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.

6 Steps to Writing Youth Bible Studies

How to create a basic youth Bible studies for your students.
Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before it Conquers You

Conquer the Youth Lock-In, Before It Conquers You

The term youth ministry is synonymous with youth lock-in.
Digital Natives and Why It's Impossible to Do Ministry Where Your Students Live

Digital Natives and Why It’s Impossible to Do Ministry Where Your Students Live

Are you prepared to be a true cross-cultural missionary in the unexplored context of digital natives?
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Sex Is Not Sexy

No, real sex is not sexy. It is intimate and long-suffering. It is selfless and other-focused in nature. The purpose of sex is not to be the object of marriage, but a reflection of the intimacy which should already exist between the two spouses.
10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries from Your Student Ministry

10 Ways to Identify and Develop Missionaries From Your Student Ministry

Just as we would prepare a young man to be a pastor by giving him opportunities to lead a Bible study, we can prepare students to become missionaries by giving them opportunities to be involved in missions now.
Why Confrontational Evangelism Must Stop Now

Why Confrontational Evangelism Must Stop Now

Confrontational evangelism: "the kind of evangelism that communicates the Gospel in an abrasive, in-your-face way."
digital heroin

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"?
Should We Allow Dating in our Student Ministry?

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues. I want to share some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating:
Teen Slang

It’s Lit When You Use Teen Slang, Right? TBH, I’m Kinda Shook

Do kids actually care if you attempt to use teen slang with them? What really matters?
Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth Ministry Scandals: How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Youth ministry scandals, discouragement, burnout—how can you avoid becoming yet another statistic?
Movies to Show in High School

25 Movies to Show in High School for Teens to See

The years of adolescence are marked by change, uncertainty, exploration, emotion and risk. Sounds like the making of a great movie plot.
Why Summer Camp Still Matters for Youth Group

Why Summer Camp Still Matters for Youth Group

Summer camp provides a chance for youth to hear the Gospel truth in a different way than they probably have before.
If I Was the Devil, Here's How I'd Attack Youth Ministers

If I Was the Devil, Here’s How I’d Attack Youth Ministers

Greg Stier explains how the Devil can distract and tempt student leaders.
can weed kill you

Just One Thing Your Kids Need to Know About Weed

Can weed kill you? Unlikely, but most studies reveal that smoking weed can really hurt the development of the brain. This is significant because the majority of teens think smoking weed is no big deal.
7 Things Youth Need From Their Parents So They Won't Abandon God

7 Things Teens Need From Their Parents So They Won’t Abandon God

"When it comes to kids’ faith, parents get what they are."
follow your heart

How Do You REALLY Follow Your Passion?

So much is written and said these days about following our passions. But how do you actually begin to attempt to "follow your heart," as it were, when it comes to your life goals?
New Youth Pastors: What to Do in Your First 3 Months

New Youth Pastors: What to Do in Your First 3 Months

What should new youth pastors try to do when they take on a ministry position? This won’t be a popular answer.
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“I Don’t Wanna Go”

Tips for Parents Whose Kids Want to Skip Church
Ministry Expectations

What Ministry Expectations Does Your Church Have?

When it comes to ministry expectations, what does your youth ministry ask of its members?
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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.