Leadership Development 101 is a training course specifically designed for junior leaders aged 11-17, who are serving (or soon to begin serving), in an area of local church ministry.  Whether you have junior leaders serving in children’s or youth ministry, worship ministry, welcoming, technology, administration or in any other leadership role, this course will develop their leadership as they serve in your church.

At the end of the course they will receive a certificate, but more importantly knowledge and insights that will be beneficial throughout their lives as they lead in ministry, school and workplaces. We are praying for this generation that they will find belonging and purpose as they follow Jesus.


Leadership Development 101 is divided into 4 modules, each containing 4 lessons each.  Over 16 short lessons, a wide variety of topics are covered from character, spiritual growth, teamwork, communication, spiritual gifts, skill development, safety, and much more.  Modules 1, 2 & 4 are relevant to junior leaders serving in all church ministry roles, while module 3 focuses on specific skills that are relevant to junior leaders serving in roles with children or younger youth.   

Module One: Leadership
What is a leader?
The importance of character
Growing in your relationship with God
Joining in with God’s Mission

Module Two: Team
Your role on the team
Working under and alongside others
Communicating with your leader and team
Spiritual gifts God has given you

Module Three: Skills for Children & Youth Ministry
Helping kids to engage
Telling a good story (a Bible story or your own testimony)
Answering kids questions
Connecting with kids families

Module Four: Care
Keeping your ministry area safe
Creating a safe space for everyone
Taking care of yourself as a leader
Making a lasting impact

For more information about Leadership Development 101, you can download the Leaders Guide.


Each lesson contains a short video to watch, an activity to do, something to reflect on, and a conversation to have with the ministry leader.  The course can be done by individuals or by small groups at your own pace.  No matter how the course is delivered, the face to face conversations with the team leader are a very important part.

There are two ways you can purchase Leadership Development 101:

Registering each participant with their own login

By registering each young person for the course with their own log in, they will have full access to the course and course materials, in a step by step format.  The course can be completed by the young person individually, or with a group.  Registering each young person with individual access allows participants to go back to the course content any time in the future. 

Registering a group with leader access only

If you are facilitating the course as a group experience where participants will not have individual devices, and don’t need access to go back to the course at a later date, you can choose to purchase the course materials for your group.  You can select your group size, and then download the leaders guide, participant workbook, 16 lesson videos, certificate of completion, and ideas for running Leadership Development 101 in a group setting.


We encourage your church to invest into junior leaders by covering the cost of the course.  You could invite people from your church to sponsor a young person to participate – this is a great way for generations  to connect!

If you are registering participants for individual course access, you can either register and pay for each participant using their email to create a login for them, or reimburse the junior leader after they have signed up for the course. Once participants from your church are registered, you are welcome to contact us for a promo code to register a leader for free.

Additional Info

There are a few times throughout the course that participants are directed to external websites.  On the first page of the course, parents are asked to read the course information so that they can agree to their child’s participation.  Please include the parents of young people in your communication about the course.

To purchase the course, you will need to create an account or login to your existing Baptist NSW/ACT account.  If you are registering individual participants, you will be directed to the course.  If you are downloading the course resources, you will send an order confirmation email with a link to the resources.

If you have questions about Leadership Development 101, please contact Kaye at kryan@nswactbaptists.org.au.