RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our students are part of every single day. In this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the tensions youth leaders are facing when it comes to leveraging culture in their ministry environments. Through their discussion you’ll discover when to leverage culture and when not to, and how you can begin to prepare students for culture instead of protecting them from it.... Read More
How to Answer High Schoolers’ Biggest Questions with Action

How to Answer High Schoolers’ Biggest Questions with Action

Would you believe that the teen checking their phone during small group or strolling in late to your service has some questions stirring inside? We’re not talking about, “How many people will respond to my latest snap?” kind of questions. We mean big, deep, questions. Questions whose answers can literally change the course of a teen’s life. Problems that demand to be solved, and ultimately will be—either by a teen’s own inner voice, their peers, or maybe even you. Resource: Playing for Keeps... Read More
RYM 008: Killing The Spider With Carlos Whittaker

RYM 008: Killing The Spider With Carlos Whittaker

We all have cobwebs in our lives—things we’re not proud of and things we wish we could get rid of. But if we’re going to get rid of the cobwebs, it’s not enough to simply clean the cobwebs. We need to kill the spider. In his new book, “Kill the Spider,” Carlos Whittaker talks about killing the spiders in our lives—the things really holding us back. On today’s episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with Carlos to find out how you can kill your spiders and how, as youth ministry... Read More
Teaching Middle Schoolers About God: How to Be More Strategic and Relational

Teaching Middle Schoolers About God: How to Be More Strategic and Relational

Ok, let’s do some math. More than likely, the average six graders who are coming to your church will actually come less than 50 percent of the time. That means they’ll likely spend about 25 hours in your church this year. Of those 25 hours at least 30 percent will be spent: Getting into the room Saying “hi” to friends Playing games Updating social media Saying “bye” to friends So that means they’ll actually experience less than 20 hours of teaching or small group interaction in a given year.... Read More
RYM 007: How Do I Get Better At Speaking?

RYM 007: How Do I Get Better At Speaking?

How often do you speak to students? Whether you communicate to students every week, once a month, or just a couple times per year, chances are, as a communicator, you’ve asked this question: “How do I get better at speaking to students?” Join ministry leaders on this episode for a conversation about getting better as a communicator, and discover practical ways that you can improve as you speak to students. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud EPISODE RECAP  ... Read More