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2 Christmas Games

It's Christmas and it is the season for giving so I thought I should give away a few games we have done the past...

Keeping Your Family Focused on Christ During the Christmas Rush

So it’s Christmas! It’s a time for joy & celebration, family & faith... ...and three white elephant parties, two cookie exchanges, six performances of the...

The Temptation of Youth Ministry

If I were given everything in the whole world but couldn’t have this one thing, could I resist it?

Open Letter to Parents of Teens

This is what so many of us youth workers have wanted to say to (some) parents over the years.

#1 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Be a Better Youth Pastor

It’s time we ask for help instead of leaning back, filled with pride, thinking of “those children/student ministry people’s issues.”

Youth Ministry Evangelism 501: Learning How to Reach Out to ALL Families in Your Community

Youth ministry evangelism is a great thing but what if youth ministries widen their reach beyond students to all families in the community?

What Needs to Change in Youth Ministry?

Rachel Blom looks to the future of youth ministry, and what needs to change.

5 Marks of Super Effective Youth Leaders

I just had the privilege of spending a week with 50 amazing youth leaders from across the nation and their top student ministry leaders. Lead...

What's More Enjoyable: Promiscuity or Monogamy?

What’s more enjoyable, a monogamous sexual relationship, or promiscuity (sleeping with whoever you want)? Most entertainment media seems to lean towards the latter. Why is...

Greg Stier: My Five Pre-Preaching Rituals

As a “professional communicator) I get the privilege of doing a lot of speaking to a ton of different groups. God has blessed me...

10 Important Questions Youth Leaders Should Be Asking Themselves

Asking questions is a good thing. Questions have a way of amplifying weaknesses and clarifying priorities. Perhaps that’s why Jesus asked so many questions...

3 Disciplines Every Youth Leader Needs to Succeed

Over the last 25 years of full time ministry (as a church planter, youth guy and para-church director) I have seen all sorts of...

3 Big Challenges Every Leader Must Take

In his last letter to Timothy Paul penned his own epitaph, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept...

7 Ways to Become an "Indispensable" Youth Leader

It has been said that “nobody is indispensable” and, to a degree, that is a true statement. But I can tell you that, as a former...

10 Ways to Shrink a Youth Group

1. Stop praying. If you’re dead set on shrinking your group then refuse to intercede for the teenagers in your youth group and community. After...

The Youth Ministry Numb3rs Game

As youth pastors we don’t like to talk about numbers.

Make Some Great Goals This Summer!

What is a GREAT goal? Its a goal that can focus you in life and ministry. It’s big enough to require faith but realistic...

Vampire Churches Among Us!

Yes, vampire churches are among us! I’m not talking about churches full of red-lipped, pale-skinned Draculas (that would be creepy!) No, I’m talking about churches...

5 Signs of an Excellent Youth Leader

As I travel down the youth ministry highway I get the privilege of encountering a lot of excellent youth leaders along the way. As...

The Lonely Road of Doing Whatever You Want

In the summer of 2013, Miley Cyrus came out with a song with the following lyrics: It’s our party we can do what we wantIt’s...

Jackie Hill Perry, Preston Perry Urge Singles To Wait on God,...

While acknowledging the challenges of being single, married couple Jackie Hill Perry and Preston Perry warn Christians not to get impatient and settle for relationships with non-Christians.

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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