RYM Survey: RethinkingYMSurvey.org

RYM Survey: RethinkingYMSurvey.org

Can we ask a favor? We want your feedback! We want to know how this podcast can serve you better! Visit RethinkingYMSurvey.org to take our Podcast Listener Survey! And as our way of saying thanks, we’re going to give away $100 Amazon Gift Card to a random survey participant! Thank you so much for listening each week! How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud EPISODE RECAP   Who is really hosting this episode? (0:00) We’ve got a favor to ask you. (1:00)  ... Read More
The Three Things You Have To Do in Every Student Talk

The Three Things You Have To Do in Every Student Talk

One of the hardest things about communicating is knowing if you did well when it’s all said and done. You put in the work, deliver the talk, and then walk offstage and think, “Hmmm, I wonder how that went…” How do you know if you did a good job? How do you know if you were effective? How do you know if students walked away hearing what you hoped they would hear? As a student pastor who communicates every week, I know what it’s like to wonder. And I also know what it’s like to fail… a lot! I... Read More
RYM 018: Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

RYM 018: Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries in adolescent brain development, we’re starting to find out. The truth is, a teenager’s brain changes dramatically throughout their middle school and high school years. This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation with Mark Oestreicher about the teenage brain and how we can leverage the development of the brain to set our students up for a vibrant faith. How to listen:... Read More
Moving In: Four Hacks For A Successful Transition

Moving In: Four Hacks For A Successful Transition

If you’ve been doing student ministry for any length of time, you know that at some point you’re probably going to find yourself at a new church with a new group of students and whole new set of expectations. And those expectations are coming from everyone—parents, students, staff, pastors, and even yourself. That’s why how you navigate the first few months of that transition is crucial to your success long-term. So here are a few hacks to set you up for transition success (and hopefully save... Read More
RYM 017: Recalibrating Your Own Faith For The New Year

RYM 017: Recalibrating Your Own Faith For The New Year

The start of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, set goals for the upcoming year, and refocus ourselves for what’s ahead. But as ministry leaders and youth workers coming out of a very busy season, what’s the best way to refocus and reset as we begin a new year? This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation about what it looks like to recalibrate your faith, invest in yourself, and prepare for the next season of ministry. How to listen:... Read More