Articles for Youth Leaders

Technology: The Modern Day Pied Piper

David R. Smith asks, "Is technology today’s Pied Piper?"

Almost Christian: Q&A with Kenda Creasy Dean

An interview with the author who got America talking about teen faith.

5 Boundaries to Keep You From Moral Failure

Doug Fields talks about raising the bar as youth workers, building in boundaries, and protecting yourself.

A New Job Description for Youth Leaders

Youth workers should be women and men of God before program directors.

How to Help Teens & Their Parents in the Recession

What we can do to help teens and their parents see the silver lining during a bad economy.

A Leader in Crisis: I've Lost My Excitement

Real questions & answers from Doug Fields about the crisis of losing excitement & passion in ministry.

Why You Matter in the Story of Twenty-somethings

Connecting college-aged people to the life of the church.

Boys Will Be Boys

Andrew Burden talks pranks & pillow fights. Should we promote, prohibit or participate?

Open Letter to My Former Students

What would you share if you had the chance to speak with teens who graduated from your youth ministry?

Leadership is Lonely – Are You?

The phrase “leadership is lonely” is way more than cliché because it's true.

Cyber-Bullying Leads to Teen Depression

Bullying via social networks or cell phones leads to increased risk of depression, a new study finds.

New Study: Texting in the Classroom

The survey of teens concluded that 43% of teens text their friends and parents during classroom lectures.

Why Mormons Do Better Youth Ministry

Greg Stier remarks on Mormon youth ministry and what youth leaders can learn from it.

Hard-Core: Dealing with Sex Addicted Students

As with any addiction or compulsive behavior, there are warning signs.

How to Protect Against (Spiritual) Identity Theft

Doug Fields shares about one of the critical tasks facing youth workers today.

A Consuming Generation

How many hours do students spend in media each week? The results may surprise you.

Study: American 'Millennials' Spiritually Diverse

Thirty-one percent of Millennials pray by themselves at least once a day.

Is 'See You at the Pole' Still Making an Impact?

2010 marks the 20th Anniversary of 'See You at the Pole'.

4 Minutes Wisely Invested

The four minutes it takes to write a thank-you note could be the most fruitful ones of your week.

How Youth Workers Benefit From Conferences

A few pointers to help convince your boss that you should attend a youth conference.
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