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God’s Will: How to Help Teens Find the True Purpose for Their Lives

Most teenagers want to know God's will and plan. Discover insights for helping teens find God's purpose for their lives.

Infatuation in Dating Can Be Dangerous for Teens: Here’s Why

Discover the dangers of infatuation in dating and relationships, as well as the keys to biblical marriage.

Luddite Teens: Why More Young People Are Staying Off Their Phones

What are Luddite teens, and how are they influencing media usage? Today's young people are waging a mini-rebellion against all-consuming technology.

Keeping the Faith: Helping Students Thrive After Graduation

High school graduation is upon us, and if statistics ring true, then a majority of teenagers who currently claim to be Christians will abandon their faith sometime after the tassel is turned.

Pass the Potato: An Active Game for Any Type of Youth Group

Pass the Potato is a super-fun outdoors game for junior high and high school youth groups.

Youth Leaders and Volunteers Need These 6 Characteristics

Youth leaders must understand the importance of recruiting and developing volunteers. Recruit youth ministry helpers who have these 6 characteristics.

Love and Truth: Helping Teens Navigate LGBTQ Issues

As we help our teenagers navigate questions about LGBTQ topics, we can take comfort in the fact that the Bible actually offers a lot of clear guidance.

Intergenerational Ministry: Strive for Understanding, Connectivity

For churches of all sizes, intergenerational ministry is a necessary and worthwhile undertaking. We must ask: What does each generation need from the church, and what can each generation contribute to the church?

Questions to Ask Before Dating: 3 Important Issues to Cover

Questions to ask before dating spark important conversations between parents and teens. Share this info with moms and dads to help them navigate teens and dating.

Successful Youth Ministry: Discover a Surprising Secret (Hint: It Rocks!)

Discover why rocks hold the secret to a highly effective youth ministry. And learn to prioritize what really matters.

Influential Teenagers: Let Kids Know That They Are World-Changers

Do you know some influential teenagers who make an impact? Teenagers are making a difference right now—in big ways.

Teen Marijuana Use: What Today’s Youth Leaders Need to Know

Teen marijuana use has been on the rise, and it has many physical, mental, and spiritual consequences. Learn more about kids and weed, and discover biblical insights to share with youth.

Volunteers: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Youth Ministry Helpers

When youth pastors multiply themselves through volunteers, they can reach more students. Learn 5 tips for finding great youth ministry helpers.

Young Adults in Church: How To Retain Your Teen Graduates

When congregations adapt effectively, they're more likely to retain their teens after graduation. Use these 4 practical tips to keep young adults in church.

God’s Waiting Room: Lessons on Patience From the Pool of Bethesda

Are you in God’s waiting room right now? If so, take comfort in these biblical insights from a veteran youth leader.

The Most Important Thing My Parents Did Was to Live Out Their Faith

I've been reflecting on the most important thing my parents did when I was growing up. Discover the impact of living your faith out loud at home.

Hot Seat Questions: 60-Second Ideas for Teens to Get Acquainted

Hot seat questions make great icebreakers and conversation starters. Check out this get-to-know-you game, plus sample questions!

It Only Takes a Spark

There’s nothing more wondrous than the Gospel. The Holy Spirit set the disciples’ tongues on fire with the Gospel, and they declared it in various languages they had not previously known.

Grow Your Ministry: 9 Steps to Help Your Youth Program Thrive

Want to grow your ministry and expand your reach? Discover 9 ways to help your youth program thrive.

Sanity in Ministry: 5 Ways Church Leaders Can Stay Mentally Healthy

Maintaining your sanity in ministry can be tough. Follow these 5 tips to protect and preserve your mental health.

I’ve ‘Never Subscribed to His Version of Biblical Christianity’—Andy Stanley Claims...

Andy Stanley told the congregation at North Point Community Church that he doesn’t “subscribe” to the “version of biblical Christianity” held by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler.

Arthur Brooks: Why You Don’t Need To Have a Midlife (Ministry)...

Dr. Arthur Brooks joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share what few people realize about professional decline and how church leaders can make the most of the second half of their lives.

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