Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders

Youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, youth pastors need leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for young people. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, student minister, next gen leader, junior high minister, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral resources and connections to a community of youth leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Youth leaders from every denomination find free resources, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and articles they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of youth ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for youth ministry leadership. Leading your youth ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

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Lawnmower Parents and Snowflake Spirituality

I’ve noticed that, whether as a result of lawnmower parents or not, there’s a growing trend among younger Christ followers in regard to handling adversity. In short, many are spiritual snowflakes.
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Does Virginity Still Matter to Churched Teenagers?

To simply put it, virginity is an indicator of mature Christian culture. It is like calculus. In order to understand calculus you need to know and understand rudimentary math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

5 Myths about Expository Teaching in Youth Groups

Is expository teaching or topical teaching best for your youth group?
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10 Things Parents Want From Youth Ministry

There are some basic things that parents expect from you and your ministry.
3 Tips for Teaching the Bible to Middle School Students

3 Tips for Teaching the Bible to Middle School Students

There are a few key things you should focus on in your Bible study with teens.
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5 Ways to Reach Apathetic Teenagers

How do we motivate teenagers who are apathetic about their faith? For the last 24 years, I've been training teenagers to live and share the Gospel. The biggest challenge I've faced by far is spiritual apathy.

How to Find Summer Balance in Your Youth Ministry

Having served in student ministry for over 25 years I have learned something about summer balance and time.
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10 Things Youth Ministry Needs Less Of

I've been rethinking youth ministry. When I think about what the future holds for ministering to youth, there are 10 things I would like to see less.
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Is It Okay if I Don’t ‘Feel’ God?

Do you not "feel God"? Do you ever fear that something is wrong with you, that you're not really a Christian because you're not having the amazing experiences everyone else seems to have?
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The Secret Sin at Youth Gatherings

Gluttony is an actual sin, according to the Bible. I think it is a "secret sin" in that we often tacitly encourage it during youth group.
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Youth Group No Longer Fills a Social Need—Now What?

I went to youth group growing up mainly to fill a social need in my life, but social media fills much of that void for students today. Now what?

6 Steps to Writing Youth Bible Studies

How to create a basic youth Bible studies for your students.
Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before it Conquers You

Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before It Conquers You

The term youth ministry is synonymous with youth lock-in.
Digital Natives and Why It's Impossible to Do Ministry Where Your Students Live

Digital Natives and Why It’s Impossible to Do Ministry Where Your Students Live

Are you prepared to be a true cross-cultural missionary in the unexplored context of digital natives?
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Sex Is Not Sexy

No, real sex is not sexy. It is intimate and long-suffering. It is selfless and other-focused in nature. The purpose of sex is not to be the object of marriage, but a reflection of the intimacy which should already exist between the two spouses.
10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries from Your Student Ministry

10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries From Your Student Ministry

Just as we would prepare a young man to be a pastor by giving him opportunities to lead a Bible study, we can prepare students to become missionaries by giving them opportunities to be involved in missions now.
Why Confrontational Evangelism Must Stop Now

Why Confrontational Evangelism Must Stop Now

Confrontational evangelism: "the kind of evangelism that communicates the Gospel in an abrasive, in-your-face way."
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Protecting Our Kids From Digital Heroin

Get this: Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no-tech schools. So what is it they know that we don't, and how can we protect our kids from "digital heroin"?
Should We Allow Dating in our Student Ministry?

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues. I want to share some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating:
Teen Slang

It’s Lit When You Use Teen Slang, Right? TBH, I’m Kinda Shook

Do kids actually care if you attempt to use teen slang with them? What really matters?
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$1 Million Grant Provides Free Resources So You Can ‘Bless Your...

Want ideas for how to support your pastor? Recognizing that many church leaders “face significant financial challenges,” the new “Bless Your Pastor” campaign aims to raise awareness about those needs and assist church members in meeting them.

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Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.

Youth Leaders

Today’s youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, youth pastors need leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for young people. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, student minister, next gen leader, junior high minister, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral resources and connections to a community of youth leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Youth leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of youth ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for youth ministry leadership.

Leading your youth ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.