Brooklyn shares thoughts on helping teens navigate racial tension.
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Helping Teenagers with Racial Tension

By Brooklyn Lindsey on December 16 2014

Helping Teenagers with Racial Tension

The following is a post that Brooklyn originally shared on her own blog here. Original photo by The All-Nite Images. If you’re a youth leader or parent of teenagers, you probably have had a few opportunities to talk (or not talk) about the racial tensions that have surfaced since the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Let me just say, that I don’t have many words. My heart aches…Read More


  • Reclaiming Your Christmas Focus

    By Youth Specialties on December 14 2014

    Reclaiming Your Christmas Focus

    We are fortunate to know so many incredible youth workers that are far wiser than we are and Matt Larkin is one of them. We're excited to share this guest post from him.  Original photo from Jeff Weese. Christmas can be an insanely busy time. Between Christmas parties, Advent readings, and the…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Dec 13)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on December 13 2014

    Trending This Week (Dec 13)

    Better late than never! This week's TRENDING post is just a day later than usual but it's still full of some fantastic stuff. You'll find some encouragement from advent's family tree, advice on how to invest in students without rescuing them from their pain, ideas on creating good questions, looking…Read More

  • YS 12 Days of Christmas

    By Youth Specialties on December 12 2014

    YS 12 Days of Christmas

    We're getting in the Christmas spirit with our own YS 12 Days of Christmas! For the next 12 days, we're unwrapping a new gift just for you to enjoy. But before we get to the gifts, we've got 3 special surprises for you that will run throughout the entire 12…Read More

  • Grab a NYWC 2015 registration for only $239!

    By Youth Specialties on December 09 2014

    Grab a NYWC 2015 registration for only $239!

    Register for NYWC 2015 for just $239! Make the most out of your end of the year budget by registering before December 31st and snagging a HUGE discount on NYWC 2015! This discount is so good we can only offer it for the rest of December. So if you're thinking…Read More

  • All The Single Ladies

    By Youth Specialties on December 09 2014

    All The Single Ladies

    We are fortunate to know so many incredible youth workers that are far wiser than we are and Kelly Sayle is one of them. We're excited to share this guest post from her. Original photo from Eddy Van 3000. Maybe I just missed it somewhere between all the systematics and hermeneutics…Read More

  • Mentoring

    By Brooklyn Lindsey on December 07 2014

    Mentoring

    The following is a post that Brooklyn originally shared on her own blog here. Original photo by Collin Key. Let’s think about MENTORING. What does it mean for us to champion and mentor each other in ministry? Specifically, what does it mean for us to champion and mentor each other across…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Dec 5)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on December 04 2014

    Trending This Week (Dec 5)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include prayer station ideas for advent, ideas for how you can care for volunteers that you inherit, a conversation on immigration, looking at how you have conscious conversations, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. …Read More

  • Utilizing Youth Ministry’s Number One Treasure

    By Youth Specialties on December 02 2014

    Utilizing Youth Ministry’s Number One Treasure

    We are fortunate to know so many incredible youth workers that are far wiser than we are and Stephen Ingram is one of them. We're excited to share this guest post from Stephen. Original photo by Barbara L. Slavin. One of the most common ailments that I encounter in youth ministries across the…Read More

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