1 June 2021

Leading youth and children's ministry into a bright future

Tim Alford, National Director of Limitless - the national youth and children's ministry of Elim, publishes a practical leadership book to equip leaders to lead well.

Youth and children's ministry is impacted by many things - from training and resources to demographic. But ultimately it is leadership skills that determine how fruitful our ministries can be.

Leadership 101, published on 17 June 2021, is a manual designed to equip youth and kids workers with the tools they need not just to lead, but to lead well.

Taking a holistic look at leadership, Tim Alford explores the principles of self-leadership, culture and team building, vision and strategy as well as offering practical, experienced advice on how to implement those principles in our Christian leadership.

Commenting on the publication of his new book, Tim said, “This book is written for my heroes; the youth & children’s leaders who have dedicated their lives to passing on the gospel to the next generation, to help you lead toward a brighter future.”

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Leadership 101: Your go-to guide for leading youth and children’s ministries into a brighter future 

Thoroughly readable and entirely applicable, Leadership 101 is the perfect leadership book for children's and youth workers to refer to again and again as you lead your ministry into a brighter, more fruitful, future.

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‘A passionate, compelling invitation . . . get this into the hands of every youth and children’s leader you can.’

Chris Cartwright, General Superintendent of Elim

‘A must read for anyone involved in youth and children’s ministry.’

Mike Pilavachi, Soul Surviour Watford

“This accessible, practical and wise book will help you to think and pray through every aspect of your leadership, and shape you into the kind of leader that children and young people deserve.”

Martin Saunders, Deputy CEO of Youthscape

“Required reading for every leader who wants to leave a legacy of fired up leaders who totally follow Jesus. Is there really anything more important than that?”

Andy Hawthorne OBE, Director of The Message Trust

Leadership 101 is released on Thursday 17 June and is now available for pre-order at amzn.to/3w7nkiS!


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