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Why Did Jesus Die: Answer Kids’ Tough Questions About the Cross

Are you ready to answer tough questions from kids about why did Jesus die? Use these resources to help your youth group members know what the cross really stands for.

Ministry Networking: 11 Keys to Building a Youth Leader Support System

Ministry networking is an essential part of youth work. Learn 11 tips for building and growing a support system in your area.

Valentine’s Day Tips for People Who Minister to Preteens & Teens

How will you handle Valentine's Day in your youth ministry? Consider these 5 do's and don'ts when working with preteens and teens.

Don’t Quit Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling Reasons to Press On

If you're discouraged in youth ministry, consider these seven reasons before you quit.

Youth Ministry Numbers in Decline? Please, Try Not to Panic!

Are your youth ministry numbers in decline? If so, don't panic. Instead, consider these common reasons why turnout could be tapering.

Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last: Here’s How to Reprioritize

Live each day as if it were your last. What does that really entail? How can you live with no regrets?

6 Results of Relational Evangelism

Traditional approaches are losing its impact on today’s teens who need and want more. Instead, let’s look at six things that happen when you switch gears and start to focus on relational evangelism.

Improve Your Youth Ministry Program With 7 Simple Steps

Check out these 7 pro tips to improve your youth ministry and expand the group's impact.

Are Tattoos a Sin? Explore Biblical Perspectives on Body Modification

Teens today wonder are tattoos a sin. And kids are likely to ask what the Bible says about body modification. How will you answer?

What Does a Godly Relationship Look Like: 4 Insights From Jesus

Teenagers who attend your youth group meetings likely have many questions about relationships. They're asking what does a godly relationship look like. And you have the opportunity to share what Jesus says about that.

Name Your Youth Ministry: Why You Need to Go Beyond Branding

Should your youth ministry have a name? Find out what matters most for marketing and branding your program.

Life Skills for Kids: Teaching Preteens Key Basics for Adulthood

Life skills for kids can help them succeed. Find out how your youth ministry can prepare preteens for adulthood.

Goals for Youth Ministry: 7 Ways to Measure Success in Your Program

Goals for youth ministry are essential. How do you measure success in your program? Consider these 7 targets.

New Year New You: Rebuild Your Approach to Youth Ministry

New year new you. That slogan also can apply to your youth ministry strategy. Read on for three fresh new goals to consider.

Bible Study on Creation for Youth: Explore Genesis With Your Kids

A youth group Bible study on creation is sure to get teens and tweens talking. Check out these 6 great resources.

How To Apologize When You Mess Up in Youth Ministry

We all mess up, and we all say we're sorry. But we don't all know how to apologize well.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Help Young People Explore & Use Their Gifts

By studying the gifts of the Holy Spirit in youth group, you help teens deepen their faith and discover their purpose.

Doubting Is Important: How to Nurture Positive Doubts in Teens

Doubting is a critical-thinking skill for youth. Discover insights about nurturing healthy, positive doubts among your preteens and teens.

Youth Group Rules: Essential Guidelines for Youth Ministry

Youth group rules are essential for programs to function well. Yet many churches and groups don’t create official guidelines for youth ministry leaders or participants.

Teaching the Bible to Kids

There are many ways that parents can learn teaching the bible to kids and help them understand key lessons that can enhance their lives at any age.

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.

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