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Bible Verses for Graduation: 23 Scriptures to Bless Graduates

These 23 Bible verses for graduation are forward-looking and also celebrate your graduate’s achievements.

Church Graduation Program Ideas: 5 Ways to Celebrate Grads

How does your church and youth ministry celebrate graduates? Here are a few church graduation program ideas you can try!

Bible Apps for Teens: Help Kids Connect With Scripture

As you encourage teenagers to dive into their Bibles, consider leveraging some new approaches. For this high-tech generation, Bible apps for teens can be a helpful tool.

Youth Room Ideas: 7 Easy Renovation Tips to Try for Teens

Use these 7 great youth room ideas to make your church meeting space feel brand-new.

Yes, Churches Are Raising Young Leaders—and Yours Can, Too

In most denominations, the clergy are graying. And in most churches, so is the support staff, whether paid or volunteer. But not in all of them. There are many churches that are raising young leaders to step up big time, including the one I’m blessed to serve.

7 Spirits of God: Resources for an Intriguing Bible Study Topic

Revelation makes a fascinating Bible study class, and one topic worthy of exploration is the 7 spirits of God.

10 Youth Bible Study Topics to Explore With Teenagers

Almost all subjects that lead to great adult Bible studies work well as youth Bible study topics too. Check out these 10 ideas!

Spring Break Ideas: 5 Youth Ministry Activities You Can Try

Check out these five spring break ideas for teen youth groups. We're assembled one activity for each weekday of break.

Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth ministry scandals, discouragement, burnout—how can you avoid becoming yet another statistic?

An Easter Egg Fundraiser That’s a Smashing Success

Are you raising money for your next youth event, camp, or mission trip? Try this easy, fun, Easter egg fundraiser idea.

Youth Ministry Tough Questions: 5 Topics You Must Be Ready to Address

Check out these five youth ministry tough questions. Somewhere, sometime, someone will ask them. That's the wrong moment to realize you don't have an answer.

High School Youth Group Is Changing—So We Must, Too

When I was a teenager, I lived for the weekend events of our junior high and high school youth group. I attended every possible one. But these days, kids have other ways to connect socially, so youth ministries must adapt.

Easter Drama Skits: 8 Powerful Presentations for Church Youth Groups

Teens at your church will enjoy preparing and sharing Easter drama skits that celebrate the empty tomb. Easter skits can have powerful impacts on viewers and performers alike.

Writing a Great Youth Pastor Job Description

Looking for a good youth pastor can be difficult. It helps to have a great youth pastor job description. Trust me, I know. Not only have I served as a youth pastor, but I have also now hired several youth pastors in my various senior-level roles. 

Youth Group Easter Lessons: Putting Jesus’ Resurrection on Trial

Let’s make sure that all teens in our youth ministry programs are rock-solid in their knowledge of Easter’s meaning. Youth group Easter lessons are a great way to teach and reinforce the good news that Jesus is risen!

Encouraging Words for Volunteers: 16 Things People Need to Hear

What kind of messages are you sending to youth ministry helpers? These 16 encouraging words for volunteers will keep them coming back for more.

Youth Ministry Plan: How to Run a Strategic Program

Throughout the years, I've learned valuable tools for making a strategic youth ministry plan. Check out these 5 steps and see how you can apply them at your church!

Youth Ministry Scavenger Hunt: New Twists on a Teen Favorite

Check out this Ultimate Youth Ministry Scavenger Hunt, featuring a bunch of quirky twists and tips for added fun!

Words to Describe Church: Essential Adjectives for Your Youth Ministry

God has been challenging me to redefine our youth ministry. So I'm using new words to describe church. Discover the four adjectives I focus on now.

Encouraging Words for Youth From the Bible: Uplift Teens With Scripture

Kids need to hear that God created them in his image and has a divine purpose for them. That’s why it’s helpful to have a list of encouraging words for youth from the Bible.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

Articles for Youth Leaders