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God’s Will for My Life: Help Teens Discover Their Purpose

Many teenagers are asking, "What is God's will for my life?" Young people want to know their purpose on this earth. How will you answer teenagers' questions about God's plan for their life?

Crazy Youth Group Games: Play These at Your Own Risk!

Check out these 10 crazy youth group games. Which ones will your teens go crazy over!

Movies About the Bible & Biblical Themes: 22 Films for Youth Groups

Movies about the Bible and biblical themes are ideal for youth ministry lessons and events. Consider these 15 films for teen studies at your church.

Sports and Ministry: Insights Into an Interesting Balancing Act

Sports and ministry: Are they really competing forces? Take a closer look at these two areas, and discover 6 helpful resources.

Bible Topics for Youth: 10 Subjects to Study With Teens

Looking for solid Bible topics for youth to study? Then these 10 suggestions will be a great starting point.

Spiritual Works of Mercy: 17 Bible-Based Acts for Youth Groups

What are spiritual works of mercy? And how can youth groups participate? Discover 17 ways teen can be selfless servants.

Opening Letter to Parents: What Your Teenagers Need

Use this opening letter to parents to thank, educate, encourage, and inspire parents of teens at your church.

Icebreaker Games for Youth: 10 Fun Get-to-Know-You Ideas

Icebreaker games for youth help kids learn names, meet friends, and bond. Try out these 10 get-to-know-you ideas for teens!

Reasons Not to Smoke Weed (Even if It’s Legal in Your State)

These days, many U.S. teens need to hear reasons not to smoke weed. Share these 10 arguments against using marijuana with kids in your youth ministry.

Youth Sermon Topics: A Fresh Approach to Preaching

Coming up with new youth sermon topics can be a challenge for youth leaders and pastors. How do you find fresh topics, especially when you have to preach weekly? Discover practical tips for powerful youth talks.

Is Manifesting a Sin? A Biblical Look at This Psychological Trend

Is manifesting a sin? The concept is trendy among teens and young adults. Learn about manifesting and explore what the Bible says about it.

Transgender Student: Heartfelt Thoughts From a Youth Pastor

If a transgender student attends your youth group or a nearby school, what will you tell them? Consider this approach, in one youth minister's heartfelt letter.

Sunday School Games: 8 Fun, Ageless Activities for Youth Groups

Although these Sunday school games are designed for children, older kids are sure to enjoy them too. Adapt these 8 fun games for teens in your youth group!

Youth Ministers: Watch Out for These 6 Attacks From the Devil

If I were the devil, I'd have a field day with youth ministers. Discover six vulnerabilities of youth workers, and consider ways to bolster your spiritual armor!

Movies for Youth Groups: 10 PG-Rated Films to Watch With Kids

Movies for youth groups and church gatherings always come in handy. PG-rated films can contain important messages and spark great discussions among teens.

Youth Group Games: 3 Go-to Games Your Teens Will Love

Need some quick youth group games? When time is short, what do you do? Chances are, you pull out an old standby that works time and time again. Here are 3 easy, classic youth group games.

Movies About Bullying: 12 Films to Get Teens Talking

Movies about bullying can help spark important discussions among teens and preteens. Use films about bullies to introduce the topic, generate conversations, and teach biblical lessons.

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.

Lawnmower Parents and Their Impact on Snowflake Spirituality

Have you heard of lawnmower parents? They “mow down all of a child’s challenges, discomforts and struggles.” And they're taking a toll on young people's faith.

How to Revive a Dying Youth Ministry: 5 Biblical Pointers

At some point, most youth leaders wonder how to revive a dying youth ministry. Or, if their group isn't dying, it might need a huge dose of revival. Use these 5 Bible-based pointers for renewal!

Women in the Christian and Missionary Alliance May Now Be Ordained...

Women in the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) may now be ordained, hold the title of “pastor,” and—if their local congregations allow—use the designation “reverend.” Women are still, however, not allowed to hold the position of lead pastor and may not be elders.

Tom Nelson: What the ‘Lost Shepherds’ of the Church Need To...

Tom Nelson joins "The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what diverts “lost shepherds” of the church from their callings and how church leaders can truly flourish under the hand of Jesus.

Articles for Youth Leaders