The Importance of Leaders with Billy McMahan (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 61)

Episode 61 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Billy McMahan, who is currently the student pastor at Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot, CO. Billy shares his story of God's redemption and how God continues to use that to help him connect with his students and leaders. He also talks about their struggles surrounding the … Continue reading The Importance of Leaders with Billy McMahan (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 61)

Orange and YMX with Crystal Chiang (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 59)

Episode 59 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Crystal Chiang, who is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. Not only does she have a ton of experience as a small group leader, but she was also in public education for a while. She brings all of that expertise to the team at Orange, … Continue reading Orange and YMX with Crystal Chiang (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 59)

Online Youth Ministry with Cooper Miller (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 58)

Episode 58 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Cooper Miller, the brand new Online Youth Pastor at Mariners Church (Irvine, CA). Cooper has a great story, and it was really cool to hear what God has taught him over the years and set him up for this new role. And as one of the first … Continue reading Online Youth Ministry with Cooper Miller (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 58)

Digital Ministry with Tom Pounder (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 57)

Episode 57 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Tom Pounder. Not only has Tom been in student ministry for a number of years, he has also served as a digital/campus pastor at his church. He brings all of that to the table today as he discusses ministry moving forward during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading Digital Ministry with Tom Pounder (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 57)

When Life Gives You Lemons with Gerald Fadayomi (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 56)

Episode 56 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Gerald Fadayomi, longtime youth worker and author. Gerald has an amazing story of how God has worked in His life. After a rough life at home and seeing friends murdered, he got plugged into a church, gave his life to Christ, and began serving in student ministry. … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons with Gerald Fadayomi (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 56)

Racial Reconciliation and Ministry with Mike Haynes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 55)

Episode 55 of The Student Ministry Podcast brings back Mike Haynes to talk about racial reconciliation. While racism has been a thing for a long time, recent events have increased our awareness of it. So how do we talk about it with our students? And how do we lead and shepherd them well through this? … Continue reading Racial Reconciliation and Ministry with Mike Haynes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 55)

Orange Conference 2020 Recap (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 54)

Episode 54 of The Student Ministry Podcast is all about Orange Conference 2020. This "special edition" episode will be a bit different, as it will not include an interview. Instead, I sit down with Tom Bump and David Maddron to discuss the changes Orange had to make for OC20, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We … Continue reading Orange Conference 2020 Recap (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 54)

Ministry in Quarantine with David Reed (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 53)

Episode 53 of The Student Ministry Podcast features David Reed, who is currently the Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, TX. David has been in ministry for over 26 years, and in his current (home) church for over 13 years. Not only does he share his story and some great wisdom from … Continue reading Ministry in Quarantine with David Reed (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 53)

Non-Traditional Student Ministry with Ansley Higginbotham (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 52)

Episode 52 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Ansley Higginbotham, who served in traditional ministry settings for a number of years but is currently serving from home. As a stay-at-home mom, she has been writing blogs, speaking at youth events, writing curriculum, and coaching other youth workers. She also has a huge heart for other … Continue reading Non-Traditional Student Ministry with Ansley Higginbotham (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 52)

Video Games and Ministry with Marty Estes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 51)

Episode 51 of The Student Ministry Podcast features Marty Estes of The Youth Workers Guide to Video Games podcast. Marty is currently the director of children's and youth ministries at Sand Ridge Baptist Church in Lexington, TN, where he has served since 2012. With over 17 years of professional youth ministry experience, Marty has a … Continue reading Video Games and Ministry with Marty Estes (The Student Ministry Podcast – Episode 51)