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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM

Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

April 19, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

A New Future For Youth Specialties

Orange & Download Youth Ministry Partner to Assume Leadership of Ministry April 19, 2018- The leaders of…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

April 19, 2018

By: Brant Cole

5 Things to Avoid When a Student Comes to You With a Crisis

During my first year in full-time youth ministry, a student approached me with a major crisis.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

April 18, 2018

By: Jason Matthews

10 Questions to Ask Your Teens

If you want to dig a little deeper into how “successful” your ministry is in raising up the next generation of Jesus followers, you might consider asking them these ten questions.

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

April 17, 2018

By: Larry Fulmer

5 Ways to Protect your Day Off

It’s okay to take a moment to breathe, and it’s most certainly okay to take a day to focus on you!

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March 19, 2018

By: Chris Schaffner

Guidelines For Frontline Workers

If you have worked with youth for any period of time you have encountered a student who discloses,…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

February 19, 2018

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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February 9, 2018

By: Justin Knowles

Practical Steps On How To Kill “That Thing” In Your Ministry

We all have that one program, event, that we are running in which at some point…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

February 7, 2018

By: chrisschaffner

How Rape Culture Is Implanted In Boys At An Early Age

Just turn on the news and you will see stories from the #metoo and #churchtoo movement. This movement is…

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February 5, 2018

By: Kane McEntire

Full Steam Ahead

Youth ministry is an exhilarating calling! The challenge is, things can become kind of busy. It’s…

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February 2, 2018

By: Brant Cole

Recapturing The Gospel In Your Ministry

It was one of those board meetings… You know? One of those board meetings when you…

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