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Change It Up

By Josh Griffin on April 14 2014

Change It Up

We all get stuck in a rut from time to time, whether it’s in our personal lives or our ministry lives. When you’re feeling like you’re stuck, check out these suggestions to change it up and get back on the right track—with some serious traction! Change up the order of service Always do the same thing at youth group? Change it up! Try the message first, or songs at the…Read More


  • Your Job Is To Care, Not Fix

    By Jacob Eckeberger on April 14 2014

    Your Job Is To Care, Not Fix

    When I was in high school, my Mom was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. In a matter of hours after the diagnosis, our family life plunged into a whirlwind of hospital visits and church prayer sessions. I still remember one specific night while my brother and I were praying with my…Read More

  • Trending Links: The Walking Dead, Social Media and Easter, The Top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs

    By Youth Specialties on April 08 2014

    Trending Links: The Walking Dead, Social Media and Easter, The Top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs

    This week in Trending Links, we focus your attention to a website called, The Walking Dead Gospel. We also point out a blog post from an attendee of YS Team Training, take a look at church social media and Easter, and the top 300 Christian Ministry Blogs. Church Social Media…Read More

  • YS Idea Lab - Charles Lee: Creating Innovative Cultures and Idea-Making

    By Youth Specialties on April 08 2014

    YS Idea Lab - Charles Lee: Creating Innovative Cultures and Idea-Making

    What is it that holds us back the most from turning our ideas into reality? Join Charles Lee as he talks through useful habits, practices, and tips for doing the hard work of seeing our wild ideas come to life. Do you have any tips on how to make your…Read More

  • 6 Pointers To Get Your Ministry Promotion Week Right

    By Youth Specialties on April 01 2014

    6 Pointers To Get Your Ministry Promotion Week Right

    A well thought-out transition plan for students from children’s or junior high ministry into junior high or high school ministry is crucial for your program’s health. The time for that transition can sneak up on us and sometimes we miss a key opportunity to get those students plugged in from…Read More

  • Trending Links: More On Selfies, Don’t Mock The Megachurch, Chasing Elvis, Noah

    By Youth Specialties on April 01 2014

    Trending Links: More On Selfies, Don’t Mock The Megachurch, Chasing Elvis, Noah

    In this week's trending links, are talking more about the selfie pandemic, why we shouldn't mock the megachurch, chasing Elvis, looking at the new movie Noah, and letting you know about a new iPhone app that will help create worship graphics for you. She's Not A Megachurch. She's My Sister. We…Read More

  • YS Idea Lab - Tim Eldred: Student Ownership of Ministry

    By Youth Specialties on April 01 2014

    YS Idea Lab - Tim Eldred: Student Ownership of Ministry

    What would it look like for students to own their own youth ministry? Tim Eldred offers some inspiring and challenging thoughts on the implications, risks, and rewards of seeking out students' gifts and interests and then empowering and allowing them to shape the ministry themselves.

  • Trending Links: Divergent, Selfies, How to be the best teacher, and the influence of a teenager

    By Youth Specialties on March 25 2014

    Trending Links: Divergent, Selfies, How to be the best teacher, and the influence of a teenager

    Movie Review: Divergent  What did your teens see in the theatre's this past weekend? Divergent was the king at the box office this past weekend, claiming the top spot with an estimated $56 million. Meanwhile, the Muppets failed to take multiplexes in Muppets Most Wanted, earning $16.5 million, and the faith-based…Read More

  • YS Idea Lab: Terry Linhart - Ideas to Spark Youth Ministry Leadership

    By Youth Specialties on March 25 2014

    YS Idea Lab: Terry Linhart - Ideas to Spark Youth Ministry Leadership

    What are some strategies and habits that youth ministry leaders can practice to grow as a leader and build into their ministries? Terry Linhart gives four ideas to help youth workers be intentional about their ministries and about their personal development as a leader.

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