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Youth Specialties

Welcome to the new YS site!

Our team has been working hard to bring you a new online experience for all things…

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Helping Students Wrestle With Mystery

How do we respond when our teens ask, “Why does the Christian faith seem so strange…

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The Two Most Important Things I’m Doing in My Youth Ministry

We are fortunate to know so many incredible youth workers that are far wiser than we…

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Trending This Week (Feb 20)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include…

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Lint or Lent? How to Reconnect to the Experience

When you hear the word Lent what comes to mind? Lint or Lent? I’ve lived where…

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Jacob Eckeberger

20 Odd Lent Ideas For Your Students [Infographic]

Jacob Eckeberger is the Content and Community Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the spouse of…

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5 Youth Pastor What Ifs

Original photo by Veronique Debord-Lazaro. I’m 23 years into my vocational youth ministry adventure. My outlook…

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Trending This Week (Feb 13)

Every week we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week’s trending links include…

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Music – Ministry – Gospel: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope

I was introduced to King’s Kaleidoscope through their creative hymn arrangements in the 4 song release…

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Praise: Catching Teens Doing Something Right

Original photo by Joao Zanetti. Working with loud, restless, adventurous youth is difficult—but I definitely prefer…

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YS Events

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4-days of youth ministry training, networking, encouragement, soul care, resources, and more.

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Practical and affordable regional training events for your entire youth ministry team.

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2-day student discipleship events for middle school and high school students across the U.S.

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Local events focused on creating a space for youth workers to learn from each other.

Featured Resources

Job Bank

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The YS Job Bank is the largest youth ministry database of it's kind, helping churches and youth workers connect since 1997. It's FREE for youth workers to post resumes and search jobs. Churches can post openings and browse resumes to fill openings.

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Family Life Pastor

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Student Pastor

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See what Youth Specialties can do for you

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YS Search

We perform the professional search for churches to find the ideal candidate for a ministry opening.

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YS Coaching

Using our proprietary assessment tool, YS Coaches help guide you to your greatest success.

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Group TXT

Connect with your students, staff, and parents, and get your message into the palm of their hands.

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YS Networks

Log into the YS Networks site to find and connect with local youth ministry networks.

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March 04, 2015