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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Yes, Churches Are Raising Young Leaders—and Yours Can, Too

In most denominations, the clergy are graying. And in most churches, so is the support staff, whether paid or volunteer. But not in all of them. There are many churches that are raising young leaders to step up big time, including the one I’m blessed to serve.
issues of race

Resources on Understanding Issues of Race

As I read each of these books, I was moved to tears, and I am not a book crier. I was moved because I realized what I did with the issues of race was turn my head.
Youth Ministry Burnout

The Complete How and Why Behind Youth Ministry Burnout

We've finally identified the precise behaviors and warning signs that will put you on a path to burnout.

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TobyMac is about to embark on a live 12 show Drive-In Theater Tour.
introverts

7 Reasons to Put More Introverts on Stage

It seems that introverts have the upper hand at reading the crowd and adjusting their delivery accordingly.
Teens How to Read the Bible

Teaching Teens How to Read the Bible (and Actually Understand It)

Know that God longs to speak with you through His Word. Seriously LONGS. Like more than I desire chocolate. Respond to Him, He’s willing, ready and waiting.
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The Generation Game (and How to Do Intergenerational Ministry)

Just where did the rules of the Generation Game originate? And how do they apply to how we do intergenerational ministry in the church?
first-time Bible reader

Where a First-Time Bible Reader Should Start

How to answer when first-time Bible readers asks you where to start reading the Scriptures.
online game night

How to Have an Online Game Night

That idea actually brings us to the solution for an online game night. You can stream party-games and people can play along from their own homes.
You Have More in Common With Gen Z Than You Think

You Have More in Common With Gen Z Than You Think

Our preoccupation with the uniqueness of this generation, might actually isolate us from them instead of drawing us to them. You probably have more in common with Gen Z than you realize.
3 Tips to Becoming a Better Bible Teacher

3 Tips to Becoming a Better Bible Teacher

Most great athletes are great because they have mastered the fundamentals.
virtual icebreakers

7 Virtual Icebreakers to Get Teens Talking

These virtual icebreakers are sure to get the teens attending your youth group meetings talking and, more often than not, laughing.
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10 Questions to Ask Graduating Seniors

Companies and organizations often do “exit interviews,” and they do so for many different reasons. But the biggest one is that they get really honest answers. And this is a great time to do the same with graduating seniors.

The National Senior Sendoff Is Our Labor of Love for High School Seniors

Several weeks ago it started becoming clear that proms were going to be cancelled, graduations were going to look different, and high school seniors-...
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7 Easy Ways to Renovate Your Church Youth Room

Summer's almost over. Use these suggestions to make your room feel brand new.
would you rather questions

25 Christian Would You Rather Questions (Bible Edition)

These would you rather questions make an excellent icebreaker for Christian youth groups and for family gatherings. BONUS: your students might actually want to read the Bible after answering them!
How to Get Your Small Group Talking

How to Get Your Small Group Talking

For a leader, a small group that won’t talk, that won’t share, can be a real struggle.
mentoring teens

4 Key Steps to Mentoring Teens

Mentoring is an essential part of any youth ministry.
One Thing I Would Tell a College Student Wanting to Go Overseas

One Thing I Would Tell a College Student Wanting to Go Overseas

But the thing I would tell any college student aiming to move overseas for the sake of the gospel is this: learn about the basic Christian life of discipleship.
Miss the Teens?

Do You Miss the Teens in Your Youth Ministry?

The silence is a reminder of how much I miss the teens and adults who make up the ministry I oversee. I never thought I would miss waiting with a teen for their parent to pick them up. I miss it, and it’s been hard.
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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.