Here are some forms of prayer that may be helpful to you. Starting immediately, begin an active prayer life for you and your church family.
Technology and web development have always been a hobby for this youth pastor since his family got their first computer in 1993. Combine that with his passion for seeing teenagers grow in their relationship with Christ and over a decade of youth ministry experience, you have this site, Life In Student Ministry.
Upon moving to Ontario, Canada to begin my ministry with Youth Unlimited I was asked to join a book reading/discussion on J. Oswald Sanders' book Spiritual Leadership. I was a little hesitant at first since I find myself often critical of self help books but this one surprised me in many ways.
At the end of a beautiful farewell evening at our church for my husband, who was the Youth Pastor, a woman came up to me and said "You worked just as hard as he did all these years, because you were the one who had to give him up every night and take care of your family on your own!" Her comment blessed me so much!
My van looks better on the outside than it did on the inside. This got me thinking about some of the youth that I worked with. They said the right things and some even did Profession of Faith. But in all reality, their faith in Jesus Christ was not as good as what the outside made it appear.