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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM

Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

November 24, 2017

By: Justin Knowles

Buh-Bye Student Leadership

Student leadership is done in our ministry as we know it. Well, kind of. Do I…

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November 23, 2017

By: Denny Burda

The Importance of Hospitality in Youth Ministry

I know many of you out there can relate to this happening. You are hosting an…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

November 22, 2017

By: chrisschaffner

Youth Ministries That Nurture Resilience In Teens

Young people are living in a world that seems hell-bent on breaking those who try to…

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November 21, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Top This Nights

A little something fun to add to your group meetings, youth night, or next event, consider…

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November 20, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Too Many Volunteers? Try This!

10)  Jettison Job descriptions Do not have a written job description for the position.  Keep the…

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November 19, 2017

By: Jesse Criss


GAME OVERVIEW Mantracker is all about teams of 2-3 reaching the final destination without getting caught…

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November 18, 2017

By: chrisschaffner

A Look At The Future Of Youth Ministry

I work in the clinical world and often can’t help but wonder if the changes we…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

November 17, 2017

By: Christina Hite

Reorienting Our Approach to Health

I have spent time in a variety of churches: Pentecostal, Charismatic, Southern Baptist, Non-denom, and Catholic.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

November 16, 2017

By: Gloria Lee

Safe Place to Talk Diversity

When I first immigrated to the US from South Korea at the age of 8, I…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

November 15, 2017

By: Mario Kee

Is It Time to Let Go?

I recently resigned from my church a few months back which is a sad occasion as…

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The YS Job Bank has been helping churches and youth workers connect since 1997. It’s FREE for youth workers to post resumes and search jobs. Churches can post openings and browse resumes to fill openings.

Pastoral Associate in Children’s & Family Ministry (1 Year Position)

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada

Youth Pastor (Sr. & Jr. High)

Tucson, AZ, USA

Crossing Student Minister

Jenks, OK, USA

Pastor of Student Ministries

Valley Springs, CA 95252, USA

Youth Pastor at Lincoln Presbyterian Church (ECO)

Stockton, CA, USA

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November 23, 2017

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