Youth Ministry Leaders

  • Creating Routine for Your Teenagers

    Creating Routine for Your Teenagers

    Our teenagers are not immune to the stress caused by the ongoing shutdowns due to the coronavirus. High school seniors have seen much of their culminating experiences canceled or...

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  • Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    Faith Building Tips | Lutheran Life Spring 2019

    This issue of Lutheran Life shares faith-building tips for all ages and stages.

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  • Skeptical Thoughts and Teaching the Answers

    Skeptical Thoughts and Teaching the Answers

    I can see how people might be skeptical regarding Scripture. I was, after all. At one point, I truly didn’t know much about the Bible, so the minute someone stated that the Bible wasn’t...

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  • Connecting Students’ Families to Church

    Connecting Students’ Families to Church

    Entering the back-to-school season, teachers have a great opportunity to reach out to the families in our schools and connect them to church. While some of these families may already be...

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  • Heather Ruesch “You Matter” Tour

    Heather Ruesch “You Matter” Tour

    “You matter.” It’s a simple, three-syllable phrase loaded with meaning. So meaningful, in fact, that Heather Ruesch, author of Sexuality Mentality, is touring the country talking...

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  • Making Goals for Your Youth Ministry

    Making Goals for Your Youth Ministry

    The end of summer and the start of a new school year is a time of great transition. Youth are about to begin new classes and are meeting their teachers for the year. Some may be...

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  • Shine: Your New Favorite Ministry Tool

    Shine: Your New Favorite Ministry Tool

    Summer is officially here. Now that school is out, it is a constant battle to keep the kids entertained. To all the hardworking, selfless, tired youth ministry servants…

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  • Supporting Youth Who Have Non-Christian Parents

    Supporting Youth Who Have Non-Christian Parents

    When I started going to church at age 16, church was practically a foreign landscape to me. Having been raised by non-Christian, non-churchgoing parents, I didn’t really know what to...

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  • Effective Youth Ministry Is Personal

    Effective Youth Ministry Is Personal

    When I was a seventh grade student, a friend from middle school brought me to church for the first time. My family had an adversarial relationship with God, and church was really far...

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  • Five Roles of the Church Youth Leader

    Five Roles of the Church Youth Leader

    This post is adapted from Connected for Life: Essential Guide to Youth Ministry and was written by A. J. Mastic. Maybe serving in youth ministry is a new journey for you. Perhaps you...

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  • 4 Things Your Youth Ministry Needs to Have

    4 Things Your Youth Ministry Needs to Have

    How can we teach teenagers to turn to God for help? The first step in doing so is recognizing what teenagers are seeking so we can show them how God meets their needs. All people,...

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  • Faith Development in Middle School

    Faith Development in Middle School

    Middle school students need to be loved and valued. They need to know that they are important to adults, even though they often communicate that adults are not particularly important to...

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  • Getting Feedback from Your Church Youth Group

    Getting Feedback from Your Church Youth Group

    It’s during the spring when things seem to get really busy. With the end of school approaching, spring activities starting, and Easter right around the corner, it can be a fast-paced...

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  • How do you teach teens to have a healthy approach to sexuality?0:46

    How do you teach teens to have a healthy approach to sexuality?

    As parents, pastors, teachers, youth workers, and mentors, it’s up to you to share God’s design for sex with the teens in your life. In four video sessions on CPH FaithCourses, Heather Ruesch will equ

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  • How to Get Middle Schoolers to Participate in Choir Class

    How to Get Middle Schoolers to Participate in Choir Class

    Students, especially middle schoolers on the cusp of adulthood, long to be treated with respect and dignity; however, as music teachers, it is often tempting to search for music we...

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  • What is Confirmation?4:11

    What is Confirmation?

    Confirmation is an important milestone for believers. Join Rev. Pete Jurchen as he defines and explains what the Rite of Confirmation is and its place in the Christian life. Companion video for CPH C

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  • General Resources | 60-Lesson Catechism Study

    General Resources | 60-Lesson Catechism Study

    Use these sermon notes and assessments every week in your 60-lesson Confirmation program.

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  • General Resources | 30-Lesson Catechism Study

    General Resources | 30-Lesson Catechism Study

    Use these sermon notes and assessments every week in your 30-lesson confirmation program.

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  • Infographic: Timeless Truth

    Infographic: Timeless Truth

    Learn more about the challenges and opportunities of confirmation in this infographic.

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