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Kristen Lascola from North Coast Church gives weekly insight and tips on how to build healthy leaders, teams and churches in Youth Ministry. With over 17 years in Student Ministry, Kristen shares her knowledge and experiences and frequently features guests from various ministries, churches and leadership roles so that you can use proven strategies to increase your impact from your leadership role. This podcast will help you grow your leadership skills, enhance your ministry, build a voluntee ...
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Youth Worker Collective Podcast

Youth Worker Collective Podcast

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Youth ministry is not a solo sport, but far too often youth workers feel like they have to do it alone. We are here to help with that. Every week some of the top United Methodist youth workers offer free resources from their real-world ministries. You’ll find everything from games to downloadable lessons to coaching on how to put together a budget. We hope that when you get online to work, you don’t feel like you have to do it all yourself. We want to be the first place you turn for games, l ...
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Ministry Architects is a highly-skilled team of pastors, teachers, executives, youth workers, children's pastors, writers, and professors. We're passionate about helping faith-based organizations find clear direction and sustained momentum. On this feed, you'll hear interviews and conversations to inspire, equip, and bring clarity around all areas of success in ministry. For more about our team and mission, visit ministryarchitects.com
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Today's youth need youth pastors, mentors, teachers, volunteers, and most of all, they need YOU! Youth Worker On Fire is designed to give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to be the best youth worker possible. Youth Worker On Fire podcast is full of valuable information from people who work with youth on a daily basis. It is also packed with interviews with former students (years later) in their adult life and how student ministry, or the lack of it, effected their future. Many are ...
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The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.
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Sonlife Ministries podcasts including: • 50 day Knowing Him Study supplemental resource • Annual Disciple-making Conference • Ongoing coaching and equipping from Sonlife's trainers • Stories from ordinary disciple-makers sonlife.com
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Empowering Pastors

