Articles for Youth Leaders

How to Answer "What's God's Will for My Life"

How to Answer “What’s God’s Will for My Life”

A better answer for an oft-difficult question.
3 Ways to Teach in a Post-Truth World

3 Ways to Teach in a Post-Truth World

How to help students in a society driven by a loose relationship with truth.
7 Tips for Preaching to Teenagers

7 Tips for Preaching to Teenagers

Make your messages work best for your students.
Tips for Helping Students with Racial Tension

Tips for Helping Students With Racial Tension

How to teach your students about current racial problems—and how to listen.
How to Help Your Kids Fall Deeper in Love With God

How to Help Your Kids Fall Deeper in Love With God

"I believe that there are three things that can bring discipleship back into the home and make it a reality once again."
The Kids Are Not All Right: How to Help Teens Who Are Anxious and Depressed

The Kids Are Not All Right: How to Help Teens Who Are Anxious and...

"Safety is a prevailing concern for American parents."
8 Ways to Get Your Students to Share the Gospel

8 Ways to Get Your Students to Share the Gospel

Help your students acquire a passion for evangelism.
Good Books for Students—and Student Ministers

Good Books for Students—and Student Ministers

Some book recommendations to kick off the new year.
3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don't Leave the Church

3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?
5 Ways to Help Teenagers Live Out God's Purposes

5 Ways to Help Teenagers Live Out God’s Purposes

Rick Warren explains what teens need to know about God's plans for their lives.
How to Make Time for Your Private Life

How to Make Time for Your Private Life

Don't let your ministry become all-consuming.
Why STDs Are at an All-Time High

Why STDs Are at an All-Time High

Unpacking some of the latest data in teen sex.
Why Youth Ministry Is Foolish

Why Youth Ministry Is Foolish

And why that foolishness is vital.
Why Youth Workers Shouldn't Be Afraid to Ask Tough Questions

Why Youth Workers Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask Tough Questions

Use the power of your role to help your students grow.
Why Charlie Brown Was a Middle-Schooler at Heart

Why Charlie Brown Was a Middle-Schooler at Heart

What "Charlie Brown Christmas" can teach you about your kids.

Please Don’t Give Them Porn for Christmas

"This Christmas a lot of children will receive porn from under the tree."
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

How to make the most of your ministry break.

10 Christmas Story Truths Students Should Know

Did you know the Christmas story is literally crammed full of powerful teachings?
10 Habits Every Youth Leader Should Cultivate

10 Habits Every Youth Leader Should Cultivate

Make these things part of your routine.

4 Things Youth Group Meetings Can Learn From Improv

What Tina Fey has to teach your student ministry.
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