Seemingly unending problems in youths’ lives, working nights and weekends and high expectations from parents and pastors with relatively low pay result in high levels of stress for youth ministers.
Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences.
Since its inception a decade ago, Facebook has become nearly indispensable to many churches and ministries.
The minister of students and recreation at First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Mo., his wife and a bus driver continue to recover from injuries sustained in a recent single-vehicle accident in Georgia.
Groundwork laid by CBF pastor and Shaw, Miss., native Jason Coker enabled youth from Houston's South Main Baptist Church to host a VBS program that many credit for helping bridge a racial gap in the impoverished and segregated town.
About 2,500 youth from more than 60 countries are attending the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference July 17-21.
The church must provide youth eternal truths throughout the stages of life -- including graduation.
When was the last time you felt like a child? Do you ever try to be childish just for the joy of it?
Founders, participants say the faith-based abstinence program helps youth who wish to remain "pure" in a sexualized society.