Articles for Youth Leaders

Articles for Youth Leaders

Articles for youth leaders help 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 articles for youth leaders 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.

Why You Should Raise PKs in the Ministry

Pastor’s Kids: Why You Should Raise PKs in the Ministry

Being a youth worker is a calling and so is being a parent. Raising your pastor's kid in the ministry is good for both them and the ministry.
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Lawnmower Parents and Snowflake Spirituality

Lawnmower parents are creating a generation that has no idea what to do when they actually encounter struggle.”
Taking Care of the Introverts in Your Ministry

Taking Care of the Introverts in Your Ministry

One-third to one-half of the students in our youth ministries are introverts. And in my ministry experiences, three-quarters of our programs and ideas nurture the extroverted nature.
7 Things Youth Group Parents Must Know

7 Things Youth Group Parents Must Know

Since God has placed my family here I believe we have a responsibility to be supportive of the student ministry, the student ministry team and the leadership of our youth pastor. My support is proven by my action.
Does Virginity Still Matter?

Does Virginity Still Matter?

To simply put it, virginity is an indicator of mature Christian culture. It is like calculus. In order to understand calculus you need to know and understand rudimentary math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
5 Tips For Pulling Off A Life-Changing Retreat Weekend

5 Tips for Pulling Off a Life-Changing Retreat Weekend

Here are five things I consider vital to pulling off a life-changing retreat.
The Priorities Every Youth Ministry Should Have

The Priorities Every Youth Ministry Should Have

Be intentional about these priorities of your ministry.
One Vital Key for Volunteer Youth Ministry Leaders

One Vital Key for Volunteer Youth Ministry Leaders

I often get asked about the most important ways to be successful when you are a volunteer youth ministry leader—here's one vital key.
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Should We Allow Student Worship Leaders?

Don’t underestimate the purity and power student worship leaders can bring to worship, because God doesn’t.
How to Have Tough Conversations With Students About Porn

How to Have Tough Conversations With Students About Porn

Talking about porn is awkward and difficult, but it is an INCREDIBLY necessary conversation to have and be able to navigate well.
Have We Created a Youth Ministry Monster?

Have We Created a Youth Ministry Monster?

In the creation of doing so many different ministries or missions in our church that aren’t all connected to our purpose and vision, we end up creating a monster. How?
Sex Education Should Start in the Christian Home

Sex Education Should Start in the Christian Home

"If we want our kids to think biblically about sex and about their own worth, then we have to teach them what the Bible says about it, one conversation at a time."
Students and Sin: Are We Teaching The Wrong Way?

Students and Sin: Are We Teaching the Wrong Way?

Though well-intentioned, are our approaches to students and sin actually creating the wrong outcomes?
How to Get Even the Tough Students to Open Up and Share

How to Get Even the Tough Students to Open Up and Share

What I am about to share is not rocket science, but they are simple tips that will allow faithful adults from just about any background to sit down with a group of students and engage in deep and meaningful conversation.
Unpacking Youth Workers' Dirty Little Secret

Unpacking Youth Workers’ Dirty Little Secret

Why you should buck this distressing trend.
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The Danger More Pressing than Sex and Drugs for Generation Z

According to psychologist Jean Twenge, Gen Z has swapped the risky behaviors of previous generations for their own brand.
Straightening the Cookies: How to Be Fully Present With Students

Straightening the Cookies: How to Be Fully Present With Students

Am I focusing on "straightening the cookies" and missing opportunities to be fully present with students waiting for my attention?
Youth Pastors: Make a Hole on Mondays to Feed Your Soul

Youth Pastors: Make a Hole on Mondays to Feed Your Soul

Youth pastor, you need to feed your soul—and this hole on Mondays might be the perfect time.
Youth Ministry Ambition: Is There A Student Ministry Corporate Ladder?

Youth Ministry Ambition: Is There a Student Ministry Corporate Ladder?

Youth ministry ambition: What is the top of the youth ministry world?
Teaching Teens How to Read The Bible (And Actually Understand It)

Teaching Teens How to Read the Bible (and Actually Understand It)

Know that God longs to speak with you through His Word. Seriously LONGS. Like more than I desire chocolate. Respond to Him, He’s willing, ready and waiting.
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