RYM 012: Navigating Mental Health and Suicide In Your Ministry

RYM 012: Navigating Mental Health and Suicide In Your Ministry

There’s never been a time when mental health and suicide have been talked about more in culture than right now. And with teen suicide trends on the rise, it’s more important now than ever to address this issue in our ministries. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed associate professional counselor, Kayla Lin. They’ll discuss how to navigate the topics of mental health and suicide in your ministry, what to do when a student displays signs of suicidal... Read More
8 Hacks For Managing a Roomful of Teenagers

8 Hacks For Managing a Roomful of Teenagers

Pop quiz for all you student pastors out there! Have you ever stood in front of a roomful of teenagers and felt like you had absolutely no control over what was happening in the room? Have you ever attempted to teach a lesson and walked off stage wondering if the students even heard and processed anything you said? Have you ever tried to engage your student audience in your lesson, but lost complete control of the room in the process? Have you ever just wanted to give up (or at least shout a... Read More
RYM 011: What To Do When A Student Self-Harms

RYM 011: What To Do When A Student Self-Harms

What do you do when a student tells you they’re harming themselves? And why is self-harm an important topic to discuss in your ministry? Self-harm can be a difficult subject to navigate with students, but it’s not impossible. On this week’s episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed associate professional counselor, Kayla Lin, as they unpack what to do when a student admits to self-harm and how to approach the subject of self-harm in your ministry environment. How to... Read More
The What & The Why: Finding A Win In Student Worship

The What & The Why: Finding A Win In Student Worship

Imagine you’re a worship leader. Skinny jeans, amazing hair, perfectly picked out accessories, very cool guitar… you get the gist. You spend hours and hours practicing. You show up early on a Sunday to set up. Then, you practice again. You pray. You pray harder. You suit up in your ’14 vintage jean jacket (the one you can’t find in stores anymore). Then finally, you step on stage and put your heart and soul into soaring melodies and furious guitar playing, all coming together in what you think... Read More
RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

If there’s one thing we all know about the culture our students are living in, it’s that it is constantly changing. From the shows they watch and the accounts they follow on social media, to the music they listen to and the styles that are “in,” what’s considered “cool” in culture seems to change in the blink of an eye. As youth workers, how do we keep up with it? Join ministry leaders in this episode for a conversation all about student culture. They’ll discuss common tensions youth workers... Read More