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Preteen Bible Lesson on Prayer: Teach Kids How to Intercede

Use this preteen Bible lesson to help kids explore how we communicate with God through prayer.

Is Gossiping a Sin? Discerning the Biblical View

Gain guidance on addressing gossiping as a sin. Discover advice on how to avoid or address this behavior in a spiritual context.

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.

Is Masturbation a Sin? 10 Bible-Based Resources for Teens

Is masturbation a sin? Check out these 11 Bible-based resources for answering teens' tough questions about sex.

I Don’t Feel God: What To Do When the Emotion Seems To Be Missing

A college student recently admitted a pressing concern: "Honestly, I don't feel God," he shared. Discover how to respond when people say, "I can't feel God."

Theological Questions for Teens: Why Does God Exist?

Good theological questions deserve time and attention in youth group and teen Bible studies. What are some arguments for the existence of God?

Why Did Jesus Die: Answer Kids’ Tough Questions About the Cross

Are you ready to answer tough questions from kids about why did Jesus die? Use these resources to help your youth group members know what the cross really stands for.

Ministry Networking: 11 Keys to Building a Youth Leader Support System

Ministry networking is an essential part of youth work. Learn 11 tips for building and growing a support system in your area.

Valentine’s Day Tips for People Who Minister to Preteens & Teens

How will you handle Valentine's Day in your youth ministry? Consider these 5 do's and don'ts when working with preteens and teens.

Don’t Quit Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling Reasons to Press On

If you're discouraged in youth ministry, consider these seven reasons before you quit.

Youth Ministry Numbers in Decline? Please, Try Not to Panic!

Are your youth ministry numbers in decline? If so, don't panic. Instead, consider these common reasons why turnout could be tapering.

Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last: Here’s How to Reprioritize

Live each day as if it were your last. What does that really entail? How can you live with no regrets?

6 Results of Relational Evangelism

Traditional approaches are losing its impact on today’s teens who need and want more. Instead, let’s look at six things that happen when you switch gears and start to focus on relational evangelism.

Improve Your Youth Ministry Program With 7 Simple Steps

Check out these 7 pro tips to improve your youth ministry and expand the group's impact.

Are Tattoos a Sin? Explore Biblical Perspectives on Body Modification

Teens today wonder are tattoos a sin. And kids are likely to ask what the Bible says about body modification. How will you answer?

What Does a Godly Relationship Look Like: 4 Insights From Jesus

Teenagers who attend your youth group meetings likely have many questions about relationships. They're asking what does a godly relationship look like. And you have the opportunity to share what Jesus says about that.

Name Your Youth Ministry: Why You Need to Go Beyond Branding

Should your youth ministry have a name? Find out what matters most for marketing and branding your program.

Life Skills for Kids: Teaching Preteens Key Basics for Adulthood

Life skills for kids can help them succeed. Find out how your youth ministry can prepare preteens for adulthood.

Goals for Youth Ministry: 7 Ways to Measure Success in Your Program

Goals for youth ministry are essential. How do you measure success in your program? Consider these 7 targets.

Gwen Shamblin Lara’s Son Addresses Child Abuse Death of Boy Whose...

In the final installment of Michael Shamblin's interview with investigative reporter Phil Williams, Shamblin discussed the child abuse death of Josef Smith and said that Remnant Fellowship Church needs to acknowledge the harm it has done.

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 2: How To Embrace God’s...

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin wrap up their conversation on “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast,” offering pastors ways to help guard against the misuse of power in ministry and encouraging them to persevere. 

Articles for Youth Leaders