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7 Attributes of a COOL Youth Leader

For some reason, there’s something about youth leaders…and how almost all of them possess these same seven attributes. I think it’s what they teach in school, perhaps?

1. They are incredibly talented at the guitar, drums or some other musical instrument. Heck, they probably rock on all of them.

2. They have really cool buzzwords they use, like “Your walk” (“How’s your walk, Emily?”).

3. They come up with the weirdest yet coolest games.

4. They ALWAYS have coffee with them, no matter if it’s 8 a.m. or 8 p.m.

5. They know more about pop culture than you do and quiz you on it.

6. It’s either a plaid shirt or T-shirt at Youth Group every week!

7. They are very easy to talk to and share your true feelings with.

What did we miss, PI Girls? Add your own attributes below!


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by sunnytan on August 31, 2014 at 13:14

    They aren’t afraid to be themselves

  2. soccerkymj

    Posted by soccerkymj on June 26, 2014 at 14:02

    I love this article. I just have one problem with it. Number 4. JANE IS NOT DRINKING COFFEE!!! HE HATES COFFEE!!! HE ALWAYS DRINKS TEA! IT’S TEA IN HIS CUP. NOT COFFEE!!! Okay, I’m done. I seriously love that you put him on here though. ^_^
    I love what you’re doing. It’s amazing. πŸ™‚

  3. jesus101

    Posted by jesus101 on June 2, 2014 at 10:00

    #7 is probably the best

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Amy_Pond on May 29, 2014 at 09:26

    2 and 4 are definitely my youth leader 3 is my pastor’s oldest son

  5. Christian_Girl6860

    Posted by Christian_Girl6860 on May 25, 2014 at 14:44

    This is so true! I absoulutley love my youth pastors, they are down to earth and have a lot of great spiritual advice, any time!

  6. byfaith

    Posted by byfaith on May 19, 2014 at 10:25

    Yep. Pretty much. My youth pastor has 2-6. I’ve never actually seen him play an instrument or heard him talk about it so I don’t know about one. But another one is they like to watch their students get sick from the wack job games they do. And also they always greet with high fives. πŸ™‚

  7. missjessicallea

    Posted by missjessicallea on May 19, 2014 at 10:17

    They can be talking about a passage from the Bible, and begin connecting it to nearly everything else in the Bible! When my favorite youth pastor would do this, he would call it “Going down the rabbit hole!”

  8. vsmith21

    Posted by vsmith21 on May 18, 2014 at 22:37

    they have the prettiest wives! haha

    • BeautifulinChrist9

      Posted by BeautifulinChrist9 on July 14, 2014 at 07:58

      Haha, yes!! My youth pastor’s name is Jesse and his wife’s name is also Jessi so everyone calls her pretty Jessi. πŸ™‚

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by godgirl3097 on May 12, 2014 at 06:44

    My youth pastor fits all of them, except the coffee and plaid shirts. He always wears something different..or random lol

  10. loveoutloud

    Posted by loveoutloud on May 8, 2014 at 12:47

    my absolute FAVORITE youth pastor always has a bag of candy that he lets you steal from, throws candy at you, and tells THE FUNNIEST, most random stories ever, but can also be really serious and understanding.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by tofulife on May 3, 2014 at 19:21

    Our youth group leader always wears superhero tees. Nobody at my church has every used the saying “Your walk” though

  12. msy4msy4

    Posted by msy4msy4 on May 2, 2014 at 13:07

    My youth group leader fits in most of these except, the coffee. My youth leader is pretty cool!

  13. godlovesme316

    Posted by godlovesme316 on April 30, 2014 at 19:49

    when your YL opens up prayer,….and something makes the whole group laugh….and then, YL says….wow..just opened up and this happens? ok. Lord, as i was saying…..

    true story…:P

  14. RenaeOwl79

    Posted by RenaeOwl79 on April 30, 2014 at 18:11

    Sadly….. my YG leader doesn’t really qualify 100% for ANY of these πŸ™ I need a new YG leader!

  15. Sydney_Andrews

    Posted by Sydney_Andrews on April 30, 2014 at 06:22

    Haha mine is all of these.

  16. starstruck

    Posted by starstruck on April 28, 2014 at 09:18

    I haven’t had a youth group in almost two years πŸ™ I wish I could find a youth leader like this though!

    • soccerkymj

      Posted by soccerkymj on June 26, 2014 at 14:04

      Why don’t you go to youth group? You can find another church’s group.

