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  • Memphis, TN
  • Cook Convention Center

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Latest From The Youth Specialties Blog


June 28, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Civil War Dodgeball

Yet another twist on the old youth ministry classic dodgeball.  Just in case you are sick and…

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June 27, 2017

By: Bryan Lees

13 Reasons Why, Suicide & Our Identity in Christ

Like many of my fellow youth workers, I recently found myself watching the Netflix original series…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 26, 2017

By: Denny Burda

Doctor Who? The issue of the messiah complex in youth ministry

My love of Doctor Who goes all the way back to my early years in school.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 26, 2017

By: Todd Jones

Making A Real Job Of Youth Ministry

Youth workers have a terrible reputation. That statement should not come as a shock to you,…

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June 25, 2017

By: Brant Cole

4 Steps to Plugging in a New Leader

How do you know if a youth leader is going to be the right fit for…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 24, 2017

By: Tony Akers

The Prayer I No Longer Pray

My youngest child is leaving soon for a mission trip with her youth group.  In my…

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June 23, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Idea Swap: Volunteer Training

Earlier this week, I gathered with YS Blog Authors, national ministry leaders, and other trusted youth…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 23, 2017

By: Dan Istvanik

Top 10 Things to Consider As You START Doing Generation Z Ministry


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June 22, 2017

By: Glen Guyton

Reporting Sexual Abuse

Maybe nothing better illustrates the need for clear boundary lines than the hymn by Thomas H.…

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Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 21, 2017

By: Erick Ben. Sede

A Life Shaped by an Unparalleled Cross-Cultural Experience

My cross-cultural experience in St. Paul, Minnesota began when our seminary class on Cross-Cultural Communication in…

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