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.

5 Times NOT to Love Your Students

5 Times NOT to Love Your Students

There are times when how you express love for your students could actually create an unloving environment for others.
Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

It's time to stop wasting our time doing youth ministry and instead lead our teens into a God-breathed revolution that will change their peers and impact their world.
How to Partner WITH Parents in Student Ministry

How to Partner WITH Parents in Student Ministry

We must partner with the parents in student ministry, so we do not add more stress or tension to the busy schedules of our students.
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10 Ways to Ruin Your Next Sermon

Take note: These items could derail your very next talk!
My 90 Day Plan as The New Lead Pastor

How to Create a Personal Growth Plan for this Year

How do we create a personal growth plan in our spiritual journey, our personal growth or our leadership development?
How to Get Students to Actually Read Their Bibles!

Student Bible Reading: How to Get Students to Actually Read Their Bibles!

What if I told you student Bible reading were possible?
Where Have All the Youth Pastors Gone?

Where Have All the Youth Pastors Gone?

Low pay, poor management and unrealistic expectations are true reasons why people don’t want to be youth pastors. There is, however, another side to this coin.
One of the Most Dangerous Phrases Used in Parenting

One of the Most Dangerous Phrases Used in Parenting

"Are you guilty of falling into the dangerous trap of threat phrase parenting?"
How Youth Pastors Can Start Fresh at a New Church

How Youth Pastors Can Start Fresh at a New Church

God called us to start fresh in a new church—four key lessons.
7 Ways to Measure Success in Your Youth Ministry

7 Ways to Measure Success in Your Youth Ministry

Don't fall prey to the numbers game—here are the actual measurements for success that matter.
How to Help Lead Change

How to Help Lead Change

How can you help lead change in your ministry when people struggle and stress over it?
7 Simple Ways to Grow Teenagers' Faith

7 Simple Ways to Grow Teenagers’ Faith

How you can help your students accelerate their spiritual growth, maturity, and faith.
Don't Lose Ministry Momentum

Don’t Lose Ministry Momentum

Here are three simple keys to maintain ministry momentum.
16 Words Your Youth Volunteers Need to Hear

16 Words Your Youth Volunteers Need to Hear

Use these 16 words to encourage and thank your volunteers.
Why Youth Pastors Need to Protect Time Off

Why Youth Pastors Need to Protect Time Off

For your soul care, the need to protect time off from your office and work to retreat and revitalize is crucial.
Was Jesus Ever Discouraged in His Ministry?

Was Jesus Ever Discouraged in His Ministry?

If Jesus was never discouraged, and He is the example I need to follow, then what is my problem?
Leading Worship With Students

Raising Up Student Worship Leaders

Why is it important and how do you raise up student worship leaders?
Where First-Time Bible Readers Should Start

Where First-Time Bible Readers Should Start

How to answer when first-time Bible readers asks you where to start reading the Scriptures.
10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Are Awesome

10 Reasons Middle Schoolers Are Awesome

Middle schoolers tend to get a bad rap because they come with many challenges. Here are 10 reasons why middle schoolers are uniquely awesome.
Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

It’s that time of year where we may feel regret because we didn’t do what we had planned to do, because we tried but didn’t even come close, because well, we failed.
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