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. 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 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.

The Redemptive Side of Being Fired

The Redemptive Side of Being Fired

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, or whatever verbiage the church uses, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience. After being fired, you embark on such a difficult journey and it is so easy to let the negative creep in. But what if it was all part of a bigger plan?
Helping Your Son Escape Porn

Your Son and Porn: Helping Your Son Escape

If your son doesn’t live in a cave (a cave without a Wi-Fi signal, I might add), he’s going to encounter porn. It’s not if… it’s when your son and porn meet.
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FIRED! 5 Lies You Are Told When You Are Let Go From a Church

Fired, let go, moving in another direction, not the right fit; the terms go on and on but the point is the same and it sucks. There are five lies people tell you when you are let go from a church.
10 Commandments for College Students

10 Commandments for College Students

We are launching a new college ministry at our church and as we will be seeing and serving more college students this fall. As this new college year begins for tons of Christians, here are the 10 commandments for college students; applied from the commandments the Lord gave Moses.
Vaping Concerns Rise

What You Need to Know About Teens and Vaping

The CDC director released a statement just a few days ago in response to the death related to the outbreak of “severe lung disease in...
College Freshmen

College Freshmen: Don’t Forget These 3 Things

College freshmen: More than you hunger and thirst for the good things that college provides, hunger and thirst for Jesus and His righteousness. Those other things will be thrown in as blessings as well, but only He will fill you.
Student Evangelism

3 Lies About Student Evangelism

One of the most exciting parts of being a youth leader who lives out a Gospel Advancing Ministry is student evangelism when students put their faith in Christ for the first time. They are excited and refreshed by the Spirit of God.
George Whitefield

George Whitefield: Don’t Leave Those Kids Alone

George Whitefield was equally as understood by children as he was by adults, as Howell Harris tells of going ‘to hear Bro Whitefield preach to little children, many hundreds of them, in their own infant language.
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Weird, but True, Youth Ministry Insights

Dangerous risks…Formidable odds…Mortal peril…Shifting alliances…Dead-of-the-night escapes… Rumblings of revolution! Sounds like an intense, high-paced action movie plot, doesn’t it? Or...are these really powerful youth ministry insights?
10 Minute, 10 Word Prayer Experience to Spice Up Your Youth Ministry

10 Minute, 10 Word Prayer Experience to Spice Up Your Youth Ministry

Here’s the timeline breakdown for the prayer experience, more or less. We often went WAY over time because the group was too excited about what they were learning.
Why Youth Leaders Need Apostolic Resolve

Why Youth Leaders Need Apostolic Resolve

God has given you a mission, your specific piece of advancing THE Cause of Christ in your own community. You must have apostolic resolve as you identify it, relentlessly pray over it and do everything you can in the power of Christ to accomplish it.
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Self Esteem Activities for Kids Who Are Part of Generation Screen

Kids who are part of "Generation Screen" need parents to utilize self esteem activities for kids more than ever.
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Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?

Here's some Christian dating advice: don't make dating weirder than it already is. Really, all dating is awkward...but some Christians take it to the next level.
How to Give a Brilliant Youth Talk

How to Give a Brilliant Youth Talk

Here is the most amazing structure ever used for creating a youth talk for students: Hook, Book, Look, Took! You'll become a pro with this approach.
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Longevity in Ministry Beats Personality Every Time!

Longevity in ministry beats personality every time! Want to know how I know? I was recently asked why the youth program at our church was so amazing.  Between you and me, our youth ministry really isn't amazing. Here's what matters.
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The Problem With Summer Camp

Are you proudly touting this significant issue in your summer camp?
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4 Signs That Person Is NOT the One

It could be the person you're dating is not the one. Since more marriages end in divorce these days than stay intact for life, you'll want to be on the lookout for signs that who you’re dating is not who you want to marry.
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8 Great Summer Outreach Ideas for Youth Ministry

As a youth leader, it’s all too easy to inadvertently fall into a pattern of slacking off and slowing down your Gospel Advancing Ministry efforts during the summer months. Instead, here are 8 great summer outreach ideas to reach teenagers.

Christian Teens and Social Media: Positive Stats You Should Know

There are actually some positive statistics you should know about Christian teens and social media.  A New Voice Raises Concerns About Teens and Social Media Last...
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.

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