The Second Year Wrap Up

December 31, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Young Life Leader Blog. 


Two years
ago I decided to create a website to help YL leaders connect and share ideas. What started out as a lonely brainstorm has turned into an encouraging community. Thanks to the many of you who’ve sent in ideas and guest posts over the past two years. Keep ’em coming!


If you’re new to this online community of Young Life leaders, welcome! My name is Drew Hill and I’m a YL leader in Greensboro, NC. (About Me)

If there’s anything else you would like to see on this site or you have an idea/post you think other leaders could benefit from, you can contact me a few different ways:

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Below are links to some of the most read posts
categorized by: General, Club, Contact Work, Campaigners, Camp, Other. I hope they’ll be helpful to you as you continue to share Jesus with teenagers. -Drew


How To Be An Ineffective Young Life Leader 

You Might Be A YL Leader If…

Stuff Young Life Leaders Say

What Is Young Life 


111 Theme Club Ideas


A Young Life Club Ipod Playlist

How to Give Announcements Kids Won’t Forget

Why So Many Freshmen Came

My Favorite Club Ever

A New Book from Ty Saltzgiver on Club Talks

Learn To Play Guitar Quick & Cheap

Club In A Minute: An Idea You Should Steal

A Baller New Content Song From Ed Cash

A Ton of Club Song Mashups 

Contact Work

If I Could Write a Letter to Me 

Right in the Middle 

How I Failed On The First Day

The Truth About Contact Work

An Anonymous Guest Post From A High School Principal 

Contact Work Accountability Questions 

Poor Man’s Paintball 

How To Maximize Twitter As A Contact Work Tool 

No Shave November: How to Improve Contact Work with Facial Hair 

The Most Important Phone Call You’ll Make This Month 

Creative Summer Contact Work Ideas  

YL Pinterest Party 

Is YL Really For EVERY Kid?


Listen To 3 Talks From Steve Gardner At A Campaigners Weekend 

40 Reasons To Pursue Sexual Purity 

The Lies We Believe: A Campaigner Discussion


How To Get Kids To Camp

The Complete Guide To A YL’d Bus Ride  

My Favorite Summer Camp Idea

I Lost Control 

What I Learned As A New Leader At Camp

Say-So Videos  

The Danger of Preying

How To Create Camp T-Shirts Kids Will Love To Wear

The Best T-Shirt Company I’ve Ever Worked With

A Letter To YL Leaders Who Helped Your Friends Fund Raise For Camp    


#MyYLStory (popular YL tweet testimonies)

When Leaders Cry

Who’s Your Eric

Guest Post from a High School Senior

Goose Eggs

How Spring Break Broke My Heart

Learning To Lead 



#YLShirtDay Starring You

Keith Baker’s T-Shirt Project


8 Things Every YL Leader Needs To Do Before Club Starts

Questions We Need To Be Asking

How To Say Goodbye

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