Youth Ministry is hard… and getting harder. Students are changing faster. The Information Age has led to an Information Overload. Churches are struggling to keep up. Youth Pastors are facing more pressure than ever before. We are playing catch up.

Youth Pastors are amazing men and women whose heart and passion inspired them to invest in the next generation. As a Youth Pastor you sacrifice, you spend time, you spend money, you open your home, you cry with students, you pray with students and you believe in their future, at time even more than their parents. You believe wholeheartedly that the greatest gift you may have to offer the kingdom of God is not so much what you will do, but who you will raise up.

Here’s the question:

Who is doing that for you? 

Who is inspiring, challenging and equipping you? 


Do these statements describe you?  

  • I’m a good youth pastor, but no one really taught me how to run and build a youth ministry.

  • I’m great at connecting with students, but I’m not sure how to plan a year of youth ministry.

  • I’m tired of seeing my students graduate from High School and walk away from their faith. 

  • If someone asked me to describe the kind of student that my youth ministry produces I would have to make up an answer on the spot. 

  • Honestly, I’m just trying to make it through the next youth service. 

  • I still feel like I’m not sure how to do my job (even if I earned a degree in youth ministry). 


We’ve got great news for you!

We’ve been there.  We’ve sat at our desk and hoped that no one noticed that we didn’t really know how to do our job when we started.  We’ve been stuck in the cycle of surviving week to week on another sermon and game that we downloaded or stole from the big churches’ social media feed.  Been there, done that and DONE DOING THAT!

THERE. IS. A. BETTER. WAY!


Lead the Generation MASTERMIND

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COACHING FOR THE HEART, THE HEAD AND THE HAND.


INSPIRE. CHALLENGE. EQUIP.


YOU NEED A COACH AND A COMMUNITY.

Our coaches are EXPERIENCED: Each coach has a minimum of ten years of full-time Youth Pastor experience.  Most of them have over fifteen years.  We offer combined 50+ years of Youth Ministry experience among our team of coaching. 

Our coaches are DIVERSE: We have served in small churches with student ministries of under 30 students to large churches with student ministries over 400.  We’ve ministered in rural, urban and suburban settings. 

Our coaches are RELEVANT:  We are still in the game, serving on the front lines.  We are either actively serving as youth pastors or we are currently involved as volunteers in a local youth ministry. 

Our community is INSPIRED: We love students just like you do and we want to make a big difference in youth ministry. 

Our community is ENGAGED: Your mastermind group will be made up of other Youth Pastors who want to learn and grow.  They will push and challenge you as you will do to them. 

Our community is HEALTHY: If you’re not healthy your ministry effectiveness will always be hindered.  We believe that a healthy community of friends is the best way for each of us to experience health and growth. 


Our plan will coach you through developing and implementing the twelve core essentials of a healthy and growing youth ministry. 

 

Mastermind Level 1:

  1. Personal Growth: We teach what we know, but we reproduce who we are. 
  2. Vision: Everybody ends up somewhere in life.  A few people end up somewhere on purpose. 
  3. Becoming a 360 Degree Leader: The first rule of leadership is to lead oneself well.  
  4. Youth Culture: We connect to a culture before we transform a culture.
  5. Balancing Life & Ministry to Avoid Burnout: Your first ministry is to your family. Lose your family, you lose your ministry.
  6. Developing an Irresistible Leadership Culture: Teamwork makes the dream work.

Mastermind Level 2:

  1. Student Leadership: If your students are not leading, they will be leaving. If they’re not serving, they’ll turn out selfish.
  2. Discipleship through Small Groups: Discipleship is relationship before program. 
  3.  Evangelism through Small Groups: Evangelism is relationship before and after an outreach. 
  4. Relevant Youth Services: Relevance matters in your worship and preaching.
  5. Life Changing Retreats: Crafting spiritual encounters that become a catalyst for life transformation.
  6. Missions that Makes a Difference: Missions minded students are more likely to serve, give and be called into ministry. 

SO WHAT ARE WE  OFFERING?

A Mastermind Coaching Group will last for 6 months. Upon acceptance into a group you will receive access to that months training modules. You work through the training module at your own pace. Each month you participate in a 60 minute Zoom video call with your Mastermind
Coaching Group. You gain access to a private Facebook Group for interaction with your group and other groups between calls AND you'll receive tons of bonuses and free resources. 

We want to coach in you developing a healthy, sustainable and balanced strategy of youth ministry. Our plan will coach you through developing and implementing the twelve core
essentials of a healthy and growing youth ministry. 

We would love for you to sign up to STAY UPDATED with when Mastermind groups will officially be launching as well as checking out our informational booklet to LEARN MORE! Check out the links below. 

Lead the Generation is full of proven leaders who have served in the youth ministry trenches in both small and large ministries. Their years of experience will prove to be beneficial to others; for the years will teach what the days will never know.
— Darren Hileman, Executive Director - South Carolina School of Leadership

Our Mastermind Coaches

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Eran Holt

Eran and his wife Julie, their 3 children, Caleb, Emma and Ellie served as the Student Ministries Pastor for Real Life Youth at GT Church, Reading, PA 2001-2016. During those 15 years Real Life Youth grew from a single youth ministry of 30 students to a multi-site youth ministry of 400. Eran’s passion for creative and relevant preaching, his expertise in leadership development and his commitment to excellence distinguish him as leader and communicator. He speaks at various retreats, camps, conventions, conferences with a passion to inspire students in their faith. Eran’s speaking is described as passionate and inspiring. In 2016 Eran & Julie founded Lead the Generation. They currently live in Poconos, PA where serve at Community Church as a Teaching Pastor and volunteer Small Group Leader for High School Students in addition to serving as the Directors of Lead the
Generation.

