What is LEAD Team?

Meeting every other Sunday morning during the school year, LEAD (Leadership Education And Development) Team is for high school students who want to grow as servant leaders. Our desire is to be a ministry of students, not just to students. The purpose of LEAD Team is to strategically invest in, mobilize, network, and train high school student-leaders to be compassionate ambassadors for Christ in their church, school, and community. At LEAD Team, we call committed students to participate in ministry, encourage one another with like-minded community, and get equipped with specific leadership tools.

LEAD Team is not just another bible study. It is missionary training. Like any good team, we strive to be a group of people pursuing a common mission while depending on the contribution and support of every individual team member. Just as the coach of a sports team expects his players to be at practice and games, we expect LEAD Team members to make a commitment to the ministry of LEAD Team. We hope you agree that Christ-centered ministry is a mission worthy of a significant sacrificial commitment!

Who is LEAD Team for?

LEAD Team is for High School student leaders with the rare exception for Junior High student leaders. A student leader is a student who already has a growing relationship with Jesus, participates in Elevate on Wednesday nights, regularly participates in small group, attends StoneWater Church on Sundays, and leads well at school and at home.

LEAD Team Goals

After being a LEAD Team member for one year, a member will:

  • Have a basic, growing knowledge of the Bible.
  • Have read through the New Testament.
  • Be a standout member of their Elevate small group.
  • Be able to share their faith with friends and family.

After being a LEAD Team member for four years, a member will:

  • Be teaching others how to have a basic, growing knowledge of the Bible.
  • Help others grow closer to Jesus.
  • Be a co leader in their Elevate small group.
  • Be able to share Jesus with strangers.
  • Be strongly investing in younger LEAD Team members.
  • Regularly attend and serve on Sunday mornings.

Training Topics

  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Evangelism
  • Finances
  • Relationships
  • How to defend your faith in a faithless world.
  • Sin
  • Forgiveness
  • How to Handle  a Bible
  • Respect your elders
  • Leadership Mentors
  • Affecting Culture
  • Church Planting

How Do I Join?

In order to join the LEAD Team, the student:

  • Must be in High School.
  • Must be recommended to Elevate staff by their small group leader.
  • Parent must complete application and interview process.
  • Parent/guardian must sign LEAD Team Covenant.

The Elevate staff will interview each student that applies and select those that exemplify the character or a LEAD team member. Students not selected will be allowed to apply again at the beginning of the fall and spring semester.


  • Follow the 3 Ps (Prayed up, Prepared, Punctual)
  • Miss no more than 3 meetings per semester
  • Exhibit the 7 Family Values
  • Attend Elevate on Wednesday nights
  • Attend StoneWater Church on Sunday mornings
  • Serve on Wednesday Nights and Sunday Mornings

The 7 Family Values

How to interact with each other and the church

  1. Put the goals and interests of others above your own – Philippians 2:3-4
  2. Live an honest and open life before others – Ephesians 4:25
  3. Give and receive scriptural correction – Hebrews 10:24-25
  4. Clear up relationships – Matthew 5:23-24
  5. Participate in the ministry – 1 Peter 4:10
  6. Support the work financially – 1 Corinthians 16:2
  7. Follow spiritual leadership within scriptural limits – Hebrews 13:17

The Three Ps

Expectations for LEAD Team Activities

  1. Prayed up – Have a relationship with Jesus that is continuously growing.
  2. Prepared – Do what you say you are going to do before we meet.
  3. Punctual – Be on time!

Priorities of an Elevate LEAD Team Member

  • Child of God – Matthew 22:37-39
  • Minister to People – Matthew 7:12
  • LEAD Team Member – 1 Corinthians 10:31


Three Steps to Help Evangelize

  • Engage – encounter people on purpose to show/share the love of Jesus. – Acts 3
  • Relate – Build relationships and begin to relate to them where they are. – Matthew 4:19
  • Love – Talk about Jesus and be the hands and feet of Jesus. – 1 John 4:7-12

LEAD Team Schedule

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