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Free NYWC Video – Mark Yaconelli

In this free video, Mark Yaconelli reminds us of the gift we bring to young people and calls us to remember the God we’ve met. It’s a perfect reminder; it’s not your job to save your church or chase the shiny, new and spectacular.  We are so excited that Mark will be joining us again at NYWC in both San Diego and Nashville.  We hope you consider joining us too.  To learn more, visit NYWC.com.

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Connecting with Students

Last month a student from the high school just down the street from me excused himself from class about 10:15 a.m., walked into a restroom, and shot himself.

It was his 17th birthday.

 

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How Do I See Myself After High School?: A Sticky Faith Free Download Lesson

Many of the statistics you read about teenagers and faith can be alarming. Recent studies show that 40-50 percent of kids who are connected to a youth group throughout their senior year will fail to stick with their faith in college. As youth workers are pouring their time and energy into the students in their ministries, they are often left wondering if they've done enough to equip their students to carry their faith into adulthood.

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