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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Send us a Text Message. Leadership in youth ministry isn't for the weak...it takes thick skin and a tender heart. In this episode, we share the unvarnished truth about what it takes to guide the next generation as a youth pastor. We'll equip you with four essential principles that'll transform your leadership approach so that you can better serve t…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever equated the success of your youth ministry with the number of seats filled? Or have you ever looked at a larger youth ministry and quietly judged them in your heart...possibly without even knowing the whole truth? Join us as we take a look at leadership within small youth ministries, and reveal why chasing afte…
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Send us a Text Message. Youth pastors wear many hats within youth ministry and often times it causes them to get bogged down with so much of the weight to bear. In this episode, we take a look at some specialized teams that can be a game changer for student ministry. These teams can not only make your life easier, but your youth ministry so much be…
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Send us a Text Message. Summer is coming, and with it, the usual youth ministry challenges—inconsistent attendance and scarce volunteers. However, we're here to tell you that keeping your youth group thriving through these warm months is not only possible but vital. In this episode, we have 5 things that youth pastors need to do this summer in thei…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check out GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Youth ministry can be broken down into 4 main phases, which one of them are you currently in? Navigating the ebbs and flows of student ministry can often feel like an uphill battle, but the view from the top makes ev…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check out GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Are your youth ministry discipleship efforts missing on critical element? Discover the key ingredient to transformative youth discipleship and puts practicality directly into the forefront. We will be looking at Jesu…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check out GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a midweek youth group program, trying to focus on the announcements or message, only to be sidetracked by a pair of teenagers cuddling in the corner? It’s a situation man…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check out GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Ever wondered what can make or break the effectiveness of a youth ministry? Join us as we expose 3 red flags that could be stifling your ministry's impact. This episode is a revealing look at how to sustain your pass…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Has your student leadership team become a clique within your youth group? In this excerpt from an "Ask Me Anything" episode, we answer a question from Jesse Howell in regards to avoiding a student leadership team becoming an a…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever felt like a deer caught in the headlights when leading a youth ministry? Today's podcast is here to guide anyone feeling the weight of imposter syndrome through the wilderness of youth ministry. We'll unpack the layers of student ministry and show you how to evaluate and enhance your confidence with some step b…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Are you ready to inject some serious energy & life into your youth ministry? In this episode we will be highlight the keys to a program that keeps students coming back for more! We will be discussing the balance between free t…
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Send us a Text Message. **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASTER YOUTH GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "EASTER GAMES" and we will send it over to you!** In this episode, we discuss 4 Super fun, super easy Easter Games for your youth ministry! Email us to get 8 MORE Easter Games whic…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Youth ministry spouses often find themselves in a delicate balance of supportive partnership and individual identity. As we peel back the curtain on the pros and cons of being a student ministry spouse, we invite you to join u…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** In this episode, we will be focusing on how small groups play such a vital discipleship role in our youth ministries. These aren't just casual meetups; they're the very lifeblood of discipleship that cultivates deep connection…
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Send us a Text Message. 📕 Book Mentioned in this Podcast: Growing Young by Kara Powell ***** Ever wondered what it looks like when teenagers aren't just spectating but actively shaping their faith community in youth ministry? In this episode, we will be highlighting the profound effects of lifting up youth in student ministry, revealing how roles o…
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Send us a Text Message. The reputation for you, the youth pastor, and of your youth ministry needs to constantly be given attention. So how do you receive impeccable reputation in the world of youth ministry? That is what this episode is all about! We're handing you the blueprint to ensure every interaction with staff, parents, and students reinfor…
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Send us a Text Message. ***For a FREE copy of the RECOMMENDED MOVIE LIST, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and put "MOVIE NIGHT" in the subject line and we will get that sent over to you asap!*** Roll out the red carpet and get those cameras flashing, because this episode is all about turning your youth ministry's movie night from average…
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Send us a Text Message. Criticism can sting, especially when it's aimed at something you pour your heart into, like youth ministry. In this episode, we will break down how to embrace critique with an open heart and mind, turning defensive knee-jerk reactions into opportunities for growth and understanding. Our goal is to reshape the way you view cr…
