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Loud

By Youth Specialties on April 22 2014

Loud

Original photo by Lotus Carroll   Let’s say you’re standing in the hallway outside the youth room. Which would bring you back into the room faster: loud noise or complete silence? Probably silence. Why? Because youth ministry is loud.  It’s supposed to be loud. Youth ministry is like that perfect song on the radio that MUST be turned up as the window goes down. Too often churches want to treat…Read More


  • Mismatched

    By Youth Specialties on April 17 2014

    Mismatched

    Original pic from Sharon Drummond   Whenever I host a dinner party, there's about 10 minutes right before guests arrive where I have nothing to do. Everything is clean. The table is set. The food needs to stay in the oven just a couple more minutes. Usually, in those 10…Read More

  • This Week’s Trending Links

    By Jacob Eckeberger on April 17 2014

    This Week’s Trending Links

          Here are some of our favorite trending links from across the web this week. We look at some incredible Holy Week videos as well as links to articles on 7 dangerous apps, the truth about teens sexting, and the viral video for the world's toughest job. Enjoy!…Read More

  • Let It Go

    By Josh Griffin on April 16 2014

    Let It Go

    Photo by Tatiana Bulyonkova   My students are still going crazy for Disney’s “Frozen.” It’s been out of theaters forever now and on Blu-Ray for more than a month. We even did an after-service event last weekend and played the movie after youth group. Everyone stayed and sang along, too!…Read More

  • Change It Up

    By Josh Griffin on April 14 2014

    Change It Up

    We all get stuck in a rut from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or our ministry lives. When you’re feeling like you’re stuck, check out these suggestions to change it up and get back on the right track—with some serious traction! Change up the order of…Read More

  • Your Job Is To Care, Not Fix

    By Jacob Eckeberger on April 14 2014

    Your Job Is To Care, Not Fix

    When I was in high school, my Mom was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. In a matter of hours after the diagnosis, our family life plunged into a whirlwind of hospital visits and church prayer sessions. I still remember one specific night while my brother and I were praying with my…Read More

  • Trending Links: The Walking Dead, Social Media and Easter, The Top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs

    By Youth Specialties on April 08 2014

    Trending Links: The Walking Dead, Social Media and Easter, The Top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs

    This week in Trending Links, we focus your attention to a website called, The Walking Dead Gospel. We also point out a blog post from an attendee of YS Team Training, take a look at church social media and Easter, and the top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs. Church Social Media…Read More

  • YS Idea Lab - Charles Lee: Creating Innovative Cultures and Idea-Making

    By Youth Specialties on April 08 2014

    YS Idea Lab - Charles Lee: Creating Innovative Cultures and Idea-Making

    What is it that holds us back the most from turning our ideas into reality? Join Charles Lee as he talks through useful habits, practices, and tips for doing the hard work of seeing our wild ideas come to life. Do you have any tips on how to make your…Read More

  • 6 Pointers To Get Your Ministry Promotion Week Right

    By Youth Specialties on April 01 2014

    6 Pointers To Get Your Ministry Promotion Week Right

    A well thought-out transition plan for students from children’s or junior high ministry into junior high or high school ministry is crucial for your program’s health. The time for that transition can sneak up on us and sometimes we miss a key opportunity to get those students plugged in from…Read More

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