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.

6 Qualifications of a Great Youth Pastor

6 Qualifications of a Great Youth Pastor

What makes a great youth pastor? There are some qualifications you need to know before entering the youth pastorate.
10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

10 Keys to Effective Youth Ministry

Have you ever felt like you weren't making a difference? These tips might help you build more effective youth ministry.
The 11 Roles Your Team Must Fill

The 11 Roles Your Team Must Fill

From volunteers to staff, these are the roles that your group must fulfill.
How to Help Kids Attack the Number One Lie They Hear

How to Help Kids Attack the Number One Lie They Hear

Part 2: How to help your students take a stand for truth in a constantly changing world.
Ravi Zacharias on suicide

Ravi Zacharias Answers: Does Suicide Send You to Hell?

Ravi Zacharias answers a tough question about whether committing suicide sends someone to hell.
How You Can Live Like a Rock Star on a Youth Pastor's Salary

How You Can Live Like a Rock Star on a Youth Pastor’s Salary

There are numerous tricks for how to enjoy life and still look good while working in youth ministry.
Why Continue Abstinence-Only Sex Ed When Research Claims It's Ineffective?

How to Respond to Claims That Abstinence Training Is Ineffective

As Christians, we should not be in the business of watering down the truth in the interest of what kids might do anyway.
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5 Ideas to Help Kids Be Smarter About Smartphones

How to help your students—and their parents—navigate this tricky technology.
Why Charlie Brown Was a Middle-Schooler at Heart

Why Charlie Brown Was a Middle-Schooler at Heart

What "Charlie Brown Christmas" can teach you about your kids.
Is Your Youth Ministry Program Stuck in the '80s

Is Your Youth Ministry Program Stuck in the ’80s?

It was a weird science mixture of dodge-ball games, singalong worship, quick lessons, cold drinks, hot pizza, caffeinated all-nighters, occasional mission trips, week-long camps and weekend retreats.
How to Make Time for Your Private Life

How to Make Time for Your Private Life

Don't let your ministry become all-consuming.
Share the Gospel: Help your students acquire a passion for evangelism.

8 Ways to Get Your Students to Share the Gospel

Help your students acquire a passion for evangelism.
"Safety is a prevailing concern for American parents." The Kids Are Not All Right: How to Help Teens Who Are Anxious and Depressed

The Kids Are Not All Right: How to Help Teens Who Are Anxious and...

"Safety is a prevailing concern for American parents."
The Key to Evangelism No One Talks About

The Key to Evangelism No One Talks About

Why "use your words" is good advice no matter what age.
Entertainment in Youth Ministry

Is It Wrong to Use Entertainment in Youth Ministry?

Is it OK to have fun and play games in ministry?
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Prayers for Parenting – Prompts to Pray Great Prayers

"Dear Lord, help me not to overwhelm my children with unrealistic expectations."
3 Lessons From Jesus on Recruiting Volunteers

3 Lessons From Jesus on Recruiting Volunteers

Finding help from Scripture for getting the best volunteer team.
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Pay Attention to What Your Teenager Is Trying to Communicate—Not What They’re Saying

Whether it comes out in harsh words or sulky behavior, teenagers seem to struggle with hyperbole.
Sex Is Not Sexy

Sex Is Not Sexy

Real sex is not sexy. It is intimate and long-suffering. It is selfless and other-focused in nature.
Should We Allow Dating in our Student Ministry?

Should We Allow Dating in Our Student Ministry?

More often, I see relationships built in student ministry, and then a result is horrible and ugly break ups that affect the friendships, cause drama and, in a lot of cases, tend to be uncomfortable for other students surrounding these dating issues. I want to share some of our philosophy on how we deal with dating:
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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.