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As a youth leader, do you ever feel like your youth group is just struggling to keep energy, enthusiasm, and morale up? You want to help your group of students grow up and develop into Christian men and women who are devoted to serving Jesus. But sometimes it seems like you are more interested in ensuring attendance than anything else.

Youth group is one of the most important parts of your child’s life. It’s when they’re first introduced to Christianity and where they’ll meet other Christians who can be a positive influence on them. The Bible verses about youth ministry below show that God cares for young people more than we could ever imagine, so please read them and share them with your children!

Do you want to make a difference in your church and community? Consider starting a youth group at your church. There are many bible verses that teach us what God’s plan is for the spiritual growth of young people, and some of these are listed below. If you need more inspiration, check out these bible verses about youth group and their importance.

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1 Timothy 4:12 ESV / 1,945 helpful votes 

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 ESV / 1,108 helpful votes 

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Jeremiah 1:4-8 ESV / 1,002 helpful votes 

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 12:1 ESV / 772 helpful votes 

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”;

Psalm 119:9 ESV / 704 helpful votes 

How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 565 helpful votes 

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 471 helpful votes 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 381 helpful votes 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 380 helpful votes 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Proverbs 23:26 ESV / 372 helpful votes 

My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Psalm 144:12 ESV / 361 helpful votes 

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace;

Ephesians 4:29 ESV / 304 helpful votes 

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 290 helpful votes 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 281 helpful votes 

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 275 helpful votes 

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 228 helpful votes 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Lamentations 3:27 ESV / 213 helpful votes 

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Matthew 7:12 ESV / 191 helpful votes 

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 182 helpful votes 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 175 helpful votes 

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

James 3:16 ESV / 170 helpful votes 

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 159 helpful votes 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

John 3:16 ESV / 157 helpful votes 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 155 helpful votes 

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 51:10-12 ESV / 146 helpful votes 

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 133 helpful votes 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 130 helpful votes 

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

1 Timothy 4:1-16 ESV / 129 helpful votes 

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. …

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 129 helpful votes 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV / 124 helpful votes 

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 112 helpful votes 

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 112 helpful votes 

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Ephesians 6:24 ESV / 110 helpful votes 

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible.

Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV / 108 helpful votes 

Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 108 helpful votes 

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

John 3:16-17 ESV / 104 helpful votes 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 6:21 ESV / 101 helpful votes 

Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.

Ephesians 6:1-2 ESV / 100 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

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