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Latest From The Youth Specialties Blog


July 21, 2017

By: Tash McGill


I have this running joke with a couple of teenagers I work with. They are daughters…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 20, 2017

By: Cooper Pinson

Building a Culture of Love

The Triad of Life is a distillation of Scripture’s most basic building blocks for the Christian…

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July 20, 2017

By: Ben Lock

Having Trust in Your Volunteers to Lead

As youth pastors, we have the responsibility of helping our students grow in a closer relationship…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 19, 2017

By: Jonathan Hobbs

The Power of Story

The theme of “story” has been a popular one as of late. Multiple camps have used…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 19, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Managing Momentum in Youth Ministry

Growing up as a kid in rural Indiana, our winters gave our neighborhood gang of kids…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 18, 2017

By: Chris Cummings

​The problem with “Positive Peer Group”

As a youth minister, I hear this phrase a lot “positive peer group.”  Often it is…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 17, 2017

By: Jen Willard

Chaos Coordinators: A Model of Organic Summer Ministry

Sometimes in youth ministry, we may feel like we are coordinating chaos. No matter how much…

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July 17, 2017

By: Sara Galyon

Holy Spirit Prayer Stations

A few weeks ago, our youth small groups did a lesson on the Holy Spirit from…

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July 13, 2017

By: Corey Jones

3 Ways to Better Screen Your Volunteers

There’s no question that we need to screen our volunteers, especially those who work with kids.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

July 12, 2017

By: Kat Bair

Inextinguishable: Ministry with Victims of Abuse

This is a tough one. It’s tough because of the subject matter, and it’s tough because…

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