Youth Leaders

Youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges as the lead their church’s youth ministry. More than ever, youth pastors need youth ministry 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 youth ministry resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, youth ministry 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 ministry 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.

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Why Big Fun Doesn’t Work Anymore for Youth Group

The truth is that our events aren't supposed to be as fun as the other stuff out there. Our events are just supposed to be more meaningful.
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Family Minister’s Experiment: 80 Minutes a Day on TikTok

Since kids and youth spend so much time hanging out here, I thought it would be a good idea for me to be there, too. So, I performed an experiment: 80 minutes a day on TikTok.
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3 Methods for Recruiting Volunteers During the Pandemic

Like many other parishes, we saw attrition in the number of our volunteers. It was not a surprise, and it makes sense considering everyone’s lives have been turning around.
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10 Marks You Belong to a Great Church

When you plug into a church that is getting it done, it’s a true blessing.
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How to Tell If Your Family Has a Device Addiction

Has the next generation learned from us that a device is an addition or an addiction? Do they view them as an occasional enjoyment or an ongoing indulgence.
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3 Reasons We Should Help Teenagers Serve in Their Church

Since being a pastor, I have never liked the idea of “youth-led Sunday” – of relegating teenagers to serving just once a year. Instead I want to see teenagers serving consistently. Here is why. #stumin #teenagers
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Discipleship Is Not a Program

Discipleship is first of all relational; it requires time spent building in relationship, learning and growing and worshipping together. Generational connection has to be more than just someone who volunteers to teach a class or host a club once a week.
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A.S.K. God for What You Need and Expect Him to Answer

When we A.S.K. God for genuine needs and even "wants" we need to ask with gusto and grit. We need to, in the words of Jesus in Luke 18:1, "always pray and not give up."
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The One Surprising Thing My Daughter Remembered Most About My Parenting

"I’ll never forget what she shared because it was so powerful to me."
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Holding on to Hope: 12 Truths for Parents Whose Kids Wander Away From Faith

I was raised in a Christian home. My parents were heavily involved as ministry volunteers, so we weren’t just at church every week, we were there...and then I walked away.
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The Power of Gen Z

As children's ministry leaders, reaching Gen Z should be our top priority.  As we equip them and teach them how they can truly make a big impact with God,  they can change their generation and who knows...maybe the entire world.
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5 Tips to Facilitating an Effective Small Group Discussion

Small group discussion is so important, and really is the place where the Word can be applied as much as any other time. Generating discussion is tough for leaders, but is extremely important to having an effective small group discussion.
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I Got on TikTok for You and Here’s What I Found Out

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in our country today. It has recently been given an unusual spotlight at the top government level as a place of potential information harvesting by foreign countries.
The Secret of Fundraising

The Secret of Fundraisers

Then there was the one fundraiser that was exactly the opposite...But first, what drove me away from traditional fundraisers? I sat down once to analyze a year's worth of fundraising data, and because I was a business major in college, I kept exhaustive records.
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Being a Family Is an Art and the Dinner Table Is Where It Finds...

Interestingly, when families do eat together the average dinnertime is 15 minutes. In the 1960, the average family dinnertime was 90 minutes.
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4 Great Core Values for Youth Group

When putting together your church youth group program, it's wise to focus on four main values: connection, growth, celebration and fun.
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7 Tips for Preaching to Teenagers

It's challenging for a youth minister to preach to teenagers, but doing so is also extremely rewarding. Here are seven tips for how to preach to teens effectively.
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Teens Don’t Care About Your Youth Group Name

We spend so much time on coming up with the coolest names for everything we do. Guess what? Your youth group name doesn't matter.
It's time to rally for the one thing that can truly change everything!

It’s Time to Rally for the One Thing That Can Truly Change Everything!

What brings true and lasting change? For us, as believers, it's not politics, policies and protests. It's the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with our lives and lips!
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Your Church Needs an Intergenerational Communication Plan

Once we realize the importance of intergenerational communication platforms and how to access generations, we have a much better chance of bridging the gap and finding ways to bring generations together.
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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.