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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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The Local Youth Worker is a podcast brought to you by Reformed Youth Ministries. Since 1972, RYM has sought to reach and equip youth for Christ and this podcast seeks to reach and equip those parents and youth workers who share that same desire. For more information on our student conferences, youth leader training or resources, visit rym.org.
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Ministry to Parents Podcast

Chris Sasser, Kerry Ray, and Amy Diller

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The Ministry to Parents Podcast exists to help children's ministry and youth ministry leaders take the confusion out of ministering to parents. But the M2P podcast isn't just for ministry leaders; we aim to be the go-to podcast for parents, grandparents, guardians, volunteer leaders who serve alongside kids or teenagers, and anyone else who shares our passion for seeing families thrive! In each episode, the M2P team and our special guests will share tips, hacks, and some fresh ideas on topic ...
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Interviews exploring intergenerational ministry, worship, preaching, theology, the Bible, children’s and youth groups. Roots produces weekly lectionary based resources for churches to support worship and learning for all ages. Find out more at www.rootsforchurches.com
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Mutuality Matters

CBE International

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Women, Men, Mutuality, and the Bible CBE’s Mutuality Matters podcast is part of CBE International’s online library of free resources! Hosts of CBE’s Mutuality Matters team offer weekly conversations with leaders, pastors, authors, scholars, activists, and humanitarians on women, men, shared leadership, and Scripture. CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality) advances the gospel by equipping women and men of all cultures, races, and classes to lead and serve as equals. Founded in 1 ...
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This Whole Life

Pat & Kenna Millea

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How does our mental health relate to our faith? How can we become whole while living in a broken world? Every day, we all strive to encounter God amidst the challenges of balancing faith and family, work and leisure, our sense of self and complicated relationships. Pat & Kenna Millea bring joy, hope, and wisdom to those who believe there *is* a connection between holiness and happiness. Kenna is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Pat served for 15 years as a youth minister; together the ...
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Do you want to care for the people in your ministry more effectively? This podcast will equip you to do exactly that. The reality of Christian ministry is that it can be exhausting, overwhelming, and lonely. This is certainly true for pastors, but it is also true for all Christians in ministry! And every Christian has a ministry of some kind. From youth leaders to Bible study leaders to loving your next-door neighbor, we are all in ministry to the people around us. And those people are hurti ...
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Join Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Katie Edwards & Jason Carson in the longest-running youth ministry podcast on the planet. It's another weekly "team meeting." They dive into your youth ministry questions, take time to encourage you, discuss ministry, and laugh together. It is just enough youth ministry so you don't feel guilty for listening. Check out some of the amazing resources and fantastic youth worker community at: http://downloadyouthministry.com
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The Youth Ministry Test Pilot Podcast is brought to you by Jeremy Zach aka JZ. JZ has loads of youth ministry experience and has a Master’s of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He works at Orange, a family ministry organization, that partners, connects and resources youth pastors all around the world. Jeremy gets access to so many incredible student ministries around the country, so he thought it would be fun to interview influential student ministry leaders so everyone can learn fr ...
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Welcome to The Youth Workshop Podcast. The Youth Workshop is a youth ministry organisation dedicated to helping youth leaders and pastors navigate the rough terrain that is youth ministry and committed to equipping and growing the next generation of leaders through events, resources and mentoring. On this podcast you will hear interviews and conversation with the most innovative and creative youth experts from around the world. If you are ready to take your youth ministry to the next level, ...
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StudentCAST is the podcast companion to the StudentZIP eNewsletter as well as LifeWay.com/students, the student ministry channel at LifeWay.com. Filled with training resources, commentary on student culture headlines, and interviews with 'In the Trenches' youth workers like you - StudentCAST helps equip and encourage you as you invest in the lives of students.
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Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast

Jody Livingston: Youth Pastor | Youth Speaker | Youth Ministry Blogger

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Join Jody Livingston, a dedicated Student Pastor with boots-on-the-ground experience, as he guides both new and veteran Youth Ministry leaders toward sustainable success in The Longer Haul podcast. Whether you’re a Youth Pastor, Youth Minister, or a volunteer in Student Ministry, Jody delivers principle-based, practical advice that transcends the typical how-to’s. Each episode is packed with actionable insights to help you foster longevity in your ministry. Delve into topics that bolster you ...
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This is the podcast of the Youth Ministry Institute. We exist to extend the mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary through leadership in quality training, advanced research, and practical resources for those who work with youth.
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Monday Morning Pastor

