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Prayer Games for Youth Group: Help Your Teens Grow Closer to God

Youth group prayer games, activities, and stations remind students to talk with God often.

How To Help Your Kids Love God

The church is concerned with helping kids love God, but there is only so much the church can do. It is at home where kids are going to get most of their discipleship training.

Easter Offers Opportunities to Minister to Teens’ Parents and Families

Easter offers many evangelism opportunities. Read one youth minister's tips on how to conduct outreach to teens' families at Easter.

5 Tips for Facilitating Small Groups Effectively

Small group discussion is so important, and really is the place where the Word can be applied as much as any other time. Generating discussion is tough for leaders, but is extremely important to having an effective small group discussion.

10 Things That Require Zero Talent: Discover Life Skills for Serving

Anyone can master these 10 things that require zero talent but equip you to serve. Help teens learn these valuable life skills!

How To Preach to Youth Effectively

It's challenging for a youth minister to preach to teenagers, but doing so is also extremely rewarding. Here are seven tips for how to preach to teens effectively.

People-Pleasing Syndrome: How to Overcome Over-Achievement

People-pleasing syndrome is prevalent in ministry circles but isn't healthy. Discover how to thrive by being satisfied with 80%.

Minister Burnout: Warning Signs & Remedies Youth Leaders Must Know

Minister burnout is real, predictable, and preventable. Learn how you can stop ministry burnout in its tracks.

Small Church Youth Ministry: Ideas to Help Your Teen Program Thrive

Stephanie Caro shares top ideas for small church youth ministry. How can you apply them in your congregation?

What Does the Bible Say About Transgender: Insights From Scripture

What does the Bible say about transgender people? Gender identity is a hot-button topic every youth leader should prepare to address.

Family Ministry Should Be Separate From Youth Ministry: Here’s Why

Family ministry is important. Just don't sacrifice youth ministry to build a family program at your church.

Mindfulness and Stressed-Out Teens: Turn the Focus to Jesus

Mindfulness is a hot topic, but is it right for Christian teenagers? Consider these insights from youth ministry expert Rick Lawrence.

Sustainable Youth Ministry: 8 Tools for a Strong Teen Program

Sustainable youth ministry is the goal of youth work. So use these 8 tools for building a teen program that lasts for the long haul.

Preteen Bible Lesson on Prayer: Teach Kids How to Intercede

Use this preteen Bible lesson to help kids explore how we communicate with God through prayer.

Is Gossiping a Sin? Discerning the Biblical View

Gain guidance on addressing gossiping as a sin. Discover advice on how to avoid or address this behavior in a spiritual context.

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.

Is Masturbation a Sin? 10 Bible-Based Resources for Teens

Is masturbation a sin? Check out these 11 Bible-based resources for answering teens' tough questions about sex.

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."

Theological Questions for Teens: Why Does God Exist?

Good theological questions deserve time and attention in youth group and teen Bible studies. What are some arguments for the existence of God?

David Ashcraft on the Surprising, ‘Deep Emotions’ He Felt Stepping Down...

David Ashcraft joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how leadership has changed, how pastors can leave their churches better than they found them, and the startling emotions he felt when he stepped down as senior pastor.

Articles for Youth Leaders