Once our participants have developed a vision of a healthy personal and ministerial approach founded upon five core values then, what we at DVULI call Breakthrough Skills come into play. These skills fit hand in glove with the core values, and they become the rungs of the ladder leading to an entirely new leadership model.
The Breakthrough Skills are designed to expand the way our participants think about key aspects of leadership such as resources, planning, and change. They include skills such as systems thinking, preparing for possible future scenarios, and the development of youth as effective leaders in a ministry.
Learning these crucial skills helps our participants begin to take small but meaningful steps toward real change. Eventually, that change leads to transformation. And, it all starts with a breakthrough.
To experience sustained success, urban youth workers need a healthy framework to build their ministries. To help provide our participants with this structure, we have shaped our curriculum around the five core values: accountability, balance, interdependence, empowerment and leverage.