Youth Leadership

A Youth Leader’s Open Letter


This resource article is a letter of sorts to the broader church. Written by a youth leader, this resource is a plea for the church as a whole to engage.  He writes “Youth Ministry is a Church wide ministry, not a separate entity.”  

I hope you’ll check out this resource and ask how your youth ministry could engage with the broader church.


Good Reminders When Teaching


You’ve probably taught hundreds of times, but these 10 reminders are great ways to make sure the point of your lessons are having the best chance to connect. Hope you find these helpful and fun! Are there other methods you’ve tried? 

Sometimes Having a Smaller Group is Better


I hope this resource article below will be an encouragement to those of us who lead smaller groups of students or adults. Sometimes having a smaller group enables deeper relationship building and growth in ways that a larger group would never be able to offer. Ultimately I think this resource helps us do what 1 Corinthians 7:17 says from the The Message “Don’t go wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live, Obey, Love and Believe right there!” 

A Perspective On NOT Giving Up On Youth Ministry

Long hours, general moodiness of teens, small visible wins, way to much pizza, dealing with parents, and because it seems like nobody is listening... these are all reasons I've heard as people have contemplated getting out of youth ministry. While it is no walk in the park, youth ministry plays a vital role in the life of the church.  Here's one pastor's perspective on why we shouldn't give up on youth ministry.