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Youth Leader Support

Today's Teens - a great annual training event for leaders and students on the 3rd Saturday of February in Oakville, ON

Helping Kids in Crisis
Volunteers in Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Communication Form
Case for Short-Term Missions

Check the Youth Ministry section of our
Resource Library for additional resources.

Intro to Bible Quizzing
This 4-minute video will introduce Bible
Quizzing to youth and adults.

Youth Ministry Resources and Agencies    
A primary portal for everything related to youth ministry
A good source for youth ministry curriculum
(Centre for Parent / Youth Understanding) An excellent source of information on the pulse of youth culture.
Helps for parenting, resources for teens and leaders, spearheaded by Dr. Jim Burns.
Complete subscription-based services for youth ministry including weekly bible studies, teen devotions, detailed plans for special events, helps for leaders, etc.

Facebook Pages, Groups, Profiles, Events
A short article that distinguishes the differences between these, and which is most appropriate for particular situations.

Basic Youth Ministry Reading List:

Relationships Unfiltered
This is a very important resource which calls into question our common assumptions about relational ministry and provides a solid grounding for the significance of relationships in and of themselves. Author: Andrew Root, Publisher: Zondervan, 2009. Read more...

  Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry
This text outlines 9 essential foundations for healthy growth in youth ministry, patterned after Rick Warren's popular Purpose-Driven Church. Author: Doug Fields, Publisher: Zondervan, 1998

  This Way to Youth Ministry
This is a comprehensive overview of all elements of youth ministry written by a long-term youth ministry veteran for use in academic settings. Author: Duffy Robbins, Publisher: Zondervan, 2004
  The Youth Builder
This is a very user-friendly guide to youth ministry suitable for volunteers or youth pastors. Author: Jim Burns, Publisher: Gospel Light, 2001


A journal devoted to reflecting on the practices of youth ministry. Published bimonthly by Salem Publishing / CCM Communications, Available through
Filled with Bible studies, discussion starters, game ideas, articles on various aspects of ministry to students. Published bimonthly by Group Publishing, Available through

  Youth Culture @ Today
A quarterly newsletter produced by the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding to equip parents, pastors, youth workers and educators to understand the world of children and teens. Available through