Leadership Training Curriculum
Based on 1 Timothy 4:12 - "Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity."
"Living It Out" is YFA's leadership training curriculum. It focuses on helping students become Christian Leaders, as well as examples, in their schools and community by building on their Speech, Conduct, Love, Faith and Purity.
St. Francis of Assisi once said, "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words when necessary ." Living It Out helps students to do that by training them to be believers, not just in word, but in their actions and their attitudes. If your church or campus club is interested in having YFA train your students to become better leaders and examples in their schools and community, please fill out the form below, and a YFA Life Coach will be in contact with you.
YFA will in the future be offering online leadership courses that will allow students to go more in-depth with their leadership training.
5 Areas of Influence as a Christian Leader:
Love - Love is the foundation of who we are as a Christian Leader; without love, everything else falls apart (1 Corinthians 13). Anyone with talent can lead, but only those who demonstrate love in action can truly become great in leadership. Ultimately, love is summed up in the two greatest commandments - Loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and loving others as ourselves (Luke 10:27 & Mark 12:19-31).
Purity - Our character is on the inside. If our hearts are not pure, it will be reflected by our words, actions, and attitude. (Matthew 15:10-20) As a Christian Leader, we will always be faced with tough choices, and our heart will determine the outcome of those choices. To put it simply, when our hearts are not right, everything else will fall apart too. (Matthew 7:17-18)
Conduct - Our conduct is the way we act and the choices we make. Nobody other than ourselves is responsible for our conduct and actions. A great leader leads by example in everything he/she does. A person can not lead where they themselves have never been, so we must set the example good conduct. (James 2)
Faith - Great Christian leaders have faith. They realize that great accomplishments involve taking great risks. No one can lead from a defeated position, and if a leader does not have the faith to trust God, they will never accomplish all that God has for them (Hebrews 11:6). Great leaders rise above the challenges they face to overcome them against all odds. They place their faith not in their strengths, but in God's strength that overcomes their weakness or situation. To do that, you must believe that anything is possible (Hebrews 11:1).
Speech - Everyone is viewed as intelligent until they speak. The words we say carry a lot of weight in how we are viewed and in the influence we have (Psalm 19:14). Our speech matters, and if we want to be great Christian leaders, we must be respected by more than just our actions. Our words and the way we say them will often have just as much of an impact as our actions (Matthew 12:36-37).