Tag: tic long

  • NYWC: What’s More Awesome Than a Bacon-filled Banana?

    The news: Today is the last day to register for NYWC San Diego for Super Early Bird prices. Bacon and flutophones? ┬áThe brainstorm session for this video was a blast. Ian, Tic, and I kicked around a thousand ideas around the concept of “What would be MORE AWESOME?” The shoot: This video was shot all […]

  • Thank you, Mr. Long

    “Well, I’m in if you’re in.” That was the phrase that began my next season at Youth Specialties. Back in December 2009 I’d been offered the opportunity to stay on with YS after the purchase by YouthWorks. Tic and I exchanged a couple phone calls and texts… and I remember saying to him playfully, “Well, […]

  • What the heck is YS Palooza?

  • The Naysayer

    It still giggle every time I hear this. Just the “Ticky” cracks me up.

  • What is NYWC all about?

    I have the coolest job in youth ministry. I get to do what I love, connecting with youth workers around the world and I get paid for it! At the core of it this video demonstrates the 2 things I love most about working at YS. Tic lays out the heart of why we do […]

  • Reclaiming Weekends

    This weekend I am not checking my work e-mail. Ah, work. I love my job. Maybe I love it a bit too much? When I first started at YS I was pretty good about balance. I limited my availability. I worked from home at least one day per week. Weekends became sacred time again. And […]

  • Welcome Back, Tic

    Life is crazy. I don’t know about other people, but my life is full of surprising moments. One of those crazy twists just took hold as today it becomes public that Tic Long is back at Youth Specialties. My first 5 thoughts about Tic coming back: Woohoo! Is this for real? This is going to […]

  • The weekend that was

    This morning my back and arms are sore, my legs feel heavy, my eyes don’t want to open… signs of a very cool weekend. I took the weekend off. For the first time in a long time I actually completely disconnected from work. It was much needed. Last month Kristen scored some great tickets to […]

  • YS Podcast

    Hard to believe that this is the 28th episode of the re-launched YS Podcast. I like that we’ve kept it simple, short, and all about youth ministry. I’ve talked to Sean a bunch of times about this piece. His ministry helps youth groups around the country buy airtime on local radio. Not event spots… but […]