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God Doesn’t Need Me But He Chooses To Use Me

By Youth Specialties on January 26 2015

God Doesn’t Need Me But He Chooses To Use Me

We're excited to share this guest blog post from Amy Williams, one of our incredible YS Team Training speakers this year at our Bay Area, Kansas City, and San Diego locations. Check out more info about YS Team Training here. If you were a single woman living in Chicago (also known as Chiraq, Killinois) during a time when the homicide rate was at an all-time high and you heard the…Read More


  • Trending This Week (Jan 23)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on January 22 2015

    Trending This Week (Jan 23)

    Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a look at the relationship between pornography and sex trafficking, thoughts on building your team, creating culture among your staff, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week I pulled…Read More

  • Why We Have Youth Group

    By Josh Griffin on January 21 2015

    Why We Have Youth Group

    The following is a shared post by friend and long-time youth worker, Josh Griffin. Check out the original post here.   Original photo by Patrick. Whether it is a midweek program or a weekend service, youth group meetings are typically one of the biggest and most essential parts of your ministry, so…Read More

  • 25 Quotes For The Youth Worker

    By Jacob Eckeberger on January 18 2015

    25 Quotes For The Youth Worker

    Few people have impacted the world around them like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we remember his life and legacy today, here are 25 powerful quotes attributed to MLK that I hear as encouragement to youth workers... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Jan 16)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on January 14 2015

    Trending This Week (Jan 16)

    Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a look at how single-solution Christian formation doesn't work, the importance of not wasting ministry opportunities, researching the new app "Swipe," and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.  Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Ginny Olson (@Gsong)…Read More

  • What If Every Day Was Like New Year’s Day?

    By Youth Specialties on January 13 2015

    What If Every Day Was Like New Year’s Day?

      There is something about New Year’s Day that brings us a sense of hope. It’s a chance for a fresh start and a healthy beginning. We begin to believe in ourselves again and set out with new resolutions, goals, and dreams. I read recently that 90% of New Year’s…Read More

  • Selma: Review + Discussion Guide

    By Youth Specialties on January 12 2015

    Selma: Review + Discussion Guide

    One of the first scenes in director Ava DuVernay’s excellent thought-provoking film Selma will feel familiar to any youth worker. A group of young girls are chattering as they head down the stairs at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on their way to Sunday school. The conversation about hairstyles offers the viewer…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Jan 9)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on January 08 2015

    Trending This Week (Jan 9)

    Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include thoughts on making their ideas your own, utilizing trends without building your ministry on them, online dangers for teens, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Stephen Ingram shares some helpful…Read More

  • Five Questions That May Change Your Ministry

    By Youth Specialties on January 07 2015

    Five Questions That May Change Your Ministry

    I had the privilege of coaching a few years of high school basketball and soccer. Having grown up playing many sports, I hated halftime; it just meant time away from the competition (though I did love the orange-wedges during soccer games). But as a coach… I LOVED halftime. Not only…Read More

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