Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders

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 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.

Share Your Faith Video

A fun little evangelism video we used this weekend, we cut it before the product tag line at the end. Clever! JG Related posts: Video Editing Software...

More Than Half of All Pastors and 64 Percent of Youth Pastors Have Struggled...

The Barna Group released some startling stats from an in-depth research study on the problem of porn—and the results are eye-opening, especially for ministry leaders.

Bulletin Doodle From Last Weekend

Sometimes you just have to share the bulletin doodles you find after the youth service. This after last week’s sex series finale. JG Related posts: HSM Weekend...

Youth Ministry Coaching Q&A with Mark Oestreicher

Somehow, Mark Oestreicher (former president of Youth Specialties, author, youth ministry dude) and I have never actually met. Yet – here’s the weirder part...

My Expectations Of Our Haiti Trip

Our “youth ministry advance team: Haiti” leaves this coming Thursday. One of the Adventures in Missions guys asked our team, on our private team...

CryingWife.com

My buddy Parker is getting some serious web fame. Cryingwife.com is blowing up! So random, so awesome. If you don’t know the story behind...

Carrie Underwood Inspired by Purpose Driven Life

Not sure how I missed this earlier … but Pastor Rick’s Purpose Driven Life was the inspiration for the song “Temporary Home” on Carrie...

New Dodgeball T-Shirts at SYMC

Killer new T-shirts for the blog will premiere at the nearly sold-out Simply Youth Ministry Conference in just a couple of weeks. Want one?...

Claim Your Campus

Claim Your Campus "Frozen" from Claim Your Campus on Vimeo. Met with the creative youth pastor minds behind Claim Your Campus yesterday. Such a simple,...

Youth Ministry Advance Team: Haiti

Last week, I blogged about the (still hard for me to believe) reality that I’m going to Haiti in a week and a half....

5 Parts to a Typical Youth Ministry Small Group Night

There are 5 parts I think are in a typical small group night in our youth ministry (add a 6th in the comments if...

Jonathan McKee and Me

Sounds like a goofy movie, but instead it is a goofy, fun, thought-provoking, youth leader-provoking, theological, philosophical podcast that you must check out. If...

Simply Youth Ministry Winter/Spring Catalog

  The new catalog from Simply Youth Ministry hits today! JG Related posts: Want to be in the Next Simply Youth Ministry Catalog? Classic Youth Ministry Moments for Catalog New...

HSM Weekend in Review: Volume 84

Weekend Teaching Series: The Sex Series (week 2 of 2) Sermon in a Sentence: Your questions about sex answered. Service Length: 84 minutes Understandable Message: This...

Link Fest

Millennials’ Judgments About Recent Trends Not So Different report on new pew research a tease: As might be expected, members of the Millennial generation are enthusiastic...

GUEST POST: 3 Things Youth Pastors Don’t Do

#1 – We DON’T talk about sex all the time But when we do, it’s because someone in their lives need to. Would you...

Labels Series Video

Fusion student ministry forwarded me this video they did based on the LABELS super series from Simply Youth Ministry. Fun – love the ending! JG Related...

Saddleback’s Response to Crisis in Haiti

Here’s Saddleback’s response to the crisis in Haiti … pray, give, go. JG Related posts: Do Not Let This End Today Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Leaders Passionate Response...

Aardsma On Weaknesses

My friend Mark Aardsma has (fairly recently) begun blogging under the punchy little blog title of his last name — it’s a blog for...

To Save a Life Movie Update

I’m so excited that the new film To Save a Life (read my review here) did so well at the box office last week....
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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.