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Youth Specialties

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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Youth Specialties

5 Tips to Pull Off a Great Retreat

After youth group a few weeks ago, I went to see Pitch Perfect 2 with a…

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Jacob Eckeberger

Rethinking Evangelism: YS Idea Lab with Greg Stier

In this YS Idea Lab, Greg Stier shares some key ways he’s been rethinking evangelism and…

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Youth Specialties

So You’re The New Youth Leader?

Let me run a few scenarios by you to see if any sound familiar: Your church…

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Youth Specialties

Incorporating Parents in Youth Ministry

When I began in youth ministry years ago, I was encouraged to involve college-age students and…

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Youth Specialties

Helping Youth Develop Coping Skills

Students often share their struggles with me. Maybe a teen’s parents are fighting, a grandparent died,…

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Youth Specialties

Five Things You May Have Forgotten

When asked “what do you do?” most youth pastors can identify some major areas of his…

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Youth Specialties

Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Spiritual Maturity

If your students are anything like mine, then they’re all over the spiritual map. I have…

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Youth Specialties

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I have a confession to make: I never really wanted to be a pastor. Don’t get…

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