Articles for Youth Leaders

How to Disciple a Teenager Well

How to Disciple a Teenager Well

“How can we equip teenagers to truly live out their faith in a world full of distractions?”
Confessions of a Struggling Youth Ministry

Confessions of a Struggling Youth Minister

I suspect that most youth ministers desperately wish for at least one person in their church to be their confidant.
Is Your Youth Ministry a Dry Wasteland?

Is Your Youth Ministry a Dry Wasteland?

God is doing something new, and He has already begun. He is making a path.
5 Ways to Help People Through Grief

5 Ways to Help People Through Grief

We are members of a group of people who have frequent exposure to the grief, loss and joy as it’s experienced through kids and teenagers.
If I Was the Devil, Here's How I'd Attack Youth Ministers

If I Was the Devil, Here’s How I’d Attack Youth Ministers

Greg Stier explains how the Devil can distract and tempt student leaders.
Answering the Top Questions from Today’s Parents, Part 3

Answering the Top Questions From Today’s Parents, Part 3

Breaking down the things parents ask most for.
Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

Why Regrets Are a Waste of Time

It’s that time of year where we may feel regret because we didn’t do what we had planned to do, because we tried but didn’t even come close, because well, we failed.
A Letter from a Youth Pastor to a Transgender Student

A Letter from a Youth Pastor to a Transgender Student

"Before I say anything else, I want you to know that I am here for you and I love you."
Answering the Top Questions from Today’s Parents, Part 2

Answering the Top Questions From Today’s Parents, Part 2

Breaking down the things parents ask most for.
An Incarnational Youth Ministry

An Incarnational Youth Ministry

"With the help of the Holy Spirit, we are called to mirror this incarnational relationship with our students."
Dealing With Christmas Stress: How to Avoid a “Bah, Humbug!” Christmas

Dealing With Christmas Stress: How to Avoid a “Bah, Humbug!” Christmas

For many, it’s a simple formula: The higher the level of stress = the higher the chance of a bout with depression.
The Awe of Christmas

The Awe of Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year, not because of us, but because of him.
5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

How to make the most of your ministry break.
Answering the Top Questions from Today’s Parents, Part 1

Answering the Top Questions From Today’s Parents, Part 1

Breaking down the things parents ask most for.
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How to Serve Parents in Youth Ministry

Helping parents of your students could be one of the most important tasks you perform.
10 Christmas Story Truths Students Should Know

10 Christmas Story Truths Students Should Know

Did you know the Christmas story is literally crammed full of powerful teachings?
5 Simple Ways to Share Christ This Christmas

5 Simple Ways to Share Christ This Christmas

How you can effectively share the Gospel this holiday season.
3 Ways You Can Gift Your Volunteers This Christmas

3 Ways You Can Gift Your Volunteers This Christmas

Here are three ideas for gifting your volunteers this Christmas.
10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

Book suggestions for the teen in your life this Christmas.
Your Youth Ministry Christmas Wish List

Your Youth Ministry Christmas Wish List

Some ideas of what to ask for this year.
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