Leadership Training Resources

The purpose of the Ascending Lights Christian Leadership seminar is to teach participants specific practical skills that can immediately be put to use in youth groups or other social service outreach ministries. Group exercise formats are typically used. This enables the participants to thoroughly experience and practice the skills being taught.

Handouts from our most popular seminars can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  Using these resources our students can duplicate these seminars in their own church venues.

Achieving Excellence

What is Excellence, Seven Everyday Steps to Achieving ExcellenceSeven Everyday Steps to Achieving Excellence #2

Achieving Our Goals and Dreams

Achieving Our Goals and Dreams

Building Friendships

Acquiring and Building Friendships, Building Healthy Friendships, Spiritual Exercise Instructions

Characteristics of a Growing Youth Ministry

A Leadership Audit, Characteristics of a Growing Youth Ministry

Developmental Assets

Amazing Grace,  Developmental Asset Categories, Developmental Asset Cover,  Dev Asset Table 1.1,  Dev Asset Table 1.2,  Dev Asset Table 1.3, Developmental Assets,  High Risk Behaviors,  Thriving Behaviors,  Using the Developmental Assets Approach


Fund-raising Agenda, Final Exercise and Team Competition, Fund Raising Case Study, How To Raise More Money,  Training Grant Application

God & Evil

Why Does God Permit Evil,  God and Evil Agenda, Coping with Traumatic Events, Getting to Know You 1, Getting to Know You 2,  Scripture References for God and Evil, Why Bad Things Happen

Heart, Mind, and Spirit

People Bingo, Sharing Your Stories


Conflict Management Assessment,  Networking Handout

In Step With God

A Soul Powered by Love Worksheet,  Beatitudes (MK), Beatitudes, Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough Bibliography,  Guidance Seeking,  Holy Homies, How to Do Lectio Divina, I am The Vine,  In Step Stations Title,  Online Devotionals, Pictures for ALLN Training, Saints Ourselves,  Scripture on Service,  Studying God’s Word for Transformation, The Roman Catholic Mass,  Think Fast Facilitator 1, Think Fast Facilitator 2,  Think Fast Student


Deep Leadership Sample 1, Deep Leadership Volunteer Sample,  Mentoring Outline,  Pre-Assessment on Mentoring


ALLeN  ALLeNA Composite, Ascending Lights Resources, Credit Score Quiz, Getting Out of Debt, Introduction, Money Auto Bio Question Sheet,  Money Autobiography,  Personal Cash Flow Plan, Personal Financial Habits Assessment,  Scripture,  TV on Credit,  Using ALLeN and ALLeNA

Time Management

Accountability Syllabus,  4×6 Card,  4×6 Card B,  Churchlife 4×6 Card,  College 4×6 Card, Family Life 4×6 Card, Social Life 4×6 Card, Worklife 4×6 Card, Case Study Priority List, Leadership Outline 4, Learning Syllabus, Prayerful Reflection, Priority To Do List,  Sample Prayers from a Daybook of Prayers,  Score Sheet,  Study Work Example, Study Work Schedule Doc,  Study Work Schedule PDF,  Time Management Instructions for Exercises