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Send us a Text Message. What do results in youth ministry look like? How can you even measure success in a student ministry? In this episode, we will not only discuss what results in youth ministry look like but we will also be diving into how to start your year off the right way with healthy goals in mind. Start by reflecting on your previous year…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that those of you in our community asked! The 3 Questions/Topics we answered on this episode were: 1) Practical steps for splitting Middle School & High School Ministries 2) What are the Top 3 Things to prioritize for a new Youth Pastor and finally 3) If you have a youth gro…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine a youth ministry that's not only led by a passionate youth pastor but also one where every leader & volunteer is fully aligned with the youth ministry vision. This isn't a dream; it can be your reality. In this episode, we jump into how you can foster this reality, emphasizing the importance of building genuine relat…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever questioned what it takes to build a supportive team in youth ministry, one that fortifies your strengths and cushions your weaknesses? Our guest, Doug Fields (Pastor at Mariner's Church, Co-Founder & President of Download Youth Ministry, Speaker, Author), a superhero in youth ministry, is here to do just that. …
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Send us a Text Message. As youth pastors bid farewell to this year, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and prepare for the road ahead. We promise, by the close of this episode, you'll walk away with a comprehensive plan to ensure a smooth transition into a remarkable new year. Get ready to join us as we take a deep lo…
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Send us a Text Message. What if you could shape your youth ministry into an environment that sparks real joy in your life? In this episode, we walk you through five tips that can help you build a student ministry that surrounds you with a team that supports and fuels your passion. We also shed light on how to innovate your youth group into a more e…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your youth ministry and create an environment that truly serves your students? We're stepping into the trenches and exploring some critical elements that make a youth ministry healthy. We're engaging with five questions every youth ministry should have answers to in addition to u…
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Send us a Text Message. Be sure to check out: Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator Are you ready to grow your youth ministry into a thriving, vibrant, healthy hub for students? Here are the 7 essential tips for how to grow your youth ministry! Discover how to rally, empower, and motivate your team towards championing exponential growth in your youth g…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever wondered what the secret sauce to building strong relationships with your youth ministry students is? Today, we're sharing experiences on how to create an inviting and engaging environment for youth. Let's first get to the heart of student ministry - building meaningful and lasting relationships with students to lead an…
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Send us a Text Message. Book Mentioned in this Episode: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni *** Feeling spent in your youth ministry role? Wondering if it's time to call it quits as a youth pastor or stay the course? Today's episode addresses those types questions as we traverse the complicated landscape of student ministry. We'll u…
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Send us a Text Message. **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LARGE GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "LARGE GROUP GAMES" and we will send it over to you!** Are you looking for youth group games for a large group? Ever wondered how to keep a large youth group fully engaged and avoiding el…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that our community asked! A few weeks back, we posted on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook and asked if there were any student ministry questions you wanted answered. These could be anything from topics we haven't covered to deeper explanations on topics we have already covered.…
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Send us a Text Message. Ever felt so exhausted you could barely muster up the energy to give a lesson to your youth ministry? Were you up all night with a fussy newborn? Maybe you have been sick and just don't have the energy to give it 100%. Trust me, we've been there. This episode is a veritable lifeline, bringing you eight sure-fire resources to…
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Send us a Text Message. Imagine having a chorus of voices - each unique, each resonating differently with your youth ministry students. Picture your students finding the one voice that they relate to, the one that propels them towards a deeper understanding and connection to God. And now, what if we told you that you could make it happen - by utili…
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Send us a Text Message. As a youth pastor, do you ever find yourself stuck in a monotonous rhythm of youth ministry sermons, wondering how to ensure that your teaching is not only impactful but also relevant to your students? Are you looking to create a conducive learning environment that helps students better absorb and interact with your message?…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you ready to transform your youth ministry into a powerhouse of efficiency and impact? In this episode, we will be going over 4 things youth pastors need to start doing immediately in their student ministry. You'll be armed with practical steps to enhance your ministry's discipline, organization, and communication. We wi…
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Send us a Text Message. What grade do you think Jesus would give your youth ministry? It's an interesting question to consider...but also, HOW would Jesus grade your youth ministry? What factors would He deem most important? In this episode, we use a few Bible verses to shine some light on these questions and give you some practical tips on how to …
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Send us a Text Message. Are you challenging the students in your youth ministry enough? In this episode, we examine four ways that you can be challenging your youth group to help them grow in their faith. Some of the topics we will be covering include: teaching the Bible as a narrative, steering away from your student ministry being the "be good cl…
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Send us a Text Message. Have you ever had a youth group event fail? Unfortunately, it's a sting we've all probably felt. It's only natural that when an event goes wrong, youth pastors either internalize it as a sign that they messed up and become depressed feeling it is a reflection of them OR they start finger pointing...trying to pinpoint who to …
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