3 Ways to Reach the Heart of the Female Athlete

By Megan Dickerson • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Portland, Oregon   NOTE: This is one of the articles about “Challenge of the Sexes – Ministry to Guys and Girls” to which Youth Leaders Only members...

3 Keys To Meaningful Conversations with Students

By Dr. Greg Joiner • Fellowship Bible Church • Brentwood, TN • gjoiner@fbctn.org Out of all the camps, messages, Bible studies, and small groups I’ve been a part of, the one-on-one conversations with students that...

2018 Music-Media Manifesto

Fact #1 – Kids love music & entertainment media. They are engaged in it a whopping 9 hours everyday. 19,500 hours between 7th and 12th grade. Get the data here.   Fact #2 – To be effective in...

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...