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Easter Devotional for Youth: 10 Bible-Based Reflections for Teens

This free Easter devotional for youth helps teens prepare to celebrate Christ's resurrection. The 10 Easter devotions explore key Holy Week events.

Sleepy Chicken TikTok Trend: Warn Teens About Dangerous Recipes

The sleepy chicken TikTok trend isn’t a wacky dance move. It’s an icky-sounding, dangerous recipe that recently went viral among teens.

Church Revival Can Begin in Your Very Own Youth Room

Church revival is a hot topic, and it's not limited to adults. Discover how teens in your youth ministry can serve as catalysts for widespread revival.

Youth Group Lessons on Identity: The Value of Teens Belonging

Youth group lessons on identity reveal the importance of belonging. Teens and preteens want to know they matter. Discover expert insights about how you can build identity and belonging in your group.

Why Youth Ministry Is Important

I have been serving teens now for 15 years as a volunteer and on staff at different churches, and I still need to be reminded why youth ministry is important. I need to be reminded because the truth is that student ministry can be difficult.

Planning and Organizing Parent-Teacher Meeting Events at Church

Planning and organizing parent-teacher meeting opportunities is essential in youth ministry. Parents of teens need guidance and support!

8 Things That Keep Young People in Church

It’s no secret that many college-age students who were raised in church drop out once they’re on their own. On the other hand, some churches have done a good job of keeping and reaching this group. Here’s what I see that keeps young people in church.

Prom Alternatives: Why Your Youth Group Should Offer Teens Options

Why do today's teens need prom alternatives? Because prom isn't for everyone. Discover one youth minister's perspective on providing prom alternatives for kids in your church and community.

Roles of Youth in the Church: 5 Responsibilities Teens Can Tackle

The roles of youth in the church are varied and many. Youth leaders can't do everything themselves. The positive side? Tweens and teens are well-qualified to fill many youth ministry responsibilities and roles.

Resist Temptation With These 19 Bible Verses About Temptation

Use God’s Word to help kids resist temptation. These 19 Bible verses about temptation are a great place to start.

Outdoor Games for Teenagers: Oodles of Outside Youth Activities

Outdoor games for teenagers are in high demand when warm weather arrives. Active games get kids moving, build bonds, and often tie into lesson points. Try these youth group games with your teenagers!

If You Feed Them They Will Come: Nurture Teens at Your Church

If you feed them they will come. That applies to spiritual food too. Check out this youth minister's thoughts on nourishing teens with God's Word.

How to Build a Friendship: 6 Relationship Tips for Youth Ministry

Knowing how to build a friendship with teens has never been more critical. Today's young people are increasingly isolated, but youth ministers have opportunities to develop life-changing relationships with kids.

Rhett and Link Controversy: Lessons From the YouTubers’ Deconstruction

The Rhett and Link controversy has people asking how to respond when high-profile influencers question or discard their Christian beliefs.

Sermon Sabotage: 10 Ways to Ruin a Message for Teens (or Adults)

Maximize your sermon prep time and watch out for these 10 ways to ruin a youth message.

How to Preach to Youth Effectively

It's challenging for a youth minister to preach to teenagers, but doing so is also extremely rewarding. Here are seven tips for how to preach to teens effectively.

Teens Ministries: A Look at Kids Taking the Leadership Reins

Teens ministries aren't limited to adults ministering to teenagers. Youth ministry also can mean teens are ministering to other people, living out their faith.

How to Help Your Kids Love God

The church is concerned with helping kids love God, but there is only so much the church can do. It is at home where kids are going to get most of their discipleship training.

4 Keys To Launching a Gospel Movement

Since I was 11, I’ve dreamed about a sweeping Gospel movement, led by a generation of on-fire young people.

Teen Advice: 10 Conversations You Need to Have With Kids Now

Today's teen hears lots of advice, but is it the right advice? Read on to discover 10 topics that kids need to hear about from parents and youth ministers.

Tennessee Library Director Fired for ‘Negative Pushback’ During Kirk Cameron Book...

On March 15, Hendersonville Public Library director Allan Morales was terminated due to the “unkind pushback” he demonstrated to Kirk Cameron’s children’s book reading.

Nick Hall on Asbury, Gen Z and Why He Believes ‘God...

Nick Hall joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about what he witnessed at Asbury University, the signs of true revival, and why he believes God is moving in a special way.

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