YOUTH MINISTRY SUPPORT
As with most "Christian" websites, some things you'll find on the following sites may not by useful or practical in your particular context, and some things you may not agree with theologically. However, there are a lot of excellent, practical, Biblical items available. We encourage you to do what all believers are called to be doing: proceed with caution and use discernment.
Psalm 119:66 "Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments."
AFLC Ambassador Publications exists for the purpose of serving the local congregation by providing biblical educational and devotional resources to encourage diligent and faithful teaching of the Word of God in homes and churches.
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding provides resources for youth leaders and parents to assist teens in thinking biblically and Christianly about today’s culture. Includes podcast Youth Culture Matters.
In response to II Timothy 2:2, LEAD222 is a national youth leader coaching community. They are prioritizing healthy youth leaders with healthy families leading youth and family ministry that is healthy.
The Lutheran Ambassador
Although it’s not written specifically for youth leaders, The Lutheran Ambassador is a monthly periodical, published by the AFLC, that is encouraging and educational for anyone, including youth leaders! To that end, The Lutheran Ambassador would like to offer a free, three-month subscription to any vocational or volunteer youth leader—Contact Us if you would like to take advantage of this offer.
From Focus on the Family, Plugged In is designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. "Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through our reviews and discussions of that entertainment, we hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion, and spiritual growth..."
Pray For Me
The Pray For Me Campaign provides resources for intergenerational prayer to be nurtured in the local congregation. Tools are available to launch an effort in your church.
Simply Ministry (SM) Tools
How do you stay in regular contact with teens and their parents? “Simply Text” offers a seamless text, email, tweet, and Facebook method to be consistent with everyone’s preferences.
See You at the Pole
See You at the Pole is a completely student led event in which students meet at their school’s flagpole before school on the fourth Wednesday of September to pray for their school, schoolmates, teachers, government, and nation. It is important to note that See You at the Pole is not a demonstration or political rally. It is not trying to make a statement for or against any particular thing, but is just a chance for students to get together to pray.
True Love Waits
True Love Waits® is one of several approaches to challenging teenagers and college students to make a commitment to sexual abstinence until marriage. Created by LifeWay Christian Resources, True Love Waits is designed to encourage moral purity by adhering to biblical principles.