Doug Moister and Bob Hyatt

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Monday Morning Pastor is a weekly podcast to encourage, equip, challenge and resource pastors and church leaders on Monday mornings. Monday is the hardest day of the week for pastors and the day pastors need the most encouragement. We want to tell and hear stories of hope and encouragement in the midst of this unique place in culture where the negative ministry stories seem to get all the airtime. Our hope is that these stories resonate with and remind pastors why we stay in the game. It is ...
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Gospel Tech is a resource for parents who are feeling outpaced and overwhelmed as they raise children in a tech world. Our goal: Equip parents with the tools, resources, and confidence they need to raise kids who love God and use tech. Gospel Tech’s mission is to equip families to love God and use tech. We want to empower parents to: Talk about healthy tech Communicate the Gospel Connect the hope of the Gospel to their everyday tech lives Introduction to Gospel Tech Three years ago I (Nathan ...
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The Think Orange Podcast is for ministry leaders, pastors, church volunteers, parents, and educators – anyone who wants to impact the faith of the next generation. In each episode, we’ll share ideas presented at our live events, The Orange Conference and Orange Tour. These ideas, insights, principles, and strategies will empower, inspire, challenge, and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation. Featured guests include Reggie Joiner; Kristen Ivy; Carey Nieuwhof; Sherry Su ...
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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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Melanie and Sarah discuss how your church can build relationships with schools, colleges and universities in your community. We survey the historic relationship of churches in education and share many ideas for ways to serve schools and connect with students and colleges. Find out more about Education Sunday and the resources available to help your…
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Doug and Bob talk with Jeff Haanen the founder of The Denver Institute for Faith and Work. Jeff has learned that real transformation takes place “from the inside out.” When emotional and spiritual health and the pursuit of truth gives birth to healthy work and thriving relationships, leaders are positioned to make long-lasting positive social and c…
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This episode is a part of a new segment of the Mutuality Matters podcast, hosted by Tara and Todd Korpi. In this segment we discuss headship theology—dynamics of power, authority, and gender, and how they function in Christian homes, the local church and society as a whole. We’re joined by Petra and Garry Scott, leaders of the ministry The Road to …
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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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Summer is here, and our children have a lot more time on their hands. How do we help them navigate the tech that helps vs. hurts? I've received a number of queries from parents and I'm using three recent scenarios to inspire our conversation on how we can use tech from hope, not for hope, and ensure our tech is safe, good, and that our children are…
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"I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father." ~ John 15:15 Friendship is one of the highest experiences of human life, but it can also be the source of some of our greatest pains and struggles. Why do we desire deep an…
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In this episode of Mutuality Matters, Rev. Dr. Marlon Winedt shows how the biblical narratives often oppose oppressive cultural practices. Examples include Mary and Mary who are portrayed as disciples. Jesus does not scold them for sitting at his feet versus feeding the disciples. Further, throughout Scripture, women are often subjects and not obje…
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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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Is there anything more frustrating than putting a lot of time and energy into helping someone… and they just don’t appreciate it? Or, they just aren’t getting better? You can’t see how the Lord is working or how your efforts are making a difference? Not only is this a very frustrating experience - it can lead us into burnout. When you’re burned out…
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One of the most significant challenges that parents have today is getting face-to-face with their kids and teens. The frantic pace of life and ever-increasing digital focus we all have can prevent us from engaging each other in ways that help us grow closer to the people we love. We all struggle in some way with having the healthy conversations we …
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Doug and Bob talk with pastor of 30+ years and author Shane Stanford about life in ministry in the midst of difficult seasons. If you find yourself going through a difficult season we know this will be an encouragement and blessing to you. Ministry is a tough journey and it doesn’t have to tank you even when things are not going well, Shane helps k…
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In our first Book Club episode, our pastors and leaders sit down to talk about Pastor Joseph Prince’s foundational book, Destined to Reign. In this discussion of the special 15th-anniversary version of the book, we revisit powerful truths that continue to transform countless lives around the world. In this episode, we discuss key points from Chapte…
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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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Young people are asked this question from the time they can speak. Yet what we do isn't as important as who we are while we're doing it. In today's conversation we'll discuss what we're called to do as followers of Christ, and reflect on whether our current goals and achievements (or failures) in the area of a career line up with who God is calling…
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"It is not the soul alone that should be healthy; if the mind is healthy in a healthy body, all will be healthy and much better prepared to give God greater service." ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola Why do I respond to things differently from others? What can I do when I'm feeling overwhelmed? How can I help my kids process & respond to the world around t…
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What could it look like for leaders to help their people embrace and embody a robust egalitarian conviction? “Emerging egalitarian” Dr. Jeff Liou, InterVarsity’s National Director of Theological Formation, joins Layla and Rob to reflect on his own journey with egalitarianism, and he offers a compelling picture of a theological formation process mar…
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Ministry is hard work. Leadership is hard work. Put them together? Unless you are intentional about it, Christian leadership within a church or ministry will take a toll on you. It can quickly and sneakily start to impact your relationships, mental health, emotions, sleep, spiritual life, and so much more. So today, let’s talk about some life habit…
