Disaster Relief with Aaron Stetson (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 66)

Episode 66 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Aaron Stetson. Longtime listeners of the podcast will remember Aaron from our very first episode. Since then, God has redirected him to serve in a new role in the area of disaster relief. Listen in as Aaron talks about the transition from youth ministry … Continue reading Disaster Relief with Aaron Stetson (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 66)

5 Tips After 5 Years of The Student Ministry Podcast

The Student Ministry Podcast is officially five years old! About seven years ago, after going to yet another student ministry-focused event, I realized how much I enjoy talking to other youth workers. Specifically, I loved hearing everyone's stories and what their ministries looked like. And through that, we talked about what was working, what wasn't … Continue reading 5 Tips After 5 Years of The Student Ministry Podcast

Youth Pastor Job Search with Dan Navarra and Matt Steen (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 65)

Episode 65 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Dan Navarra and Matt Steen of Chemistry Staffing. Not only do Dan and Matt share some of their stories, but they also share some great tips and hacks for those just getting started in student ministry and those thinking about transitioning to another church … Continue reading Youth Pastor Job Search with Dan Navarra and Matt Steen (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 65)

Encouragement for Youth Workers (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 64)

Episode 64 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a brief message of encouragement from me to you, the youth worker. As we head into a new year, I know that many of you have experienced some rough patches and have even thought about giving up at least once or twice, or maybe you know someone … Continue reading Encouragement for Youth Workers (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 64)

5 Youth Ministry Fixtures that Need to Die by 2025

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. Youth ministry does not have a deep history. While some historians point to its mid-19th century roots, modern youth ministry really started in the 1940s. Over the years, we have seen many … Continue reading 5 Youth Ministry Fixtures that Need to Die by 2025

Mobilizing Teens with Greg Stier (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 63)

Episode 63 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Greg Stier of Dare2Share Ministries. Greg has a reputation for knowing and relating to teens in unique and effective ways. Over the course of the last 20 years, Greg has spoken to over 1,000,000 teens in major venues across the nation and heard countless stories … Continue reading Mobilizing Teens with Greg Stier (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 63)

Restless Restoration in “The Siege” (The Mandalorian – Chapter 12)

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for LoveThyNerd. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian. Do not read if you have not seen this episode and do not want it to be spoiled for you! The Razor Crest was severely … Continue reading Restless Restoration in “The Siege” (The Mandalorian – Chapter 12)

Youth Ministry Exchange 2020 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 62)

Episode 62 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a discussion and recap of Youth Ministry Exchange 2020 with fellow ministry podcasters, Tom Bump and Tom Palmer.   Listen right here or on your favorite podcast app/site (links near the end of this post). https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ibke4p/Student_Ministry_Podcast_Episode_062_YMX-2020_256kbps.mp3 Subscribe to Tom Bump's podcast: Kids Ministry Collective Podcast   Subscribe … Continue reading Youth Ministry Exchange 2020 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 62)