ministry experience. He has authored twelve books for youth workers, including Youth Ministry in a Multifaith Society: Forming Christian Identity Among Skeptics, Syncretists, and Sincere Believers of Other Faiths (InterVarsity, 2014); he also edited Don’t Do This: Learning From the Screw Ups of Youth Ministry Leaders (The Youth Cartel, 2016), with co-editor Jonathan Hobbs. Len holds a PhD in sociology from Fordham University in New York City, and loves to connect research with practical applications for youth workers. Learn more at LenKageler.SquareSpace.com.