Tag Archives: Tic Long

New Leadership for Youth Specialties

Youth Specialties is the ministry that Mike Yaconelli and I started back in 1968 to provide resources and training for people who do youth ministry in the church. I don’t think the mission of YS has changed much since I … Continue reading

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National Youth Workers Convention 2010

I just returned from the National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville (Youth Specialties). I was a speaker at both the Nashville and the San Diego YS conventions this year, an honor for me given that I’m well past my prime … Continue reading

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Talking Crazy about YS

This was a fun little sketch that the YS gang invited me to do a few weeks ago. It was about 110 degrees outside when we filmed this inside a car with the AC off and the windows rolled up. … Continue reading

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Hooray! YS will keep right on “Tic-ing”

Well, the news is out about the future of Youth Specialties and I’m happy to report that it’s very good. YouthWorks, the Minneapolis-based ministry that purchased YS from Zondervan a couple months ago has re-hired Tic Long to come back … Continue reading

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Youth Specialties in Transition

I’ve been getting phone calls from people wanting to know how I feel about the recent changes at Youth Specialties. Earlier this year, Tic Long was let go, and last week, Mark Oestreicher (Marko) was also released of his duties. … Continue reading

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Salute to Tic Long

This week is Tic Long’s last at Youth Specialties, the organization I co-founded with my old friend Mike Yaconelli.  Mike and I and our friend Denny Rydberg ran YS for the first seven or eight years, and then we made … Continue reading

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