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March 23, 2017

By: Michael Guyer

Three Elements of a Word-Driven Student Retreat

Would you say your retreats are driven by God’s Word? Retreats can serve many different purposes…

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March 23, 2017

By: Scott Gillenwaters

Mentioning the Unmentionable: Sex Ed in the Church (Part 2)

This is part two of a three-part series. Click here to read Part 1. Teaching sexuality…

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March 22, 2017

By: Heather Lea Campbell

7 Overnighter Themes That Will Up Your Game

Overnighters are hands-down the best and worst part of the year—best for our students to build relationships…

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March 21, 2017

By: Paul Turner

Youth Ministry Game: Block Heads

PAUL TURNER is a long-time youth worker, speaker, and blogger of all things youth ministry. He’s the…

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March 21, 2017

By: Chase Snyder

7 Ways To Make Sure Your Volunteers Love Serving At Retreats

Can we all admit that student ministry retreats have a certain level of “weird” involved in…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 20, 2017

By: Kellen Roggenbuck

Let ‘Em Speak

  Sometimes we can be overly protective of our pulpit/lectern/podium/music stand/stack of old shoe boxes and…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 20, 2017

By: Chris Schaffner

The Power of Permission in Youth Ministry

The first time I learned about the validation that comes with giving someone permission to experience their…

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March 18, 2017

By: Rev. Steph Dodge

How to be Mistaken for a “Real” Pastor

I’ve heard it said that if you are a pastor at a church that has teenagers…

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March 17, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Brian Aaby Shares About the YS 101 Collaborative

Brian Aaby, Director of YS Search and YS Coaching fills us in on an exciting new…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

March 17, 2017

By: Scott Gillenwaters

Mentioning the Unmentionable: Sex Ed in the Church (Part 1)

You can tell a three-year-old not to touch an electrical outlet and, usually, he or she…

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

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March 25, 2017

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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