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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM

Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

January 21, 2018

By: Tori Mick

Don’t Forget The Skills

My first foray into adding life skills into our youth ministry happened at a previous church…

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January 19, 2018

By: Justin Knowles

6 Signs You’re An Immature Leader

We all need to grow in leadership. It’s something you will never arrive at. It’s something…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

January 18, 2018

By: Kyle Hoffsmith

Praying for Biblical Appetites

Many people thank God for their food, which they are about to eat, in their prayers…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

January 13, 2018

By: Justin Knowles

Big Numbers…Whoop-dee-doo!

Can we just be honest? At the big event we get the shot that shows the…

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January 11, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

Quick Tips For Small Groups

I’m of the belief that there are some who are just naturally intuitive in how to…

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January 10, 2018

By: Todd Jones

50 Themed Event Ideas

1. Sports Night Wear sports jerseys, dress as a favorite athlete, play sports trivia, eat popcorn…

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January 9, 2018

By: Joshua Glymph

5 Prayers for Your Teens

If you have a teenager, you are in a constant state of prayer.  Keep them safe…

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January 8, 2018

By: Stephanie Caro

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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January 7, 2018

By: Dawrell Rich

3 Tips About Dating for the Single Pastor

Dating can be difficult. Unfortunately, it can be even more challenging when you’re in vocational ministry.…

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January 6, 2018

By: Chase Snyder

20 Questions Every Middle School Parent is Asking

There are few things as confusing and stressful as raising middle school students. Most days it…

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January 21, 2018

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