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The Power of the Gospel & The Power of the Movie Theater

By Josh Griffin

I got to see a screening of the movie Woodlawn last night ... it was absolutely incredible and I'm excited to see what God does with this film. I'll post a full reivew of it later this week, but it is a pwerful tool to influence a generation to end racism and love Jesus. 

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Student Leadership Basics: Crafting Vision

By Jen Bradbury

When they hear how much of a role my student leaders have in creating our ministry's vision, other youth workers often look at me as though I'm crazy. They wonder, Why would you entrust your teens with creating your vision?

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4 Key Values Your Team Needs To Grasp

By Justin Knowles

School is back in session! Crazy. I don’t know about you but I cant believe summer is over. But this does not mean the craziness of summer starts. Now begins the craziness of the fall. When it comes moving your vision for your ministry, these four things can help you and your volunteers push forward in the fall:

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What You Need To Tell New Small Group Leaders

By Christopher Wesley

It takes so much work and energy to find small group leaders that sometimes we drop the ball when it comes to getting them started. If they don’t start out well, chances are they won’t last long.

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Fun Instagram Promo Videos You Can Make

By Justin Knowles

So this Wednesday night is our Fall Kick-Off. I could not be more pumped.This is an invite night. We challenged our students to reach out to their friends who don't come to church and invite them to come hear the Gospel of Jesus. We go all out and have a great service planned. After service, we have a huge glow in the dark/neon dance party. It's going to be awesome. If you can pray for God to move in a mighty way, we would appreicate it. 

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Can it really all be catch free?

By Jen Bradbury

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Summer Camp Rules Street Magic with Mavid Lane

By Josh Griffin

Oh my goodness ... this camp rules video from our junior high ministry is pure gold. Enjoy Summer Camp Rules with street magician Mavid Lane!

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Join Other Youth Groups for National Evangelism Week!

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Download Youth Ministry Webshow: Episode 275

By Josh Griffin

Just enough youth ministry so you don't feel guilty for watching. Thanks so all of our amazing sponsors [Orange, YM360 & LeaderTreks) and this episode - one more shout out to The Life Book (@lifebook or http://www.thelifebook.com) as well:

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Josh Griffin

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Josh is the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He’s the co- founder of DYM and is the father of 4 who speaks a little, writes a little, Twitters a bit, and blogs a lot.

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Doug Fields

Doug Fields is a 30+ year youth ministry veteran who is the Author of 50+ books, Founder of Simply Youth Ministry, Speaker, Pastor, Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth & Family at Azusa Pacific University, and a Partner in DYM.

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Rachel Blom

Rachel Blom is from The Netherlands originally and has youth ministry experience in several countries, both as a volunteer and on staff.

Justin-Knowles

Justin Knowles

Justin Knowles is the Lead Next Gen. Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas, CA. He oversees Jr. High, High School and College ministries at the church.

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Colton Harker

Colton Harker serves college-age students at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. He loves Jesus, people, life change, and Netflix.

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Christopher Wesley

Blogging serving at a Catholic Church. Chris Wesley has been in youth ministry for over 9 years as the Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Nativity in Maryland.

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Jen Bradbury

Jen serves as the director of youth ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus and her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. She also blogs regularly at www.YMJen.com

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Neely McQueen

Blogging about girls' ministry. Neely McQueen has been working with students for over 15 years. She works in Student Ministries at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA.

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Laneita Fix

Author, Speaker, Director Ministry Development for Asian Youth Ministries. Love 22 years of working with youth and equipping others in the trenches in youth ministry.

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart

Geoff Stewart serves the Jr/Sr High School Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey B.C. and doesn't appreciate the jokes about being Canadian (unless they are funny of course).

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