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.

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.

Free Media Package: My Soul Sings

A journey through the book of Psalms.

Free Background: The Sweetest Thing

"Sweetest Thing" logo in doughnut-style font.

Random Facts Graphics

"In the weightlessness of space, a frozen pea will explode if it comes in contact with Pepsi."

Letter to Our Graduating Seniors

This year we gave all of our seniors a copy of the book Wide Awake by Erwin McManus and inside was a letter from...

Senior Weekend Bumper Video

  A fun video compilation of seniors falling down at graduation we made/used as a bumper video for our senior weekend services. JG

Graduation Rap Video

  Found this graduation rap online – ripped it from YouTube to use this weekend in HSM to honor our seniors. Good stuff! JG

Book Review: Switch

Finished a great book this weekend – Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. HSM has been in a continual state of...

HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 99

Weekend Teaching Series: Senior Weekend (1-off)Sermon in a Sentence: A collection of stories, testimony and teachings from seniors to our high school ministry.Service Length: 84...

I've Seen it All

Youth leaders see it all while working with young people, but in the end it's completely worth it to see the one thing that matters.

Top 20 Youth Ministry Blogs

Adam Mclane’s research is complete, and he posted his list of the top 20 youth ministry blogs on the Y.S. blog earlier this week....

For Children 4 And Up (Or Youth Pastors of All Ages)

I've been sitting on a secret for about six months now. It's big so you may have to sit down. I've been preaching out...
4 Tips for Facilitating Better Discussions at Small Group

4 Tips for Facilitating Better Small Group Conversation

Chris Wesley offers four tips for creating a framework for engaging small group conversation.

The Underbelly of Youth Ministry

Let’s face it, there are a lot of youth leaders out there with kiddos. For nearly a decade I’ve watched youth workers at conventions...

When Teen Small Groups Work Best

When it comes to small groups, there are lots of variables: Should they meet on campus or in homes? Should they be co-ed or...

Conflict Resolution in Youth Ministry

I just returned from our Mexico spring break mission trip exhausted when a parent met me in the parking lot screaming. A minute later...
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The Reverend Howard-John Wesley Is Tired

In a sermon he preached on the first Sunday of Advent, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley of Alfred Street Baptist Church announced he would be taking a sabbatical, noting, "You can’t pour out of an empty cup."

New Podcasts

Megan Fate Marshman: What If What You Think Your Ministry Needs...

"Listen a lot," is Megan Fate Marshman's advice to ministry leaders. This week, Megan shares how conducting an "Ephesians 4" ministry honors God and creates space for people to feel valued and truly own what they believe.

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.