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Youth Ministry in the Church Is the World’s Most Important Job

Our culture has totally abandoned kids. But youth ministry in the church can make all the difference for teens.

Youth Group Regulars: The 14 Types of Kids You’ll Meet in Ministry

Discover the 14 types of kids you'll find in every youth group. This humorous account looks at the wide variety of personalities you're bound to encounter while ministering to teens.

Outreach Programs for Youth: 8 Sources for Helping Kids Grow

Outreach programs for youth, teens and young adults offer numerous avenues for growth. Local and national programs provide kid-friendly service opportunities, challenge teenagers’ faith, and are also loads of fun.

Called to Youth Ministry? How to Answer That Tough Question

Are you called to youth ministry? Check out these insider tips for determining if God is calling you to minister to teens.

Equip Volunteers in Your Church Ministry With These 8 Ideas

Knowing how to equip volunteers is key to a thriving ministry. Volunteer training takes more than a quick fix, but you can energize your helpers with these 8 ideas.

Youth Ministry: The Case for (the Right Kind of) Teen Ministry

Discover the kind of youth ministry Jesus himself practiced with his mostly teenage disciples!

Sermon Closings With Impact: 6 Ideas to Try This Week

Sermon closings can be challenging, even for veteran youth preachers. You may have managed to keep teenagers' attention all through the message, but you need to devote a little extra effort to the final words.

Thanksgiving Bingo: Free Download for Holiday Fun With Kids

Thanksgiving bingo is a fun, creative way to spark gratitude in kids. Enjoy playing this free activity with your youth group!

Church Youth Groups: 6 Types of Small Groups for Student Ministry

Church youth groups increasingly rely on small groups to conduct ministry to teens. Here's a breakdown of 6 common types of small groups in teen ministry.

Grow Youth Ministry by Adding More of These 10 Key Components

Need tips on how to grow youth ministry? Do you want to build up your church's program to teens? Then check out these 10 things your teen ministry needs more of.

Questions About the Bible: How You Can Be Ready to Answer Kids

Questions about the Bible come up often with young children. Kids are thinkers. They ask good and sometimes hard questions about Scripture. Read on to discover how to answer!

Sarah Jakes Roberts: 5 Messages of Hope and Strength for Teens

Sarah Jakes Roberts, a pastor who was recently named leader of her father’s women’s-empowerment ministry, has some powerful words for young people. Offer hope and healing to teens with these messages.

Why God’s Word Matters: 3 Reasons Teens Need to Read the Bible

Do teens ask you why God's word matters? Because of worldly influences, Christians often don’t value the Bible enough. So review these basics with your youth group.

Youth Minister Burnout: Warning Signs & Remedies You Need to Know

Discover the precise behaviors that will put you on a path to youth minister burnout—as well as how to stop the cycle in its tracks.

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.

Small Church Youth Ministry: Ideas to Help You (and Kids) Thrive

Small church youth ministry has been receiving lots of attention lately...and rightly so! Most congregations in America are smaller, under 300 people. Check out these 5 expert tips about leading a small youth program.

How to Disciple a Teenager Who Puts Up Resistance to Faith

Despite our best efforts, some students simply don’t seem interested in growing their faith. Discover 3 key insights into how to disciple a teenager.

Family Ministry Should Not Replace Your Youth Ministry: Here’s Why

Family ministry is important. But youth leaders often end up as the primary spiritual influence on teenagers. So don't sacrifice youth ministry to build a family ministry at your church.

Sustainable Youth Ministry: 8 Viable Tools to Build a Program

Youth ministry veteran Mark DeVries offers 8 important tools for building a sustainable youth ministry. Discover how to equip your church's teen program for the long haul.

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.

Franklin Graham Describes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ as a ‘Smokescreen’, Calls...

World-renowned conservative evangelist Franklin Graham (president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) called out 12 Republican senators over the weekend after they voted in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” earlier this month (Nov. 16).

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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