Free Resources for Youth Leaders

Free resources for youth leaders help 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. 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 for youth leaders, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and articles for youth leaders they are looking for here at 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.

Free Graphics Package: “Target(s)”

Download this graphics package to use in your youth ministry.

Free Youth Series: “Be the Church”

Help students discover how they can actually be the Church that makes a difference in this world.

Free eBook: “The Art of Mentoring” Devotional

Mentoring is a simple concept but difficult to practice.

Free Youth Lesson Package: “Coffee with Jesus”

If you could sit down with Jesus for a cup of coffee and conversation, what would happen?

Free Youth Series: “Rise of the Way”

A young group of radical revolutionaries brings hope to turn the tide of darkness.

Free Youth Lesson Package: “Jesus Wants All, Not Some”

Jesus didn’t want half-hearted fans; Jesus was after all-in faith.

Free Youth Series: "The Wall"

Download this 6-week series to share with your youth ministry based on a study of Nehemiah.

Free Youth Game: "Fact or Fiction"

3 headlines that actually appeared in the Weekly World News, plus one that's made up.

Free Youth Lesson: "Jesus and Mean People" from YM360

"How should teenagers act in the face of the mean people who inhabit their worlds?"

Free Creative Package: "HD Clarity"

"We believe the Bible offers clarity on the best way to live, and how to handle even the most difficult issues in life."

Free eBook: “Writing Bible Study for Teenagers”

Practical tips and tools for writing Bible study curriculum/lessons to use in your youth ministry.

Free eBook: “Student Mission Trip Greenhouse”

Help turn short-term missions into long-term growth for your students.

Free Youth Series: “Overrated”

Some areas of life seem important, but the reality is that they’re overrated.

Free Game Package: “Orders Up”

This is a relay game where each team member has to keep a balloon on a serving tray.

Free Game Package: “The List”

Break the ice at your next youth event with this fun game.

Free Game Package: “Movie Memory”

Download these creative elements to support a fun game with your youth ministry.

Free Game Package: “Extreme Bucketball”

Students are trying to score in their bucket; the catch is you are not allowed to move while you're holding the ball.

Free Game Package: “Psycho Ball”

If the basketball game HORSE met an episode of Hoarders, you might come close to the Psycho Ball game.

Free Youth Series: “Switch Break: Set Apart”

A lot of people say they’re Christians, but not all of them live their lives for Christ.

Free Youth Series: “The Talk”

In this series, we’re talking about the birds and the bees. Yep. That’s right, it’s “The Talk.”

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