Youth Leaders

Youth leaders face daunting cultural and leadership challenges as the lead their church’s youth ministry. More than ever, youth pastors need youth ministry 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 youth ministry resources and information for every youth pastor. If you serve on a church staff as senior high leader, youth ministry 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 ministry 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.

Technology for High School Small Groups When You Can’t Meet In-Person

Technology for High School Small Groups When You Can’t Meet In-Person

These are written for youth leaders who may not have used these tools for high school small groups before, but keep in mind that your high school students are probably using all of them for school now.
Romans 16

Romans 16: A United Family in a Divided Society

The names in Romans 16 reveal that the early church was remarkably diverse. They may sound strange to us, but they reveal unity-in-diversity in three areas.
Keeping the Attention of Teenagers

7 Tips on Getting and Keeping the Attention of Teenagers

From small youth groups to medium-sized camps to arenas full of students, I have known the thrill and terror of trying to get and keep the attention of teenagers that adrenalin-filled and twitchy.
Generation Z

The Update on Generation Z Every Church Leader Needs

They are the largest generation on the planet. If you care about reaching people for Jesus, you will care about Generation Z.
loving your neighbor

Opinion: ‘This Virus Is NOT About You’—A Plea to the Young and Healthy to...

Dear young person who is healthy, the coronavirus is not about you. It is about loving your neighbor by doing your part to contain the virus. This is a time to be circumspect—not selfish.
Church Kids and Church Shootings

Church Kids and Church Shootings

I could almost feel my eleven year old’s ears perk up as Chad and I talked in quiet tones about one more of many church shootings, this one just a couple hours down the road from us.
Keep Young People in Church

8 Things That Keep Young People in Church

It’s no secret that many college-age students who were raised in church drop out once they’re on their own. On the other hand, some churches have done a good job of keeping and reaching this group. Here’s what I see that keeps young people in church.
Kids Love God

How to Help Your Kids Love God

The church is concerned with helping kids love God, but there is only so much the church can do. It is at home where kids are going to get most of their discipleship training.
Youth Pastor Job Description

Writing a Great Youth Pastor Job Description

Looking for a good youth pastor can be difficult. It helps to have a great youth pastor job description. Trust me, I know. Not only have I served as a youth pastor, but I have also now hired several youth pastors in my various senior-level roles. 
Christian Teens

6 Things Christian Teens Need in a Church

Here is what your students really require from a church community.
gender identity

Mom, I Want to Be a She

If your child announces his or her desire to change their gender identity, think hard about your response in advance. You might just be the only glimpse of Jesus someone in the LGBTQ+ community ever sees.
4 Things You Should Ask Before You Accept That Youth Ministry Position

4 Questions To Ask Before Taking A Job In Youth Ministry

Whether you are looking for a ministry job or thinking about starting over, make sure you know the answers and like them, before you say YES. Here are 4 questions to ask before taking a job in youth ministry.
I still believe

Why You Should Bring Your Students to ‘I Still Believe’

But more than just an amazing film, I Still Believe is an opportunity for student pastors everywhere to challenge, encourage, and build their ministries. Here are 6 reasons why you should take your students to a showing of “I Still Believe.”
Next Great Awakening

3 Signs the Next Great Awakening Has Begun

I'm convinced that we are at the beginning of the next Great Awakening. Let's keep prioritizing prayer, mobilizing believers to share the good news of Jesus and centralizing unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Ear Biscuits

Rhett & Link, YouTubers Popular With Youth, Deconstruct Their Faith

My kids love Rhett & Link's Ear Biscuits podcast, but a recent episode where the hosts deconstruct their faith really rocked their worlds. How should youth leaders respond when these things happen?
youth sermon

Free Youth Sermon: Where Is God When You Don’t Get What You Want?

Here's a free customizable youth sermon you can use with your youth group in a powerful campaign surrounding the I Still Believe movie (releasing March 13, 2020).
Church, Believe in Young Leaders

Church, Believe in Young Leaders

Churches often struggle with empowering younger leaders, with handing significant responsibility to the next generation. Yet the Scripture gives us the sense that a church should believe in young leaders.
bible messages for youth

5 Bible Messages For Youth That Make a Huge Impact

What Bible messages are you impressing upon your teens to reaffirm them?
youth ministry is important

Why Youth Ministry Is Important

I have been serving teens now for 15 years as a volunteer and on staff at different churches, and I still need to be reminded why youth ministry is important. I need to be reminded because the truth is that student ministry can be difficult.
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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.