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After B90x – Bible Memorization Tips

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This past January, a group of Salvos and friends decided to challenge themselves to read through the entire Bible in 90 days. That 90 days came to an end this past week! It was quite the journey, with many of us falling behind, catching up, or readjusting our 90 day goal. We’ve reminded ourselves all…

Chap Clark Interview

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Dr. Chap Clark, pastor, professor, and accomplished author, was our special guest at the 2014 Developing Youth Leaders Seminar. He sat down with the CYN and we asked him some questions submitted via Twitter & Facebook, and explored a few of the ideas he taught on in the main sessions. All of the audio from…

Help! I Hate My Corps!

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Last year we tried to take a long, hard look at why young people are leaving The Salvation Army in record numbers. We heard from a former Salvo, a Salvo youth minister on the cheap answers offered young people, and a Salvo young adult on why he’s stuck around. Obviously this isn’t an issue that…

Regeneration Retrospective

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Hebrews 11:1 states, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Yet following Jesus in our post modern world necessitates occupying that mysterious place where faith and doubt intersect. Thankfully, belonging to Christ’s body means we don’t don’t occupy that place alone. Gathering at Regeneration to…

Reload: Urban Youth Ministry Conference

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Reload is a training conference serving over 300 urban youth workers from Chicagoland and the Midwest region. Join youth pastors, senior pastors, volunteers, teachers, parents, grandparents, nonprofit staff, social workers, foster parents, teenagers—and many others serving in urban youth ministry at this event designed to refresh, renew, empower, and equip. Reload is also super affordable!…

Digging In After DYL

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This year’s Developing Youth Leaders Seminar was an amazing time of fellowship as Salvos and walking together through deep questions surrounding youth culture and ministry. My prayer for all of us who experienced that together is that we will continue to give time and space to listen to what the Lord is speaking into our…

Central Youth Network’s Rejected Super Bowl Ad

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Too hot for tv? Controversial celebrity endorsement? You decide why our first commercial was pulled from the ad rotation of Super Bowl XLVIII (hint: we didn’t actually have the budget to buy even .000001 second of air time…)!

What to Expect At DYL 2014

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UPDATE: 2/7/14 Forgot to include the fact that uniforms are not required for the week. So wear whatever stylish garb you feel like! The Developing Youth Leaders Seminar begins next week! We here at the Youth Department are both excited and slightly losing our minds getting all the last minute details covered. I hope that…

Am I What I Ought to Be?

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This week at my Corps, I was introduced to a song that was new to me from the Red Songbook: #409–Before Thy Face, Dear Lord by Herbert Booth. Perhaps it’s new to you too, or maybe it’s an old familiar refrain, but in either case the words present a wonderful challenge for Spiritual introspection. The…

Our Top 5 Articles of 2013

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2013 was a good year for the Central Youth Network! We launched our new site just weeks before the start of the year, and we’ve enjoyed the new opportunities that its been presented to interact with youth leaders, soldiers, and officers all over the world. My prayer is that the conversations begun, continued, and hosted…