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Youth Specialties

But You’re JUST the Youth Pastor…

A lot of us have probably been through this . . . We’re sitting in a…

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Youth Specialties

#GETBEYOND: “Faith is not intellectual”

Well, if we are being honest… it is not intellectual. At least it is not entirely…

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Youth Specialties

Dealing With a Lack of Parent Support

A mom was leaning anxiously against our youth room door as she sent her son over…

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Jacob Eckeberger

Lessons From Middle School Ministry: YS Idea Lab with Scott Rubin

Scott Rubin is a long-time veteran of middle school ministry. In this YS Idea Lab from…

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Jacob Eckeberger

Laurie Polich Short’s Youth Ministry Story

I had the privilege of chatting with youth worker and author Laurie Pollich Short about the…

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Youth Specialties

Communicating With Parents When You’re Not One

Communicating with parents is essential for a successful youth ministry—it’s also one of the hardest things…

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Leaving Well

It seemed like yesterday I had arrived at my first church in the Atlanta area. After…

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Things That Bug Me Most About Youth Ministry

Let me start by saying God is at work and there is much to celebrate in…

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Surviving the Summertime Lows

There are a lot of great things about summer: Camp can be awesome. Opportunities for vacation…

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Jacob Eckeberger

Jay Higham’s Youth Ministry Story

Pastor and long-time youth worker Jay Higham took the time to share his youth ministry story. There are…

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Leaving Well

It seemed like yesterday I had arrived at my first church in the Atlanta area. After…

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