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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM

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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September 10, 2017

By: Joel Stepanek

Same Team? Dealing with opposition from volunteers

I stood in the kitchen of our youth house with another volunteer named Chris as he…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 9, 2017

By: David Fraze

Falling to Stand Up

“It is one of the most difficult things I have ever done!” This statement has come…

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September 8, 2017

By: Ash SanFilippo

6 Strategies for Engaging The Hurting Teen

Courtney woke up to the smell of stale weed. Laying still, she closed her eyes and…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

September 6, 2017

By: Alex McElroy

Shaky Ground

I was standing to the side, near the audio and sound equipment. As I cued the…

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