Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders

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 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.

Why It's OK for Youth Pastors to Not Hang Out With Students

Why It’s OK for Youth Pastors to Not Hang Out With Students

Maybe it's time to switch up your thinking.
Life-Changing Retreats: 5 Tips for Planning

Life-Changing Retreats: 5 Tips for Planning

I have written down five things that I consider vital to pulling off life-changing retreats.
Confronting Addiction in Leadership

Confronting Addiction in Leadership

Maybe my rush to do new things is a reaction to stay away from the BIG sins, but in the process, still I stumbled into addiction.
What to Do When a Student Leader Goes Bad

What to Do When a Student Leader Goes Bad

Student leaders can be our greatest joy in youth ministry.
How to Teach Boys to Respect Women

How to Teach Boys to Respect Women

Every Christian teaches the next generation of men, since all of us are responsible for building up the body of Christ. So what’s most important in rearing boys to respect women?
How to Launch New Ideas for Ministry and Beyond

How to Launch New Ideas for Ministry and Beyond

You want to launch new ideas—new ministry, position, event or program.
Why Lone Youth Pastors Feel Desperation in Ministry

Why Lone Youth Pastors Feel Desperation in Ministry

The greatest issue facing all leaders is isolation. Lone youth pastors are approaching ministry the wrong way.
Walking With Students Through Depression

Walking With Students Through Depression

I’ve laid out some key ideas for walking with teens through depression. But before you start, you need to pray! You will need God with you on this.
How to Disciple a Teenager Well

How to Disciple a Teenager Well

“How can we equip teenagers to truly live out their faith in a world full of distractions?”

Worship Preferences: When Musical Taste Is a Precondition for Worship

With so many worship preferences, tastes and values in the room it’s amazing that we ever get through it without broken teeth, flying drumsticks or choral tantrums.
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The #1 Reason Youth Leaders Quit

The list of reasons why many youth leaders quit youth ministry could go on and on.
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Do We Really Understand What It Means That Jesus Is Our Messiah?

While we probably need to take a class (or 10) to even begin exploring what the entire Bible says about our messiah, this video from The Bible Project is a good place to start.
Confessions of a Struggling Youth Ministry

Confessions of a Struggling Youth Minister

I suspect that most youth ministers desperately wish for at least one person in their church to be their confidant.
6 Steps to Becoming a Great Youth Pastor

6 Steps to Becoming a Great Youth Pastor

How to become the best student minister you can be.
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10 Conversations I Wish Someone Had With Me as a Teenager

"Parents and grandparents, have the conversations with your teens. Someday, they’ll be glad you did."
5 Tips for Campus Ministry

5 Tips for Campus Ministry

Most of us know that the schools are the best place to reach students because that is where they all are. So, how do we get on campuses to develop a campus ministry?
44 Things Youth Pastors Might Delegate

44 Things Youth Pastors Might Delegate

Learning to delegate is the key to accomplishing more.
5 Times NOT to Love Your Students

5 Times NOT to Love Your Students

There are times when how you express love for your students could actually create an unloving environment for others.
Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

Don’t Waste Your Life Doing Youth Ministry

It's time to stop wasting our time doing youth ministry and instead lead our teens into a God-breathed revolution that will change their peers and impact their world.
How to Partner WITH Parents in Student Ministry

How to Partner WITH Parents in Student Ministry

We must partner with the parents in student ministry, so we do not add more stress or tension to the busy schedules of our students.
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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.