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

Teens frequently ask youth ministers: Is sex before marriage a sin? Purity is a challenge, and when kids sin, they need help dealing with heartbreak and forgiveness.

What Does Amen Mean, Exactly, and Why Do We Use It?

What does Amen mean? And why do we use it? Discover the meaning of Amen, a word most Christians use daily without even thinking.

Pray for Your Enemies: 12 Resources for Youth Group Studies

Living an obedient Christian life is challenging, especially when you need to pray for your enemies. Check out all these Bible-based resources for teens.

Paint Slip and Slide: A Fun DIY Project Your Teens Will Love

Are you looking for a fun, messy DIY activity that teens can do outside? Then check out this paint slip and slide idea from the youth ministry at Saddleback Church.

Bible Study on Crowns: Explore This Scriptural Theme With Teens

Rewards are a theme throughout Scripture. Numerous Bible verses mention crowns that faithful saints will receive. Throughout this Bible study on crowns, young people...

Bible Verses for Graduation: 23 Scriptures to Bless Graduates

These 23 Bible verses for graduation are forward-looking and also celebrate your graduate’s achievements.

Church Graduation Program Ideas: 5 Ways to Celebrate Grads

How does your church and youth ministry celebrate graduates? Here are a few church graduation program ideas you can try!

Bible Apps for Teens: Help Kids Connect With Scripture

As you encourage teenagers to dive into their Bibles, consider leveraging some new approaches. For this high-tech generation, Bible apps for teens can be a helpful tool.

Youth Room Ideas: 7 Easy Renovation Tips to Try for Teens

Use these 7 great youth room ideas to make your church meeting space feel brand-new.

Yes, Churches Are Raising Young Leaders—and Yours Can, Too

In most denominations, the clergy are graying. And in most churches, so is the support staff, whether paid or volunteer. But not in all of them. There are many churches that are raising young leaders to step up big time, including the one I’m blessed to serve.

7 Spirits of God: Resources for an Intriguing Bible Study Topic

Revelation makes a fascinating Bible study class, and one topic worthy of exploration is the 7 spirits of God.

10 Youth Bible Study Topics to Explore With Teenagers

Almost all subjects that lead to great adult Bible studies work well as youth Bible study topics too. Check out these 10 ideas!

Spring Break Ideas: 5 Youth Ministry Activities You Can Try

Check out these five spring break ideas for teen youth groups. We're assembled one activity for each weekday of break.

Volunteer Handbook: A Free Resource You Can Customize

Download this free volunteer handbook today! Then customize it to fit your youth ministry needs.

Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth ministry scandals, discouragement, burnout—how can you avoid becoming yet another statistic?

An Easter Egg Fundraiser That’s a Smashing Success

Are you raising money for your next youth event, camp, or mission trip? Try this easy, fun, Easter egg fundraiser idea.

Youth Ministry Tough Questions: 5 Topics You Must Be Ready to Address

Check out these five youth ministry tough questions. Somewhere, sometime, someone will ask them. That's the wrong moment to realize you don't have an answer.

High School Youth Group Is Changing—So We Must, Too

When I was a teenager, I lived for the weekend events of our junior high and high school youth group. I attended every possible one. But these days, kids have other ways to connect socially, so youth ministries must adapt.

4 Truths the Next Generation Needs to Know About the Church

You don’t have to look far to find stats, articles, or books on what’s wrong with the church today and how the next generation of young people is leaving in droves upon their high school graduation.

Easter Drama Skits: 8 Powerful Presentations for Church Youth Groups

Teens at your church will enjoy preparing and sharing Easter drama skits that celebrate the empty tomb. Easter skits can have powerful impacts on viewers and performers alike.

‘There Is No Shame in Divorcing Josh,’ Says Anna Duggar’s Cousin...

Anna Duggar should feel “no shame” about divorcing her husband, Josh Duggar, says Anna’s cousin, Amy King. Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year prison sentence for Josh, who has been convicted of receiving and possessing child pornography.

Leonard Sweet: Church Leaders, God Has Given You This Moment—Don’t Miss...

Dr. Leonard Sweet joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what our current cultural “volcanoes” mean for the church and why he sees hope amid the chaos.

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