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Questions That Will Help You Plan A Mission Trip

By Youth Specialties on October 19 2014

Questions That Will Help You Plan A Mission Trip

We are so fortunate to know youth workers like Coby Cagle that are doing great work in youth ministry and are willing to share guest blog posts like the one below.   Grateful for the original photo by Carasc6. Even though summer just ended, it’s already time to start planning for next summer’s mission trip. Poor planning can turn a sweet mission trip sour very quickly. To help you get started on…Read More


  • Trending This Week (Oct 17)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on October 16 2014

    Trending This Week (Oct 17)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a great perspective on working with students on the autism scale, looking at the power of storytelling in youth ministry, thoughts for volunteering well, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.    Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This…Read More

  • National Youth Ministry Networking Day!

    By Youth Specialties on October 15 2014

    Today is the National Youth Ministry Networking Day! All over the U.S., youth ministry networks are gathering today for a time of prayer, encouragement, and connection. We are so excited to have been able to co-host a special part of NYMND with a live-stream webcast with Doug Clark and Wayne…Read More

  • A Recap of NYWC Sacramento

    By Jacob Eckeberger on October 15 2014

    A Recap of NYWC Sacramento

    Our hearts are still overflowing with encouragement from our time with youth workers at the National Youth Workers Convention in Sacramento. From October 2-5, about 2,000 youth workers poured into the Sacramento Convention Center for a weekend of prayer, inspiration, and seeking out what God might be illuminating in our…Read More

  • YS Idea Lab: Best Youth Ministry Ideas from DYM

    By Youth Specialties on October 12 2014

    YS Idea Lab: Best Youth Ministry Ideas from DYM

    In this YS Idea Lab, Neely McQueen interviews Josh Griffin about his 10 best youth ministry ideas from DYM. Even though they try really hard to get to all 10, they only hit 5... BUT those 5 are awesome ideas! ] If you don't have time to watch all of…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Oct 10)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on October 09 2014

    Trending This Week (Oct 10)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include 3 takeaways from NYWC, ideas of what to do after the big conferences, big motivation killers for any team, 3 emerging apps for students, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.  Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week…Read More

  • Two Questions To Ask Before You Plan A Mission Trip

    By Youth Specialties on October 07 2014

    Two Questions To Ask Before You Plan A Mission Trip

    We are so fortunate to know youth workers like Coby Cagle that are doing great work in youth ministry and are willing to share guest blog posts like the one below.   Original photo by Natalie Maynor. School has started, fall programming has launched, and you’re basking in the warmth of a…Read More

  • “Why Won’t They Listen?” The Cry of the Small Group Leader

    By Jonathan Mckee on October 05 2014

    “Why Won’t They Listen?” The Cry of the Small Group Leader

    We are excited to share this post from Jonathan McKee, who was one of our speakers at NYWC Sacramento and we're thrilled to have him with us at NYWC Atlanta!  Original photo by Jonathan Powell. I’ve witnessed it countless times—a small group leader desperately vying to keep the attention of their group. But the…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Oct 3)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on October 02 2014

    Trending This Week (Oct 3)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include some encouraging words for women in ministry, things to know when starting in ministry, prioritizing volunteers, dangerous distractions, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.  Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week This week, we shared a sneak…Read More

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