Ron Edmondson shares tips to youth workers in training for the pastorate.
Teens today have to deal with their own confusing identity issues, as well as those of their peers.
The real reason youth pastors avoid the color purple.
Know that God longs to speak with you through His Word. Seriously LONGS. Like more than I desire chocolate. Respond to Him, He’s willing, ready and waiting.
When it comes to encouraging young people to read God’s word, it’s a lot easier to lead from the front than to push from the back.
If there's one thing your youth pastor wants you to know, it's that he or she is doing everything they can to point your teen toward Christ. Plus these 5 other things...
"Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience."
Every Christian teaches the next generation of men, since all of us are responsible for building up the body of Christ. So what’s most important in rearing boys to respect women?
A lesson from the Ethiopian eunuch shows how students can be empowered to serve in church.
We don’t have to understand the technology better than they do. We just have to understand them.
Student leaders can be our greatest joy in youth ministry.
Meetings do not always have to be memorable; however, they should be engaging.
Teenagers must be equipped, not to coerce others to convert, but to gently and lovingly persuade others to embrace Jesus as their Savior.
A small (or nonexistent) budget, limited space, no one to volunteer, not many students in the church, not a lot of visitors, are just some of the many obstacles that smaller church youth ministries face. But being in a small church does NOT mean that you cannot do big ministry!
Can one sentence change your ministry? It could.
What messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?
What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?
Social media is one crucial way of reaching students and parents today in our digital world. One simple way to reach a ton of people is by using instagram—particularly instagram stories.
If you need one: Jimmy Needham is an ambassador of Christ disguised as a musician. However, Jimmy is also willing to talk about who he used to be: a young man struggling with an addiction to pornography.
I come from a community where student leadership in youth ministry is encouraged and expected. This naturally causes students to lead, play and help plan worship experiences every week.