RYM 078: Can MS & HS Students Thrive In A Combined Youth Ministry Environment?

RYM 078: Can MS & HS Students Thrive In A Combined Youth Ministry Environment?

There are tons of differences between a 6th grader and a senior in high school. Can they both thrive in the same environment? Can they both thrive in the same environment? That’s the question we’re wrestling with this week. In our conversation, we discuss the developmental differences between MS and HS students, the importance of varied communication styles, and unique ways we can connect with each phase inside and outside of large group. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play |... Read More
RYM 077: Why You Need To Market Your Youth Ministry

RYM 077: Why You Need To Market Your Youth Ministry

For many of us, the word “marketing” conjures up unsettling, slightly slimy images of trying to sell people things they don’t need. But the truth is, marketing doesn’t have to be this way! That’s why this week, we’re talking about a different kind of marketing—the generous kind that invites people to be a part of something great. In our conversation, we discuss why your ministry needs to start marketing and how it can help you spread the message of God’s love to more people than ever before.... Read More
RYM 076: What Can We Do About Student Anxiety As Youth Ministry Leaders?

RYM 076: What Can We Do About Student Anxiety As Youth Ministry Leaders?

Anxiety among middle school and high school students has been rising rapidly in recent years. In fact, anxiety disorders are now the most common mental illnesses among students, affecting about 25 percent of all teens—and these are just the reported cases. That’s why this week, we sit down with Licensed Professional Counselor, Kayla Lin, along with Sara Shelton and Marquise Cox, to talk about why student anxiety is on the rise and what we can do as youth leaders to walk with and support... Read More
RYM 075: What To Do Your First Year At A New Church As A Youth Ministry Leader

RYM 075: What To Do Your First Year At A New Church As A Youth Ministry Leader

Youth ministry leaders face unique challenges in their first year at a new church. From connecting with students to managing expectations from leadership to getting to know the church’s culture, it can be tough to acclimate, let alone feel confident making decisions. In this episode of Rethinking Youth Ministry, we unpack these challenges and more as we discuss steps youth leaders can take to adapt more quickly and make the most of the earlier days. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play |... Read More
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