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Teens Need These 6 Things From Church and Youth Group

“What do teens want in a church?” is a tough question to answer. It's like asking “What kind of music do people like?” or “What food do kids eat?”

Is Smoking Weed a Sin? How to Address This Issue Biblically

Is smoking weed a sin? This question comes up more and more these days. As marijuana use moves inward from the fringes of societal view, the church must be ready with a biblical response.

Youth Ministry Hacks: 10 Simple Ways to Grow Your Group

Youth ministry hacks are helpful for a variety of tasks. But they're also useful for spurring growth, both numerical and spiritual. Healthy things grow.

Bible Verses for Teens: 9 Collections of Good News Messages

With Bible verses for teens, you can easily share God’s Word with young people in a variety of settings. These collections of Scriptures geared toward teenagers will help with spiritual outreach and growth.

5 Bible Messages For Youth That Make a Huge Impact

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

Student Ministry Often Falls Short: Discover Some Reasons and Fixes

Find out what you can do now to fix student ministry at your church.

One Billion Lost Sheep

There are one billion sheep in the world, and each one matters to a shepherd somewhere. There are one billion teenagers in the world, and each matters to the Shepherd of our souls. And they should matter to us too.

Quick Christmas Games: 4 Seasonal Activities for Youth Groups

Do you need easy, quick Christmas games to play with teens? If your “season to be jolly” has turned into “Oh golly!” then keep reading.

How to Help our Teens Deal With LGBTQ Issues

Teens today have to deal with their own confusing identity issues, as well as those of their peers.

How to Apologize When You Mess Up in Youth Ministry

We all mess up, and we all say we're sorry. But we don't all know how to apologize well.

Messy Youth Group Games: Food-Related Fun for Teens

Food games are fun and creative—especially when they're messy. We've picked our top 10 messy youth group games that involve food. Play the games that will cause the most mess and make the most fun!

Volunteer Meetings: Tips to Make Them Worthwhile and Productive

Discover answers to two common youth ministry questions: "How often do you have volunteer meetings?" and "What do you do in volunteer meetings to make them worthwhile?"

Do You Know the Three “L’s” of Technology for Kids?

It’s time for us to get honest about the fact that technology is going to be a part of our children’s lives for the rest of their lives.

Disobedience to God — and 6 Major Consequences That Result

Disobedience to God is an important topic because of its consequences. When we stubbornly refuse to listen to the Lord and his laws, we can expect the following six results.

Christmas Games: Two Freebies for a Holly-Jolly Youth Event

How about some free Christmas games? It's the season for giving, after all. Use and adapt these youth group games with your teens this holiday season!

Sharing Jesus at Christmas: 5 Easy Ideas for Holiday Evangelism

Yes, Christians should be sharing Jesus at Christmas. But how exactly do we and our teens do that? If you need practical pointers, check out these 5 easy, results-oriented holiday evangelism tips!

Christmas Youth Group Games: 20 Festive Activities for Teens

These Christmas youth group games will bring holiday cheer to any event. The birthday of Jesus is something to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than by playing fun games with teens!

Faith Over Fear: Help Teens Stay Grounded in God’s Word

Clinging to faith over fear is an important lesson for kids—and adults. And it’s a promise they’ll turn to again and again throughout their lives. Check out these resources for teaching teens about choosing faith over fear.

Change Your Routine: 25 Ways to Feel Refreshed in Ministry

Do you need a change in routine? Has ministry left you exhausted or burned out? Then take a few minutes to read these 25 ideas for feeling refreshed.

6 Surprising Ways Evangelism Helps Teenagers Mature

Nothing gives you a front-row seat to true impact like being a parent of teenagers who are actively sharing their faith. As a dad, I’ve noticed six surprising ways evangelism helps teenagers mature.

NEW: Vandals Deface Church Hosting Sean Feucht ‘Let Us Worship’ New...

"We don't get discouraged when fear comes, we actually get emboldened," @seanfeucht told ChurchLeaders after vandals defaced a San Diego church who's hosting his New Year's Eve "Let Us Worship" event with vulgarity and hate speech.

Best of 2022: Andy Stanley on Whether Your Church Is Choosing...

In one of our most popular episodes of 2022, Andy Stanley joined the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why he believes so many Christians have politicized their faith, even though most would agree it is wrong to do so.

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