Connecting New Students with Derry Prenkert (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 23)

In episode 23 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Derry Prenkert, the student ministries pastor at Nappanee Missionary Church in Nappanee, Indiana, where he has served for over 21 years. Derry has learned a lot over the years, especially in connecting with new students. His humble heart is one we can all learn from, … Continue reading Connecting New Students with Derry Prenkert (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 23)

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The Student Ministry Podcast – Volunteering in Student Ministry with Dann Voelz (Episode 22)

In episode 22 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview one of my best friends, Dann Voelz, a long-time volunteer in student ministry. Not only has Dann volunteered many years within my past ministries, but he has also served in other ministries over the last several years. Currently, he is serving with high school students … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Volunteering in Student Ministry with Dann Voelz (Episode 22)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Stuff You Can Use with Kenny and Elle Campbell (Episode 21)

In episode 21 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Kenny and Elle Campbell. After spending many years in paid local church ministry, they now volunteer in their local church and run Stuff You Can Use, which is an amazing resource for student ministry workers. Not only do they have their own website, podcast, and Facebook … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Stuff You Can Use with Kenny and Elle Campbell (Episode 21)

The Student Ministry Podcast – My Own Student Ministry Experience (Episode 20)

In episode 20 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I decided to change it up and interview myself. Well, okay, I didn't actually talk to myself, but I didn't have a guest for this episode. Instead, I thought it was time for me to share my own student ministry experiences, especially since God just moved me … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – My Own Student Ministry Experience (Episode 20)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Middle School Ministry with Ronald Long (Episode 19)

In episode 19 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Ronald Long, who currently serves as the Student Minister to Middle School at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX. He absolutely loves middle schoolers and has some great insight on how to connect with them and their parents. Ronald is also a published author on … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Middle School Ministry with Ronald Long (Episode 19)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Multicampus Urban Ministry with Frank Gil (Episode 18)

In episode 18 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Frank Gil, who currently serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at Epikos Church in Milwaukee, WI, where he leads a multicampus urban student ministry. After a hopeful football career, God grabbed Frank's heart, shaped it for ministry, and has used him in a few different settings. His current … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Multicampus Urban Ministry with Frank Gil (Episode 18)

The Student Ministry Podcast – The Importance of Team with Chase Snyder (Episode 17)

In episode 17 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Chase Snyder, who currently serves as the Family Pastor at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, where he leads multiple teams. He also blogs at Ministry Bubble, has written a couple books, and has his own publishing company. One of the things Chase is passionate about is … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – The Importance of Team with Chase Snyder (Episode 17)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Balance in Ministry with Bethany Needham (Episode 16)

In episode 16 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Bethany Needham, who currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA. On top of her local church ministry, Bethany also a mom, leads a conference for teen girls, speaks at events, and she just started her own podcast. As you … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Balance in Ministry with Bethany Needham (Episode 16)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Ministry for the Long-Haul with Brett Eddy (Episode 15)

In episode 15 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Brett Eddy, who serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC. While youth ministry wasn't Brett's first choice as a career, it was obvious God had it in mind all along. He has served at his current church for 16 … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Ministry for the Long-Haul with Brett Eddy (Episode 15)

The Student Ministry Podcast – Ministry Context with Justin Curl (Episode 14)

In episode 14 of The Student Ministry Podcast, I interview Justin Curl, who is currently the Youth Pastor at Twin Oaks Christian Church in Woodhaven, MI. After some rough patches, God grabbed his heart near the end of high school in Oklahoma. Eventually, God also led him to pursue youth ministry in the Detroit area. Justin talks about … Continue reading The Student Ministry Podcast – Ministry Context with Justin Curl (Episode 14)