Articles for Youth Leaders

3 Ways You Can Help Teens Who Struggle with Porn

3 Ways You Can Help Teens Who Struggle With Porn

What are you doing to help the students in your ministry stay clear of pornography?
How to Talk to Teenagers—Even When You're Sick

How to Talk to Teenagers—Even When You’re Sick

Sometimes real life problems—like sickness or fear—interrupt our speaking plans. Here's what to do.
Where Young Adults Like to Have Spiritual Conversations

Where Young Adults Like to Have Spiritual Conversations

The "third place" is a good spot for deep conversations.
5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired If He Was Your Youth Pastor

5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired if He Was Your Youth Pastor

"Jesus would be fired within his first months of becoming a youth leader..." -Greg Stier.
5 Ways to Frustrate the People You Lead

5 Ways to Frustrate the People You Lead

Want to drive your staff and volunteers crazy? Do these things.
How to Address Sexuality with Teenagers

How to Address Sexuality With Teenagers

Don't be afraid to talk to students about the real brokenness in their lives.
7 Questions to Ask When Your Youth Ministry Isn't Growing

7 Questions to Ask When Your Youth Ministry Isn’t Growing

Face it—none of us go into youth ministry because we want things to stay the same.
The Complete How and Why Behind Youth-Ministry Burnout

The Complete How and Why Behind Youth-Ministry Burnout

We've finally identified the precise behaviors and warning signs that will put you on a path to burnout.
6 Tips for Throwing a Multi-Generational Event

6 Tips for Throwing a Multi-Generational Event

How to find success with a variety of ages.
10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

10 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

What one leader has learned over the years in ministry.
#1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Youth Pastor

#1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Youth Pastor

It’s time we ask for help instead of leaning back, filled with pride, thinking of “those children/student ministry people’s issues.”
Making Games Work—Without Leaving the Gospel Behind

Making Games Work—Without Leaving the Gospel Behind

Fun games don't have to be shallow time-killers. Here are some ways to be intentional about your game time.
7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

It seems that introverts have the upper hand at reading the crowd and adjusting their delivery accordingly.
3 Tips for Parents to Keep Connected to Kids

3 Tips for Parents to Keep Connected to Kids

Stay up on teens' lives without being creepy about it.
4 Ways to Help Graduates Keep the Faith in College

4 Ways to Help Graduates Keep the Faith in College

How to help your students' faith survive—and thrive—in college.
Don't Waste Your College: A Challenge to Graduates

Don’t Waste Your College: A Challenge to Graduates

Why your graduates need to pay attention to what's going to happen as they go off to school.
How to Develop an Intern Program

How to Develop an Intern Program

After considering the pros and cons of an intern program, how do you go about starting one?
7 Simple Ways to Grow Teenagers' Faith

7 Simple Ways to Grow Teenagers’ Faith

How you can help your students accelerate their spiritual growth.
The Priorities Every Youth Ministry Should Have

The Priorities Every Youth Ministry Should Have

Be intentional about these characteristics of your ministry.
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