When I started my job, I inherited a student leadership team that was elected through a popularity contest. As a result, the team was one giant clique, interested far more in what they wanted than in what was best for our youth ministry.
After spending most of my first year battling this team, a year later, I overhauled it’s selection process, replacing the popularity contest with a written application. A written application allows all students to have a shot at student leadership, regardless of their popularity. Because it doesn’t demand applicants fight for attention, it also invites different types of leaders to apply (including introverts).
With that in mind, here are ten questions to include on your student leadership team application: