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What is a youth leader?

A seemingly simple question. It’s the person who looks after the young people. 

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton
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But what are they supposed to do? Whether they are salaried or volunteers, youth leaders need to have some idea of the expectations of the church they serve. If they are told to simply ‘look after’ the young people, the church’s expectation is probably close to babysitting. Keep them amused while the adults have a proper service.