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CONTROLLED CHAOS and the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION

CONTROLLED CHAOS and the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION

Hello Chaos Nation! This week is the National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC), taking place in Tampa, FL. Youth workers from all over the country, and even from around the globe, will be descending on Tampa for a week of training, encouragement, support, networking,...
Emotions Rise During Worship at REMIX

Emotions Rise During Worship at REMIX

As hundreds of harmonized voices of young people lift their praises at CIY events, it’s not uncommon to see worship leaders lower their microphones from their lips and just smile. Emily Krohn is one of those leaders, and some of her favorite moments on tour are those...
Dodgeball Moments Reveal Deeper Meanings at MIX

Dodgeball Moments Reveal Deeper Meanings at MIX

To the common bystander, it might seem like a carefree dodgeball tournament … but to youth leaders, students and MIX event staff, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Throughout the MIX conference, middle school students find ample opportunities to compete with...
Breaking: Students Dodge Aliens in Thrilling Game at MIX

Breaking: Students Dodge Aliens in Thrilling Game at MIX

Just after dusk, a CIY MIX conference is so quiet that any sound bounces off the buildings and echoes through the trees. Then, small clusters of middle schoolers make haste across the campus – The Outer Realm game is on! “Mission Impossible” music follows each group...
The Youth Ministry Island – Part 4

The Youth Ministry Island – Part 4

As a young youth worker, I looked up to the “big guys.” These were the guys who were leading seminars and writing books. They were seen after as leaders, pioneers and trailblazers. We called them “experts” and learned from their wisdom and experience. I would listen...

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