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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM


May 22, 2018

By: Corey Jones

14 Podcasts You Need To Know About

With just a tap on the screen, you can be on your way to find inspiration,…

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May 18, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

Replacing Tragedy with Hope

We live in a tragically broken world, and no one is more aware of that than…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 15, 2018

By: Tony Akers

What to Work On (when you don’t know what to work on)

On a very rare occasion in youth ministry I found myself sitting in front of my…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 14, 2018

By: Scott Talley

Life After The Retreat

One of my favorite events every winter/spring is our annual D-Now weekend. Seeing students come to…

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May 12, 2018

By: Chase Snyder

10 Apps That Every Youth Pastor Needs

Summer is (almost) here and so are the 15 camps, events, and retreats you have planned…

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May 10, 2018

By: Dan Koller

Planning A Personal Spiritual Retreat Day

I’ve been having conversations with more and more people that feel the stress of ministry, life,…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 8, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

Take Your Teens Camping

Would you like to build better relationships within your youth group? Do you wish they would…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 7, 2018

By: Jeff_Beckley

Are You a Real Pastor?

You finally get the position of youth pastor, and it does not take long before you…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 3, 2018

By: Jonny Radcliff

Crafting a One Night Mission Trip

We all know that you lie awake in bed at night with colorful, creative ways to…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 2, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

11 Essential Youth Ministry Skills

In building a ministry, the aim should be to build something that lasts…even beyond the tenure…

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