Church Leaders: Coaches on the Sideline
These are the youth ministers and pastors who are training and equipping the students in the game, a.k.a. the First Priority club.
Coaches do two things:
1. They help schedule “games” (a.k.a. First Priority club in school). This includes building relationships with school administration, finding a teacher sponsor, setting club time and location, submitting the club charter/constitution, and more.
2. They hold practices (leadership meetings) to help students be prepared for the month ahead. We often call them Captain’s Team meetings and they are held monthly between Engage Week of the previous month and Help Week of the next.
Parents: Fans in the Stands
These are adults who are watching and cheering on the game.
Up front, these parents are dedicated to praying and supporting the students as they work to minister to their school. Behind the scenes, these parents are waking their son/daughter up early for practice, rearranging schedules, encouraging when the “game” does not go well, and running the “booster club”. Putting fans in the stands is really an easy task when students are passionate about playing in the game.