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.

  • Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

    Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry | Lutheran Life Issue 222

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  • What I Wish I Knew before Attending My First LCMS Youth Gathering

    What I Wish I Knew before Attending My First LCMS Youth Gathering

    It’s upon us again. The time when youth are scrambling to pack, leaders are double-checking transportation, and committees are reviewing who goes where and when. This summer, a buzz of...

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  • Epic Warrior: What's Epic Anyways?27:09

    Epic Warrior: What's Epic Anyways?

    Through four lessons with Rev. Pete Jurchen, learn the epic story of God’s Word and how He calls you to live your life through faith in God’s epic plan of salvation. Learn more with Equipped: The Ar

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  • Epic Warrior: Coming Soon!1:23

    Epic Warrior: Coming Soon!

    Coming Soon: Watch four Lessons with Rev. Pete Jurchen and learn the epic story of God’s Word. See how He calls you to live your life through faith in God’s epic plan of salvation. The Bible is an e

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  • A to (Gen) Z: Connecting Christ with the Digital Generation1:01:48

    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

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  • Tuning In to the Voice of God

    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...

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  • Become a Lifelong Learner of God’s Word

    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...

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  • One of a Kind, Uniquely Created

    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.

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  • A Prayer for Memorial Day

    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...

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  • Sharing God’s Great Family Ministry Work with Pastor Timothy Roth55:59

    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

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  • Leading The Messengers: Concealed in Your Book Club

    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...

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  • Your Students Are Valuable to God

    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...

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  • Composer of the Month: Robert Powell

    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...

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  • Answering Teens: The Evidence Tells Me So

    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...

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  • Answering Teens: How Do We Know the Bible Is the Word of God?

    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...

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  • Product Overview of The Messengers | Christian Young Adult Novels2:04

    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

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  • God’s Plan and Purpose for Youth

    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...

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  • Spiritual Care for Students Delaying Dreams

    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...

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  • Encouraging Youth to Speak Up for Christ

    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...

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  • Your Youth Are Epic Warriors

    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...

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