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2017 Themes

We're excited to announce our 2017 themes for YouthWorker Journal! YouthWorker Journal publishes a monthly digital magazine, and a quarterly print magazine. We also publish fresh content weekly over at the Yout...
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Safe Sanctuaries

I was a teenager when I was first immersed in the sexuality conversation. A family member and I had an honest conversation about their struggle with homosexuality. This was back in the 80’s in the Midwest, wh...
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Take the Advent Adventure

Quick Backdrop Advent. Some church traditions observe an Advent season while others do not. Regardless of your tradition, the season of Advent is an opportunity to filter out the busyness and distractions of t...
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Game: Thanks-living

For this learning game you will need a globe—and is best played by a small group or as a prelude to a more intimate time of prayer. Invite each of the teens to spin the globe, and as it is spinning, to stop ...
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Culture Snapshot

Check out these culture snapshots pulled from the pages of YouthWorker Journal.  Teens Smoking Less (But They Still Text a Lot) There was a bevy of good news in the new National Youth Risk Behavior Surve...
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Culture Snapshot

Check out these culture snapshots pulled from the next issue of YouthWorker Journal.  Star Wars: The Babies Awaken      Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a powerful influence on the box office when it...
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Student Leadership

Every now and then we're fortunate to gather wise youth ministry minds together and ask them to reflect on a REALLY BIG QUESTION. Recently, we tossed a couple big questions about student leadership at for youth...