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. 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 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.

7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents So They Won't Abandon God

7 Things Teens Need From Their Parents So They Won’t Abandon God

"When it comes to kids’ faith, parents get what they are."
follow your heart

How Do You REALLY Follow Your Passion?

So much is written and said these days about following our passions. But how do you actually begin to attempt to "follow your heart," as it were, when it comes to your life goals?
New Youth Pastors: What to Do in Your First 3 Months

New Youth Pastors: What to Do in Your First 3 Months

What should new youth pastors try to do when they take on a ministry position? This won’t be a popular answer.
Skip Church

“I Don’t Wanna Go”

Tips for Parents Whose Kids Want to Skip Church
Ministry Expectations

What Ministry Expectations Does Your Church Have?

When it comes to ministry expectations, what does your youth ministry ask of its members?
would you rather questions

25 Christian Would You Rather Questions (Bible Edition)

These would you rather questions make an excellent icebreaker for youth groups and for family gatherings. BONUS: your students might actually want to read the Bible after answering these questions!
Cultivate Student Leaders: 4 Steps You Need to Take

Cultivate Student Leaders: 4 Steps You Need to Take

Are you effectively motivating and equipping your student leaders to actually be leaders of students?

How to Help Students Deal With Their Sin

When a student confesses a sin and asks for your help in working through it, how do you respond?
dealing with doubts

Dealing With Doubts in College (and Beyond)

Doubts are a normal part of any faith walk. Here's how to navigate them well.
Is Smoking Weed a Sin?

Is Smoking Weed a Sin?

Is smoking weed a sin? This question comes up more and more these days. As marijuana use moves inward from the fringes of societal view, the church must be ready with a biblical response. 
teen church

6 Things Teens Want in a Church

What teens want in a church doesn’t compare to what they need in a church.

Can Christians Watch Game of Thrones?

How can someone possibly be a Christian and watch "Game of Thrones"?
preach to students

How Long Should You Preach to Students?

How long should you preach to students? This is a common question among youth workers, especially within an American culture where attention spans matter.
Porn-Addicted Son

A Letter to My Porn-Addicted Son

A letter God might write to his son who has fallen into sin.
teens and sex

Teens and Sex: 6 Things to Remember When Teaching

Nervous about teaching on teens and sex? Sex is an amazing gift that the enemy has taken and used for evil.
truth for kids

Helping Find Truth for Kids in a World Blaring Lies

Here are three ways I have observed parents experience success setting the stage to dialogue about truth.
Opioid Crisis

Kids: The Overlooked Victims of the Opioid Crisis

These startling statistics make one thing quite clear: The chances that every youth leader has at least one child or teen in their program that has been touched by the opioid crisis is high.
Did the Resurrection Really Happen?

Did the Resurrection Really Happen?

For Christians, everything hangs on the Resurrection. So how do you answer students' questions about this event?
dangerous attitudes for a youth leader

The Two Dangerous Attitudes That Will Sink a Youth Leader

Leaders have two seemingly-paradoxical postures they can lead from.

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Mark Sayers says, “What’s happening is the secular story itself is actually beginning to have its moment of doubt.” Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and this week on our podcast he shares how living in our current culture gives us a unique opportunity to offer people hope.

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