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Why Failure Is OK In Discipleship

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Is it OK for students to fail? Of course it is. Andy Blanks writes about the role of failure in the discipleship journey.

The DNA Of Discipleship: An Excerpt From "DISCIPLE" By Dr. Allen Jackson

This blog post is an excerpt from Dr. Allen Jackson's book, "DISCIPLE: The Ordinary Person's Guide To Discipling Teenagers." In it, he looks at the DNA of Discipleship.

7 Keys To Welcoming New Volunteers

ym360 Contributor Bill Nance writes from his new perspective of being a youth ministry volunteer, and how it opened his eyes to some helpful thoughts on how we interact with our adult volunteers.

How To Keep Your Small Groups From Fizzling

Andy Blanks passes along a few thoughts on how to fight "the fizzle" and keep your small group growing in the right direction.

3 Ways To Add Creativity To Your Youth Ministry (Especially For Non-Creatives)

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Andy Blanks suggests three ways that even non-creative youth workers can breathe some creativity into their youth ministries.

How Maintaining Boundaries Could Save Your Ministry

ym360 Contributor Joshua Gill writes an interesting post about managing boundaries when it comes to tasks outside of your youth ministry calling.

Helping Teenagers Think Outside Themselves

ym360 contributor Ricard Parker writes about the need to help teenagers think outside themselves.

Equipping Your Students To Talk About Their Faith

Andy Blanks talks about the importance of equipping students to articulate the distinctives of their faith.

How Can We Make Teenagers Care About Their Faith?

How do we make teenagers care about their faith? Andy Blanks shares how he responded when he was asked this question.

There's No Room For Entitlement In Your Ministry (Or Your Life)

Andy Blanks passes along a powerful reminder of what it means to put entitlement to death in our ministries and our lives.