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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.

5 Bible Messages For Youth That Make a Huge Impact

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues. I want to share some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating:

Biden Renews Refugee Cap of 125,000 After Falling Far Short

President Biden again has set a refugee resettlement ceiling of 125,000 for the next year despite an expectation this year’s admissions will fall 100,000 short of that goal.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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