Synopses & Reviews
Most any endeavor of significance is going to require someone to be a leader. One of the main points Equip makes is that only youth workers (excuse us, youth leaders) who reflect on their own journeys can develop the personal leadership skills necessary to equip other leaders specifically students, in this case to mature and lead their peers. Simply put: Developing leaders develop leaders. In Equip: A Youth Worker's Guide to Developing Student Leaders, Tim Milburn challenges youth leaders to create environments where student leadership development will thrive. Rather than step-by-step program (which he explains why he does not provide), Milburn uses anecdotal evidence as well as alliterative tips to get you started in recognizing how to apply the principles in your own context. Then he sets you free with an encouragement to implement in your own way, at your own pace, and in whatever methods work for you and the group of leaders you are developing. May Equip guide your leadership development philosophies, programs (or non-programs), and processes.
As we take seriously the nature of God's kingdom at work in the world around us, we get a clearer sense of the need for strong leadership. Most any endeavor of significance is going to require some-one, at some point, to be a leader.
In Equip: A Youth Worker's Guide to Developing Student Leaders, Tim Milburn challenges youth workers to create environments where they can raise up students to be leaders in all areas of their lives. He asserts that youth workers who reflect on their own journeys can develop their personal leadership skills and then use those skills to equip students who already think like leaders to mature and lead their peers.
Milburn has a heart for the relationship that grows from co-leading, and he wants to help you learn to nurture your relationships with student leaders so that they in turn can nurture their relationships with their own peers. Peer-to-peer formation for the mission of God is what Equip is all about.