What Happened to National Youth Ministries and Conferences?

“The movers and shakers of national youth ministry in America look a little different than they did 10 years ago.

While legacy organizations that have traditionally been relied on for providing curricula, resources and training to churches and youth ministers (such as Youth Specialties or Group Publishing) are still around today, they exist in somewhat diminished forms as challenges and new organizations have emerged on the scene.

Likewise, some national organizations like Dare 2 Share or Teen Mania that have been known for hosting national conferences and revival-like events attended by thousands of teens and pre-teens nationwide have either had to “reinvent” themselves or shut down entirely.

What is happening is what one expert in the field is calling the “tectonic plate shifting” in the world of youth ministry development and training…” Read the full article here >>

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