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When Did Ministry Become an Office Job?

Somewhere along the way ministry became a desk jockey job. When I read the book of Acts and even the pastoral epistles I get the...

What is Worship?

A youth worker in Minnesota asked me to share my definition of worship with her as part of a lesson she’s preparing for...

The Goal of Every Youth Leader

Andy Blanks reminds us of the beautiful, yet simple call in Scripture for every leader.

Helping Students Transition to High School

Help middle school students transition to your high school ministry with these tips.

The Youth Pastor is a Stray Dog

Dear brothers and sisters... I want to describe for you two types of dog. The first is my beautiful and wonderful Zoe....

New Blog to Check Out: The Landing – Celebrate Recovery for Students

The Landing launches at Saddleback Church in January 2011. Click here to check out their blog. You can also fill out their form to...

Honoring & Engaging Your Last Year Students

Posted by: Heather Flies Some of us call it junior high ministry… some call it middle school ministry… some have 6-8th grades… some 7-8th grades…...

Free Teaching Resource: Who Is Jesus?

At some point everyone asks, "Who is Jesus?"

Free Teaching Package: Which Chair Are You In?

In which chair are your students seated: confusion, compromise, or commitment?

12 Strategies That Prevent Youth Pastors From Going Crazy

Maintaining a healthy psyche while in youth ministry is extremely important.

Free Media Package: You, School & God

Remind your over-scheduled students to live out their faith everyday.

Free Video: Retro John 3:16

A familiar verse in bright, bold colors with a retro 70s feel.

Small Groups = Life Groups

Well, we made the change from calling them small groups to calling them life groups – it only took me a year...

Whatever Happened to College Ministry?

Reggie Joiner, Abbie Smith and Chuck Bomar share why young adults are disengaging from the church and what we can do about it.

Barna: Disturbing News on Youth Evangelism

A new study shows a decline of faith-related behavior by young evangelical Christians.

Free Video: Pop Quiz

Surprise your students with a pop quiz!

Free Media Package: You Pick

Engage your students by asking them to choose the topics.

Greg Locke Says Autistic Children Are Demonized: ‘Ain’t No Such Diagnosis...

"'Are you telling me my kid is possessed,'" Locke asked rhetorically. "No! I'm telling you your kid could be demonized and attacked, but your doctor calls it autism."

Jackie Hill Perry: Why We Have the Wrong Idea About God’s...

Jackie Hill Perry joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share why the holiness of God is far more beautiful than we often think it is.

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