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I Can’t Stop Sinning, So What’s the Point of Stopping?

Many young people struggle with the idea of sin. Junior and senior high students tend to think, "If I can't stop sinning, then what's the point of stopping?"

Youth Christmas Party Ideas: 18 Festive Holiday Celebrations

Finding new youth Christmas party ideas can be challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled 18 fantastic, memorable suggestions for youth group Christmas parties.

When Sports Come Before Church: Tackling a Tough Topic

How do you react when sports come before church for teens and parents? Read on for one insider's thoughts on this challenging subject.

DIY Gift Ideas: 12 Ways to Thank Volunteers at Christmas

Are you looking for creative DIY gift ideas for volunteers? Do you want to thank your tireless youth ministry helpers? Then here's a holiday treat!

Commanding Respect (Not Demanding It) as a Leader

Commanding respect is a worthy goal for church leaders. But you can’t demand respect. Instead, followers must freely give it to you.

Mismatched Message & Method: Are Today’s Global Teens Issuing Church Leaders a Challenge?

Church leaders today are at a crossroads. Gen Z is calling them out on what they are seeing when it comes to the discrepancy of what the Bible says and how Christians are living. 

Boundaries for Teenagers: 16 Resources for Guiding Youth

Why are boundaries for teenagers so essential? Why do we need to teach kids about the blessings of limits Discover the importance of this biblical concept.

Interactive Bible Studies for Youth: 11 Options to Engage Teens

Using active and interactive Bible studies for youth keeps teen learners involved with the message. Check out these 11 options!

How To Kick-Start Evangelism in Your Youth Group

I wish there were a press-and-play button that would help you automatically do this. Unfortunately there isn’t. Youth leaders who do this well must kick-start their group’s evangelism efforts.

He Already Knows the Answer, But God Still Calls Us to Pray

Recently, a question about God and faith has been stirring in my heart, especially amid great tragedy and pain and loss: If he already knows the answer and has decided the outcome, why the need for prayer?

Resist Temptation With These 19 Bible Verses for Teens

Use God’s Word to help kids resist temptation and overcome the devil.

What Is Dungeons and Dragons: An Explainer About This Game

What is Dungeons and Dragons? And should youth leaders and churches endorse it? Discover one person's perspective, which might surprise you!

Dare 2 Share Live Trains and Encourages Teenagers to Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ With the World Around Them

Dare 2 Share Live is a one day FREE simulcast event created to mobilize teenagers to share the Gospel with friends and strangers alike.

Pray for Your Enemies and Those Who Persecute You: 12 Resources

Knowing how to pray for your enemies and people who persecute you is key to every Christian life. Check out all these Bible-based resources for teens.

How to Fast for God: A Guide to the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting

Wondering how to fast for God? Here's a beginner's guide to fasting. It's perfect for teens, youth groups, young adults, and any Christians interested in this spiritual discipline.

Is Sex Before Marriage a Sin? How to Handle Premarital Heartbreak

Is sex before marriage a sin? Every youth worker hears a version of that question. When kids sin by having premarital sex, they need hope and forgiveness.

Opening Prayer for Bible Study: 11 Ideas for Youth Groups

Are you stuck in a rut with an opening prayer for Bible study? Discover 11 innovative ways to kick off a youth meeting or small-group lesson!

6 Results of Relational Evangelism

Traditional approaches are losing its impact on today’s teens who need and want more. Instead, let’s look at six things that happen when you switch gears and start to focus on relational evangelism.

Youth Activities for Spiritual Growth: 15 Ways to Boost Faith Fitness

Numerous youth activities for spiritual growth are available. Discover 15 engaging activities for building teenagers’ faith and developing their spiritual “muscles.”

Christmas Play Program: A Practical Planning Timeline for Churches

Need help with a Christmas play program timeline? Use this timeline to prepare your ministry's holiday presentation.

‘Are You a Man?’—Texas Pastor Denounces Men Who Ask Their Wives...

A man who asks his wife when it is all right to have kids is “effeminate,” according to Stedfast Baptist Church pastor Jonathan Shelley, who has previously said that women are “really affected by pride” and not as “good at working."

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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