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Youth Ministry Goals and Objectives: What’s Your Main Purpose?

How would you describe your youth ministry goals and objectives? Discover some thoughts about keeping the main thing the main thing.

How to Help Students Learn to Be Wise

Your students will drown if they don’t learn how to evaluate and synthesize information from a Christian worldview.

Welcoming Youth Ministry: Invite Kids to Come and See

Do you have a welcoming youth ministry? What do kids see when they come check out your program? How people see you affects how they see Jesus. The same is true of a ministry.

Why Youth Ministry Is Stressful — and How to Avoid Burnout

Have you ever wondered why youth ministry is stressful—and what you can do about it? If so, read on. And be sure to check out the 4 warning signs of ministry burnout.

Innovative Youth Ministry: Why Your Program Must Adapt to Survive

Innovative youth ministry is essential for the 21-century church. Check out this commentary, and consider how your program can innovate to survive.

Missional Youth Ministry: Making an Impact in Public Schools

Missional youth ministry helps students see how they can be missionaries in their day-to-day lives. As part of that, youth leaders leave the church campus and head to public schools.

10 Commandments for Teens: How Young People Can Live for God

Check out these 10 commandments for teens. Young people are precious in God's sight, and he wants the best for their hearts and lives.

What We All Need: A New Kind of Biblical Hero

I think I have a new biblical hero. I just wish I knew his name. He appears in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. He’s the leper whom Jesus touched. And I want to be like him.

Christian Youth Conferences: 10 Events to Recharge Faith & Ministry

Christian youth conferences offer ministry training, inspiration, and fellowship. Check out this list of upcoming events!

Christian Skits for Youth: 5 Free Dramatic Ideas to Try With Teens

Looking for free Christian skits for youth or children? We’ve collected loads of church skits for life application or evangelism.

12 Prayer Stations Ideas and Prayer Prompts for Interactive Youth Events

Take prayer time to the next level by incorporating one or more creative prayer stations ideas into your youth ministry programming.

Youth Ministry Mission Statements: How to Have Maximum Impact

Youth ministry mission statements are a must. Let's explore how to draft (and live out) mission statements that have maximum impact. Bonus: You might find an example that inspires you!

Contentment: Why It’s the Biggest Threat to Your Youth Ministry

What would you say is the biggest threat to your youth ministry: teen apathy? parental apathy? little to no budget? a non-supportive pastoral support...

How to Get Closer to God as a Teenager: 6 Community Builders

How to get closer to God as a teenager is a vital question for everyone working with young people. Discover 6 practical ways to build community and faith among your youth group members.

Praying for Our Youth: 10 Key Areas of Prayer for Youth

Praying for our youth is more important than ever. The Lord continues to do amazing things in teenagers' lives, and I'm confident it's the result of prayer. I invest more time than ever in prayer for youth.

Keeping Kids in Church: 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Stay

Many have observed that youth church attendance drops off once teens reach college age. So what is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?

Youth Worship Songs: 23 Praise Titles Teens Will Love to Sing

Need some ideas for youth worship songs? Then keep reading! Youth ministers can capitalize on kids’ love for music by incorporating praise songs into gatherings and worship services.

Investing in the Next Wave of Leaders

One of the reasons I’ve failed at raising the next generation of leaders is because I’ve tried to force them into areas where the people in charge have too much control. It would be best if you found leaders who want to mentor and invest in their leaders.

3 Must-Have Components for Every Youth Group

Every youth group is formed with the best of intentions. Often those become reality—praise God! Unfortunately, intentions can be lost in translation, and the topic of youth group can yield eye rolls and grimaces.

Meaningful Youth Ministry: How to Make a Lasting Impact on Lives

How committed are you to meaningful youth ministry? Discover how to be a different breed of youth leader, impacting the world for Christ.

Brian Houston Asks for Prayers as Court Case Looms, Recently Preached...

Brian Houston, former global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, asked his 691,000 followers on Instagram for prayer yesterday (Sept. 27) in regards to his upcoming court case.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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