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Teens Ministries: A Look at Kids Taking the Leadership Reins

Teens ministries aren't limited to adults ministering to teenagers. Youth ministry also can mean teens are ministering to other people, living out their faith.

How to Help Your Kids Love God

The church is concerned with helping kids love God, but there is only so much the church can do. It is at home where kids are going to get most of their discipleship training.

4 Keys To Launching a Gospel Movement

Since I was 11, I’ve dreamed about a sweeping Gospel movement, led by a generation of on-fire young people.

Teen Advice: 10 Conversations You Need to Have With Kids Now

Today's teen hears lots of advice, but is it the right advice? Read on to discover 10 topics that kids need to hear about from parents and youth ministers.

5 Tips for Facilitating Small Groups Effectively

Small group discussion is so important, and really is the place where the Word can be applied as much as any other time. Generating discussion is tough for leaders, but is extremely important to having an effective small group discussion.

Great Youth Pastor: 6 Ways to Become Better at Your Role

Do you want to become a great youth pastor or church leader? Here are six things I'm working on to become better at my role in youth ministry.

Youth Group Promotion Ideas: 7 Ways to Publicize Your Teen Ministry

Youth group promotion ideas are vital for every size and type of youth ministry. Check out these great publicity ideas to reach teens!

The Best Fuel for Your Ministry Fire

Few things can save ministry leaders from debilitating discouragement like helping souls turn from “dark to light, and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:18).

It’s OK to Be Single

In today's society, we emphasize marriage so much that we sometimes believe that being single represents a lesser state. That's not true, and here's why it's OK to be single.

Getting in Shape: 4 Reasons Youth Ministers Need to Be Physically Fit

Getting in shape can be a challenge but is well worth it. Read one youth minister's take on physical fitness for church leaders.

Who Is Jesus: A Bible Study for Youth About the Word of God

Who is Jesus? That's a key question for any youth group to explore. This Bible study for youth explores Jesus' identity as the Word of God.

God’s Will for My Life: Help Teens Discover Their Purpose

Many teenagers are asking, "What is God's will for my life?" Young people want to know their purpose on this earth. How will you answer teenagers' questions about God's plan for their life?

Crazy Youth Group Games: Play These at Your Own Risk!

Check out these 10 crazy youth group games. Which ones will your teens go crazy over!

Conquering the Challenge of Biblical Unity

Unity matters. Doctrine matters too. But not all doctrine is created equal. There are five foundational truths we must build our networks upon so they won’t fall “with a great crash.”

Movies About the Bible & Biblical Themes: 22 Films for Youth Groups

Movies about the Bible and biblical themes are ideal for youth ministry lessons and events. Consider these 15 films for teen studies at your church.

Sports and Ministry: Insights Into an Interesting Balancing Act

Sports and ministry: Are they really competing forces? Take a closer look at these two areas, and discover 6 helpful resources.

Bible Topics for Youth: 10 Subjects to Study With Teens

Looking for solid Bible topics for youth to study? Then these 10 suggestions will be a great starting point.

Want Youth Group Transformation? Start Here.

"Of the 20-plus books I’ve written over the past 20-plus years, Gospelize Your Youth Ministry is the most important."

Spiritual Works of Mercy: 17 Bible-Based Acts for Youth Groups

What are spiritual works of mercy? And how can youth groups participate? Discover 17 ways teen can be selfless servants.

Opening Letter to Parents: What Your Teenagers Need

Use this opening letter to parents to thank, educate, encourage, and inspire parents of teens at your church.

9-Year-Old Hero Evelyn Dieckhaus Tried To Warn Covenant School Classmates Before...

It has been reported that Evelyn Dieckhaus was desperately trying to pull the fire alarm to warn her classmates and teachers of the terrifying rampage the Nashville shooter was about to unleash on the Covenant School.

Sean Nemecek on the ‘Long, Slow Slide’ Into Burnout and How...

Sean Nemecek joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the warning signs that church leaders are burning out, how they can become healthy again, and the steps they can take to avoid burnout in the first place.

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