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How to Make Your Volunteers Feel Valuable

"Volunteer staff need to feel like winners," says Doug Franklin.

How to Respond to Unchurched Students Who Show Up

Jeremy Zach list three things to keep in mind when dealing with the unchurched in your youth group.

7 Must-Know Tips for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson: "If you can learn and practice these early in your career, it will help you avoid having to learn them by experience."

3 Ways Your Students Can Own Youth Group

"Are we cultivating a ministry environment where people feel ownership?" asks Andy Blanks.

How You Can Help Teens With Mental Issues

What can you do to care for those young people that struggle with mental health problems?

5 Ways to Make Evangelism a Priority in Your Ministry

Greg Stier lists five ways to make evangelism a focal point of your youth ministry.

10 Simple Ways to Encourage Your Senior Pastor

"Encouragement isn’t that difficult, but it takes being intentional," says Ben Reed.

4 Foundational Summer Priorities

How can you use summer vacation to achieve your goals in your ministry to teenagers?

Through Being Cool: How to Reach College Students

On the ground insights into what does, and doesn't, matter in reaching the next generation.

10 Keys to Leading a Missions Trip

Doug Franklin gives ten tips for having a great missions trip this summer.

10 Ways to Get Fired from Your Ministry

Is your ministry position secure? Here’s a surprising rundown of “sins” that’ll get you the hook.

How to Love and Serve Students with Special Needs

Do you have teenagers with special needs in your Youth Ministry?

10 Steps Toward Developing Student Leaders

What teenager is currently sitting in your ministry waiting for someone like you to believe in him/her?

How to Attract and Develop Leaders

Ron Edmondson helps organizations develop their young leaders.

5 Tips for First Contact with a Teenager

Does fear keep you from making "first contact" with teenagers? Jonathan McKee offers advice.

5 Strategies to Reach the Next Gen at Your Church

Will Mancini lists five tips for thinking through your church's strategy for reaching youth.

3 Tips to Overcome the Awkwardness Between You and Your Senior Pastor

Sometimes it can be hard to relate with your senior pastor, if there is a generational gap.

The Future of the Church is Your Youth Group

Josh Griffin reminds us to consider where those we teach today, will be tomorrow.

How You Can Help Families Win

What steps do you take to communicate with families?

How to Keep Healthy Facebook Relations with Your Teens

Rachel Blom gives tips for avoiding the danger of social networks.

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