Articles for Youth Leaders

Why Is Youth Group Important? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Why is youth group important? Read this letter to parents of teenagers. Dear Parents of Teenagers, Thanks for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like an uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off when they call), coach (helping them perfect their sport), tutor (working with them on homework), guidance counselor (preparing them for the future) and, sometimes, a jockey (pushing them to cross the finish line…without a whip of course!)…all wrapped…

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Reuniting Generations in Our Churches – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Recently there’s been a return to cross-generational and intergenerational communities and contexts with reuniting generations in our generations. This is mostly because of the research being done on the importance of multigenerational community. (Source). As crazy as it seems to us, it’s actually quite normal and quite healthy for us to be reuniting generations to spend quality time together. But, let’s be honest: The way society is currently structured, connecting with generations outside of our own can feel uncomfortable and…

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The Redemptive Side of Being Fired – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Being fired, let go, transitioned out, or whatever verbiage the church uses, can be some of the deepest pain and hurt you experience. After being fired, you embark on such a difficult journey and it is so easy to let the negative creep in. But what if it was all part of a bigger plan? What if God has a bigger plan afoot and even though you are going through what seems like hell, it will all end up for…

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Taking Care of the Introverts in Your Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Recently a new book by Susan Cain was released! Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts (A guide for KIDS and TEENS) It landed on my doorstep and I made the clumsy assumption that I could crack it open and read a few pages without wanting to stay up until 3 a.m. reading the rest of it. It’s a good thing I’m a mom and my kids prefer a human parent over having a sort of resembles a human but resembles a…

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The Secret Sin at Youth Gatherings – Youth Ministry Christian Article

So I was at a ministry event eating Way Too Much Pizza, and the guy next to me turns and says: “I only eat like a glutton at youth group activities.” And ever since I heard him say that, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Because it’s completely true. If I ever eat six slices of pizza, or eat five donuts, or go back for a seventh bowl of chili … … it definitely means…

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