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Prayer Topics for Youth Ministry: Resources for Leaders, Teens & Parents

Need prayer topics for youth ministry and parenting? These resources will help youth ministers, teens, and parents talk to God.

Bonfire Ideas for Youth Group: Ignite Faith, Fellowship & Friendships

Bonfire ideas for youth group extend well beyond goofy songs and gooey snacks. They're fantastic opportunities for faith growth, connection, and laughter.

Why Should Students Consider a Christian College?

As a parent of teenagers, I see enormous value in the Christian college's approach to forming “whole and holy persons. Here’s why all Christian teenagers should consider a Christian university as part of their search.

Youth Group Discussion: Answering Kids’ Questions on Dating

Questions on dating spark important youth group discussion and debate. Share these insights with parents to help them navigate teen dating.

Preteen Bible Lesson: Explore Jesus’ Important Words to Peter

This powerful preteen Bible lesson explores vital words Jesus spoke to his disciple Peter.

Teenage Infatuation Can Be Dangerous: Learn Why

Discover the dangers of teenage infatuation as well as the keys to biblical marriage.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit for Teens: Help Students Explore & Use Their Gifts

By studying the gifts of the Holy Spirit for teens, you help students deepen their faith and discover their purpose.

Service Projects for Youth Groups: 17 Outreach Options for Teens

Service projects for youth groups offer amazing benefits. Check out these 17 ideas for youth service projects.

Is Cremation a Sin? Answering Tough Questions About Death

Is cremation a sin? That's one of the challenging questions you'll likely hear when you teach about death. Use these insights for youth group lessons.

After Teens Graduate: 8 Ways to Keep Kids Connected to Church

After teens graduate from high school, youth ministers can extend a caring influence in many ways.

What’s the Value of a College Education?

For Christians, the value of a college education is best understood in terms of our callings. That means we should approach decisions about college in light of our responsibility to be good stewards within each of those callings.

Messy Youth Group Games: 10 Fun Food-Related Activities for Kids

We've picked our top 10 messy youth group games that involve food. Kids are sure to love them!

Youth Group Opening Prayer: 11 Ideas for Teen Bible Studies & Gatherings

Don't get stuck in a rut with youth group opening prayer time. Discover 11 innovative ways to kick off a teen Bible study.

Student Ministry Longevity Matters More Than Personality: Here’s Why

Longevity in student ministry beats personality every time. Learn why from one veteran's story.

Youth Ministry Tasks You Can Delegate to Volunteers and Teens

Youth ministry tasks aren't just for youth ministers. How well do you delegate? Start with this list of 44 youth ministry tasks to hand off.

Bible Study on Identity: Help Teens Discover Who They Are in Christ

A Bible study on identity lets teens grapple with who they are, who they're becoming, and where they belong.

Daily Devotional Prompts: 10 Journal Starters for Focused Prayer

These daily devotional prompts help you grow your Christian faith and apply it to your life.

Mother’s Day and Teens: How to Support Kids Who Are Hurting

Mother’s Day can be stressful or uncomfortable for some teens, depending on their family background. Discover how youth leaders can support these kids.

What Does the Bible Say About Discipleship: 4 Fundamentals

What does the Bible say about discipleship? How can you equip young people to go make disciples for Jesus? Discover four key aspects of biblical discipleship.

Confronting Addiction in Church Leadership: Overcome Negative Mindsets

Why is confronting addiction an important topic for youth workers and ministry leaders? Discover vital tips for overcoming destructive habits.

Mark Yarhouse: How Pastors Can Address Gender Identity With Compassion, Civility,...

Dr. Mark Yarhouse joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to talk about how pastors can engage people in the area of gender identity with wisdom and compassion while holding to their convictions.

Articles for Youth Leaders