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Life Skills for Kids: Teaching Preteens Key Basics for Adulthood

Life skills for kids can help them succeed. Find out how your youth ministry can prepare preteens for adulthood.

Goals for Youth Ministry: 7 Ways to Measure Success in Your Program

Goals for youth ministry are essential. How do you measure success in your program? Consider these 7 targets.

Loneliness and the Digital Age

Recent data shows that the Gen Z generation (people born roughly between 1997 to 2010) spends an average of seven hours a day on their phone, but 79% of Gen Z people say they struggle with loneliness. In a reality that’s become increasingly digital, there is still a strong need for physical community.

New Year New You: Rebuild Your Approach to Youth Ministry

New year new you. That slogan also can apply to your youth ministry strategy. Read on for three fresh new goals to consider.

Bible Study on Creation for Youth: Explore Genesis With Your Kids

A youth group Bible study on creation is sure to get teens and tweens talking. Check out these 6 great resources.

How To Apologize When You Mess Up in Youth Ministry

We all mess up, and we all say we're sorry. But we don't all know how to apologize well.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Help Young People Explore & Use Their Gifts

By studying the gifts of the Holy Spirit in youth group, you help teens deepen their faith and discover their purpose.

Doubting Is Important: How to Nurture Positive Doubts in Teens

Doubting is a critical-thinking skill for youth. Discover insights about nurturing healthy, positive doubts among your preteens and teens.

Youth Group Rules: Essential Guidelines for Youth Ministry

Youth group rules are essential for programs to function well. Yet many churches and groups don’t create official guidelines for youth ministry leaders or participants.

Teaching the Bible to Kids

There are many ways that parents can learn teaching the bible to kids and help them understand key lessons that can enhance their lives at any age.

Unanswered Prayers: Explaining God’s Seeming Silence to Teens

Unanswered prayers can lead to questions and doubts. How do you teach teens about God's answers (or apparent lack of answers) to prayer?

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

How do you fast for God? Here's a helpful beginner's guide to the spiritual discipline of fasting.

Sharing Jesus at Christmas: 5 Easy Ideas for Holiday Evangelism

Yes, Christians should be sharing Jesus at Christmas. But how exactly do we and our teens do that? If you need practical pointers, check out these 5 easy, results-oriented holiday evangelism tips!

Youth Christmas Parties: 14 Creative and Festive Ideas for Teens

Youth Christmas parties are filled with games, snacks, goofy gifts, and lots of laughter. Try one of these fun themes for a holiday party.

Youth Sermon Topics: A Fresh Approach to Preaching

Coming up with new youth sermon topics can be a challenge for youth leaders and pastors. How do you find fresh topics, especially when you preach weekly?

Youth Group Gift Ideas: 10 Christmas Presents for Your Team

Thoughtful youth group gift ideas show your ministry team that you care. Christmas is the perfect time to express appreciation with a gift. Check out these 10 suggestions.

7 Spirits of God in Revelation: Resources for a Youth Ministry Bible Study

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

Food for Large Groups: 30 Meal Ideas (Besides Pizza) for Teens

When it comes to food for large groups, pizza isn't the only option. Discover 30 healthy, yummy meal ideas for feeding lots of teens at church.

God Refines Us Through Suffering: 4 Reasons He Ordains Earthly Trials

Explore four ways that God refines us through suffering and what the Bible says about earthly trials.

What’s a Purity Ring (Plus Research Findings About Teen Sexuality)

Modern-day teens might ask what’s a purity ring. That practice from the ’90s is now controversial in some Christian circles.

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin, Part 2: How To Embrace God’s...

Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin wrap up their conversation on “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast,” offering pastors ways to help guard against the misuse of power in ministry and encouraging them to persevere. 

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