Youth Challenged to Become ‘Servant Leaders’

Worship focused on  Worship focused on “Leaders who take Risks.” Speakers used biblical characters such as Gideon, Moses and Mary as examples.

Is leadership worth the risk? This was the primary question addressed at a conference for Mennonite youth held on the Eastern Mennonite University campus. Forty-six Mennonite young people gathered from around the country to explore leadership issues at Y-LEAD, July 27-30.

Youth and sponsors explored various aspects of leadership in workshops and worship sessions. Speakers talked about leaders in the Bible who took risks.

Glen Guyton, youth minister at Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Va., spoke about Moses. Seventeen-year-old Daniel Lyman of Hartville, Ohio, said that “The example of Moses was good. He didn