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Youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges as the lead their church’s youth ministry. More than ever, youth pastors need youth ministry leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for young people. churchleaders.com is dedicated to providing youth ministry resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, youth ministry leader, student minister, next gen leader, junior high minister, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral resources and connections to a community of youth leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Youth ministry leaders from every denomination find free resources, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and articles they are looking for here at churchleaders.com. Join millions of youth ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for youth ministry leadership.

Leading your youth ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

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Next Steps for When Sex Before Marriage Leaves You Heartbroken

"I had sex before marriage." Has anyone ever said this to you, seeking your advice? John Piper got a letter recently from a Christian young man broken over having slept with his girlfriend. What would you say to him?
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Investing in the Next Wave of Leaders

One of the reasons I’ve failed at raising the next generation of leaders is because I’ve tried to force them into areas where the people in charge have too much control. It would be best if you found leaders who want to mentor and invest in their leaders.
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Contentment: Why It’s the Biggest Threat to Your Youth Ministry

What would you say is the biggest threat to your youth ministry: teen apathy? parental apathy? little to no budget? a non-supportive pastoral support...
Exploring God's Will for Christian Teen Girls

Exploring God’s Will for Christian Teen Girls

When Christian teen girls who love God want to know what God wants from them, it shows that their faith is maturing. Following Jesus...
13 Youth Ministry Games to Play for Endless Outdoor Fun

13 Youth Ministry Games to Play for Endless Outdoor Fun

Have you noticed that youth ministry games tend to seem more fun when they’re played outdoors? When weather permits, move your gathering outside so...
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How to Start a Youth Ministry in a Small Church

Where do you start if you’re new in your position in leading youth ministry? Here’s some advice.
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Bible Study for Middle Schoolers: What You Need to Know Now

There are a few key things you should focus on in your Bible study with teens.
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11 Ways to Maximize Your Youth Group Lessons

Do your youth group lessons often seem longer than teenagers’ attention spans? If you’re like most youth leaders, the list of valuable messages you...
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How to Preach to Youth Effectively

It's challenging for a youth minister to preach to teenagers, but doing so is also extremely rewarding. Here are seven tips for how to preach to teens effectively.
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Helping Your Teenagers Process Horrific Mass Shootings

When traumatic events happen, it provides an opportunity to speak into young lives in a deep and meaningful way.
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Know How to Answer This Question: “Why Is Youth Group Important?”

Don't let your kids miss out on these 5 vital reason to stay plugged into youth group.
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How to Grow a Youth Ministry

Are you sabotaging the growth and health of your youth ministry?
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Use These Family Dinner Questions to Engage With Kids During Meals

The quality of family dinner conversations is a great litmus test for relational health. I’m a big believer in prioritizing meals together and aiming...
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How to Use “Amazing Race” Ideas for a Youth Group Event

I'm a huge fan of The Amazing Race. My wife and I have talked about applying to the TV show for years but have...
Movies for Youth Groups to Watch

Movies for Youth Groups to Watch

Here is a list of films you can show to your youth group in order to generate great spiritual conversations.

Is Youth Ministry Still Relevant?

A scenario I see playing out in a lot of churches around the country is the phasing out of student ministries. There is a notion out there that says youth ministry isn’t relevant to the Church any longer.
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Christian Teens and Sex: 6 Key Teaching Tips for Youth Leaders

Nervous about teaching on teens and sex? Sex is an amazing gift that the enemy has taken and used for evil.
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Putting an End to Youth Lock-ins

It's time to stop doing youth lock-ins at your church.
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How An Unspoken Justin Bieber Joke Taught Me To Treat Everyone As An Image-Bearer

Sure, Justin Bieber is one of the most famous people on the planet. He’s used to being ridiculed, joked about and criticized. That’s the price of fame.
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How Your Students’ Sleep Deprivation Is Affecting Your Ministry

Sleep deprivation is a very real problem that very often leads to other very real problems. It's not something we should lift up or tacitly encourage.
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Youth Leaders

Today’s youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, youth pastors need leadership resources and pastoral resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times for young people. ChurchLeaders.com is dedicated to providing resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, student minister, next gen leader, junior high minister, or any other pastoral role, you’ll find must-have pastoral resources and connections to a community of youth leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide.

Youth leaders from every denomination find ideas, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at ChurchLeaders.com. Join millions of youth ministry leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for youth ministry leadership.

Leading your youth ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.