GameLife 1-2-3 Leader’s Roles & Responsibilities | GameLife 1-2-3

GameLife 1-2-3 Leader’s Roles & Responsibilities


    • Your “Coaches” are your leadership team. We call leaders “coaches” and children “players” creating fun joyful game atmosphere.

    • The lessons are simple by design making it very easy to recruit and train youth, teens, and young adults as Coaches.

    • GameLife provides all new leaders a non-threatening entry-level leadership-experience.

Important Note: Two Distinct Roles for Helpers

Coaches for Specific Age Groups


    • A Coach: The Coach’s primary responsibility is to shepherd (watch over) a specific group of children or youth (infants, boys, girls, youth helpers). Each group becomes that Coach’s “team” for the entire time. Example: Coach Natasha is the coach for the younger girls for the entire time.

    • Who should be a Coach? Individuals that have a heart for children: youth, young adults, and local community leaders make great coaches. There is really no training needed for coaches they just need to follow the lesson.

    • Coach for Infants

      • Oversees the 1 to 3-year-olds.

      • Leads fun activities, songs, and games (use simple resources on hand)

    • Coach for Boys and Coach for Girls

      • Oversees the 4 to 12-year-olds.

      • Stays with the same group for the entire time

      • Leads their group of children through each activity

      • Helps the instructors as needed

    • Coach for New Young Leaders

      • Oversees the 13-year-olds and older students that are being trained to help lead the weekly discipleship: GameLife 1-2-3

      • Connects local new young leaders with the leaders so they can be trained how to lead the weekly discipleship GameLife 1-2-3 Training Sessions



Instructors for Specific Roles:

An Instructor: The Instructor’s primary responsibility is to instruct (teach) all the children a specific skill (Bible teach, worship, games, other).

Who should be an Instructor? Individuals that are gifted and / or have a passion for a specific skill like worship or Bible-teaching.


  • Instructor for Games
    [Important: There must be two game leaders: 1. For older players, and 2. For younger players. We do this for safety and for all players to have more fun].

  • Instructor for Bible-Teaching

  • Instructor for Worship


The GameLife Trainer

One individual needs to serve as the GameLife Trainer. This responsibility of this role is explained on the “GameLife 3x3x3 Scorecard” at the front of this training guide. The GameLife Trainer leads by recruiting, training all leaders, and making sure everything is ready each week.



“Training Champions for Eternity” Principles

To train children to become disciples. The leadership must be moving toward becoming a yielded to Jesus and obedient disciple.  Leadership must hold one another to high expectations and specific accountability. 


Training Champions for Eternity is a child friendly way of saying “Making Disciples of All Nations” our goal is fulfilling the commandment given by Jesus in the Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20. We are not “entertaining” children or just keeping children busy. We are training Champions for Eternity! To train rather than entertain the church and leaders must hold children to high expectations and specific accountability.


High Expectations and Specific Accountability

GameLife 1-2-3 is a Discovery Bible Method that closely matches the “Three Thirds” Discovery Bible Method. The two most important parts of this Discovery Bible Method are: 1. High Expectations, and 2. Specific Accountability. It is like a mutual coaching relationship where an inspiring goal is set and then intentional steps are taken to reach that goal. The Bible refers to this relationship as “iron sharpening iron.”


High Expectations / Inspiring Goal: God’s Will Be Done

Disciples must encourage one another to live out the “Four Fields” in their personal life and ministry life:

    • 1. Pray: Listen to God

    • 2. Evangelism & Missions: Share the Gospel

    • 3. Discipleship: Obey the Commands of Christ

      • Helping children Practice obedience (from a fun young perspective we call this “Act out the truth” a fun “drama” of what obedience might look like at their age).

    • 4. Leadership Multiplication: Train others in prayer, evangelism, and discipleship and leadership multiplication.

      • Gather together to lift one another up and encourage one another, especially in times of hardship or persecution: Remember, a normal part of discipleship includes hardship, persecution, and even losing one’s life (1 Peter 3:14).

      • Community Transformation: Reach all areas of Community Transformation within your community.  1. Church, 2. Family, 3. Education, 4. Media, 5. Public Service, 6. Business, 7. Arts & Athletics


Specific Accountability / Intentional Steps: Obedience for this day

Disciples must hold one another accountable and ask:

1. Obey:
a. Are you deeply abiding in Christ so that you yield to Jesus moment by moment and obey the Commands of Christ?
2. Share: 
b. Are you sharing the Gospel and biblical truths with family and friends?



Helping children with accountability (from a fun young perspective we call this “Celebration Stories” “Obedience Stories” “Sharing Stories”). Obedience to God’s word learned last gathering. Sharing God’s truth with others and sharing the Gospel.




Christ Within: I cannot, yet Christ can!

The verse Galatians 2:20 is the heart of all our training and leading,
weekly children are taught to yield to Jesus,
not their own strength, not obligation
“I do not want to but I have to obey,”
but Christ living through them as they abide in Christ (John 15)
bearing abundant fruit “with great joy I want to obey God!”