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by Mark Matlock Posted in Articles
One of the challenges leading a youth ministry community is staying on top of all that is happening in the field. We know that in order to keep up YS must partner with strategic thought leaders in youth ministry. I'm well aware that we are "better together." Inviting Doug Fields…Read More
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We are so excited that our friends at InWord Resources have put together this Bible study based on the 2011 National Youth Workers Convention theme. We hope that it helps connect you with what God is doing this year in lives at the convention. It includes 2 personal lessons for you, plus 2 lessons you can use as lessons in your youth group.
We're very excited to announce a new member to our growing YS Team. Starting this week at NYWC in San Diego, Dr. Kara Powell, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) joins the YS Leadership team as an Advisor. Kara joins Doug Fields on the growing team Mark Matlock has assembled to lead the next generation of YS. "I am so excited about Kara joining the YS team," Matock said, "We are so privileged to have her insight and input."
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The journey Youth Specialties has taken over the years is a lot like a roller coaster ride. The co-founder of YS, Mike Yaconelli, once said, “We sure didn’t know where youth ministry or our little company was headed. All we knew was that God was somehow inviting us into this…Read More
by Jon Huckins Posted in Featured ArticleYouth Worker Development
As I write this, I am traveling internationally seeking to build common ground between two people groups who have demonized one another through polarizing rhetoric and histories of resentment. Behind the caricatures I am amazed at the dynamic human stories of hope and perseverance that share so much in…Read More
by Youth Specialties Posted in Featured ReviewResource and Book Reviews
At Youth Specialties we are always on the lookout for ministry resources that are excellent. While we love our own products we fully recognize that there are fantastic resources available to youth workers that aren't published by YS. Recently, I had the opportunity to catch-up with Jared Herd, the Creative Director of XP3 Students. XP3 has taken the idea of curriculum development for youth ministry to a whole different level of engagement with in-the-trenches youth workers. Here's my interview with Jared.
by Cameron Cole Posted in Featured ArticleYouth Worker Development
After serving as youth director at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL for six years, Thursday, April 28, 2011 will go down as my scariest day of youth ministry. My morning involved contacting thirty-five youth group alumni currently enrolled at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, the…Read More
by Joel Mayward Posted in Featured ReviewMovie Study Guides
I love movies about dimensions. Whether it's traveling through time or jumping through some portal into another world, the idea that there is more than one possible reality fascinates me. These are the kinds of movies that stretch the imagination to its limit, forcing us to wonder if what we're…Read More