Youth Ministry Websites

This list does not aim to be a blanket endorsement of specific youth ministry organizations. We recognize that all resources must be approached with attention to underlying theological and scriptural perspectives before application in a specific context. This list represents our effort to point to a variety of resources available to those involved in ministry with youth today. 


Barefoot/Nazarene Publishing House

Target Audience: Nazarene youth pastors and leaders.
Strength: Wesleyan Theology
Cost: Subscription based and paid resources

  • Leadership Development Resources (pastor, leader, volunteer)
  • Contact Tracking
  • Lessons & Curriculum
  • Forms & Administration
  • Spiritual Formation Resources
  • Books
  • Videos

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Burlap

Target Audience: Churches interested in reaching young adults.
Strength: Education on young adult ministry
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • Blog
  • Podcast
  • Workshops
  • Ebooks

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Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Target Audience: Youth pastors, leader, and parents who are interested in gaining a better understanding of youth culture.
Strength: Helpful knowledge and insight into today’s youth culture
Cost: Mostly free

  • Youth Culture Education (news, movie & music reviews)
  • Podcast
  • “Sexual Integrity Initiative”
  • “Digital Kids Initiative”
  • “College Transition Initiative”
  • Resources for Parents

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Download Youth Ministry

Target Audience: Youth pastors and youth leaders seeking to find resources to supplement their current ministry.
Strength: Games & Activities
Cost: Membership and individual purchase based

  • Games & Activities
  • Leadership Development Resources (pastor, leader, volunteer, student)
  • Small Group Resources
  • Event Ideas
  • E-books
  • Forms & Administration
  • Resources for Parents
  • Media
  • Weekly Podcast

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Fuller Youth Institute

Target Audience: Youth pastors and parents seeking to engage students in new ways.
Strength: Research and focus
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • “Sticky Faith”
  • “Growing Young”
  • Resources for Parents
  • Resources for Parents
  • Books (leaders)

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Group's Simply Youth Ministry

Target Audience: Volunteers looking for practical resources and plain language. Youth Pastors searching for helpful tools.
Strength: Practical resources and print materials
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • Discussion Starters
  • Resources for Parents (articles, newsletter, calendar, etc.)
  • Communication Tools
  • Leadership Development Resources (pastor, leader, volunteer)
  • Games & Activities

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The Justice Movement

Target Audience: Youth pastors and leaders seeking to foster compassionate hearts in students.
Strength: Tangible resources & projects
Cost: Donation based

  • Social Justice Education
  • Just Water Weekend Materials
  • Promotional Materials
  • Leader Guides
  • Videos

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The Longer Haul in Youth Ministry

Target Audience: Youth pastors and leaders.
Strength: Resources and support
Cost: Free and paid resources

  • Blog
  • Podcast
  • Youth Ministry Courses

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Orange XP3

Target Audience: Youth pastors looking to find substantial resources or books.
Strength: Professional print resources
Cost: Paid resources

  • Books (parents, leaders, students, couples)
  • DVDs & Videos
  • Downloads
  • Discussion Starters
  • Leadership Development Resources (pastor, leader)

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Right Now Media

Target Audience: Youth pastors and leaders looking for media elements, videos, etc.
Strength: Media resources
Cost: Monthly fee

  • Leadership Development Videos
  • Videos for Families and Parents
  • Small Group Videos

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The Source for Youth Ministry

Target Audience: Volunteers looking for free and instant resources or ideas.
Strength: Wide array of practical, easy to use resources. Youth culture education.
Cost: Free

  • Discussion Starters (movies, music, YouTube)
  • Games & Activities
  • Event Ideas
  • Sample Lessons or Sermons
  • Forms & Administration
  • Youth Culture Education (movie reviews)

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Stuff You Can Use

Target Audience: Youth pastors and leaders looking for quick, practical tips and ideas.
Strength: Time saving
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • Leadership Development Resources (youth pastor, leader)
  • Games & Activities
  • Social Media Resources
  • Podcast
  • Small Group Resources
  • Books (leaders)

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YouthFront

Target Audience: Youth pastors and leaders looking to provide transformational experiences for students.
Strength: Missional Experiences
Cost: Varies

  • Leadership Development Events & Videos
  • “Missional Journeys”
  • “Something to Eat”
  • Retreats

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Youth Ministry 360

Target Audience: Youth pastors seeking professional resources.
Strength: Professional print resources
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • Resources for Parents
  • Media (videos, loops, countdowns)
  • Games
  • Books (leaders & students)

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Youth Specialties

Target Audience: Youth pastors looking to assess and strengthen their youth ministry.
Strength: Leadership Development Resources
Cost: Both free and paid resources

  • Games & Activities
  • Discussion Starters
  • Leadership Development Resources (pastor, leader, volunteer, student)
  • Resources for Parents
  • Books (leaders & students)

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Youth Worker Journal

Target Audience: Youth pastors or leaders looking to gain a greater understanding of the world of youth ministry.
Strength: Articles on a diverse range of topics
Cost: Both free and subscription based

  • Games & Activities
  • Small Group Resources
  • Youth Culture Education
  • Leadership Development Resources (articles)
  • Ideas

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Please email us at usacanadanyi@nazarene.org if you find a broken link or would like to recommend a youth ministry website/organization.