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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM


October 22, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Monday Morning Blues

Every Monday it happens.  I awake and walk into the room with my biggest critic.  He…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 21, 2017

By: Todd Jones

9 Leadership Principles You Need To Know

Leadership. Without it organizations crumble, potential is never met, people are left puzzled and frustrated, and…

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October 20, 2017

By: Scott Osborne

Negotiating Naysayers

As ministry leaders, you probably have a parental affection for not only your students, but your…

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October 19, 2017

By: Brad Hill

Use Imaginary Balloons to Lead Better Conversations

I would like you to consider two scenarios after your next small group:  In the first,…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 18, 2017

By: Dan McPherson

Time To Reinvent The Wheel

What comes to mind when you hear the words “youth pastor”? We live in an ever-changing…

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October 17, 2017

By: Sabrena Klausman, Jason Matthews and Ash SanFilippo

Discipling the Busy Teen: A Sneak Peek at the NYWC Seminar

75% percent of youth workers identify their students’ busyness as their number one obstacle to discipleship.…

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October 17, 2017

By: Youth Specialties

How NOT to Handle Conflict

Let’s face it: conflict is going to happen, especially in churches. Whether it’s between you and…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 14, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Silos or Segments?

I was once accused in a staff meeting of existing only in my ministry “silo”.  The…

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October 13, 2017

By: Jen Willard

Step-by-Step Event Planning Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide on planning events that you can use for almost every event…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 11, 2017

By: Scott Nichols

Supporting Your Core Parents

If you’re involved with youth ministry and teenagers in any form then you’re going to be…

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