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Youth Specialties Blog
Over 300 Writers Advancing Youth Ministry #AYM


June 6, 2018

By: Todd Jones

5 Ideas For Transitioning Out

After 4 years and an incredible amount of amazing ministry at my church, I felt God…

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June 5, 2018

By: Ben Marshall

5 Ways to Protect Your Day Off

Ministry is not a regular 9:00-5:00 type of job. Sometimes it involves early morning breakfast meetings…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 1, 2018

By: Dan Koller

Mission Trips and Missional Living

I grew up in a small church. Our youth ministry was so small, sometimes it seemed…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 31, 2018

By: Jesse Criss

Letting a Leader Go

One of the hardest moments for any Pastor/Director is the moment you need to let go…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 30, 2018

By: Mark J. The Poet

Protecting Your Ministry by Protecting Your Heart

Looking back, I wish I had understood the importance of BEING who God called me to…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 29, 2018

By: Youth Specialties

I’m Not Your Youth Pastor Anymore

The summer of 2011 I started a role at a church that was paying the previous…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 24, 2018

By: Ryan Schmall

Thriving as a New Youth Worker

A couple months ago my family and I packed up our bags and left our town,…

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May 23, 2018

By: Scott Gillenwaters

6 AMAZING Lock In Ideas

If I ever meet the youth director who invented lock-ins, I may have a few cross…

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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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