  17. cayenne.tisher

    Posted by cayenne.tisher on April 26, 2014 at 19:32

    My youth pastor is an old grumpy man and yet he fits almost all of these… creepy.

    • cayenne.tisher

      Posted by cayenne.tisher on April 27, 2014 at 22:15

      Oh and my dad who used to be a youth pastor fits all of these except the plaid and musicality stuff.

  18. Liz470

    Posted by Liz470 on April 26, 2014 at 12:34

    My mom and her best friend our my youth groups leaders! Sometimes not fun being the leaders daughter. (One of my besties is my leader’s daughter) so there are some benefits lol but they really do a great job!

  19. Christian.girl4

    Posted by Christian.girl4 on April 26, 2014 at 12:05

    Totally true!

  20. Marissarulz

    Posted by Marissarulz on April 25, 2014 at 20:14

    I’m not sure this counts, but my pastor has a theme rap that plays before he goes onstage…

    • BeautifulinChrist9

      Posted by BeautifulinChrist9 on July 14, 2014 at 08:09

      Haha, that’s hilarious! My youth pastor wrote a rap to help us remember how to evangelize.
      “Remember 3-3-6-6-9
      Comon its 3-3-6-6-9
      The first verse as rehearsed is John 3:16 ‘na mean?
      Tell em all about Gods love, tell em what it means
      Part 2 me and you, Romans 3:23
      Even good people got sin don’t make me say it again
      Part 3 we receive Romans 6:23
      The wages of our sin is death but Jesus sets us free
      Part 4 one way John 14:6
      Jesus is the truth and those words are His
      Part 5 come alive Romans 10 verse 9
      Because Jesus is Lord, its repentance time
      So take a dive, get baptized
      Join a church and get to work
      Repent from sin grab a friend and pray this with them.”

      Sorry that was kinda long but what you were saying reminded me of that lolol. πŸ™‚

  21. pinkgodlover

    Posted by pinkgodlover on April 25, 2014 at 19:56

    this is so true…pretty much spot on! =)

  22. mrsjimmygraham80

    Posted by mrsjimmygraham80 on April 25, 2014 at 18:42

    This is totally my youth pastor, except he’s not musically talented

  23. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on April 25, 2014 at 17:38


  24. reffner

    Posted by reffner on April 25, 2014 at 13:41

    My church doesn’t have a youth leader:(

  25. GraceGirl1379

    Posted by GraceGirl1379 on April 25, 2014 at 13:04

    My youth leader drinks Redbull ALL THE TIME

  26. Rebel4Jesus

    Posted by Rebel4Jesus on April 25, 2014 at 12:17

    #3, our Wednesday youth leader. Sometimes his games are cool, other times weird, other times kind gross…like forming a sculpture with someone else’s chewed gum. XD

  27. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on April 25, 2014 at 10:34

    Bahahahaha!!! XD
    #4 is partially true. Instead of coffee, he’ll have pop. Like every Sunday for Sunday school, he’ll have a can ‘o pop in his hands at 9 in the morning! #6 also because he almost wears the same thing every week!

  28. kristimisti1

    Posted by kristimisti1 on April 24, 2014 at 20:18

    Hahaha this is perfect. My oldest brother is our youth leader and it’s dead on except for number 5! Haha!

  29. Lilian121

    Posted by Lilian121 on April 24, 2014 at 19:00

    My wonderful youth pastor will love this!

  30. hobbithobbithobbit52891

    Posted by hobbithobbithobbit52891 on April 24, 2014 at 18:20

    these are great. πŸ™‚

  31. kass4god

    Posted by kass4god on April 24, 2014 at 15:24

    I love this!:) My father is a youth pastor… this describes him perfectly!!!:) hahaha

  32. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on April 24, 2014 at 14:18

    This is awesome and so true even without the GIFS, but the fact that Loki or Tom HIddleston is in these EVERY TIME makes them a million times better!!! XDXD

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by Katinka on April 24, 2014 at 11:54

    I love how you keep putting Loki/Hiddles in these. Awesomeness!

  34. iam_priceless

    Posted by iam_priceless on April 24, 2014 at 11:28

    O.MY.GOODNESS!!!! You definitely have brownie points from me for having Loki in these every week! And these are all sooo true. But you forgot one. They are all HILARIOUS at all times. Even when they aren’t trying to be.

  35. Katiebug1999

    Posted by Katiebug1999 on April 24, 2014 at 11:14

    This. is. PERFECT. I love the variety of articles on this website! It’s awesome! Keep up the good work!