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<transcy>Youth leader's guide (Guide du responsable jeunesse)</transcy>

Michel Castagno
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Youth work is crucial for the Church. Do you feel concerned? Then the 7 principles developed in this book are made for you!

A youth ministry cannot be improvised. How to choose those responsible? What is their role ? How to train, equip and support them? What do they need to know to care for the young people in their care, to share the gospel with them, and to make them passionate disciples of Christ? How to approach with them such complex issues as media management, sexuality…? How to establish an educational project or an activity sheet? What relationships do we have with Church leaders and parents?

On the strength of his long experience with young people, Michel Castagno provides many answers accompanied by practical advice. This guide will be an essential tool for any leader involved in this service and for church leaders.

This book will help you:

  • Acquire the essential bases to get started in youth ministry.
  • Renew your motivation as a youth manager.
  • Better understand the role of the youth leader.
  • Develop a biblical vision of youth ministry in the Church.

Highlights of the book:

  • An author with 35 years of experience.
  • A training and educational tool with practical examples.


  • Anyone (leader, scout, leader, etc.) already involved or willing to engage in ministry among Christian youth.
  • Anyone involved in leading Christian youth camps or events.
  • Any pastor or elder involved in overseeing a youth ministry in the Church.


Sports educator by profession, Michel Castagno has worked for more than 30 years as a youth leader in the Church, including 15 in the service of the development of the youth center of the union of 'CAEF churches. Until 2015, he taught the youth work course at the Institut Biblique de Genève where he set up the Youth Leaders training weekends. He is married and has four children.


If you take Jesus seriously in your life and want to get involved with young people, then this book is for you!
- Pierre Klipfel, director emeritus of the Institut Biblique de Genève

I encourage church leaders to read this book and give it to their youth leaders for required reading.
- Brad Dickson, pastor and author

Michel Castagno bequeaths to a new generation of young leaders all the necessary tools to follow in Timothy's footsteps.
- Mike Evans, General Manager of Gospel 21

Table of contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: training youth leaders
  • Part 1: the framework of the youth manager
    • 1. Present the Gospel
      • A. The Gospel and its many facets
      • B. The Gospel for the Young?
    • 2. Serve families and the Church
      • A. Parental responsibility
      • B. The responsibility and role of the local Church
    • 3. Getting to know young people and their culture
      • A. Evolution of society
      • B. Characteristics of a tween / teen
      • C. Seven influencing factors
    • Conclusion of the first part
  • Part two: implementation
    • 4. Be a role model
      • A. Be a role model in your own relationship with God
      • B. Be a role model by developing personal relationships
      • C. Be a role model when it comes to discipline
      • D. Be a model by accompanying towards maturity
    • 5. Team working
      • A. Surround yourself
      • B. Cultivate a healthy vision of leadership
      • C. Connect the youth group to the local church
    • 6. Establish and communicate a vision for the ministry
      • A. Purpose
      • B. Objectives
      • C. The different audiences of a group of young people
      • D. Educational process
      • E. Adapted educational approach
    • 7. Equip yourself: Toolbox
      • A. The role of activities in the communication of the Gospel
      • B. Media management
      • C. How to talk about sexuality
      • D. Youth group 2.0
      • E. Subjects for further study
      • F. French legislation
    • Conclusion
  • Useful resources
        • to present the Gospel to young people
        • to study the gospel with young people
        • to motivate and equip young people in their walk with God
        • to equip and root youth leaders in the Word
        • to address sensitive and current topics

Publisher : Éditions Clé
Author : Michel Castagno
Publication : April 2021
ISBN : 978-2-35843-144-6
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 14 x 21 cm
Format : paperback
Weight : 200 g

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