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Contemplative Prayer

By Youth Specialties on October 28 2014

Contemplative Prayer

We are excited to share this post from Archie Honrado, who is one of our NYWC spiritual directors and we're thrilled to have him guiding more prayer experiences at NYWC Atlanta!  We're grateful for the original pic from MTSOFan. At my first National Youth Workers Convention more than a decade ago, I was overwhelmed at the vast array of resources I saw at the convention lobby, books stacked up on top…Read More


  • Encouraging Students to Know and Share Their Personal Faith Story

    By Youth Specialties on October 26 2014

    Encouraging Students to Know and Share Their Personal Faith Story

    We are thankful to have been introduced to so many incredible youth workers that lead students to find and follow Jesus. The post below is by one of those youth workers, Joe Garrison. We are grateful for the original pic from Alexandre Dulaunoy. Often people wonder, and even stress over,…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Oct 24)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on October 23 2014

    Trending This Week (Oct 24)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a discussion about mentoring across genders, an interview with Andrew Root about his latest book "Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker", three thoughts on kids and conversion, we share one of our favorite hashtags from this…Read More

  • Four Steps to Intentionally Develop Volunteer Leaders

    By Youth Specialties on October 21 2014

    Four Steps to Intentionally Develop Volunteer Leaders

    Jared Kirkwood taught a great seminar at NYWC Sacramento called "The Farm League: Intentionally Developing Leaders" (check out the audio for it HERE) and he wrote the following post as a quick-look at some of the ideas he covered. We are grateful for the original pic from Drew Herron. I spent…Read More

  • 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…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

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