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Empowering Pastors is a weekly podcast from Dr. Micheal Spencer, empowering you to fulfill the entirety of your God-given potential. Dr. Spencer is the founder and CEO of His Tabernacle family church in Horseheads NY. With over 25 Years of full time ministry experience he has served in the capacity of youth pastoral positions to Senior Pastor Responsibilities within the church. Dr. Spencer has also received a coaching certification through the John Maxwell assoc. He holds a Master Theology d ...
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Bryan Newberry felt called into the ministry at the age of 15 and was serving as a youth pastor by the age of 19. Three years later, he joined the pastoral staff at Horizon Christian Fellowship. Pastor Bryan started Calvary Chapel San Diego in the South Bay area in September of 1985, at age 24, and continued for 32 years with his wife Cheryl and their four children Renee, Nathan, Charles, and Tracy. He handed off the church to a new senior pastor in January 2018. Bryan has a Words of Encoura ...
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Send us a Text Message. What if building an irresistible student leadership team within your youth ministry was simpler than you thought? In this episode, we’re uncovering the secrets to creating a team that students are eager to join. By placing peers in prominent leadership roles, we’ll show you how to inspire others and generate a contagious ent…
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It’s difficult discipling teenage guys (young men). Dr. Jonathan Denton, Assistant Professor at Charleston Southern University, who wrote a book on the topic, says "We ask for too small of a commitment. We have to set the bar high for them." Dr. Denton's background is impressive! The courses he teaches, the books he has written, and his seasoned (2…
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Send us a Text Message. **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR 20 YOUTH GROUP WATER GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "WATER GAMES" and we will send it over to you!** In this episode, we discuss some super fun summer games for your youth ministry! SHOPPING LIST BELOW... ***If you are looking to …
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Human Being or Human Doing? ... Kelsey O’Connor said it best in her commencement speech at NC State University. She suffered a career ending brain injury while playing softball for the NC State Wolfpack. After she recovered... she understood more about life. Everyone wants to know... What Are You Going To Do In Life? Very few ask ... Who Are You Go…
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This week Chris and Jeremy each share their top three youth ministry books that you should have on your bookshelf.Reading List:Helping the Struggling Adolescent: A Guide to Thirty-six Common Problems for Counselors, Pastors, & Youth Workers - https://a.co/d/0iARNhiLTo Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey - https://a.co/d/0fhazwRQG…
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Today's episode isn't just about inclusion, it's about unlocking the joy that comes from creating a community where everyone thrives. Get ready to be inspired by stories of connection and learn how your church can foster vibrant community that welcomes everyone! Join as for an incredible conversation with Gail Ewell! Full Show Notes…
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Send us a Text Message. What if you could captivate your youth group with high energy and enthusiasm every time you take the stage? This episode is packed with practical advice on how to elevate your emceeing skills, featuring five essential tips that will keep your youth ministry students engaged and excited. IMPOSSIBLE SHOT: 🏹 Bow & Arrows: https…
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Avery Hooper is a brilliant young lady who knows how to face obstacles and overcome them! Her father and mother led the way spiritually and familiarized her with Jesus Christ as Savior of the world. They also led the path of student ministry in her life through church and their own involvement in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and CRU (form…
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Send us a Text Message. 200th Episode Giveaway!! (Details below!) Being busy isn't bad....working hard isn't bad...but burning out is bad. Are you curious about how to balance hard work and avoid burnout during some of the busiest seasons of ministry? In this episode we unpack the critical distinction between working diligently and experiencing bur…
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The past few weeks have been very, good, hard, motivating, hurtful, joyful and inspiring. In other words, “Normal... with a bit of an edge". Matthew 6:24 - 7:14 NLT - “…God cares more about you…” “NOW” matters! Jesus said, “Why are you worrying about what you wear or what you are going to eat? God clothes the lillies of the field and He cares more …
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Send us a Text Message. Have you been considering splitting your middle school & high school students into two separate youth ministries but aren't sure how to do it? In this episode, we give practical tips on how you can make it happen! This episode is packed with tips to help foster a healthy, growing youth ministry that can support the addition …
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In 1 Kings 19:10-18, God tells Elijah that He will speak to Elijah on the mountain. So Elijah climbs the mountain! Some big and loud and terrifying things happen, but God is not in any of those things. Elijah hears a gentle breeze and he knows that this is God and he comes out from hiding. God often speaks in a whisper. I think because He likes the…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking for a simple and effective check in system for your youth ministry?In this episode, we are talking about practical strategies for creating an easy and simple check-in station. We will be discussing various check-in systems from high-tech to low-tech, and emphasize the critical role of tracking attendance to m…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you a youth worker with an upcoming maternity or paternity leave? In this video, we discuss some simple ways to make leaving on maternity/paternity a seamless process in a simple way for not only you but for whoever is taking over for you while you are out. ======= Are you looking to grow the size and health of your yout…
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Youth Pastor Summit is a premier conference and training for next gen pastors, youth pastors, educators, and their teams. Youth Pastor Summit (presented by Student Leadership University) is conference designed to encourage and equip every leader. This conference includes breakout / small group sessions, labs, worship, lunch, fun activities (free da…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered how to build a youth ministry dream team that stays motivated and engaged? In this episode, we are covering 5 tips to creating an environment that not only attracts top-tier volunteers but keeps them invested for a long time. We explore the crucial elements of maintaining an organized, respectful, and well-comm…
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There’s an old saying that still stands true, “Facts tell and STORIES SELL.” Jesus often told stories, some as parables, to illustrate the truth of God. There was no written Bible for many years after Jesus died and rose from the dead. It was the stories by word-of-mouth and the reading of the Old Testament, Jewish scriptures, and letters of the ap…
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Send us a Text Message. Youth ministry shouldn't be about stagnation. As youth pastors, we must constantly be improving ourselves as well as our ministries to disciple students. In this episode, we will equip you with the tools you need to break free from the status quo. We'll uncover the art of creating margin in your schedule, ensuring you have t…
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You may be an amazing speaker. You are probably an incredible person, but people listen and believe you are who you are when other people, students, staff, parents and colleagues say great things about you (what you and/or your ministry have accomplished). It’s still happening to me. People are still talking about good things, God things, that we a…
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Send us a Text Message. Do you have a youth group that has a tendency to be wild and a bit out of control? Youth ministry can be a delicate dance of being able to ramp up the excitement, but also reign it in and channel it into a time of focus. In this episode, we discuss the balance of student ministry where we can keep things fun but not let thin…
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“Do for others what you want them to do for you.” Have you ever had someone hold a door open for you when your hands or arms were full? Felt pretty good knowing someone cared. How many doors have you held open for people? Some of those doors you opened were emotional, spiritual, life changing, job or vocation changing doors. This episode includes a…
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Send us a Text Message. **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUMMER OLYMPIC YOUTH GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES" and we will send it over to you!** What better activity to do during the summer this year than a Youth Ministry Summer Olympics Event! In this episod…
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Mackenzie Balmer was a girl who grew up without the church. When she encountered Jesus, she found out that God had a wonderful plan for her life already in place. She and her husband Zane have a unique love story and they both have a ministry profession. Mackenzie is with Apex Missions for students with the EFCA (Evangelical Free Church of America)…
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In this episode, Andrew Snead spends time unpacking his journey from youth into children's ministry and how his passions have aligned in both areas. Andrew also shares the key focuses of River Valley Kids and the importance they place on trying new things that involve kids! Andrew Snead Connect with Porfirio by Email | Phone: 612.619.5404 The Volun…
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Send us a Text Message. Do you ever find yourself questioning how to elevate your teaching to resonate with your student ministry? In this episode, we will guide you through a journey of self-improvement in youth ministry teaching. We promise to leave you with actionable insights and new-found confidence if you follow these 3 youth pastor tips. As …
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This episode is about taking action! Especially, acting like (aka modeling) the person you want your children and/or students to be like. “Do what I say and not what I do!” Was an old saying. It didn’t work when it was popular and it doesn’t work now. What do you want your children, grandchildren, students, volunteer staff to be like? Whatever that…
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Send us a Text Message. Is your desire to create a healthy and authentic worship culture? Today, we will be sharing 5 tips to help enhance your youth group's worship experience, not simply for the outward physical expression, but the inward spiritual connection. This episode will hopefully offer a jolt of encouragement for those times you might que…
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25 years seems like a long time until you compare it to history. We overestimate what we can accomplish in a year and under estimate what we can accomplish in 10 years. Time and longevity matter! Invest in teenagers and your personal future will change. Life changing events happen. Students grow up and in a few years after school, they are making d…
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