Over the past 32 years of full-time ministry—as a church planter, a youth guy, and the founder of a para-church organization—I’ve seen all sorts of youth leaders. Some are like
Teenagers everywhere need Jesus. And on November 11, 2023, thousands of teens around the world who know Christ will be inspired, equipped, and unleashed to introduce their friends to Him
I don’t run triathlons or marathons. Nor am I a fitness freak. But, as a 58-year-old preacher, I’ve become increasingly aware of my mortality and the ever-sagging effects of gravity.
Being a youth pastor is the most rewarding and fulfilling job you can ever have. You have the privilege of shaping young lives for the kingdom of God and bringing
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that
As a youth leader, you have the unique opportunity to not only teach your students the basics of the Christian faith but also to equip them with the tools to
Casting a vision for youth ministry is essential for creating a lasting impact on the lives of your students. It is the foundation of a thriving youth ministry and the
What’s the most effective way to grow a youth ministry? The answer has long been debated: Some say pizza and games, others say it’s great worship music, some think it’s lots
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given
This past weekend, I was going through some old pictures. There, in the midst of them, was a crisply folded note from 42 years ago. Here’s what it read: April
I’m a movie freak—always have been. Even when I was a committed-to-Christ teenager attending an independent fundamentalist church that frowned upon going to the movies, I’d regularly break ranks, walk
Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. Ezekiel 3:17 In ancient
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