Youth Leaders

Jesus: Sexually Objectified and Assaulted for Us

Jesus: Sexually Objectified and Assaulted for Us

We don’t talk often about the fact that Jesus was crucified naked. But we should.
6 Steps to Becoming a Great Youth Pastor

6 Steps to Becoming a Great Youth Pastor

How to become the best student minister you can be.
7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents So They Won't Abandon God

7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents So They Won’t Abandon God

"When it comes to kids’ faith, parents get what they are."
Maximizing Mentoring Relationships in Your Youth Ministry

Maximizing Mentoring Relationships in Your Youth Ministry

Encouraging healthy mentoring relationships between students and adults is crucial in youth ministry. If a ton of students show up at your youth group,...
44 Things Youth Pastors Might Delegate

44 Things Youth Pastors Might Delegate

Delegation is the key to accomplishing more.
3 Practices for Doing Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World

3 Practices for Doing Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World

Doing youth ministry in a post-Christian world is difficult and lacks the shine of traditional youth ministry.
Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Sermons

Preaching for Youth: Finding Topics for Sermons

Many youth leaders and youth pastors have a problem coming up with great topics to preach on when preaching for youth. If you are...
Extended Adolescence

It’s Not Just Your Imagination: Extended Adolescence Is a Thing

Researchers argue that adolescence should now be defined as the ages 10 to 24. This reclassification could affect how you do youth ministry.
How to Stop Being a Hamster in the Ministry Wheel

How to Stop Being a Hamster in the Ministry Wheel

Do you ever feel like a hamster in a wheel?
Gen Z

Here’s What You Need to Know if You Work With Gen Z

A new Barna study finds Gen Z is more atheistic and skeptical of absolute truth and faith.
Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

Stop devoting yourself to something that doesn't ultimately matter.
Taking Care of the Introverts in Your Ministry

Taking Care of the Introverts in Your Ministry

One-third to one-half of the students in our youth ministries are introverted. And in my ministry experiences, three-quarters of our programs and ideas nurture the extroverted nature.
How to Do Youth Ministry With the Most Exhausted Generation

How to Do Youth Ministry With the Most Exhausted Generation

We're dealing with the most stressed-out, overscheduled, underslept generation of teenagers in history, and it's starting to show.
25 Movies Your High School Students Should See

25 Movies Your High School Students Should See

The years of adolescence are marked by change, uncertainty, exploration, emotion and risk. Sounds like the making of a great movie plot.
Why Youth Ministers Need to Be Fit

Why Youth Ministers Need to Be Fit

Four reasons for church leaders to get/stay in shape physically.
A Letter to an Indecisive Student

A Letter to an Indecisive Student

"You are probably all too aware of this every time someone asks: 'What are your plans after graduation?'"
How to Disciple a Teenager Well

How to Disciple a Teenager Well

“How can we equip teenagers to truly live out their faith in a world full of distractions?”
Confessions of a Struggling Youth Ministry

Confessions of a Struggling Youth Minister

I suspect that most youth ministers desperately wish for at least one person in their church to be their confidant.
Is Your Youth Ministry a Dry Wasteland?

Is Your Youth Ministry a Dry Wasteland?

God is doing something new, and He has already begun. He is making a path.
5 Ways to Help People Through Grief

5 Ways to Help People Through Grief

We are members of a group of people who have frequent exposure to the grief, loss and joy as it’s experienced through kids and teenagers.
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