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4 Goals for Our Youth Ministry High School Campus Pastors

Today was a huge step in a more recent dream for our high school ministry – we are in the preparation and launch...

Super Awesome Homeless Dude

We love an epic air-drum solo. We thought you would too.

10 Ways to Be Good News to Public Schools

How can the church be Good News to the public school? Here are 10 ideas.

Don't Be That Leader

When a group or organization has no collective direction or unified front then every one's default becomes self preservation.  If left to ourselves...

To Coddle or Nudge Hurting Students

I’ve been working with a few hurting students lately. While my nature is to nurture and comfort, I’ve found myself going against that...

My Rookie Season

Posted by Jared Moine (for those of you who are new, Jared is a junior high pastor in the D.C. area who is...

The Story of Kacie McCoy

Kacie McCoy's life was change by one leader who reached out to her over time.

Free Devotion Book: 7 Minutes with Jesus, from NavPress

A new way for your students to do "quiet times."

GUEST POST: Don’t Be Original Just Adapt

By Chris Wesley Each summer I examine what we are going to teach the students.  Not sure what your ministry does but we deliver...

Success Secret: Serve Your Way to the Top

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third...

Set Your Leaders Free

Leaders want to win. They want to be faithful. They are in the race of their lives with students.

Guest Post: On the Way to Small Group

By Steven Moore A lot of the things Jesus taught the disciples and some of the miracles He performed were on the way to...

Giving and Receiving at Church

Confession: There are times when I am frustrated with my church. To the point of not wanting to go. To the point of wanting to...

Some Basics of Counseling

I’ve met with a few people lately to counsel them about family issues. I had my fair share of them growing up so...

Pulling Tails, Burning Korans and Other Stupid Ideas

I once pulled a lion’s tail at the zoo just to see what would happen. The results were not good. Suffice it to...

The God of Discomfort

God doesn’t call us to a life of comfort. As an overweight, gainfully employed, hyper-educated American Christian- that phrase convicts. Recently, when I spend time...

Free Devotion Book: 7 Minutes with God, from NavPress

Put a modern spin on devotions, with these meditations from The Message//Remix.

Pulling Tails and Burning Korans

"The weapon we fight with is love, not hatred, living water, not burning fire," says Greg Stier.

Youth Pastor Burnout: Unavoidable?

Enjoyed reading Jeremy’s post over on REYouthPastor talking about burnout and youth ministry. He asks some good questions, and I’d love to read...

Encouraging an Old Youth Pastor’s Heart

in about 1990, 20 years ago, i had two dudes in my middle school ministry in omaha, nebraska. mark arant was a short...

Matt Chandler, Part 1: How the 2022 Controversy Has Impacted His...

Matt Chandler joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how God has brought healing in his life and ministry following the controversy he walked through in 2022. 

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