  Jason Rising   Founder and President of One18 Movement As a consultant and communicator, Jason has traveled extensively for 20 years to speak at retreats, services, and events. Through One18 he has hosted over one thous and outreaches and equipped over three hundred student interns for outreach ministry. He is a former youth pastor who's desire to see youth groups and churches grow continue today as he consults and helps build the local church. His passion has helped him develop the unique ability to train today's leaders and equipping others by providing practical resources and hosting hands on training experiences.

Jason Rising

Founder and President of One18 Movement
As a consultant and communicator, Jason has traveled extensively for 20 years to speak at retreats, services, and events. Through One18 he has hosted over one thous and outreaches and equipped over three hundred student interns for outreach ministry. He is a former youth pastor who's desire to see youth groups and churches grow continue today as he consults and helps build the local church. His passion has helped him develop the unique ability to train today's leaders and equipping others by providing practical resources and hosting hands on training experiences.

  Andre Anderson   An energetic speaker with a conversational style who blends comedy with a disarming vulnerability and realness that causes you to open up and allow Jesus to do a deep, transforming work. Over the past 15 years, he has spoken to almost 1 million students all over the world. Andre is the founder of the ministry connection website, TheAndersonList.com, which features snapshot interviews with pastors all over the world. He also founded theAndersonSystem.com, a strategic systems coaching program for youth pastors. He and his wife are youth and family pastors in East Pa.

Andre Anderson

An energetic speaker with a conversational style who
blends comedy with a disarming vulnerability and realness that causes you to open up and allow Jesus to do a deep, transforming work. Over the past 15 years, he has spoken to almost 1 million students all over the world. Andre is the founder of the ministry connection website, TheAndersonList.com, which features snapshot interviews with pastors all over the world. He also founded theAndersonSystem.com, a strategic systems coaching program for youth pastors. He and his wife are youth and family pastors in East Pa.

  Scott Nagle   With 18 years of youth ministry experience, Scott is still passionate about seeing God use young people to change the world! He currently serves on staff as the Jr. High Pastor of Real Life Student Ministries at GT Church where he handles Service Programming, Small Groups, and Logistics for a youth ministry of 350+ students. In his spare time, he enjoys dinking a cold Coke, traveling to Disney World with his wife and two kids, and being a Soccer Dad.

Scott Nagle

With 18 years of youth ministry experience, Scott is still passionate about seeing
God use young people to change the world! He currently serves on staff as the Jr. High Pastor of Real Life Student Ministries at GT Church where he handles Service Programming, Small Groups, and Logistics for a youth ministry of 350+ students. In his spare time, he enjoys dinking a cold Coke, traveling to Disney World with his wife and two kids, and being a Soccer Dad.

  Carrie Brooks   The former Professor of Youth Ministry (Youth Specialist) at University of Valley Forge, in Phoenixville, PA. She has been involved with youth ministry for over 10 years, serving as a youth pastor in two churches in Pennsylvania, and now currently serving as a volunteer youth leader at THRIVE Student Ministry, at Spring Valley Community Church. Aside from teaching, she is passionate about mentoring young women with a call to youth ministry, and regularly does so through a mentoring group called Cascade, which she started. Cascade exists to encourage, equip and resource women called to serve in youth ministry. Carrie has been blessed to be part of Jeanne Mayo’s Cadre mentoring program since 2009. She loves to network with and mentor others so that the next generation can come to know and follow Jesus.

Carrie Brooks

The former Professor of Youth Ministry (Youth Specialist) at
University of Valley Forge, in Phoenixville, PA. She has been involved with youth ministry for over 10 years, serving as a youth pastor in two churches in Pennsylvania, and now currently serving as a volunteer youth leader at THRIVE Student Ministry, at Spring Valley Community Church. Aside from teaching, she is passionate about mentoring young women with a call to youth ministry, and regularly does so through a mentoring group called Cascade, which she started. Cascade exists to encourage, equip and resource women called to serve in youth ministry. Carrie has been blessed to be part of Jeanne Mayo’s Cadre mentoring program since 2009. She loves to network with and mentor others so that the next generation can come to know and follow Jesus.

FAQs

What people are saying about LTG's Mastermind Groups

I would highly recommend Lead the Generation Coaching for anyone who is seeking to acquire ministry skills. Whether you have been in the ministry for years, or if you are new to ministry, they can provide the type of coaching relationships needed to help build, develop, or refresh depending upon your own ministerial stage. Personally, I have seen spiritual growth as well as professional growth as a result of the mentoring opportunity I have had with Lead the Generation. They guided me in the process of developing ministry-building strategies while encouraging me to keep my own spiritual health in mind, too.
— Donnie Immel, Youth Pastor
I have grown so much both personally and professionally as a result of the leadership coaching I have received from Lead the Generation. Their experience in ministry paired with their skill set as a coach took my leadership forward both as a pastor and as a husband. Each coaching session equipped me with realistic and measurable goals to ensure that I was on pace to see the change I desired to see within my self and within my ministry.
— Isaac Balban, Youth Pastor
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