About This Course

As youth leaders, it our job to establish the tone and pace of our ministries. We need to have more than just good intentions. We need to have "God's" intentions. In this course Alphaeus teaches the concepts of proper planning and placement of people, and shares strategies for attracting parents and hundreds of youth to your ministry. These strategies work even during challenging times.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to get organized

  • How to attract parents and hundreds of students

  • The different type of leaders

  • How to build a strong team

  • Characteristics of a good leader

Course Materials

This course includes videos, quizzes, printable worksheets & a youth leader survey/assessment

Stay engaged and solidify your learning as your journey through each video lessons & lesson worksheets. Complete the Youth Leader survey/self-assessment and discover your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, & challenges.

Bonus Lesson

Post COVID-19 Youth Ministry Tips

Alphaeus shares tips on how to maintain a safe and thriving youth ministry using online tools and techniques.

What Others are Saying

Challenging the Status Quo

Travis Greene | Gospel Recording Artist

"Alphaeus is leading a Stellar Award Winning youth choir. He is challenging the status quo and creating a model for how youth music ministry should look in our churches."

God-honoring Strategies

Bishop Michael Blue | The Door of Hope Christian Church

"Alphaeus Anderson has demonstrated a God-given passion and God-honoring strategies for reaching the young, our most precious ones, and developing them into disciples of Jesus Christ. Each time that he has served our ministries and our children, we are better because of the grace on his life. Blessings upon Alphaeus, his family, and his team!"

Exceptional Leader

Ryan Cole | Executive Director, Cindy Trimm Ministries, Atlanta, GA

"Alphaeus Anderson is an exceptional leader! He has worked with me in reaching the youth and young adults of my community. It is astounding to see him work with the next generation. His experience, passion, and unique methods are extremely effective in transforming and equipping the youth of our nation! I have experienced it first hand!"


Author, Teacher , Youth Advocate , Youth Ministry Consultant

Alphaeus Anderson

Alphaeus Anderson is the author of Youth Magnet. He is also the founder of Gain Maintain, a platform dedicated to providing cutting-edge strategies, training modules, and courses to coach leaders, as they work to attract and empower youth. He is a graduate of Anderson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries, and a minor in Music. Alphaeus is an inductee of the Anderson University Distinguished Alumni, and is currently a staff member of the University Of South Carolina Upstate, where he instructs the Gospel Choir class. In 2003 Alphaeus founded 7 time Stellar Award nominated, Dove Award nominated Pure N Heart, which consist of hundreds of students of all ages from SC, NC & GA. Pure N Heart is also a two time Stellar Award winner for “Best Youth Project of the Year”. Alphaeus has proven techniques and trainings for churches and organizations that want to become youth magnets. He has one of a kind techniques for empowering students, that can be seen throughout social media, on YouTube, and on his website. His ability to connect with youth is second to none. Alphaeus speaks to thousands of students in schools, churches, community centers, and revivals. He has been a regular instructor at regional and national conferences like Gospel Heritage International Worship Conference (founded by Dr. Teresa Hairston), Vashawn Mitchell, President, Schools of Methods, association meetings, and convocations. In 2018, Alphaeus partnered with Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole to form the first Pure-N-Heart/SMAC South regional youth mass choir. His music is performed in ministries across the nation and has been featured at the National GMWA Youth and Young Adult Division Conference, the National Baptist Convention, and on Internet and terrestrial radio. Alphaeus is one of many recipients of the 2016 President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award, presented by Ambassador Lenora Peterson. When not on the road training, speaking and presenting, he can be found teaching at eat-center.com and occasionally serving at The Equipping Center Church, Greenville, SC, Pastor Hasker Hudgens.