Real Resources is a Christ-centered, multi-denominational 501(c)3 nonprofit. Founded upon the belief that teens are a vital part of the Church today, and God has uniquely equipped them to live out His love in the world, Real Resources operates a family of ministries—YouthWorks, Youth SpecialtiesBigStuf Camps and Especialidades Juveniles—that draw teens, their families, and church leaders into deeper encounters with God and each other through community service, leadership development, play, and worship.

About Real Resources

Equipping Churches for the Mission

Launched in 2012, Real Resources is the name behind some of today’s best-known ministries that have been serving churches for more than 40 years. Home to a family of ministries including YouthWorksYouth Specialties and BigStuf Ministries, Real Resources’ core purpose is to serve churches by providing Christ-centered resources and experiences for ministry.  Headquartered in Minneapolis, Real Resources is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt Christian faith based organization.



Life-changing, Christ centered mission trips

YouthWorks has over 20 years of experience leading life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips for youth, churches and families. Every summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. YouthWorks provides lots of affordable options while maintaining high quality experiences because they want everyone to experience a mission trip.

Youth Specialties

Equpping and Encouraging Youth Workers

For more than 40 years, Youth Specialties (YS) has served as an international thought leader in Christian youth ministry. Through creating resources and convening youth workers, Youth Specialties encourages and equips local churches to help teenagers follow Jesus. Each year, Youth Specialties serves more than 100,000 youth workers worldwide through training seminars, conventions, books, curriculum and online resources.

BigStuf Ministries

camps that influence students to live life with jesus

BigStuf Ministries offers week long beach camps for students and leaders to experience the love of God through His Son, Jesus. Thousands of teens and leaders from churches across the country convene at Panama City Beach and Daytona Beach, Florida each summer to learn, pray, worship and have fun all while growing in their walk with Jesus.

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