Articles for Youth Leaders

Articles for Youth Leaders

Articles for youth leaders help 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 articles for youth leaders 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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The “Why” for Every Sexual Question

Unfortunately, we typically defer to the age-old cop out in response to any sexual question—because God said so.
The Reminder Every Youth Leader Needs

The Reminder Every Youth Leader Needs

Fanning the gospel flames in every student leader.
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10 Podcasts Every Church Leader Should Listen To

30 million people listen to podcasts with new programs signing on every month. Listening to a church leader podcast should be part of your regular routine.
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Why Your Youth Ministry Numbers Are in Decline

The reason people stop coming is because the newness of the ministry has worn off.
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8 Hacks for Managing a Roomful of Teenagers

Corralling teenagers can be exhausting, frustrating and even a little bit exhilarating at times.
Marathons, Ministry, and the Power of Running Together

Marathons, Ministry and the Power of Running Together

What’s true of running is true of ministry.
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Is It Okay if I Don’t ‘Feel’ God?

I feared that something was wrong with me, and I wasn’t really a Christian since I wasn’t having these monumental experiences. I didn't feel God.
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What to Do While You Wait on the Lord

Before Pentecost, Jesus calls on his followers to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the Father. What will be their first impulses to being told to wait? What will they gravitate towards in those moments while they wait on the Lord?
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Who Would Win the Yoscars? (The Oscars for Youth Pastors)

If the Yoscars were an actual thing, I would pick these people for these awards because youth ministers rarely receive the accolades they deserve.
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Never get used to the phrase “There’s been another school shooting”

April 20th, 1999 was the day my world was forever changed.
Sex Is Not Sexy

Sex Is Not Sexy

Real sex is not sexy. It is intimate and long-suffering. It is selfless and other-focused in nature.
How You Might Be Inviting Burnout Into Your Ministry

How You Might Be Inviting Burnout Into Your Ministry

Burnout creeps into our lives because we allow it to creep into our lives.
A Letter to My Porn-Addicted Son

A Letter to My Porn-Addicted Son

A letter God might write to his son who has fallen into sin.
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3 Things Millennials Aren’t Finding in Church

Greg Stier: "Instead of leaving the church in droves, they will be flooding it."
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Jesus’s Compassion for Those Who Love Porn

We’re living in a society that is feeding off our sin inclinations, our easily addicted natures, and our naïveté.
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The Snapchat and Porn Conversation You Need to Have. Today

Does your teen use Snapchat? The widely popular social media app has launched a new service called "Cosmo After Dark" that promises X-rated content...
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Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Youth Sermons

Youth sermon topics can be a challenge for any youth leaders and youth pastors. If you are one of them, don’t beat yourself up...
Stop Bowing to The God of Busyness

Stop Bowing to The God of Busyness

The God of Scripture isn’t impressed by busyness; he’s moved by love
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