10 Reasons to Attend the Orange Conference

Many years ago, I was introduced to the XP3 student ministry curriculum from Orange. I didn't know much about the whole Orange thing at that time, but I did hear they had an annual conference.  So, in 2010, I attended my first Orange Conference. I was somewhat overwhelmed, but I had a great time and … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Attend the Orange Conference

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Transitioning in Student Ministry with Auggie Mueller (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 33)

On episode 33 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Auggie Mueller, the Associate and Youth Pastor at Central Church of Christ in Griswold, Iowa. Auggie has had hit some rough spots along his journey, but God has continued to lead the way, especially as he transitioned into his current role. Join us for a … Continue reading Transitioning in Student Ministry with Auggie Mueller (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 33)

G Shades with Mike Haynes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 32)

On episode 32 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Mike Haynes. Not only is Mike one of the student ministry directors at Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, Virginia, but he is also the founder of G Shades, a new student curriculum focused on helping students see the Bible and the world around them through the … Continue reading G Shades with Mike Haynes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 32)

Orange Tour Adds Parent Experience for 2018

As I've said many times before, one of the most exciting things about Orange is its approach to all-church ministry. It's more than just a plan for kids and student ministry. It's actually something that can transform how your entire church does ministry -- to kids, students, parents, grandparents, singles, etc. If you are unfamiliar with … Continue reading Orange Tour Adds Parent Experience for 2018

Major Themes from the Global Leadership Summit 2018

Last week, I had the privilege of attending one of the simulcast locations for the Global Leadership Summit with a large portion of our church staff. Not only was it in a beautiful location -- nestled in Estes Park, surrounded in the Rocky Mountains -- but it was also great to hear great insight from … Continue reading Major Themes from the Global Leadership Summit 2018

The Power of Partnership with Yvette Cullum (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 31)

On episode 31 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview my wife, Yvette Cullum. Not only will you get to hear what God has done in her life, but she gives some great insight on what our partnership looks like within student ministry and why you should stay consistant as a small group leader. Feel free to … Continue reading The Power of Partnership with Yvette Cullum (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 31)

Choosing Family with Justin Herman (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 30)

On episode 30 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Justin Herman, who recently made a transition from leading junior high ministry at Mariners Church to leading all student ministry at Sandals Church. Justin and I dive into all the reasons why he made the switch. We also chat about the structure of Justin's ministry at Mariners … Continue reading Choosing Family with Justin Herman (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 30)

A Day at the Denver Aquarium

A few months ago, my wife and I took a trip down to the Denver Downtown Aquarium. We had a meet-and-greet with a binturong, who was really fun and, exactly as we expected, smelled just like popcorn! Throughout our self-guided aquarium tour, I took a ton of videos and photos. Well, I eventually got around … Continue reading A Day at the Denver Aquarium

Moving from Student Pastor to Lead Pastor with Andrew Larsen (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 29)

On this episode of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Andrew Larsen, who recently made the transition out of student ministry into a lead minister role at Safety Harbor Community Church in Safety Harbor, FL. Not only will we get into Andrew's story, but we talk about what that transition has been like, and if … Continue reading Moving from Student Pastor to Lead Pastor with Andrew Larsen (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 29)