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DIY Gift Ideas: 12 Ways to Thank Volunteers at Christmas

Are you looking for creative DIY gift ideas for volunteers? Do you want to thank your tireless youth ministry helpers? Then here's a holiday treat!

Commanding Respect (Not Demanding It) as a Leader

Commanding respect is a worthy goal for church leaders. But you can’t demand respect. Instead, followers must freely give it to you.

Mismatched Message & Method: Are Today’s Global Teens Issuing Church Leaders a Challenge?

Church leaders today are at a crossroads. Gen Z is calling them out on what they are seeing when it comes to the discrepancy of what the Bible says and how Christians are living. 

Boundaries for Teenagers: 16 Resources for Guiding Youth

Why are boundaries for teenagers so essential? Why do we need to teach kids about the blessings of limits Discover the importance of this biblical concept.

Interactive Bible Studies for Youth: 11 Options to Engage Teens

Using active and interactive Bible studies for youth keeps teen learners involved with the message. Check out these 11 options!

How To Kick-Start Evangelism in Your Youth Group

I wish there were a press-and-play button that would help you automatically do this. Unfortunately there isn’t. Youth leaders who do this well must kick-start their group’s evangelism efforts.

He Already Knows the Answer, But God Still Calls Us to Pray

Recently, a question about God and faith has been stirring in my heart, especially amid great tragedy and pain and loss: If he already knows the answer and has decided the outcome, why the need for prayer?

Resist Temptation With These 19 Bible Verses for Teens

Use God’s Word to help kids resist temptation and overcome the devil.

What Is Dungeons and Dragons: An Explainer About This Game

What is Dungeons and Dragons? And should youth leaders and churches endorse it? Discover one person's perspective, which might surprise you!

Dare 2 Share Live Trains and Encourages Teenagers to Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ With the World Around Them

Dare 2 Share Live is a one day FREE simulcast event created to mobilize teenagers to share the Gospel with friends and strangers alike.

Pray for Your Enemies and Those Who Persecute You: 12 Resources

Knowing how to pray for your enemies and people who persecute you is key to every Christian life. Check out all these Bible-based resources for teens.

How to Fast for God: A Guide to the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting

Wondering how to fast for God? Here's a beginner's guide to fasting. It's perfect for teens, youth groups, young adults, and any Christians interested in this spiritual discipline.

Is Sex Before Marriage a Sin? How to Handle Premarital Heartbreak

Is sex before marriage a sin? Every youth worker hears a version of that question. When kids sin by having premarital sex, they need hope and forgiveness.

Opening Prayer for Bible Study: 11 Ideas for Youth Groups

Are you stuck in a rut with an opening prayer for Bible study? Discover 11 innovative ways to kick off a youth meeting or small-group lesson!

6 Results of Relational Evangelism

Traditional approaches are losing its impact on today’s teens who need and want more. Instead, let’s look at six things that happen when you switch gears and start to focus on relational evangelism.

Youth Activities for Spiritual Growth: 15 Ways to Boost Faith Fitness

Numerous youth activities for spiritual growth are available. Discover 15 engaging activities for building teenagers’ faith and developing their spiritual “muscles.”

Christmas Play Program: A Practical Planning Timeline for Churches

Need help with a Christmas play program timeline? Use this timeline to prepare your ministry's holiday presentation.

Meals for Large Groups: 30 Ideas (Besides Pizza) for Teens

When it comes to meals for large groups, pizza isn't the only option. Discover 30 healthy, yummy options for feeding lots of teenagers or young adults at church.

Messages for Youth: 7 Important Bible Truths Pastors Must Repeat

Messages for youth must contain certain essential Bible basics. Youth pastors and youth workers must say these seven important truths over and over. Discover why!

Thanksgiving Bible Lessons for Youth: 6 Free Ministry Resources

Need creative Thanksgiving Bible lessons for youth? Then check out these 6 free resources for growing gratitude among teens.

Franklin Graham Describes ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ as a ‘Smokescreen’, Calls...

World-renowned conservative evangelist Franklin Graham (president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) called out 12 Republican senators over the weekend after they voted in favor of the “Respect for Marriage Act” earlier this month (Nov. 16).

Trillia Newbell: How Church Leaders Can Deal With Fear and Anxiety

Trillia Newbell joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain how the Lord has helped her with her fear and anxiety and also to share some thoughts on women in ministry.

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