Navigating Uncertainty with Dr. Josh Packard (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 75)

Episode 75 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Dr. Josh Packard, the Executive Director at Springtide Research Institute. He and his team conduct qualitative and quantitative research on the inner and outer lives of young people, ages 13-25. Recently, they released The State of Religion and Young People 2021: Navigating Uncertainty, a compilation of their … Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty with Dr. Josh Packard (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 75)

The Great Resignation with Todd Rhoades (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 74)

Episode 74 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Todd Rhoades around what many are calling The Great Resignation, the phenomena in our current culture consisting of many people resigning from their jobs. And the church is not immune to it. We discuss the implications for the church as a whole and for … Continue reading The Great Resignation with Todd Rhoades (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 74)

Orange, Relationships, and Phases with Brett Talley (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 73)

Episode 73 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Brett Talley. As a pastor’s kid, Brett grew up in the church world and felt called to full-time ministry at a young age. After jumping into the local church as a youth pastor and next gen pastor for over 11 years, he moved into … Continue reading Orange, Relationships, and Phases with Brett Talley (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 73)

Programming Update 2021 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 72)

Episode 72 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a programming update. I share how last year's programming changes went along with some insights from my summer experiences, and our plans for the 2021-2022 school year. I also share a couple stories about how God has used video games to connect with teenagers.  Listen here or … Continue reading Programming Update 2021 (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 72)

Battling Anxiety, Depression, and Grief with Zack Ryer (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 71)

Episode 71 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Zack Ryer. Not only is Zack one of Steve's former students, but he has recently started a music career (under the stage name, Dante Nazarro) focused on songs that he has written through his anxiety, depression, and grief. Zack and Steve talk about some … Continue reading Battling Anxiety, Depression, and Grief with Zack Ryer (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 71)

Youth Leader Oasis with Todd Pearage (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 70)

Episode 70 of The Student Ministry Podcast features a conversation with Todd Pearage. Partnering with Standing Stone, Todd and his wife, Lynda, run a ministry called Youth Leader Oasis, where they care for other youth workers and their spouses. In this episode, he not only shares his story, but talks about what his ministry looks … Continue reading Youth Leader Oasis with Todd Pearage (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 70)

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)

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)

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)