Practical Youth Ministry

Mind the (Age) Gap: Joys and Challenges of Combined Junior and Senior High Ministries

Many youth leaders, especially in recent years, find themselves faced with the task of combining younger and older student groups. This article is going to explore some of the benefits and pitfalls you might face when leading youth ministry with both Jr. High and High School together!

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Loving Youth When Transitions Are Vulnerable

As youth leaders, we know that transitions can be vulnerable. We should not be passively waiting on the other side of the transition, the new phase of life, hoping that they make through with their faith. This article talks about how to walk with them through the valley, through the newness, through the changes and connect them to the God who does not change, who is always faithful.

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Solo, but Not Alone: Blessings and Burdens of Being Single in Youth Ministry Leadership

As a single adult serving in ministry, you experience both blessings and benefits in serving youth ministry, provided appropriate boundaries and cautions are followed. We do not know what the Lord ultimately has planned for our futures, but this article reminds us God calls us to serve as whole and complete in Christ, regardless of our relationship status.

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Giving Comfort to Hurting Teens

Chances are, if you’ve been working with you for any length of time, one of your youth has come to you asking to talk. As teens encounter struggles and crisis, as a youth leader, you may be someone they can trust in a difficult time. What a blessing and responsibility it is to walk alongside these teens as they navigate through life’s challenges! This article walks through some key things you need to keep in mind as teens come to you in their difficult moments.

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