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Why a Youth Group Name Doesn’t Really Matter

Youth ministers devote time, talent and treasure to what we think is important. Judging by what I see youth ministers spend a lot of time and effort on, it seems we greatly value a youth group name.

Self-Differentiated Leadership Revolutionizes Thoughts & Actions

Self-differentiated leadership is an important topic for me. In the past, I probably made the same mistake as many others. I “imbibed on data and technique” rather than working on the central task that makes someone a great leader.

Youth Ministry Environment: How to Welcome Teens to Your Church

How much does a youth ministry environment matter? Can it make a difference in who attends—and who returns? Discover how your program can attract and keep unchurched teens.

Youth Group Leadership: 7 Habits to Develop Now

These tips will help youth leaders guide students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Youth Devotions on Faith: 16 Resources for Today’s Teens

Youth devotions on faith help teens find answers about God and their beliefs. Check out these 16 Bible-based resources for young Christians.

Student-Led Youth Ministry: How to Morph Into That Framework

Does student-led youth ministry sound appealing? Then check out these tips and insights from a veteran youth pastor. Discover how he developed a “student-led, adult-mentored” culture.

Youth Pastor Weekly Schedule: 5 Steps to Prevent Stress & Burnout

Do you use a youth pastor weekly schedule? If not, get started today! The approaching start of a new youth ministry season is the perfect time to create a customized youth pastor weekly schedule.

How to Lead a Ministry: 7 Tips Every Youth Worker Needs

Many new (and some veteran) youth workers probably wonder the secrets behind how to lead a ministry. Being in a second chair where you're not the organizational head can be tricky. So how do you lead a ministry within a larger church?

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: Not Just a Problem with Youth Ministry

Worried about moralistic therapeutic deism? You're not alone! Read this informative article from Brian Cosby about MTD, its widespread reach, and how to combat it.

10 Reasons Why Youth Ministry Matters Now More Than Ever

Youth ministry matters now more than ever. Here are ten reasons why. 

Signs From God That He Is Not the One: 4 Red Flags When Dating

Teens new to the dating world need biblical advice. As a youth minister, do you share signs from God that he is not the one? Or warnings that she isn't cut out to be a godly spouse?

Youth Ministry Don’ts: 18 Tips for Newbies (and Longtimers too!)

Youth ministry don'ts are full of wisdom. Check out these 18 tips about what NOT to do!

Teaching Boundaries to Youth: 16 Resources for Guiding Teens

Why is teaching boundaries to youth so essential? Read on to learn the importance of this biblical concept. And discover loads of solid resources geared toward youth ministers and parents!

Youth Ministry Goals and Objectives: What’s Your Main Purpose?

How would you describe your youth ministry goals and objectives? Discover some thoughts about keeping the main thing the main thing.

How to Help Students Learn to Be Wise

Your students will drown if they don’t learn how to evaluate and synthesize information from a Christian worldview.

Welcoming Youth Ministry: Invite Kids to Come and See

Do you have a welcoming youth ministry? What do kids see when they come check out your program? How people see you affects how they see Jesus. The same is true of a ministry.

Why Youth Ministry Is Stressful — and How to Avoid Burnout

Have you ever wondered why youth ministry is stressful—and what you can do about it? If so, read on. And be sure to check out the 4 warning signs of ministry burnout.

Innovative Youth Ministry: Why Your Program Must Adapt to Survive

Innovative youth ministry is essential for the 21-century church. Check out this commentary, and consider how your program can innovate to survive.

Missional Youth Ministry: Making an Impact in Public Schools

Missional youth ministry helps students see how they can be missionaries in their day-to-day lives. As part of that, youth leaders leave the church campus and head to public schools.

10 Commandments for Teens: How Young People Can Live for God

Check out these 10 commandments for teens. Young people are precious in God's sight, and he wants the best for their hearts and lives.

Saying ‘Yes’ to God Allows Raiders QB Derek Carr to Preach...

On a recent episode of “The High Note” podcast, Derek Carr opened up about the blessings that come from hearing and obeying God. By saying “yes” to God, the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback has been able to combine his passions of ministry and football.

Alan Hirsch: The Church Needs To Stop Making Jesus in Its...

Alan Hirsch joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about why he believes the American church is out of alignment with Jesus and what we need to do to put our focus back on him.

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