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How Long Should You Preach to Students?

How long should you preach to students? This is a common question among youth workers, especially within an American culture where attention spans matter.

Questions for Teenagers: 3 Critical Queries About Following Jesus

Some questions for teenagers are vital to help them know and love Jesus for life. Discover 3 key questions to ask teens in your youth ministry.

10 Things Parents Want From Youth Ministry

There are some basic things that parents expect from you and your ministry.

Advice for Graduates: 10 Tips to Share With Graduating Seniors

Need advice for graduates in your youth ministry or church? Here are 10 bits of life wisdom for graduating seniors.

Questions to Ask Graduating Seniors: 10 Topics for an ‘Exit’ Interview

Do you know what questions to ask graduating seniors? As teens leave high school, why not take time to learn about their experiences?

Why Youth Leave the Church: 10 Surprising Reasons Teens Disappear

Why youth leave the church is a challenging, often-discussed topic. Discover 10 surprising reasons why teens leave churches and youth ministries after graduation.

Christian Sex Education Is Crucial—And Must Start at Home

Christian sex education is a must for families of faith. Parents: If you're embarrassed to talk to your kids about sex, you need to get over it.

Are Demons Real: Talking to Youth About Evil, Satan & Spiritual Warfare

Are demons real and biblical? Preparing an answer ahead of time will help you convey biblical truth to teens in your church and youth group.

What Does Amen Mean, Exactly, and Why Do We Use It?

What does Amen mean? And why do we use it? Discover the meaning of Amen, a word most Christians use daily without even thinking.

Preteen Sex Talk: Addressing Biblical Sexuality With Middle Schoolers

The preteen sex talk can be intimidating but is crucial. Parents and kidmin workers: Discover how to be prepared to communicate about biblical sexuality.

Youth Pastor Tensions: When You Clash With Your Senior Pastor

Explore tips to maintain and restore the important bond between youth pastor and senior pastor.

The Religious Life of Gen Z

Up until its release, most social commentators have tended to assume that Gen Z is largely apathetic when it comes to religion. But the Deakin researchers found that some of this had to do with how we’ve been asking teens about religion.

Letter to Graduating Senior High School Students: Celebrate & Encourage Your Grads

A letter to graduating senior high school students is a great way to honor your youth group members. Here's a sample message you can adapt.

Preteen Games: 4 Cool Activities About Sharing God’s Word

Preteen games are great for engaging kids with one another and with the Bible lesson. Check out these 4 icy-cool games for kids!

What 1 Day Off Will Do For Your Productivity

Don’t let your days fly by, filled with busyness and frustration. Incorporate that day off and, if you can get to two.

How to Get People Talking: 11 Tips for Asking Small-Group Questions

When small-group members won’t share, sometimes the leader is asking the wrong questions. Learn 11 tips for how to get people talking.

Copyright Laws: 6 Myths on Showing Films at Church and Youth Events

Copyright laws apply to churches, and you need to be aware of the ins and outs of having a church movie license. Explore 6 myths about copyright and permissions.

The Unimaginable Suffering of Jesus

For many, the story of Jesus’s crucifixion has become so familiar that it’s easy to brush over the suffering he actually endured on the cross when he died in our place for our sins.

4 Truths the Next Generation Needs To Know About the Church

You don’t have to look far to find stats, articles, or books on what’s wrong with the church today and how the next generation of young people is leaving in droves upon their high school graduation.

Jessie Cruickshank: What the Western World Is Missing About Discipleship

Jessie Cruickshank joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to share how brain science supports what the Bible reveals about how people are truly transformed—and what is lacking in the approach many church leaders take toward discipleship.

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