JOIN THOUSANDS OF YOUTH WORKERS FOR THE 46TH ANNUAL NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION


  • November 17-20, 2016
  • Duke Energy Center
  • Cincinnati, OH

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September 30, 2016

By: Youth Specialties

Devon and a Shoebox

Devon received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox at a church in Grenada at age 12. Here…

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September 30, 2016

By: Joseph Fowler

Justen Little’s ARISE Story

As youth workers, we have lots of great stories. We walk alongside students during some of…

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September 30, 2016

By: Marv Penner

The Subtle Seduction of Spiritual Sub-contracting

We’re excited to have Marv Penner as one of our NYWC speakers. This blog post is a great…

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September 29, 2016

By: Jacob Eckeberger

10-second Tip: Let Leaders Lead

At the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to…

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September 29, 2016

By: Cesar Castillejos

Clothed with Love: Extending Grace Beyond

We’re excited to have Cesar Castillejos as one of our NYWC speakers. Check out more information HERE. A…

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September 28, 2016

By: Matthew Overton

Jobs Based Youth Ministry: “Aren’t you just bribing kids with money?”

Matthew’s post below is an example of what some youth workers are doing to help youth…

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September 28, 2016

By: Chap Clark

A letter to a distraught Mom with a “kicking and screaming” daughter

We’re excited to have Chap Clark as one of our NYWC speakers. This blog post is a great…

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September 28, 2016

By: Tim Price

54 Ways To Intentionally Spend Time With Your Children

This post originally appeared on TIM’S BLOG and we thought it was so wonderful that we wanted to…

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September 27, 2016

By: Zane Kaehr

ARISE: Choosing Forgiveness

My wife and I work in a very complicated ministry. We are Family Teachers at Boys…

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September 27, 2016

By: Kerry Loescher

Development Tasks of Parents

We’re excited to have Kerry Loescher as one of our NYWC speakers. This blog post is a great…

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