Ali, at the Resource.org.uk, has written a blog giving insight into why we should or should not employ a youth leader. He says:
This is a blog on the mindfield that is employing someone to lead childrens, youth, family work in the local church and community. Across the years I have been supporting, encouraging and working with churches to do this, I have encountered wonderful practice and, er, not so wonderful . . . hence this (slightly tongue in cheek list of Why you should and why you most definitely, should not).