Introducing Student Ministry Connection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9EoXSd2Sj4 In February 2016, after about a year of praying, discussing, and planning, The Student Ministry Podcast began. Over that time, we’ve had 85 episodes with over 70 guests. I’ve gotten to connect with so many youth workers who are in the trenches and some of my ministry mentors. I’ve been able to connect with … Continue reading Introducing Student Ministry Connection

Exciting News about The Student Ministry Podcast (Episode 85)

Welcome to this very special episode of the podcast! As many of you know, we have been around as a podcast since February 2016. Over that time, we’ve had 85 episodes with over 70 guests. This started out as a huge experiment. I knew I wanted to have these conversations with others in student ministry, … Continue reading Exciting News about The Student Ministry Podcast (Episode 85)

Searching for Seven with Tyler Smith (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 84)

Episode 84 of podcast features a conversation with Tyler Smith, who is a longtime student pastor, sports journalist, coach, and author of a book named Searching for Seven. In this episode, we will hear Tyler's story, what it is like to be a Christian in the sports world, and hear him share some wisdom around … Continue reading Searching for Seven with Tyler Smith (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 84)

Family Camp with The Skit Guys (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 83)

Episode 83 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Tommy Woodard and Eddie James of The Skit Guys. We discuss their stories, but we also spend time talking about their upcoming movie, Family Camp, which releases on May 13, 2022. Tommy and Eddie will tell you exactly why you should watch the movie … Continue reading Family Camp with The Skit Guys (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 83)

Wearing Many Hats with Jeremey Veal (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 82)

Episode 82 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Jeremey Veal, the pastor of student ministries at GFN Church in South Carolina. As Jeremey currently leads out in a number of areas in his church, he has had to shift his focus to empower his volunteers and students, simplify the student ministry calendar, … Continue reading Wearing Many Hats with Jeremey Veal (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 82)

Download Youth Ministry with Josh Griffin (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 81)

Episode 81 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Josh Griffin of Mariners Church and Download Youth Ministry. Josh is a veteran youth worker with over 25 years of experience who not only loves ministry to teenagers, but he absolutely loves equipping and empowering other youth workers. Before coming in staff with Mariners, … Continue reading Download Youth Ministry with Josh Griffin (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 81)

Youth Pastor Compensation Update with Dan Navarra (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 80)

Episode 80 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Dan Navarra around youth pastor compensation. For the last 5 years, Dan has been providing amazing research around salary, benefits, and all things compensation within the world of student ministry. Dan does ministry coaching through Chemistry Staffing and has also recently begun a new … Continue reading Youth Pastor Compensation Update with Dan Navarra (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 80)

Young Life with P.T. Smith (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 79)

Episode 79 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with P.T. Smith, who is on staff with Young Life in the Denver, Colorado, area. Not only does P.T. share some of his incredible story, he also explains the ministry of Young Life and some ways you can partner with them in your area, and … Continue reading Young Life with P.T. Smith (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 79)

Valleys Over Mountains with Tom Bump (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 78)

Episode 78 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Tom Bump, founder of Restoring Leaders. Tom has many years of ministry experience within kids ministry, student ministry, and more. His organization is designed to help and restore ministry leaders who find themselves in especially hard seasons. In fact, that is also the topic … Continue reading Valleys Over Mountains with Tom Bump (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 78)

Importance of Serving with Marc Therrien (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 77)

Episode 77 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Marc Therrien of workcampNE. Much of Marc's growth is connected to faith in action, which is why he now serves as one of workcampNE's directors. Through environments focused on home repair and the Bible, their team allows you, the youth leaders, to focus on … Continue reading Importance of Serving with Marc Therrien (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 77)