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Youth Specialties Blog
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August 22, 2017

By: Denny Burda

Habsburgs: Building a Legacy in youth ministry

On my recent holiday to Austria, I had the chance to explore the history of the…

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August 17, 2017

By: Ethan Winfield

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now!

Starting out in youth ministry can be a very daunting journey, and sometimes we feel that…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 17, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Taught VS. Caught: Saying More, Speaking Less

“What are you teaching, this week?” It is the question that students, parents and others ask…

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August 16, 2017

By: Maina Mwaura and Sabrena Klausman

Barefoot Republic: A Conversation with Amy Grant, Tommy Rhodes and Thomas Rose

Maina Mwuara and Sabrena Klausman sat down for a conversation with Amy Grant, Tommy Rhodes, and…

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August 14, 2017

By: Todd Jones

6 Tips for Planning Youth Group Nights

Ready or not here it comes. Youth group is going to happen weekly no matter what,…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 11, 2017

By: Glen Guyton

Youth Ministry on a “tiny” budget: The Pineapple Soda Principle

Having been in ministry for over 17 years, I remember having zero money for programming to…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 10, 2017

By: Scott Talley

Fresh Start in the Fall

Summer time has gone by very fast and the school year has started for schools across…

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August 9, 2017

By: Jason Matthews

Good Questions to Ask Volunteers Before the Fall

Summer time is connection time.  It’s that time of the ministry year when we either take…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 8, 2017

By: William Parker

How Gangs are Reaching Young People with Youth Ministry Models

What if I told you that gangs are using youth ministry approaches to recruit and retain…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

August 8, 2017

By: Denny Burda

Cornwall: Managing Mini Revolutions in your youth ministry

I recently spent my holiday in Vienna and Cornwall and found my inspiration for my next…

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