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Keeping Kids in Church: 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Stay

Many have observed that youth church attendance drops off once teens reach college age. So what is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?

Investing in the Next Wave of Leaders

One of the reasons I’ve failed at raising the next generation of leaders is because I’ve tried to force them into areas where the people in charge have too much control. It would be best if you found leaders who want to mentor and invest in their leaders.

Meaningful Youth Ministry: How to Make a Lasting Impact on Lives

How committed are you to meaningful youth ministry? Discover how to be a different breed of youth leader, impacting the world for Christ.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People: Youth Discussion Starter

When bad things happen to good people, Christians of all ages have questions. Teenagers especially may wonder where God is when tragedies, disasters, and tough times hit.

Risky Behavior in Adolescence: The Dangers Facing Generation Z

When it comes to risky behavior in adolescence, a study of today’s teenagers reveals both troubling and encouraging findings. For parents, pastors, and youth group leaders concerned with reaching “Generation Z,” this information about modern risky behavior in adolescence is critical.

Parent Ministry 101: Discover How to Launch This Valuable Partnership

Starting a parent ministry at church is a worthy endeavor. Discover how youth ministers can partner with parents of teens!

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."

Bible Studies for Athletes: Resources to Build Faith and Teamwork

In most youth groups, Bible studies for athletes are a slam dunk. Lessons based on biblical sports metaphors encourage young Christians to train spiritually and “run” for God.

Funny Church Videos: LOL at These 16 Clips Teens Will Love

Funny church videos are guaranteed to provide good belly laughs. Check out these 16 hilarious clips about youth ministry!

Christian Journal Prompts: 10 Starters to Use During Devotions

Christian journal prompts help me stay focused, dive deeper, and intentionally seek the Lord. Check out these 10 Christian journal prompts!

Made in God’s Image: What Does That Mean for Teens?

Do teens in your youth ministry know they're made in God's image? Discover 4 ways you can help young people with issues of self-esteem and body-image.

Youth Lessons on Depression: Help Teens Find Hope, New Life in Jesus

Youth group lessons on depression can be a key component of your outreach efforts to teens who are hurting. By studying Scripture together, you can share the joy and full life that Jesus provides.

Youth Sermon: Where Is God When You Don’t Get What You Want?

Here's a free customizable youth sermon you can use with teens. This youth ministry sermon is about the 2020 movie "I Still Believe."

Youth Group Promotion: Preparing Students for What Comes Next

Youth group promotion Sunday (or whatever you call it) is not a one-time event. Instead, it's a mindset you should enter into a couple of months before the actual date.

Youth Bible Study: Help Preteens Pursue Purity and Godly Living

I highly recommend leading a youth Bible study on purity for preteens and middle schoolers on up. Follow these tips and suggestions.

Part-Time Youth Worker: Thanks for Being Such a Beloved Champion!

In the church, the position of part-time youth worker is necessary but often left out, overworked, and underpaid. But here's why the role matters and why part-time youth staff are champions at heart.

Bible Lessons for Teens: 12 Resources About Forgiveness

Bible lessons for teens about forgiveness are essential. Use these 12 studies to remind young people about repentance and God’s grace.

Young Adults in Church: How to Retain Your Teen Graduates

When congregations adapt effectively, they're more likely to retain their teens after graduation. Use these 4 practical tips to keep young adults in church.

Youth Bible Study on Mental Health: 12 Resources to Use With Teens

Leading a youth Bible study on mental health can provide fascinating, applicable insights for students.

Lack of Volunteering: A (Mini) Rant From a Longtime Youth Minister

A lack of volunteering is a struggle everywhere. But recruiting helpers shouldn’t be this difficult! Allow me to rant a bit. In the process, you may discover some strategies to tackle your own volunteer shortage.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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