Tether Yourself

Many of the students in your youth ministry got a smartphone for Christmas. This article by Rachel Macy Stafford could be a huge benefit to the parents of the teenagers in your church –...

Abraham Lincoln and the Meaning of Thanksgiving

NOTE: This is such a powerful Thanksgiving message, we are reposting it again in 2017. A note from interlinc President Allen Weed: My long time friend and co-laborer in youth ministry Ron Boehme sent...

Parent Roundtable

We were talking about the “Parents” theme of this issue of Youth Leaders Only, and the thought that youth leaders and musicians share some of the same, umm, “unique conditions” in which we ourselves...

5 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas

Jeff Chaves is a YLO Member, a pastor who still works with students, and who “wrote YLO Bible studies back when YLO had cassettes!” He is the pastor of Northpointe Community Church in Las...

3 WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE YOUTH CULTURE DIAGNOSTIC

By Mike Calhoun, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Culture is more than a grocery list of distinctives or a demographic study. People groups can have the power to change a society – and ultimately...

Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor”

By Al Forsythe • Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center • Knoxville, Tennessee After watching the very lustful and sexualized video of Bruno Mars’ song “Versace on the Floor”, I needed to ask myself, “How is a Christian man expected...

Getting New Music Into Your Kid’s Earbuds

Remember the “CD Lending Library” and the  “Joyful Noise Room”?  We have always been about 3 major objectives: Make youthworkers aware of all the new music (and give you VIP access to the artists who...

5 Essentials To Start Your Youth Ministry Year

EARLY in the morning, like before the sun was up early – I was gathering my gear to go on a difficult nine-mile hike in the local mountains. “Let’s see. Water’s loaded into the pack? Check....

Why I’m a Pastor and Still a YLO Member

By Jeremy White • Valley Church • Vacaville, California Once a youth pastor, always a youth pastor, right? Regardless of whether a title changes as mine did a few years ago, I will always...

History of the Summer of Love — 1967

By Bill Petro • billpetro.com It was fifty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play They’ve been going in and out of style But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile It was...