Youth Ministry Leaders
Find inspiration and ideas with articles from fellow youth leaders. Help middle and high school students as they grow in understanding and faith.
A to (Gen) Z: Connecting Christ with the Digital Generation
Watch the third and final discussion of A to (Gen) Z with DCE Cassie Moore and those that work with youth to gain insights about how to connect Christ with this generation. This panel includes Jon Zel
Tuning In to the Voice of God
We are living in a postmodern age with a vastly different view of the world. For the postmodernist, truth and knowledge are not obtainable. That flies in the face of our Christian...
Become a Lifelong Learner of God’s Word
When you hear the word learning, what comes to mind? I’m guessing that one of the first things you think of is school. You might recall memories of classrooms, teachers, desks, and long...
One of a Kind, Uniquely Created
This post is adapted from Words of Strength and Promise: Devotions for Youth. Read below for a devotion written by Juliana Shults.
A Prayer for Memorial Day
Growing up, I never truly understood Memorial Day. My hometown of Holland, Michigan, would host a parade every year. Being part of a high school marching band, I was required to march...
Sharing God’s Great Family Ministry Work with Pastor Timothy Roth
Working with youth and encouraging them to grow up in the faith is an important part of the Church. Walking alongside families, no matter how old or young, and ensuring that they have the resources to
Leading The Messengers: Concealed in Your Book Club
One of the things I love about hearing from readers is learning the many ways you’re all using The Messengers series. Classrooms, family settings, youth groups, book clubs . . . the...
Your Students Are Valuable to God
Recently, some of my students asked me a question I’ve heard dozens of times since I began teaching. Perhaps it was because of the circumstances driving the question or perhaps it was...
Composer of the Month: Robert Powell
Robert J. Powell (b. 1932) began writing music when he was in high school and, since then, has had more than three hundred compositions published by sacred music publishers. His works...
Answering Teens: The Evidence Tells Me So
Previously, I wrote about the veracity of Scripture being based on Jesus’ testimony that the Bible is God’s Word. Every instance in which Jesus refers to the Old Testament is marked by...
Answering Teens: How Do We Know the Bible Is the Word of God?
It was a beautiful day; the glory of creation was undeniable, and the fruit looked tempting … or at least it did after that simple but fatal question: “Did God really say …?” With that...
Product Overview of The Messengers | Christian Young Adult Novels
A boy living in an oppressive government. A surprise guest in the middle of the night. Darkness. The Light of Christ. Become invested in the Messengers Trilogy. Start book one: https://www.cph.org/p
God’s Plan and Purpose for Youth
There is an existential crisis among our youth. That is not to say that such a crisis is sudden, or even new, to this young generation. In many ways, this crisis is at the root of the...
Spiritual Care for Students Delaying Dreams
How long is your list of cancellations this year? Each month of 2020 seems to try to bring back one thing we lost and also takes away something many of us were looking forward to. A...
Encouraging Youth to Speak Up for Christ
I don’t remember much from my middle school years, but I do remember one song we shared in our spring choir concert that has stuck with me throughout my life. With summer close on the...
Your Youth Are Epic Warriors
Who am I? What does God want with me? During my youth, and perhaps even still now, those were questions I constantly considered. After all, I’m just a simple human without a grand life...
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...
Growing up, I thought I was pretty much the perfect kid. Even in high school, I was always the good kid—I even got voted “Parent’s Dream Child” my senior year of high school. (Yes, I...
Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention
My hometown church is small. It always has been. I started attending my junior year of high school, and at that time, it was already a pretty small congregation. But it’s smaller now,...
Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you understand high school and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.