Shaping Youth as Servant Leaders

Shaping Youth as Servant Leaders

Shaping Youth as Servant Leaders

This resource list was developed to supplement the Center for Congregations workshop Shaping Youth as Servant Leaders, led by Ritch Hochstetler and Ben Rheinheimer of uLead. This workshop was September 2016. The Center’s mission is to strengthen Indiana congregations by helping them find and use the best resources to address their challenges and opportunities. For additional resources, contact the Center at 866-307-2381 or check out the Congregational Resource Guide at

Blanchard, Ken, Phil Hodges, and Phyllis Hendry. Lead Like Jesus (Revisited): Lessons Learned from the Greatest Leadership Model of All Time.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2016.
With leadership smarts chiseled out of years of rock solid work in the business community, and pulling from Blanchard's own transformational journey with Jesus, this book gives definition to habits of the head, the heart, the hands, and the feet for a kind of leadership model that embraces the whole person.

Keith, Kent M. The Case for Servant Leadership. Atlanta, GA: Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, 2015.
Written as an orientation text to be used as a “springboard” for those interested in the topic, this book offers a quick, yet effective, look at some of the basics behind servant leadership. The second edition offers numerous quotes and examples of how servant leadership impacts our cultures that we live in.

“Playmeo: More than Just Fun.” Playmeo. 2012-2016. Accessed 8/19/2016.
Born out of the mind of one of the great experiential educators, this site was created as a resource for all people who are looking to incorporate activities into their trainings. For a small fee, you have access to an extensive database of games, puzzles, challenges, and more.

Robinson, Greg. Adventure and the Way of Jesus: An Experiential Approach To Spiritual Formation. Bethany, OK: Wood “N” Barnes, 2009.
The expressed hope of this book is that you will become a spiritual facilitator who asks a whole different set of questions. Robinson challenges us to consider experiential learning as the best context for discovery.

uLEAD Inc.
Ritch Hochstetler
PO Box 359
Milford, IN 46542

uLEAD creates leadership development and team building trainings for schools, churches, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. We are passionate about servant leadership and believe that experiential education is the best way to create lasting change.