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Trending This Week (Aug 29)

By Jacob Eckeberger on August 28 2014

Trending This Week (Aug 29)

Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a look at mutli-ethnic churches responding to racial injustice, lots of tips for structure, campus ministry, reconnecting with students, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Les Christie shares some great thoughts on caring for the students that are the most difficult to love: "Caustic Kids" - CLICK TO VIEW Stephanie Caro…Read More


  • Small Church Youth Ministry Hangout with Stephanie Caro

    By Youth Specialties on August 26 2014

    Small Church Youth Ministry Hangout with Stephanie Caro

    We had such a great time in our Hangout last week with small church youth ministry guru Stephanie Caro! A lot of the youth workers that participated mentioned that the Q&A portion was the most beneficial section for them, so we wanted to slice up the interview into sections that…Read More

  • Save the date for the National Youth Ministry Networking Day October 16!

    By Youth Specialties on August 25 2014

    We are so excited to share about the upcoming National Youth Ministry Networking Day (NYMND) for all youth ministry networks!  This incredible day is a gathering of youth leaders to build movement, offer support and to pray for youth ministry around the country. A special part of the NYMND will…Read More

  • Caustic Kids

    By Youth Specialties on August 24 2014

    Caustic Kids

    We are excited to share this post from Les Christie and we're thrilled that he'll be at both NYWC Sacramento and NYWC Atlanta!  Original photo by Montecruz Foto. Like most other youth workers, I’ve been burned time and again by a certain kind of kid. These kids are difficult to…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Aug 22)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on August 21 2014

    Trending This Week (Aug 22)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include quick advice for how not to name a youth group, what you wish you knew about teens and digital media, tips for male pastors interacting with girls, the church's barriers to loving others, and…Read More

  • Discussion Guide for “The Remaining”

    By Youth Specialties on August 20 2014

    Discussion Guide for “The Remaining”

    AFFIRM films is giving away a FREE discussion guide for the new movie The Remaining­—an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love, and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. This movie is an incredible opportunity to spark conversations with the students you’re discipling. It is slated as a horror film and engaging with the…Read More

  • 1Q interview: Balancing Family & Ministry

    By Jacob Eckeberger on August 19 2014

    1Q interview: Balancing Family & Ministry

    Original photo by HomespotHQ. More and more I hear youth workers struggling with a rhythm of life that allows them to balance their family and the needs of ministry. In this 1Q interview, I asked 3 incredible youth workers to offer some practical insight by responding to this question: "What practical…Read More

  • 5 Keys to Effective Campus Ministry

    By Youth Specialties on August 17 2014

    5 Keys to Effective Campus Ministry

    We are fortunate to know so many incredible youth workers that are far wiser than we are and Jody Livingston is one of them. We're excited to share this guest post from Jody.  Original photo by Kevin Dooley. Ah, the school campus. It is the ultimate aspiration of Youth Ministry. Funny isn’t…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Aug 15)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on August 14 2014

    Trending This Week (Aug 15)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include back to school prep, a discussion about how marketing shapes kids, another DYM Webshow, tips for recruiting volunteers, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.  Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Tic Long discusses leadership and how…Read More

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