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Celebrate Recovery for Youth: How This Program Helps Students

Is Celebrate Recovery for youth? Discover the many ways this program offers hope and healing for junior high and high school students.

Clean Heart Clear Mind: Can’t-Lose Spiritual Disciplines

Clean heart clear mind. Discover why those spiritual disciplines lead to a winning relationship with God.

Youth Ministry Don’ts: 18 Tips for Newbies (and Longtimers too!)

Youth ministry don'ts are full of wisdom. Check out these 18 tips about what NOT to do!

How to Spread the Gospel: 21 Ways Teens Can Evangelize

For teens, ideas for how to spread the Gospel are boundless. Kids in your youth group can try these 21 evangelism ideas.

Bible Study on Crowns: Explore This Scriptural Theme With Teens

Rewards are a theme throughout Scripture. Numerous Bible verses mention crowns that faithful saints will receive. Throughout this Bible study on crowns, young people...

Expectations of a Pastor: 10 Duties Every Youth Minister Must Fulfill

Job applicants need to know what's expected of them. This is especially true in church settings, where expectations of a pastor or youth leader must be clear.

7 Signs of Unchecked Arrogance in Young Leaders

If you're one of these young leaders, be aware of these problematic signs of unchecked arrogance. Make sure you check your heart!

How to Disciple a Teenager: 6 Helpful Resources for Faith Development

I'm often asked how to disciple a teenager. So I've compiled a helpful list of faith discipleship resources for youth leaders and parents.

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?

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.

Worldly Person: A Bible Study From the Book of James

This Bible study on James 4:1-5:6 explores the drastic difference between the mind of a worldly person and a heaven-focused person. Discover how followers of Jesus can truly glorify God.

Youth Pastor Problems: When Youth Pastor and Senior Pastor Don’t Align

One of many youth pastor problems is getting along with the senior pastor. So here's my working list that describes HOW youth pastors can have a decent Kingdom-minded relationship with their senior leaders.

Why a Youth Lock In Schedule Makes a World of Difference

Youth ministry is synonymous with the youth lock in. Teenagers enjoy staying up all night together and telling everyone about it the next day. But without a solid youth lock in schedule, you might be in for a rude awakening.

Summer Camp Planning: 3 Key Ingredients for Success

Planning ahead is crucial for almost all elements of youth group programming. This is especially true for any kind of camp or trip. Here are three key ingredients for successful summer camp planning.

Youth Discipleship: 5 Essential Reminders for Your Ministry Team

Here’s a few things I’ve challenged our team to keep in mind when discipling.

What Is Youth Ministry?: A Clear Biblical Community Definition

Scripture attests over and over again that the Christian life isn't meant to be lived or cultivated in solitude. In fact, “incubator for discipleship” is the biblical community definition.

Must-Hear Teenage Messages for Your Kids

Kids are bombarded by words, but what loud-and-clear teenage messages are they receiving in the process? The teenage messages we convey as youth leaders can let kids know that they matter. The words we use can make a difference.

How Will She Relate to the Guys?: Thoughts on Women in Youth Ministry

I've heard a question asked by curious and well-meaning board members, camp directors, youth pastors, and leaders when hiring a female youth leader or speaker.

6 Things I Learned About COMPASSION…

You really never understand a ministry until you see how they function in their ministry setting. Looking from a distance will never give you...

20 Tips to Spice Up Bible Teaching

"We get in the habit of teaching the same basic structure of a lesson over and over again," says Andy Blanks.

Dante Bowe Returns to the Stage After Maverick City Music Split,...

Dante Bowe is set to return to the stage this month. Last fall, Maverick City Music announced that they were “pausing” their relationship with the singer due to inappropriate behavior.

Kelly Kapic: How Pastors Can Embrace the God-Given Goodness of Their...

Dr. Kelly Kapic joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss why, contrary to what we might think, our limitations are very good and what that means for the life of the church leader.

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