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.

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.

4 Rules to Follow to Make Sure Break-Even Events Actually Break Even

Many of our youth ministry events are what we consider “break even” events – essentially what we charge students should ideally cover the cost...

Renew Your Membership

Our second child, a daughter by the name of Mya Noelle, came into the world bright and early at 3:17 AM on Wednesday December...

The Next Great Generation

Revolutionary. Spiritual. Tribal. Active in social issues. Today’s teenagers exemplify these qualities, says author and demographer Neil Howe in his co-authored book Millennials Rising (Vintage, 2000)....

Brooklyn's Best 2009

Ministry can be a lot of work, no matter what situation you currently find yourself in (for me it's balancing full-time ministry, jr. high...

How to pray.

You can learn a lot about spirituality from your children. Kirra, our 2 year old daughter, prayed this prayer before going off to sleep...

Backward$ Sermon Series

Excited to see Backward$: Rethinking Our Quest for Stuff stewardship/money series release this week at Simply Youth Ministry. If you’re interested in reading the “HSM...

the best encouragement note

The other day i was given a bag full of encouragement notes, written by attendees at the Cincinatti and Atlanta national youth workers conventions....

iPod Band Christmas Opener

This weekend we have a band made up of iPods/iPhones performing the opening song, Carol of the Bells. It’s so fun! I’ll get video up soon, but...

Simply Youth Ministry Podcast: Episode 121

Missed the latest episode myself to spend time with the team for our State of HSM address. More on that later – but enjoy...

Of God And Odds

Gideon was called by the angel of the Lord (aka “Jesus”) in the book of Judges to engage, enrage and evict the invading Midianites....

The Glories Of Youth Ministry

Oh, this is just so fantastic. A youth worker emailed me earlier this week to share a funny story. I responded that I wished I could share...

What You Got Youth Leaders?

Check out John Curiale’s youth ministry website from New Smyrna Beach, Florida (shark bite capital of the world btw!!!) It is all about THE Cause! What’s...

POLL: How long should the youth group sermon be?

What is the perfect typical youth ministry sermon length?(online surveys) This week’s poll: what is the perfect youth group sermon length? JG Related posts: POLL: Are You...

Couple of Youth Ministry Surveys

Matt Slippy, a youth pastor from Iowa, is working on a youth ministry research project looking for 1,000 youth pastors to take an online survey at www.youthministrysurvey.com. It...

The Purpose of Small Groups

Been doing some interesting thinking about the purpose of small groups – wondering if it is possible for us to use groups more strategically...

The Leader May Be the Roadblock

I liked Kurt’s post about him possibly being in the way of changes (that he even initiated) in our student ministry. Might be time for...

What will you tell them in 2010?

December brings a youth pastor to think about what on earth she'll tell her (or his) students the following year. What series will we...

The 10 Commandments of (European) Youth

Fascinating post over on ypulse the other day, culled from an MTV sticky report called Youthtopia (A Study Of Hopes And Dreams). The study...

5 Youth Ministry Numbers I Watch

Josh Griffin says numbers matter in youth ministry--he lists the ones that matter most to him.
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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.