This is a series of posts which outline our leadership funnel and how we have people enter our leadership community. You can read more about it in general here.
I’m convinced that YL is a grassroots organization. In fact, there is no doubt about it. When done right, whether in my neighborhood here in Scottsdale, AZ, or in another country around the world (this is not just a guess, talk to YL international friends), the mission of YL is owned, fueled and grown by local volunteers who say, “I want to share Jesus in my community!” When I came on staff, I made it my goal to be a good leader (of course), but to be an even better leader of leaders, one who would equip others to own their own mission fields. In the past decade or so, one of the best things we have done to carry this out is to have a formal junior leader program.