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.

Winter Jam Tour is Equipping the Next Generation with the Gospel

The Music Tour Your Youth Group Can Afford and Your Teens Actually Want to...

This could be the largest, cheapest, and unheard of 5 hour annual youth gathering that encourages and equips the younger generation to take the good news of Jesus Christ all over the world.
4 Simple Ways to Be a More Effective Speaker

4 Simple Ways to Be a More Effective Speaker

How to improve your communication ability.
Transgender Student

A Letter from a Youth Pastor to a Transgender Student

I have to admit that I have not always been careful in speaking about transgender issues. I have too easily settled for a shallow understanding of any transgender student.
Why I 'Youth Group'

Why I ‘Youth Group’

Our youth group is not an appendage to the church; it is the church.
Easy Ways to Create Welcoming Environments

Easy Ways to Create Welcoming Environments

One of the most overlooked elements in a youth group gathering is creating welcoming environments.

Teens and Spiritual Gifts: How to Help Discover Them

Teens and spiritual gifts: Part of discipleship is helping a believer discover and use their spiritual gifts.
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5 Reasons Jesus Would Be Fired if He Was Your Youth Pastor

I am convinced that Jesus would be fired within his first few months of becoming a youth pastor at the average church. Here are 5 reasons why.
Where Young Adults Like to Have Spiritual Conversations

Where Young Adults Like to Have Spiritual Conversations

The "third place" is a good spot for deep conversations.
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3 Ways You Can Help Teens With a Porn Addiction

What are you doing to help the students in your ministry stay clear of pornography?
How to Create a Youth Ministry Scorecard

How to Create a Youth Ministry Scorecard

A youth ministry scorecard focuses on the precise development of a vision, mission and quantifiable objectives to track progress against those goals.
7 habits of highly effective youth leaders

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Youth Leaders

These tips will help youth leaders guide students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
The Death and Resurrection of Youth Ministry

The Death and Resurrection of Youth Ministry

Youth ministry must "die" in its current form for it to experience a glorious resurrection.

6 Reasons Ministry Is Harder Than It Used to Be

Six reasons ministry is harder than it used to be and one reason there's still plenty of hope.
Generation Z Parenting Pro Tips

Generation Z … Parenting Pro Tips for Their Millennial Parents

Are you a parent raising, or youth pastor leading, Generation Z kids?
Youth Pastor, Do You Love Your Church?

Youth Pastor, Do You Love Your Church?

Do you love your church? Love should motivate me to be at my best as I serve in the church.
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The Continually Critical Parent: How Teachers and Ministers Can Engage Them

Dealing with a constantly critical parent who just can't seem to say anything nice.
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How to Help Parents of Teens Who Don’t Want to Go to Church

Are your kids bored with and don't want to go to church? Young teens have a passionate need to be valued and noticed.
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Youth Group Games: 7 Easy Circle Games

Need a couple of easy youth group games to keep in your back pocket?
True Love Waits: Suggestions for a More Holistic Purity Culture

True Love Waits: Suggestions for a More Holistic Purity Culture

We were wrong about purity culture. It was damaging and repressive.
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Anti Porn: How Porn Hides on Popular Teen Apps

Anti-porn advocate Gail Dines explains how the two most popular social media apps among teens, Instagram and Snapchat, can be gateways to pornography.
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Last Monday, terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the town of Michika in the Nigerian state of Adamawa. This attack is only one of many recent ones from Boko Haram and militant Fulani herdsmen across Nigerian states, including Kaduna, and Christians are often the targets.

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Justin and Scott discuss the need for pastors to embrace their humanity and they believe spiritual disciplines can help them do that.