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.

POLL: Teaching About Sex in Youth Group

How often do you teach about sex/purity/abstinence in your youth ministry?(survey) It has been a while since we talked about sex directly in HSM....

GUEST POST: 5 Perscriptions for Curing the Spiritual Doldrums

Is it just me or is living a Christian life like riding a wicked roller coaster? Some days I feel close to the Lord,...

Really Boring Books for Children, a mcsweeney’s list

Really Boring Books for Children. BY MELISSA BELL - – - - Springtime? Taxtime! The New Drapes Let’s All Have a Bottle of Water! The Two Weeks After Christmas Staring at...

Sex Series Countdown Video – Chip Dancing

Our stunning new countdown video for HSM’s sex series that starts this weekend! JG Related posts: Post Sex Series Thoughts POLL: Teaching About Sex in Youth Group Roadtrip Countdown...

Preparing Volunteers for a Retreat

Enjoyed this post from The Middle Ground about preparing volunteers for a retreat. I think i’ll adapt it to our setting next time we...

College Daze: Destroying Freshman Faith

How the First Week of College Can Completely Destroy a Freshman's Faith

Youth Ministry Heartburn

My friend Heartburn and I have been hanging out a lot lately. He (or she...I definitely don't want to discriminate here :) hasn't been...

Middle School Message Momentum

At the beginning of the semester I worked on putting together a nine-week series for our middle schoolers that was highly experiential. It was...

Advent-ageous

I sit in my office today dreaming of the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, it's hard to concentrate on much else and I would rather be...

10 Reasons to Love (and Hate) Lock-Ins

Ten reasons why I love (and hate) our annual youth lock-in: 10. Seeing the student’s faces when they realize that they must “endure”...

Jesus Freak

Jesus Freak: Feeding, Healing, Raising the Dead, by Sara Miles Sara Miles is difficult to label. and I like people who are difficult to label. Sara’s...

To Save a Life (or “The Death of Cheesy Christian Movies”)

You may think that I’m going to go off on the upcoming To Save a Life movie as one of those Christian movies whose...

The Earthquake in Haiti and the Problem of Evil

Just a few days ago a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti. Tens of thousands are feared dead. The total devastation will take weeks if not...

Relentless – Relational = Ineffective Evangelism

I hesitated putting this clip up because this group is obviously taking shots at those who evangelize. But I decided to go ahead because...

Youth Service Planning: 5 Benefits of a Program Sheet

I’ve been posting a few of our program sheets from our weekend service lately – in part because quite a few people have been...

4 Skills Your Next Youth Pastor HAS to Have

If I were a senior pastor, this is what I would be looking for in a youth pastor. If you are a youth pastor...

3 Ways to Make Sure a Youth Ministry Project Fails

I think I might have just inadvertently sabotaged the launch of a new high school service time. Here’s what I did to make sure...

3 Things Youth Workers Need to be Good At

Josh Griffin identifies three must-have skills for youth leaders as they relate to others.

3 Different Types of Care for Youth Leaders

I was talking with Katie Edwards the other day around the office (she’s the co-author of the excellent Youth Worker Training on the Go...

5 Youth Ministry Numbers I Keep an Eye On

As youth pastors, we don’t like to talk about numbers, but they matter. And people are definitely looking at them.
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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.