An evangelism-focused youth leader resource that provides encouragement and practical ideas & tools you can use within your youth ministry. Sent right to your in-box every other week, energize will help you create a gospel advancing climate in your youth group.

Flying Lessons


Across the past several issues of energize, we’ve been exploring the “5 Keys to Nurturing a Faith-Sharing Focus.” One of my goals each step along the way has been to provide you with a Group ... Continue Reading...

Lead with Expectancy

Lead with Expectancy

For many Christians—youth leaders included—evangelism is the “red-headed stepchild” of our ministries. It makes us feel uncomfortable, embarrassed and guilty. In fact, just the mention of the word ... Continue Reading...

Live Your Faith Out Loud


For three years, Jesus walked the gritty streets with His disciples. His ministry with His inner core was life on life; He modeled a lifestyle of living and giving the gospel in word and deed. Like ... Continue Reading...

Is More Caught than Taught?

Is More Caught than Taught?

Cultivating an outreach-focused youth ministry takes prayer, strategic thinking, practical skills and gritty determination. That’s why we’ve been working our way through the “Five Keys to Nurturing a ... Continue Reading...