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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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4 Great Core Values for Youth Group

When putting together your church youth group program, it's wise to focus on four main values: connection, growth, celebration and fun.
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7 Tips for Preaching to Teenagers

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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Teens Don’t Care About Your Youth Group Name

We spend so much time on coming up with the coolest names for everything we do. Guess what? Your youth group name doesn't matter.
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It’s Time to Rally for the One Thing That Can Truly Change Everything!

What brings true and lasting change? For us, as believers, it's not politics, policies and protests. It's the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our lives and lips!
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Your Church Needs an Intergenerational Communication Plan

Once we realize the importance of intergenerational communication platforms and how to access generations, we have a much better chance of bridging the gap and finding ways to bring generations together.
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Confronting Racial Issues in Student Ministry

Why youth leaders need to notice and stop implicit—or explicit—racism.
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How to Do an Amazing Race at Your Church

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"Counting On" star Jessa Duggar Seewald candidly shared about her struggle with spiritual depression in a video she recently posted to social media.
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The Religious Life of Gen Z

Up until its release, most social commentators have tended to assume that Gen Z is largely apathetic when it comes to religion. But the Deakin researchers found that some of this had to do with how we’ve been asking teens about religion.
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One on Ones, 101: The Perfect Primer on Contact Ministry

You hear that “intentional discipleship” is a hallmark of great youth ministries, but, uh, what are you supposed to do in a one on one, sit down and say, “Okay kid, here we go. Time to follow Jesus, lemme give you a rundown.”??
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Help! My Teen Is Struggling With Anxiety

God doesn’t just understand and sympathize, he also acts to support anxious teens. How does he do this? He does it by listening and by speaking.
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As a Parent of a Teenager, Here’s Some of the Dumb Things I Remember...

But I recognize I was a bit of an arrogant know-it-all who thought he had a lot of offer. Now as a parent of a teenager, I fully recognize how much I have to learn. Here’s a few of the thoughts I had from back then that were pretty stupid.
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How to Be a Great Youth Pastor

Here are a few things you need to be a great youth pastor, or anything really. It’s not magic or rocket science. It just works—because I’ve learned over time that it does.
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Why I Won’t Quit Social Media

Establish the culture of loving God and loving others in all areas of life, including social media, so that even when you are not there, your kids will be able to approach technology of godly, responsible ways.
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Millennials Have Stopped Attending Online Church

When Millennial parents have stopped attending services, it means in all likelihood their Gen Z children are not either. Our kids will look back one day and remember how we handled this crisis.  Let's leave a legacy of faith and trust in God.
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Protecting Our Kids From Digital Heroin

Get this: Silicon Valley tech executives and engineers enroll their kids in no-tech schools. So what is it they know that we don't, and how can we protect our kids from "digital heroin"?
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How to Protect Your Summer Vacation

Protect your summer vacation. Don’t waste it by taking it for granted. Plan it out, communicate that you are unavailable, and rest away.
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How to Establish Spiritual Goals for Teens

One of the leadership axioms I adhere to is that leaders cannot take people further than they are themselves. In order for teens to consistently grow in their faith, ask them to establish spiritual goals.
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5 Surprising Things Corona Has Unmasked in the Christian Family

Over the past few months, it has been undeniable that the world has changed. Covid-19 and recent social justice issues have swept across our nation. And both have changed us. There are 5 things corona has unmasked in the Christian family.
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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.