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.

youth group name

Why a Youth Group Name Doesn’t Really Matter

Youth ministers devote time, talent and treasure to what we think is important. Judging by what I see youth ministers spend a lot of time and effort on, it seems we greatly value a youth group name.
Youth leader training

Youth Leader Training That Meets Real Needs

Recently, I've noticed a shift in how many people think about youth leader training. Many youth workers are recognizing the immediate need for training that is contextualized.
Youth Service

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.
youth group leadership

Youth Group Leadership: 7 Habits to Develop Now

These tips will help youth leaders guide students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
youth group event ideas

8 Wildly Creative Youth Group Event Ideas for Your Church

Any youth group that meets even semi-regularly burns through tons of games and icebreakers, devotions, fundraisers outreach events and more. To spark your creativity, here's a range of youth group event ideas you can try.
youth lock-in

5 Steps to a Youth Lock-in That’s Perfect for a Small Group

A youth lock-in has the reputation of being a waste of time, money and energy. But here's a purposeful event that works in a small church, builds relationships and doesn’t leave everyone hangry and crabby!
youth camp games

7 Youth Camp Games Kids Will Love

There are plenty of kids at youth camp who don’t know each other, and the best way to break the ice is to have some fun and exciting youth camp games for them to play once they get settled.
teenage messages

Must-Hear Teenage Messages for Your Kids

Kids are bombarded by words, but what loud-and-clear teenage messages are they receiving in the process? The teenage messages we convey as youth leaders can let kids know that they matter. The words we use can make a difference.
youth missionary trips

14 Ideas for High-Impact Youth Missionary Trips

For many Christian teens, a highlight of their time in youth ministry is venturing out on youth missionary trips with their friends. No matter your group’s size, budget or ability levels, options are available for youth missionary trips that meet your specific needs.
youth group

Why Your Youth Group Events Must Move Beyond Fun & Games

The truth is that our events aren't supposed to be as fun as the other stuff out there. Our events are just supposed to be more meaningful.

How to Craft Stellar Youth Ministry Mission Statements

It's a fact: Every thriving youth ministry needs a solid, meaningful mission statement. Join me for a quick look at how to draft --...
youth small group

3 Must-Have Components for Every Youth Group

Every youth group tends to be formed with the best of intentions. Churches hope to reach young people; clergy hope to provide relevant spiritual...
Becoming a Youth Pastor

Becoming a Youth Pastor: What You Need to Know

What makes a great youth pastor? There are some qualifications you need to know before entering the youth pastorate.
reasons to step down from ministry

Watch for These Reasons to Step Down From Ministry

You will not be the leader of your ministry forever.
sex before marriage

Next Steps for When Sex Before Marriage Leaves You Heartbroken

"I had sex before marriage." Has anyone ever said this to you, seeking your advice? John Piper got a letter recently from a Christian young man broken over having slept with his girlfriend. What would you say to him?
next generation

Investing in the Next Wave of Leaders

One of the reasons I’ve failed at raising the next generation of leaders is because I’ve tried to force them into areas where the people in charge have too much control. It would be best if you found leaders who want to mentor and invest in their leaders.
contentment

Contentment: Why It’s the Biggest Threat to Your Youth Ministry

What would you say is the biggest threat to your youth ministry: teen apathy? parental apathy? little to no budget? a non-supportive pastoral support...
Exploring God's Will for Christian Teen Girls

Exploring God’s Will for Christian Teen Girls

When Christian teen girls who love God want to know what God wants from them, it shows that their faith is maturing. Following Jesus...
13 Youth Ministry Games to Play for Endless Outdoor Fun

13 Youth Ministry Games to Play for Endless Outdoor Fun

Have you noticed that youth ministry games tend to seem more fun when they’re played outdoors? When weather permits, move your gathering outside so...
how to start a youth ministry in a small church

How to Start a Youth Ministry in a Small Church

Where do you start if you’re new in your position in leading youth ministry? Here’s some advice.
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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.