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5 Bible Messages For Youth That Make a Huge Impact

What Bible messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?

Commanding Respect (Not Demanding It) as a Leader

Commanding respect is a worthy goal for church leaders. But you can’t demand respect. Instead, followers must freely give it to you.

Teaching Spiritual Disciplines to Youth: 5 Important Tips

Spiritual disciplines really boil down to spending regular, focused time with God. Teaching spiritual disciplines to youth isn't complicated. Just follow these guidelines.

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.

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.

Remains of Pastor’s Wife and Friend Identified; OK County GOP Chair...

News surfaced this week that Tifany Machel Adams is the GOP chair for Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Adams is one of four suspects charged with kidnapping and murdering pastor's wife Jilian Kelley and Kelley's friend Veronica Butler.

Rebecca McLaughlin on Whether Christians Can Agree To Disagree About Same-Sex...

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how church leaders can respond to common arguments that use the Bible to affirm same-sex relationships, the “why” behind God’s design for marriage, and the “beautiful and glorious vision” Christianity has for friendship.

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