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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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3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

Many have observed that youth church attendance drops off once teens reach college age. So what is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?
A Spectacular Concert and a Free Youth Leaders Training

Take Your Youth Group to a Concert They Actually Want to Attend

Winter Jam, one of the most successful Christian concerts, is making its rounds again, this time hitting 42 cities throughout the U.S. Tickets are cheap and there's even a free training for youth leaders.
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Middle Schoolers Don’t Know How Bad Middle School Is (Yet)

Middle schoolers experience grief, hurt, and shame. But for most of them, this is their first time around. They will reflect back with a full bag of hurt and then put that emotion on all of their memories.
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The Coronavirus, Youth Ministry and Evangelism

The topic of death is on the minds of a lot of teenagers right now, thanks to the untimely death of Kobe Bryant and the coronavirus. If you're a youth leader, you might want to consider this for your sermon on Sunday.
10 Ways to Get Teens to Own the Youth Ministry

10 Ways to Get Teens to Own the Youth Ministry

One of the most amazing things you'll ever do as a youth worker is to empower your students to take ownership of the ministry.
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6 Myths on Showing Movies at Church Youth Events

Ever wondered if it was legal to show a movie at your church? Find out if you've been breaking the law.
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Mom, Can I Have Tik Tok?

Lip sync to your favorite song, show off your dance moves or post a funny video of your cat. Tik Tok is like Vine...
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Youth Group No Longer Fills a Social Need—Now What?

I went to youth group growing up mainly to fill a social need in my life, but social media fills much of that void for students today. Now what?
10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries from Your Student Ministry

10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries From Your Student Ministry

Just as we would prepare a young man to be a pastor by giving him opportunities to lead a Bible study, we can prepare students to become missionaries by giving them opportunities to be involved in missions now.
Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth ministry scandals, discouragement, burnout—how can you avoid becoming yet another statistic?
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The Case for (The Right Kind of) Youth Ministry

It's time for us to double down, not just on the importance of youth ministry, but on the strategic potential of the right kind of youth ministry!
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6 Things I Learned About COMPASSION…

You really never understand a ministry until you see how they function in their ministry setting. Looking from a distance will never give you...
4 Quick and Easy Christmas Youth Group Games

4 Quick and Easy Christmas Youth Group Games

Four favorite games guaranteed to add that extra sparkle to your Christmas fellowship or get together.
All I Want for Christmas - 10 Youth Ministry Gifts

All I Want for Christmas – 10 Youth Ministry Gifts

What are the youth ministry gifts your youth pastor really wants?
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Teens and Church: Is It Worth the Battle?

Do you force attendance and run the risk of making your teenager even angrier with you, the church and maybe even God?
Hellfire, Brimstone and Youth Ministry

Hellfire, Brimstone and Youth Ministry

Go online and take a look at the vast array of youth ministry curriculum made available for a youth leader to use and you'll see all sorts of subjects. You'll see subjects that range from building a healthy self-image to conquering anxiety to strengthening our relationship with God.
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Is Youth Ministry a BIG Strategic Focus in Your Church? It Should Be!

Youth ministry is often dismissed as something less than strategic in far too many churches.
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7 Signs of Unchecked Arrogance in Young Leaders

If you're one of these young leaders, be aware of these problematic signs of unchecked arrogance. Make sure you check your heart!
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Understanding Transgender, Non-Binary, and Intersex

We’re not just talking about an issue; we’re talking about people. Because It’s about both people and an issue, and so we must aim to be both biblical on the issue and loving to people. Especially when people are struggling with their biological sex.
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What to Do When Your Child Has Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide is not something anyone wants to think about, much less become familiar with, but when you're child expresses thoughts of suicide, you may not know what to do. Here's what you as a parent can do for your child.
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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.