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Discussion Starters: 100 Prompts for Youth Ministry Small Groups

Discussion starters are a great way to engage small-group participants. Check out this wide variety of youth ministry icebreakers!

Youth Ministry Attendance Tracking: Save Time With Management Tools

Discover how youth ministry attendance tracking can increase your productivity and effectiveness. Check out the advantages of these management tools!

ASK God to Help You—and Expect Him to Answer Your Prayers

Do you ASK God to help you? And when you pray, do you trust and expect him to answer? Discover how Jesus shows us to pray: Ask. Seek. Knock.

Youth Ministry Goals: Discover How to Set Up Your Program for Success

Youth ministry goals are essential for short-term and long-term impact. They encourage you and your volunteers to continuously improve, help you keep plans on track, and lead to lasting impact on young lives.

It’s Time to End the ‘Insanity’ of Typical Youth Ministry and Start a Revolution

Someone once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.“ This is true in life. This is true in youth ministry.

Clean Heart Clear Mind: Can’t-Lose Spiritual Disciplines

Clean heart clear mind. Discover why those spiritual disciplines lead to a winning relationship with God.

Why to Stay in Youth Ministry: 7 Compelling Reasons Not to Quit

These days, more church workers than ever are wondering why to stay in youth ministry (or any kind of ministry). If that's you, read these encouraging words from evangelist Greg Stier!

Apologetics Topics: 5 Questions Youth Workers Need to Address

Apologetics topics often come up during youth group. So youth workers should have a good handle on these 5 common questions from teens.

Youth Ministry Malpractice: Don’t Act Like a Hired Hand

Considering youth ministry malpractice stirs us to think more deeply about what we’re doing and why. So ponder this installment about being a good shepherd, not a hired hand.

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?

Co-Founder of ‘Dating App for the Right Wing’ Expects To Draw...

The Right Stuff, a new dating app aimed at political conservatives, launched on Friday, Sept. 30. Former Trump aide John McEntee and and former Trump appointee Daniel Huff co-founded the app, which is billed as “a dating app for the right wing.”

Eric Geiger: What the ‘Alarming’ State of Theology Report Means for...

Eric Geiger joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to discuss the recently released The State of Theology report, which Geiger calls “alarming.” But there is still some good news for church leaders.

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