Youth Leaders

Youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges as the lead their church’s youth ministry. More than ever, youth pastors need youth ministry 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 youth ministry resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, youth ministry 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 ministry 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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Teaching Spiritual Disciplines to Youth: 5 Important Tips

Spiritual disciplines really boil down to spending regular, focused time with God. Teaching spiritual disciplines to youth isn't complicated. Just follow these guidelines.
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10 Things That Require Zero Talent

I encourage the clients I coach to focus on what they can control. And several of those things take absolutely no special skills. In fact, anyone can master 10 things that require zero talent.
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7 Simple Prayer Ideas for Daily Prayer

When it comes to developing health in your prayer life, learn the seven prayer ideas you see practiced consistently in Scripture.
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Why Your Youth Ministry Program Can’t Stay Stuck in the ’80s

Most of our strategies to reach and disciple young people haven't changed since the '80s. Find out why your youth ministry program needs to leave that approach in the past.
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15 Christian T-Shirts You Might Have Owned If You Grew Up in a Youth...

If you were a youth group kid in the 80's and 90's, you more than likely owned and wore Christian t-shirts that copied a well-known logo or phrase that was tweaked to share the Gospel. Maybe you'll recognize some of these.
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Youth Ministry Outreach Ideas: Practical Tips for Making an Impact

Youth ministry outreach ideas are essential. Every youth-focused church program provides opportunities to witness for Jesus. It's up to leaders to harness those opportunities.
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Youth Service Planning in 7 Steps

Planning a youth service goes much more smoothly when you stick to a routine. For our ministry, the main visible program is on the weekend, so I regularly meet with our youth service team to keep everything organized and on track.
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Service Project Ideas: 17 Acts of Love for Youth Groups

God calls us all to be the hands and feet of Christ, and a youth ministry can provide serving practice for kids. If you’re looking for loads of service project ideas to transform pre-teens and teenagers into volunteers, you’re in the right spot.
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Ministry Branding for Maximum Outreach and Impact

For many local churches, ministries and Christian nonprofits, branding and marketing can be difficult practices to grasp. But ministry branding merely entails communicating who you really are (or rather, who you’re striving to be).
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5 Youth Lessons on Prayer for Your Ministry to Kids

For any Christian program aimed at educating young people, prayer is an important topic. Kids need to hear that God listens to and answers all their prayers. That’s why we’ve collected several helpful youth lessons on prayer.
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Student Worship: 5 Steps for Building a Youth Praise Team

If your youth ministry can have a student worship band or youth praise team, it will powerfully impact the way teens worship and connect with God. Youth led worship sets a model for peers and gives kids ownership in the ministry.
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How To Lead When There Is Mother Daughter Drama

One of the tricky parts of leading in your home with teenagers is when two women that you love are at odds – your wife and your daughter. And before you know it, you're right in the middle of mother - daughter drama.
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A Prayer for Youth Leaders as You Passionately Serve

Dear fellow youth ministers, I want you to know I said a prayer for youth leaders this morning. It was sparked by my own need for encouragement, but I'm hoping these words (and my words to God) boost your spirits as well.
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Youth Ministry Parent Meeting: 5 Steps to Success

No matter the season, youth ministers always have important information they need to share with parents. Whether you're preparing for a mission trip or the annual back-to-school kickoff, a youth ministry parent meeting is a great way to keep everyone in the communications loop.
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Can You Pass the Timothy Test?

Toward the end of the Apostle Paul’s final letter he gave his younger protege, Timothy, four challenges. I’ve come to nickname these challenges “The Timothy Test.”
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Youth Ministry Student Roles: 10 Ways to Increase Teen Ownership

One of the most amazing things you'll ever do in youth ministry is empower students to take ownership of the program. After all, it's their ministry (or should be). Having youth ministry student roles helps turn that goal into a reality.
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Proud Father Teaches Son How to Stack Chairs in Front of Youth Group Girls

According to sources, local dad Michael Stoutt is training up his son in the way he should go and teaching him how to be a man. Just as his father before him taught him the ways of chair-stacking at church, Michael is now teaching his son Marcus to stack chairs.
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Was There Any Value in Purity Culture or Was It All Just a Mistake?

Whether we’re married or single, purity begins in the heart, and that’s why God tells us, “Above all else, guard your heart [mind, inner being], for it is the wellspring of life”.
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Summer Camp Planning: 3 Key Ingredients for Success

Planning ahead is crucial for almost all elements of youth group programming. This is especially true for any kind of camp or trip. Here are three key ingredients for successful summer camp planning.
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10 Rock – Solid Reasons You Should NOT Quit Youth Ministry

Perhaps you’re one of those youth leaders who is rethinking your role as a youth leader. Here are 10 rock-solid reasons you should not quit.
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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.