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Open Letter to My Former Students

What would you share if you had the chance to speak with teens who graduated from your youth ministry?

Leadership is Lonely – Are You?

The phrase “leadership is lonely” is way more than cliché because it's true.

Cyber-Bullying Leads to Teen Depression

Bullying via social networks or cell phones leads to increased risk of depression, a new study finds.

New Study: Texting in the Classroom

The survey of teens concluded that 43% of teens text their friends and parents during classroom lectures.

How to Protect Against (Spiritual) Identity Theft

Doug Fields shares about one of the critical tasks facing youth workers today.

A Consuming Generation

How many hours do students spend in media each week? The results may surprise you.

Study: American 'Millennials' Spiritually Diverse

Thirty-one percent of Millennials pray by themselves at least once a day.

4 Minutes Wisely Invested

The four minutes it takes to write a thank-you note could be the most fruitful ones of your week.

How Youth Workers Benefit From Conferences

A few pointers to help convince your boss that you should attend a youth conference.

Moving Students Beyond Fun

Greg Stier: "What might happen if we begin to make our youth ministries evangelism-centric?"

Pulling Tails and Burning Korans

"The weapon we fight with is love, not hatred, living water, not burning fire," says Greg Stier.

6 Reminders When Ministering to Students

Josh Griffin offers thoughts from 1 Thes. 5 on how to reach students with Christ's love.

What Do Junior Highers Struggle With Most?

Kurt Johnson discusses the basis of most struggles for middle school students.

Youth Ministry Goals and Objectives: What’s Your Main Purpose?

How would you describe your youth ministry goals and objectives? Discover some thoughts about keeping the main thing the main thing.

Whatever Happened to College Ministry?

Reggie Joiner, Abbie Smith and Chuck Bomar share why young adults are disengaging from the church and what we can do about it.

Barna: Disturbing News on Youth Evangelism

A new study shows a decline of faith-related behavior by young evangelical Christians.

When Teen Small Groups Work Best

When it comes to small groups, there are lots of variables: Should they meet on campus or in homes? Should they be co-ed or...

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

Articles for Youth Leaders