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Jacob Eckeberger

Rethinking Evangelism: YS Idea Lab with Greg Stier

In this YS Idea Lab, Greg Stier shares some key ways he’s been rethinking evangelism and…

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Youth Specialties

So You’re The New Youth Leader?

Let me run a few scenarios by you to see if any sound familiar: Your church…

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Youth Specialties

Incorporating Parents in Youth Ministry

When I began in youth ministry years ago, I was encouraged to involve college-age students and…

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Youth Specialties

Helping Youth Develop Coping Skills

Students often share their struggles with me. Maybe a teen’s parents are fighting, a grandparent died,…

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Youth Specialties

Five Things You May Have Forgotten

When asked “what do you do?” most youth pastors can identify some major areas of his…

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Youth Specialties

Navigating a Broad Spectrum of Spiritual Maturity

If your students are anything like mine, then they’re all over the spiritual map. I have…

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Youth Specialties

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I have a confession to make: I never really wanted to be a pastor. Don’t get…

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Jacob Eckeberger

Talking Youth Ministry with Kurt Johnston and Maina Mwaura

Last week, Maina Mwaura hosted longtime youth worker Kurt Johnston to talk about things that work in…

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Jacob Eckeberger

10 Awesome Road Trip Game Ideas

    JACOB ECKEBERGER is the Content and Community Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the…

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Youth Specialties

Young, Single, and in Youth Ministry

I accepted my first youth ministry position at the tender age of twenty, and I joked…

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