Articles for Youth Leaders

Articles for Youth Leaders

young missionary My Young Friend Wants to Be a Missionary: Here's the Advice I Gave When He Asked

My Young Friend Wants to Be a Missionary: Here’s the Advice I Gave When...

It's a privilege to plant seeds for missions into this young person's heart. What should you tell him?
How to Address Sexuality in Your Youth Group

How to Address Sexuality in Your Youth Group

The word "Sex" may capture the attention of everyone, but you need to know how to address it.
The Most Important Thing My Parents Did

The Most Important Thing My Parents Did

"I had the rock-solid assurance that my parents believed and practiced what they preached."
10 Things Youth Ministry Needs Less Of

10 Things Youth Ministry Needs Less Of

Reflections on what youth ministry can do without.
5 Surefire Ways to Train Your Kid to Use Porn

5 Surefire Ways to Train Your Kid to Use Porn

The seeds of lust can be planted in the mind of a child years before acting on them.
teen church Things Teens Want in a Church

6 Things Teens Want in a Church

What teens want in a church doesn’t compare to what they need in a church.
bad friends in the bible Friends That Will Ruin Your Life

7 Friends That Will Ruin Your Life

Friendships contribute more to the man or woman you are going to be (or have become) than any factor outside of God.
Keep the Faith 5 Practical Ways to Help Teens Keep Their Faith

4 Practical Ways to Help Teens Keep Their Faith

Help your students retain their beliefs long past graduation.
How to Handle Your Students' Doubt and Questions

How to Handle Your Students’ Doubt and Questions

God welcomes the faith-insecurities of our teenagers.
would you rather questions

Icebreaker: Would You Rather Questions (Bible Edition)

Every youth group leader worth his or her salt needs a steady supply of icebreaker games at the ready. This idea for a twist...
ruin your sermon

10 Ways to Ruin Your Next Sermon

Take note: These items could derail your very next talk!
How to Get Students to Actually Read Their Bibles!

How to Get Students to Actually Read Their Bibles!

What if I told you this one thing could get your teenagers engaged in Scripture?
How Should Christian Parents Respond When Their Kids Are Bullied?

How Should Christian Parents Respond When Their Kids Are Bullied?

God the Father knows what it’s like to have a child unjustly hurt by others.
3 Common Fears of Every Young Leader

3 Common Fears of Every Young Leader

Every young leader shares some common fears.

The New Realities Your Students Are Facing

The world your students live in is constantly changing.
10 BIG Prayers I'm Praying Over the Millennial Generation

10 BIG Prayers I’m Praying Over Generation Z

Important things leaders should pray for the upcoming generation.
I Slept With My Girlfriend—Now What?

I Slept With My Girlfriend—Now What?

"I would simply draw attention to what he already knows—only put it in biblical words."
Managing Family Time While Doing Ministry

Managing Family Time While Doing Ministry

It’s not easy to “bring up [our] children in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It’s harder if we’re don’t give them our attention when we’re with them. It’s even harder to do via Skype.

How Long Should You Preach to Students?

This is a common question among youth workers, especially within an American culture where attention spans matter.
marijuana effects on the brain

This Is Your Brain on Marijuana: What to Tell Teens

Researchers are finding that marijuana effects on the brain are serious. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine found teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis suffer long lasting brain damage and are in much greater danger of developing schizophrenia.
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