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Spiritual Gardening

By Youth Specialties on September 30 2014

Spiritual Gardening

We are excited to share this post from Mike Langford and we're thrilled that he'll be at NYWC Sacramento!  Original photo by Lisa. According to a 2012 study by the Pew Research Forum, more people than ever in the U.S. identify with no religion. The so-called “nones” make up a fifth of the national population, and that percentage rises to one-third of adults under age 30. In other words, in this…Read More


  • FREE Download from Audrey Assad

    By Jacob Eckeberger on September 29 2014

    FREE Download from Audrey Assad

    Audrey Assad wanted to send out a FREE gift to all of our youth workers heading to NYWC this week and that are gearing up to hangout with her at NYWC Atlanta! Click on the image below for a FREE download of the song "Good To Me" off her new…Read More

  • 25 Txt Msgs You Can Send To Your Students

    By Youth Specialties on September 28 2014

    25 Txt Msgs You Can Send To Your Students

    Our good friend, author, and incredible youth worker Steve Case shared 25 text messages that he has sent out to his students for a bit of encouragement. He wanted to share them as a FREE resource so that you can easily copy and paste them as a text for your…Read More

  • The Good Lie

    By Youth Specialties on September 28 2014

    The Good Lie

    We are excited to share about the film The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon as an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find work and housing for 3 of "The Lost Boys"—orphans of the brutal Civil War in Sudan that began in 1983. This proves to be no easy task,…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Sept 26)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on September 25 2014

    Trending This Week (Sept 26)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include encouragement for when ministry gets stressful, characteristics of effective small groups, ideas to ask better questions, a short list of ministry "to-do's," and plenty of fuel for your procrastination.  Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week Mark Matlock…Read More

  • It’s Time To Define The Relationship With Our Emerging Adults

    By Youth Specialties on September 23 2014

    It’s Time To Define The Relationship With Our Emerging Adults

    We are excited to share this post from Steven Argue and we're thrilled that he'll be at both NYWC Sacramento and NYWC Atlanta!  Original photo by Michael Mistretta. One of the most common questions I hear from church leaders is, “What are you doing for 20-somethings in your church?” You can ask a similar…Read More

  • 5 Reasons To Be Excited About NYWC

    By Youth Specialties on September 21 2014

    5 Reasons To Be Excited About NYWC

    Each year, thousands of youth workers from all across the country get together for these crazy gatherings called the National Youth Worker Convention. It’s a unique time for a truly unique kind of person—the youth worker. NYWC is a time when youth workers are challenged, encouraged, and supported in their…Read More

  • Trending This Week (Sept 19)

    By Jacob Eckeberger on September 18 2014

    Trending This Week (Sept 19)

    Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a warning against labels, reasons why you should start fundraising for summer events now, a critical look at your capacity for quality relationships, signs you've waited too long to network, and plenty of fuel…Read More

  • Is Adolescence New?

    By Youth Specialties on September 16 2014

    Is Adolescence New?

    We are excited to share this post from Crystal Kirgiss and we're thrilled that she'll be at both NYWC Sacramento and NYWC Atlanta!  Original photo by Shanna Riley. Last year, a blogger wrote about adolescence, calling it a “modern plague” that – (thank goodness) – has a cure. He said: “Back in the old…Read More

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