National Youth Workers Convention 2018 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 35)

On episode 35 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve changes it up a bit and interviews 11 different youth workers. While in attendance at the National Youth Workers Convention in St. Louis this year, Steve did some blogging and posted a ton on Twitter, but he also had the chance to speak with a lot … Continue reading National Youth Workers Convention 2018 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 35)

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15 Quotes from NYWC 2018

The National Youth Workers Convention, located in St. Louis, MO, this year was a great time of refreshment and refocus. If you want to read more about the event, check out my other blog posts about it, especially the one titled "Youth Workers Unite." You can also look through my tweets from November 16-18 to … Continue reading 15 Quotes from NYWC 2018

So Many Connections (NYWC 2018)

The National Youth Workers Convention was filled with so many great things this year, but one thing I was not prepared for was all the connections I would make. Rather, I was not prepared for all the connections the Holy Spirit arranged for me to have. So today, I just wanted to run through some … Continue reading So Many Connections (NYWC 2018)

YS Honors Past with Excitement for the Future (NYWC 2018)

Earlier this year, Download Youth Ministry and Orange announced they would be purchasing Youth Specialties, a longtime youth ministry resource organization known for the National Youth Worker Convention, among many other things. Of course, there was some speculation on how it would go. YS has had their ups and downs over the years, and many … Continue reading YS Honors Past with Excitement for the Future (NYWC 2018)

Youth Workers Unite (NYWC 2018)

From the very first speaker at the National Youth Workers Convention this year, one thing was evident. A central theme emerged that God and the Youth Specialties leaders clearly wanted to get across to us: It’s time to stop comparing, competing, and fighting. Instead, we need to start uniting in our efforts to reach the … Continue reading Youth Workers Unite (NYWC 2018)

How to Best Use Video Games with Students

I just recently started blogging for Youth Specialties, and my first article has been published. Below, you will find a quick snippet and a link to read the rest of the article on their website. The video game world has had its ups and downs. From the crash of 1983 to the rise of casual … Continue reading How to Best Use Video Games with Students

Overcoming Burnout with James Sabin (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 34)

On episode 34 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview James Sabin, the youth and family pastor at Kingdom Church in Westover, WV. Over the past few years, though, James has been struggling through burnout and all that has come from that. Now, on the other side of it, he shares his story to hopefully … Continue reading Overcoming Burnout with James Sabin (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 34)