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Recruiting a Great Team (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 69)

Episode 69 of The Student Ministry Podcast features some tips around recruiting. If you are going to make a difference in student ministry, you need a great team around you. Maybe you have questions, though. Like... How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get … Continue reading Recruiting a Great Team (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 69)

Remodeling Youth Ministry with Chris Talbot (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 68)

Episode 68 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Chris Talbot. Not only does Chris serve in youth and family ministry at his local church, he also teaches youth ministry at Welch College and is the author of Remodeling Youth Ministry. In this episode, you'll get to hear Chris' story but also hear … Continue reading Remodeling Youth Ministry with Chris Talbot (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 68)

The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

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 Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Do not read if you have not seen this episode and do not want it to be spoiled for you! What … Continue reading The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

Pause Campaign with Emily Chapman Richards and Olivia Stanton (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 67)

Episode 67 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Emily Chapman Richards and Olivia Stanton from Show Hope, an organization started by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman to care for orphans by engaging the church and reducing barriers to adoption. Not only will Emily and Olivia share their stories, but they will … Continue reading Pause Campaign with Emily Chapman Richards and Olivia Stanton (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 67)

How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

I need more volunteer leaders! Haven't we all been there in ministry? I frequently see questions about recruiting in my various youth ministry communities. Questions like: How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get the right people on our team? How do I … Continue reading How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later

We've officially been in a global pandemic for a year. So today, I thought I would share a few thoughts and reflections as I think back to this last year. [Disclaimer: Some countries were experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic before we were in the United States, meaning they have been enduring this for … Continue reading COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later

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