RYM 068: Creating A Great Youth Ministry Environment On Any Budget

RYM 068: Creating A Great Youth Ministry Environment On Any Budget

Your youth ministry environment is communicating something—whether you’re intentional about it or not. The question is, what is it communicating? As students walk through your ministry’s doors each week, is the environment saying what you want it to? This week on the podcast, join us for a conversation about the impact an environment can have on a student’s sense of belonging and the growth of their faith, and how you can create a great environment on ANY budget. How to listen:... Read More
RYM 067: Navigating The Tension Between Science And Faith In Youth Ministry

RYM 067: Navigating The Tension Between Science And Faith In Youth Ministry

Science and faith. For many students, these two categories seem incompatible. But are science and faith really as disconnected as our students might be led to believe? Let’s face it—these days, students are asking some pretty complex questions about the way science fits into our faith and vice versa. This week, join us for a transparent conversation all about the best ways to talk about science and faith in youth ministry—even when you don’t have all the answers. How to listen: iTunes |... Read More
RYM 066: Are Your Student Mission Trips Really Helping or Hurting?

RYM 066: Are Your Student Mission Trips Really Helping or Hurting?

For many of us in youth ministry, mission trips are a part of our yearly rhythm. And while these trips seem life-changing on the surface, are they really all they’re cracked up to be? This week, we’re joined by Henok Berhanu, founder and CEO of Carry 117 and host to dozens of mission teams every year in Ethiopia. Together, we discuss the biggest mistake student mission teams make, the importance of cultural awareness, and why relationship building can be even more impactful than financial... Read More
2019-2020 Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

2019-2020 Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “Scope & Cycle” or our reasoning behind having one, let me encourage you to head over to the XP3 101 post about it. Or, for even even more in-depth look at what our Scope & Cycle is all about, check out this post. The purpose of this blog isn’t just to rehash all of that golden information, but rather to inform you of some awesome information and documents about our updated Scope & Cycle resources. What’s New Our previous Scope & Cycle... Read More
RYM 065: Leading Students of the Opposite Gender

RYM 065: Leading Students of the Opposite Gender

In the unrelenting pace of youth ministry, it’s easy to slip into an, “I’ve got this. How hard can it be to talk to someone of the opposite gender?” mentality. But there ARE differences, and those differences are important to consider if we want the things we communicate from stage to land with both guys AND girls every week. In this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the best ways to connect and engage with students of the opposite gender and the importance of having... Read More
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