What Is a Gospel Advancing Youth Leader? - Dare 2 Share
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What Is a Gospel Advancing Youth Leader?

Gospel Advancing youth leader ('gäs-pǝl ǝd-'van(t)s-iŋ 'lē-der): one who shares the Gospel personally and mobilizes teenagers to do the same

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There’s no question you’re a leader.

But being a Gospel Advancing leader…well, that’s a whole ’nother ball of wax—one that’s both incredibly simple and incredibly challenging.

Here’s the simple part: Being a Gospel Advancing leader just means that you share the Good News with those around you—both in your personal life and in your youth group—and coach your students how to share the Gospel too.

The challenging part? Following through on the commitment to do it. (Ever resolved to start a new gym routine? Then you know what we’re talking about.)

But once you’ve committed to being a Gospel Advancing leader, the first step is less daunting than you might think. Actually, it’s not really a step—it’s the act of getting on your knees.

Gospel Advancing leaders start with prayer. They know that prayer is their ministry’s fuel—and that without it, their efforts are like decaffeinated coffee…completely pointless! They pray frequently and fervently for the students in their group and for the lost teenagers in their community. That’s why Value #1 of a Gospel Advancing ministry is: “Intercessory prayer fuels it.”

In John 14:14, Jesus promises to anyone who believes in Him: “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Begin asking today for the Lord to advance the Gospel through you—and through your teenagers.

Get started by downloading these free, Scripture-based prayer guides—one for you and one for your students.

Trust us—you won’t regret exchanging your old ball of ministry wax (where on Earth did that expression come from, anyway?!) for a Gospel Advancing one.

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