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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM

Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 21, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Teaching That is Built to Last

We all want the things we are teaching to last longer than the back door of…

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September 21, 2017

By: Scott Talley

A Simple “How-to” Guide for a Dodgeball Event

  In the fall of 2017, our Student Ministry will host the third annual dodgeball tournament…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 20, 2017

By: Matthew Overton

White Supremacy and Youth Recruitment

About two weeks ago this banner was placed above an overpass in the small city where…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 20, 2017

By: Denny Burda

Churchill’s Bunker: Why Strategy Matters in Youth Ministry

1940 London. The Third Reich is at the height of its power and on the offensive.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 17, 2017

By: Ryan Schmall

Keep Talking About Charlottesville!

In many ways, it feels as though we’ve already moved on. I mean, since the events…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 14, 2017

By: Stephen Hale

Hurricane Irma and the Problem of Evil

As youth ministers, most of us have encountered questions about God’s power after tragedies. “Why does…

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September 13, 2017

By: Kristin D. Hemingway

Review of the NIV True Images Bible for Teen Girls

As a person that got baptized at age 11 and began to seriously follow Christ at…

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September 13, 2017

By: Matt Larkin

Review of the NIV Revolution Bible for Teen Guys

OVERVIEW There are a number of study Bibles on the market for students; and for a…

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September 13, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Prayers After the Water Subsides and the Fires Die

Over the last 2 weeks, youth workers from across the U.S. have been battling both storms…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 12, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Church, You Need a Full-Time Youth Pastor

Church, we need to go out for coffee.  I have been watching.  I see you struggling.…

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