Intro: Who is one leader you have great respect for and look up to?


  1. 1 Tim 4:12, Ecc 12:1 The bible tells us that we are to serve God, give him our all, and rise up to lead even while we are youth and young adults.
    1. 2 Kings 22:1-2, 1 Sam 16:11-13 The Bible is full of stories of God using young people who followed him with all of their hearts, and became great leaders.
      1. 2 Cor 12:9 God is not waiting for you to be perfect, qualified, rich or old, God wants to use you right now to change this generation.
      2. 1 Peter 5:5-6 God is looking for those who are living right before him, are humble, teachable, and willing to step up and do whatever is needed.
    2. Col 3:23-24 When God has leaders who have the right heart, are willing to be fully committed and work hard, then the world can truly be changed.
  2. 1 Cor 2:4, 1 Sam 16:7 Many people feel they cant lead because they aren’t the most gifted, qualified, or well spoken, God is simply looking for those who are willing.
    1. Exodus 4:10-12 Many young people don’t become leaders because they are afraid, afraid they wont know what to say, or that they will make mistakes.
      1. Acts 9:1-6 Others feel disqualified because they made mistakes in their past, but God can use people who have made mistakes.
      2. 1 Cor 12:27 The church needs this generation to step up and become the leaders God is calling us to be, every single one of us are called to lead.
    2. 2 Sam 11:1-4 People backslide when they are inactive, in order to “keep the fire burning”, we must rise up and become leaders who can change this generation.


  1. Have you ever dealt with fear in becoming a leader? What were you afraid of? How did you get over those fears?
  2. Why is it important as leaders that we don’t become prideful, but rather we remain humble, teachable, and live holy before God?
  3. Why is it absolutely necessary to “Keep the fire burning” that we each make sure we are active in serving, helping and leading in the ministry?
  4. In what ways do you feel God is calling you to be a leader? How can you better serve and give your all in where God has planted you?

End: Pray for those who need to rise up and become leaders, pray for requests, then invite any new young people to come to church with you this Sunday.