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Extended Adolescence Symposium

Youth workers, by definition, serve adolescents – but who are those people? Under 18? Under 30? For a few years now, there has been considerable discussion in the medical/psychological academic world about the existence and implications of the lengthening of adolescence. It’s a conversation that the church, and youth workers especially, need to join in […]

2010: There has been joy

I gave up trying to write those family update Christmas letters quite a few years ago. However, this morning, while my young adults are sleeping and my husband is already at work, I’ve been sitting nearby the Christmas tree and looking through the photos I’ve taken over the past year. They remind me of the […]

The conversation

Here I am again, in a lovely hotel room going over the plan for my day here at Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention. This event has had incredible impact on me over the years, meeting amazing people who have become friends as well as gaining resources and ideas to refresh my soul, challenge my […]

How Youth Workers Can Benefit From Conferences

Youth ministry conventions are an incredible experience, as most people who have attended one will share with you. In some senses, they are like summer camp for youth workers – a place to get out of the normal routines of life and ministry, meet with God, be ministered to, be challenged a bit by voices […]