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Youth Specialties Blog
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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 18, 2017

By: Dan McPherson

Time To Reinvent The Wheel

What comes to mind when you hear the words “youth pastor”? We live in an ever-changing…

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October 17, 2017

By: Sabrena Klausman, Jason Matthews and Ash SanFilippo

Discipling the Busy Teen: A Sneak Peek at the NYWC Seminar

75% percent of youth workers identify their students’ busyness as their number one obstacle to discipleship.…

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October 17, 2017

By: Youth Specialties

How NOT to Handle Conflict

Let’s face it: conflict is going to happen, especially in churches. Whether it’s between you and…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 14, 2017

By: Tony Akers

Silos or Segments?

I was once accused in a staff meeting of existing only in my ministry “silo”.  The…

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October 13, 2017

By: Jen Willard

Step-by-Step Event Planning Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide on planning events that you can use for almost every event…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 11, 2017

By: Scott Nichols

Supporting Your Core Parents

If you’re involved with youth ministry and teenagers in any form then you’re going to be…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 9, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

The Difference Between Program and Ministry

Years ago, I sat in at Youth Specialties’ National Youth Workers Convention, listening to Kara Powell,…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 4, 2017

By: David Bonnema

Creating a Youth Network In Your Community That is Constructive, Not Competitive

Over my ten years of ministry in Tampa, I have been a part of several “youth…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 3, 2017

By: Joseph Fowler

Prepare for Launch

Students move through your ministry constantly and at light speed. If you’re one of those brave…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

October 3, 2017

By: Joshua Glymph

Ministry During Hurricanes

So about 10 days ago a hurricane hit my city (Jacksonville, Florida). In fact, it hit…

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