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May 22, 2017

By: Joshua Glymph

A Video Training Series: 3 Great Questions to Ask Christian Students

In a previous video, we talked about sharing the gospel with students.  In this video I…

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May 18, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Baked Bean Bubble Blow

IT IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE! A LOT OF BEANS, A LITTLE BIT OF…

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May 18, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Creating Camps Your Volunteers Won’t Want to Miss

Last week, YS Blog Author Chase Snyder led a really solid webinar about how we can…

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May 17, 2017

By: Paul Turner

Fun Game on the Cheap: Dragon’s Gold

PAUL TURNER is a long-time youth worker, speaker, and blogger of all things youth ministry. He’s the…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 17, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Why I Left, Why I Stayed: A conversation with Tony and Bart Campolo

Recently, Bart and Tony Campolo joined Maina Mwuara, Sabrena Klausman, and myself in a Hangout On…

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May 17, 2017

By: Corey Jones

95 Proven Life Hacks and Apps for Life Efficiency

Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect hack or app to simply make life…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

May 16, 2017

By: Fred Oduyoye

Minutes in Ministry: Fred’s Backstage Conversations at Catalyst

This past week, Fred Oduyoye spent time backstage at Catalyst interviewing a few of the speakers…

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May 16, 2017

By: Sara Galyon

Duct Tape Hockey Mask

This game is best played around Halloween. Supplies Lots of candy Plastic hockey masks (sold around…

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May 13, 2017

By: Chase Snyder

The Worst Way For A Youth Pastor To Manage Time

Ministry is busy, ya’ll. I’m sure that you operate like I do and are always looking…

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May 11, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Block-tionary

Pictionary Meets Jenga Meets Charades Meets Your Youth Group!?  It is a quick silly upfront group game,…

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