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It’s OK to Be Single

In today's society, we emphasize marriage so much that we sometimes believe that being single represents a lesser state. That's not true, and here's why it's OK to be single.

Thanksgiving Youth Group Ideas: 8 Hall-of-Fame Activities for Teens

Looking for some fun Thanksgiving youth group ideas for your student gatherings? Feast on these eight great activities for teens!

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

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

Two Things That Cannot Exist Together: Why Clutter Destroys Focus

I've realized there are two things that cannot exist together in my life. No matter what, they are mutually exclusive: clutter and focus.

Youth Sermon Series Ideas: 40 Topics to Spark Great Teen Talks

Youth leaders brainstormed a list of youth sermon series ideas. Check out these 40 topics that will grab kids' attention!

Cross Christmas Tree: A Unique Way to Remember Jesus

Check out the story behind the clever concept of a cross Christmas tree. Discover how a CROSS-mas Tree display can help you share the real reason for the season with others.

Living Out Your Faith: The Biggest Barrier Teenagers Face

what makes living out your faith so difficult, especially for today's teenagers? Why aren’t students living more bold and dynamic spiritual lives?

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.

Shoe Kick: A Wacky Large-Group Game for Youth Ministry

If you need an active, outdoor, no-cost game for a youth group meeting or camp, step right up! Shoe Kick is just the right fit.

Evangelism Experiences: 10 Wild Adventures in Sharing the Gospel

Based on some crazy evangelism experiences I've had, I can attest that sharing the Gospel is never boring. In fact, it's the greatest, most worthwhile adventure possible.

Gift Ideas for Youth Pastor: 8 Ways to Show Your Appreciation

Whether youth ministers are full-time or part-time, paid or volunteer, they all like to feel loved and appreciated. So in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month, we’ve searched for a variety of gift ideas for youth pastor.

Common Temptations of Youth: 19 Bible Verses for Resisting Sin

Use God’s Word to help kids resist and overcome common temptations of youth. 

Volunteer Meetings: Tips to Make Them Worthwhile and Productive

Discover answers to two common youth ministry questions: "How often do you have volunteer meetings?" and "What do you do in volunteer meetings to make them worthwhile?"

Youth Christmas Parties: 18 Ideas for Yuletide Celebrations

During December, youth workers often feel pressure to offer activities that keep pace with the season’s awesomeness. That’s why we’ve assembled 18 ideas for fantastic, memorable youth Christmas parties.

Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Youth Sermons

Finding great youth sermons is tough, but this is a pretty normal challenge, especially when you have to preach every Sunday! Here's how to find good topics for your youth group.

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.

Youth Ministry Kickoff Ideas: 10 Fun Ways to Launch a New Season

Check out these 10 youth ministry kickoff ideas! Use them this fall to welcome teens back, attract newcomers, and promote community building.

Opening Prayers for Youth Groups: 11 Ideas for Your Next Meeting

When it’s time to dive into a Bible study or message, the opening prayer you choose can make a world of difference. So we’ve collected a variety of opening prayers for youth groups that will help spark your own ideas.

Youth Group Games: 7 Easy Circle Games

Need a couple of easy youth group games to keep in your back pocket?

Christian Sex Education: 5 Reasons It Needs to Start at Home

In your family, what's your strategy for teaching Christian sex education? Christian homes should be the most open, honest and comfortable places for kids to learn and ask questions about sex.

Popular CCM Artist Chris Rice Allegations of Grooming, Inappropriately Touching Teenage...

Reports that Christian music artist Chris Rice groomed and sexually assaulted a teenage boy in the late 90s to early 2000s have been deemed credible by Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE).

Karen Swallow Prior: How the Church Should Move Forward Now Roe...

Karen Swallow Prior joins us for a breaking episode of the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the American church can move forward well now that Roe has been overturned.

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