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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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It's a story I'm hearing more and more often: a high school junior who swapped Instagram for Whatsapp to reclaim her goals and time a twenty year old who deleted social media to spend more time in his own life rather than the lives of others a college senior who asked his mom to put parental controls on his smartphone to help him focus on his schoo…
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Andy Flannagan is a singer-songwriter and the director of Christians in Politics. Melanie and Andy discuss why Christians should engage with politics, while combatting the cynicism that pervades our society. Andy gives a framework for how the Church can engage with politics, building relationships and praying for local politicians, not just in the …
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Doug has an insightful, serious, and fun conversation with Stephanie, Jessica, and Jenna three Pastors’ wives who decided to write a book about their experiences. This important conversation brings to light the everyday good and sometimes difficult realities that pastors’ spouses go through. If you are a pastor, you must listen. If you are a spouse…
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In this episode of Mutuality Matters, hosts Tara and Todd Korpi welcome Pastors Mark and Michelle Benson, co-lead pastors from Dothan Assembly in Alabama. Mark and Michelle share their journey of co-pastoring, highlighting the biblical call for gender equality in leadership. They discuss the challenges and growth experienced in their ministry, the …
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“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2, NIV) It is not of question of IF your ministry will touch someone who is struggling with anxiety. It’s a question of when, how often, and what will you do to help. Anxiety is a huge problem in our culture today. And when you are concerned that someone …
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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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"Through Sunday rest, daily concerns and tasks can find their proper perspective: the material things about which we worry give way to spiritual values..." ~ St. John Paul II Sunday, the Lord's day, has a very particular purpose and call. But our world has diminished Sunday to look like any other day. How can Christians reclaim this part of their i…
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In this episode of Mutuality Matters, host Mimi Haddad welcomes Dr. Marlon Winedt, a seasoned Bible translator, theologian, and philosopher. Dr. Winedt shares his vast experience in Bible translation, particularly his work with the Common Language Papiamintu Bible and assisting translation teams across the Caribbean and the Americas. He discusses t…
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“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) As you build relationships with people in your ministry, you will certainly interact with people who are struggling with anxiety. But will you recognize them? Anxiety is one of the most common struggles in our modern culture. In fact, it’s so common that many people don’t even r…
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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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Whether it's anxiety, exam pressure, or managing big emotions and overwhelm, children and young people have a lot to deal with. Melanie and Revd Dr Kate Middleton discuss the importance of churches creating safe spaces for children and young people to have open conversations about their emotions and experiences. Churches must engage with issues aro…
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“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?" (Luke 11:11) I love to give my children good gifts. Whether it's a delicious treat, snappy new clothes, or a new game or toy, I love being able to provide my children with not only what they need but al…
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Reverend Katie Tupling helps us think about language and theology of disability in the Church. Drawing from her own experience living with cerebral palsy, Tupling unravels the complex relations between disability, faith and societal attitudes. We discuss the crucial role language and liturgy play in churches to creating inclusive spaces where disab…
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If we asked 100 pastors to rate their top ten authors have shaped their theology and imagination for the Gospel the most, I believe C.S. Lewis would be high on all of the lists. Mere Christianity, Narnia, The Problem of Pain, God on The Dock, Screwtape letters… the list can go on. Doug and Bob talk with Mark Noll about C.S. Lewis and his legacy and…
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In order to grow as disciples, families need to develop a culture of discipleship in their homes. However, the simple truth of the matter is that a lot of parents are intimidated by the notion of being the primary spiritual leaders for their kids and teenagers. As ministry leaders, we have the opportunity to encourage them to embrace their role, an…
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“In this world, you will have trouble,” Jesus tells his followers. “But take heart! I have overcome the world.” One of the long-term “troubles” that many people in your ministry struggle with is the aftermath of trauma, hurt, and emotional baggage. In fact, you may struggle with this yourself. In our broken world, trauma and emotional pain is very …
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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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“It is the love of God dwelling in our actions that makes us whole. It is love that keeps us sane.” ~ Fr. Marc Foley It's the grand finale of our book club! In Episode 48, Kenna, Pat, and Fr. Nathan LaLiberte wrap up their discussion on The Love That Keeps Us Sane by Fr. Marc Foley. Together, they reflect on moments of conviction, the essence of lo…
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Ministry work can take its toll on us. And in the busyness of it all, sometimes we forget to put any time or energy into caring for ourselves. But when we live this way, we start to feel it - in our emotional wellness, mental health, physical energy, and in our relationships. Today, we’ll look at 10 key areas of life where we ALL need coping skills…
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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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Prioritizing isn’t one of my gifts. I’ve got great energy, I’m adaptable, and I can do a great job being present. Being prepared is another thing. While I’d love to justify my lack of planning on account of my spiritual superiority (I’m clearly a Mary, not a Martha), I have to acknowledge that we are called to count the cost of following Jesus. Tha…
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