Young Leader Profile

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…. Matthew 28:19

Character

Demonstrates a passion for God

Desires to be in God’s presence, through prayer and fellowship with Him. (Psalm 42:1; Phil 3:7-10)
Life is characterized by devotion to prayer and the Word of God. (Acts 2:42; 1 Thess 5:17; Psalm 1:1-3; Josh 1:8)
Diligently seeks to live a life that is obedient to God’s will. (James1:22; John 14:23; 1 Sam 15:22)
Is totally dependent on God to work through them. (Phil 4:13; John 15:4,5; Acts 17:28; Psalm 121)
Worships God with other believers in worship gatherings and through ministering together. (Heb 10:25; Gal 5:13)

Demonstrates a commitment to other young People

Disciples/mentors other young people. (Matt 28:19, 20; 2 Tim 2:2, Ex 35:34; Psalm 78:5-7)
Prays with and intercedes for young people persistently. (Eph 1:16; Eph 6:18; Col 4:2-4)
Demonstrates an active love and support for other young people by being an advocate and motivator for godliness, evangelism and social ministry. (Micah 6:8; 1 Tim 4:12; Is 58:6)
Acts compassionately by listening to and serving their peers. (James 1:19; Mark 9:35)
Enjoys being with other young people. (Matt 5:13-15)

Is maturing personally

Actively pursues the mind of Christ with a Kingdom perspective. (1 Cor 2:15,16)
Demonstrates integrity, consistency and purity. (1 Tim 2:1-2, 4:12, 6:11; Psalm 78:72, 22:11)
Values self-understanding and seeks to know one’s gifts, personality and emotional strengths and weaknesses. (Psalm 139:23; James 1:23-24; 2 Cor 12:9-10; Rom 12:5-13; Eph 4:11-13)
Is committed to accountability in relationships. (James 5:16; Eph 4:25; Gal 6:1,2)
Is committed to a life-long learning and growing process with Jesus. (Ezra 7:10; Heb 6:1; 1 Cor 9:24-27; Phil 3:12-14)

Practices Biblical stewardship

Gives cheerfully, generously and proportionately. (Matt 6:2-4; 2 Cor 9:6-7)
Manages personal and ministry resources well. (Luke 12:48; Matt 25:14-29)

Family life

Maintains healthy family relationships
Has a growing respect and appreciation for all family members and their roles, demonstrating appropriate submissiveness to their parent /guardian. (Ex 20:12; Eph 6:1-3; Col 3:20)
Places a high value on family reconciliation and harmony. (Psalm 133:1; Matt 5:9; Eph 4:3, Col 3:15)
Seeks to be an example of Christ-likeness to family members. (1 Tim 4:12; Eph 5:1-2; 2 Kings 14:3)
Pursues and encourages fellowship with God within their family context. (1 John 1:7; Phil 2:1-2; Josh 24:15)

Leadership

Leads like Jesus
Has a servant attitude toward others. (Mark 9:35; Phil 2:3-4; 1Sam 25:41)
Is committed to life within community. (1 Peter 2:9,10; Col 3:12-17; 1 John 3:16)
Inspires other ‘followers’ by example. (Judges 2:7; 1 Tim 4:12; 1 Cor 11:1)

Evangelism

Is passionate and sensitive about evangelism
Seeks opportunities for sharing stories of faith. (Heb 11; 1 Peter 3:15; Col 4:5-6)
Can motivate and facilitate others for mission. (Matt 28:19, 20; Heb 10:24; Rom 10:13-15)
Listens and finds appropriate local metaphors for sharing the Gospel. (Acts 17:16-34)
Is aware of the world and identifies trends in today’s generation
Shows compassion for the community and culture around them and listens to their peers’ needs. (Matt 25:31-46; Luke 10:25-37; Zech 7:9)
Seeks to understand trends in youth cultures, and respond appropriately. (1 Chron 12:32; Acts 17:16-34)
Is aware of the tensions caused by the Gospel within a culture. (Matt 10:22; Luke 6:22; Phil 2:15, Hebrews 11; 1 Cor 8:1-13)
Is aware of what God is doing in and through people and events in the world. (Acts 15:2-4; Psalm 46:6-11)
Has a heart of compassion for people at home and abroad. (Luke 10:25-37; Acts 11:27-30; Col 3:12)

Church life

Is committed to and promotes the ministry of the local church
Is a member of a local church. (Eph 5:30; Heb 13:17)
Actively participates in the life and ministry of his or her local church. (Rom 12:6-8; 1Cor 15:58)
Is involved in peer-to-peer discipleship ministry in the local church. (Matt 28:19-20; 2 Tim 2:2)
Has a Kingdom mentality
Has an appreciation for the church in its varied cultural expressions. (Gal 3:28; Acts 1:8, 15:5-20)
Is committed to the unity of God’s people. (Psalm 133:1; John 17:11; Matt 6:9; Eph 4:3-6)