Investing in Youth Leaders

Now more than ever churches are having to monitor their resources very closely. Prioritising where we place our churches time and energy is a challenging task. However, here are three reasons why investing in youth leaders and young people is so important.

Reign 0055

Young people keep us relevant to a world that needs to know Jesus.

Working with young people can seem daunting and let’s face it sometimes they have strange ideas. It’s these challenges, and little ideas that keep the church sharp and help us to reach out to people who have no relationship with God. A lot of good cultural changes that we have been able to apply to our wider ministries have come from our youth ministry.

The church is at risk of growing older and possibly fading away.

The fact is that 1 out of 1 people eventually die. Everyone likes the idea that their investment in church will last beyond their years because we worked hard and did a good job. However, unless we are actively investing in young people, and raise up new young leaders, the church and our ministry will grow old and eventually shrink. Young people are very teachable, and when they mature, they lighten the load for us, bringing more energy than what we can possibly deliver. It also frees us up to reinvest our time.

Young people bring life.

It’s always a privilege to see young Christians and young leaders growing in faith and falling in love with God. When a church sees that their hard work is making a difference they will be encouraged, grow in faith, and will continue to stay engaged in church life.


Young people are very teachable, and when they mature, they lighten the load for us, bringing more energy than what we can possibly deliver.

These are just three of many reasons why investment in youth and young leaders is so important. Is this investment also a priority for you?

Reign Ministries has developed a programme that gives young people the training, qualifications and support they need to pursue a career in youth ministry, as well as enabling churches to coach and equip their young people through a work-based placement.  If you’re interested in knowing more about how Reign Ministries could help you invest in young people, click one of the links below.

Written by Josh Baker.


This article was created by a partner, friend or alumni of Reign. To give first hand experience of the impact Reign has had on their lives.

Categories: Youth Ministry Degree Course

If you liked may also like...

Img 20240328 144243 411

Jamie’s Story

Updated: 28 Mar 2024 | Posted by: student

Hi everyone! I am Jamie Gurling and I started studying at Reign this year. I am 19 and from Glasgow in Scotland. I left high school in 2022 and I thought the next step was obvious, to go straight into further education, just the same as everyone else. So, I followed the norm, moved city […]

Read more
Img 0694

New Changes. Same Passion.

Updated: 18 May 2023 | Posted by: Hannah Owen

As a ministry we have been reviewing how we deliver the degree progamme in a way that fits both our vision and DNA, whilst still providing quality training for the next generation of disciple-making leaders. From September 2023 we implemented some changes and we are excited to see how God is going to lead us […]

Read more

Who Do I Disciple?

Updated: 26 Apr 2023 | Posted by: dstevens

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.  He appointed twelve – designating them apostles – that they might be with him and that he might send them out…”  (Mark 3.13-14) Where do I start? I had just started my first real ministry role in […]

Read more

A Shout Out To The Small Youth Groups

Updated: 29 Mar 2023 | Posted by: Charlie Morris

Is Bigger Better? The bigger your youth group, the better, right? We get a special energy from the buzz of a crowd. We believe that when we’re connected to more people we’re able to have more impact. But is this really the case in youth ministry? Most of us have the feeling that this approach […]

Read more

A Brief Intro to Discipleship

Updated: 22 Feb 2023 | Posted by: kmckinnon

If you were to attend one of our Expand Training Experiences you will hear our team talk about discipleship. That’s because it is the foundational to who Reign Ministries is. During our Expand: Online training you will learn the tools to help you be effective in your discipleship of young people. Watch the video below […]

Read more
Alexander Andrews Jygnb9gtcls Unsplash

A Calling To Youth Ministry

Updated: 8 Feb 2023 | Posted by: Charlie Morris

Where Is God Calling Me? I have a calling to youth ministry. But 30 years ago – I had no idea! I remember sitting in a marquee at a Christian music festival as a teenager, listening to a speaker talking about ‘Hearing God’s Call’.  This was something I was wrestling with, so I figured that […]

Read more

God’s Impact Through Kaitlyn

Updated: 30 May 2024 | Posted by: student

Hi, I am Kaitlyn Middlemass, and I have just started studying with Reign Ministries this year. I am 19 and from Edinburgh. I left school in early 2022 and planned to study with Reign, but during the summer, while working and participating in summer camps, I did not feel prepared to go back into studying […]

Read more

Back, Up, Forward

Updated: 4 Apr 2024 | Posted by: Hannah Owen

Matt, our Training Co-ordinator, shares a useful tool to use when doing discipleship in small groups of young people. What do you think? Is this something you already do, or would like to try? For more helpful tools or to learn more about our Expand Training Experiences, click the link below!

Read more

Contact Us