One of Becky Eldredge’s principles of leadership in young adult ministry: Young Adults ARE Adults:
Young adults are often already leading in some capacity. This age group of 18-39 spans vast life experiences, and the richness of this large age range is that young adults lead in their college organizations, in the schools where they are teachers, and in the businesses where they are team members and managers. This age range holds some of our nation’s strongest business leaders, including leaders of some of the largest companies in the United States. They lead as newly minted doctors and lawyers and professors at universities. They are parents, leading their children. The bottom line is they are adults, who, like any adult, are often willing to lead and take part if they are invited to do so.
Read more principles of leadership in young adult ministry and tips for developing a young adult ministry leadership team in the Essentials section of Young Adult Ministry in a Box.