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Equipping, teaching, loving, and serving the next generation, one teen at a time.

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Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention

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Recent Youth Blog Posts

Commissioned?

Commissioned?

For just a moment I want to unpack the word “commissioned” as it’s used in the military. The Navy uses the word “commission” when a ship is placed into active service. This is a really big moment in the life of a ship as it means that this ship is now an official...

Stay Standing If You are a Seasoned Youth Worker

Stay Standing If You are a Seasoned Youth Worker

 We’ve likely all played a game of “Stay Standing If”. Now, picture a room of hundreds of youth workers playing that game with the host saying, “Stay standing if you’ve been in youth ministry for one year or less” and then they repeat that phrase repeatedly while...

Boundaries: A Roundtable Discussion

Boundaries: A Roundtable Discussion

You are invited to view a 60-minute round table discussion on boundaries. Having boundaries in ministry is such an important thing for youth workers, their spouses, their families and their churches as seven ministry leaders share from their 200 years of ministry...

Book Review: “Sticky Faith Innovation”

Book Review: “Sticky Faith Innovation”

Over the last few months, I have had a sense that there was room in our church's youth ministry to be more creative and more importantly, to be more intentional about our ministry. Shortly thereafter, I purchased the book “Sticky Faith Innovation” by Steve Argue and...

GRACE NOW

A few years back I wrote a blog post called “Well A Lot” (it can be found at www.clba.org/well-a-lot/), and) the point of it was to encourage youth workers to do the things that they do – “well” instead of doing “a lot”. And truly, doing things “well” for Jesus should...

Well, A Lot

I’m hoping my title was a bit confusing. I want to name two different ways of doing ministry right off the bat…. Doing it well Doing a lot of it I remember when I was 22 and just getting started at my first church how I did things. I did a lot of stuff. I hung out...