Tuesday, January 6, 2009

3 Elements = Success!

A few weeks ago, I got to talk with Erika Shapiro, Junior High Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville. She's outlining their fall curriculum on service-leadership, so she wanted to hear more about the ideas in our new book, "Ready to Go Service Projects: 140 Ways for Youth Groups to Lend a Hand".

I really like the new program model that the First Presbyterian Church youth group is following. They will have 3 components to their programming:

GO BIG - having fun with participants & reaching out to potential attendees.
GO DEEP - building deep relationships with individuals in the group through mentoring and small groups.
GO OUT - Encouraging youth to give back to the community; training young people to be leaders in the community through service.

So simple, but so well-rounded and a great big picture for programming!