Tag Archives: Teenagers

5 Challenging Questions To Ask Yourself Before Preaching to Teenagers

The one thing I have always respected in my tenure as a youth pastor is the youth worker or speaker who takes the necessary time and preparation before getting up to speak to teens.

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Some don’t see it as an importance and will get up and wing it every time. I find this a bit offensive being that I believe students deserve our best foot forward every time we step into that pulpit. Continue Reading…

4 Ways to Become a Better Youth Speaker

As youth pastors and youth workers we have the opportunity to impact young lives every time we speak to a group of teenagers.

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How we carry ourselves, our tone of voice, and how relevant our message is will often determine how students will view us.

Unless, we draw teenagers in and capture their attention, we run the risk of them totally tuning us out. A well-prepared message also needs a well-prepared delivery.

The good news is there are ways to become a better communicator. Check it out! Continue Reading…

3 Things to Re-Think About After Your Sermon Prep

When prepping for a sermon, your personal study for the content of the message can be quite time-consuming. Content is not the only thing to consider when constructing your message.

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As much as I enjoy spending time pulling from commentaries and concordances, I also recognize that there are other things that play in making my message effective.

The truth is, content is only a part of prepping for a great message. There have been many times after spending so much time taking in everything I’ve read that I would hit a wall. There’s so much information that I consume that it is hard to know just what to do with it. It’s in these moments that I know it’s time to step away and begin to think. Continue Reading…

3 Tips to Keeping the Attention of Teenagers

There is NO doubt that keeping the attention of a teenager can be challenging.  With all the different distractions that teens are faced with, it can become a task to keep them focused.  The key many times is knowing when you are loosing your audience.

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There are many signs that send the message, “I’ve checked out”.  Here are just a few Continue Reading…