Creating a Volunteer Strategy in Student Ministry (OC18)

The longer I am in student ministry, the more I realize that there are so many things involved in making it happen. You have all the more traditional things like teaching, games, worship, trips, and regular communication, but you also have other elements that have been added over time. In many settings, the student ministry … Continue reading Creating a Volunteer Strategy in Student Ministry (OC18)

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The Orange Conference 2018 Recap (Episode 28: The Student Ministry Podcast)

On this episode of The Student Ministry Podcast, Nick Blevins, Tom Bump, David Maddron, and Tom Pounder join Steve Cullum to talk about their experience at The Orange Conference 2018. For those who are regular listeners, you will notice a departure from the regular setup in this episode. These five guys were asked by Orange … Continue reading The Orange Conference 2018 Recap (Episode 28: The Student Ministry Podcast)

What if… Just Jesus? (OC18)

As I've mentioned before, this year's theme at The Orange Conference 2018 was "One Voice." The idea behind this is that we can do more when we work together. This thought is applicable to many situations, but there was one that stood out to me more than some others -- that we should work together … Continue reading What if… Just Jesus? (OC18)

Learning to Layer and Let Go (OC18)

Going into The Orange Conference 2018, I knew the theme was about working together. When it came to the workshops, though, I chose them a couple months ago. I picked them by just focusing on where I thought I needed some help. At this point, the conference is just over halfway complete, and I've been sensing … Continue reading Learning to Layer and Let Go (OC18)

It’s Orange Conference Time Again! (OC18)

This week, I'll be down at The Orange Conference 2018 in Atlanta with the rest of our family ministry staff at LifeBridge. As I have done in previous years, I'm also on the official blogging team for the conference. For those of you who are new to my blog, here is what that means: I'll … Continue reading It’s Orange Conference Time Again! (OC18)

Knowing, Showing, & Growing with Tim Wadsworth (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 27)

In episode 27 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Tim Wadsworth, who is currently the Student Pastor at North Hills Church in Taylors/Greenville, South Carolina. After pursuing a career in music, God called him to serve as a student minister in his home town, where he has been leading for over eight years. Not only will Tim … Continue reading Knowing, Showing, & Growing with Tim Wadsworth (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 27)

Leading through Change with Ben Patterson (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 26)

In episode 26 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Ben Patterson. Ben is currently the lead student pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Parker, Colorado. He's been at his current church for a couple years and has already had to lead through a few changes. He also has his own youth group at home … Continue reading Leading through Change with Ben Patterson (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 26)

3 Important Components of Regular Student Ministry Meetings

One of the most important parts of student ministry is equipping and empowering others. There are many ways to go about this, but one of simplest ways is through regular meetings. We have them once a month. And because I don't like long meetings and I value people's time, I keep them to one hour … Continue reading 3 Important Components of Regular Student Ministry Meetings