RYM 086: Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

RYM 086: Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

Discipling students doesn’t happen from a stage—it happens in the context of relationships. That’s why creating a healthy small groups culture is such a vital part of youth ministry—but one that takes a lot of hard work. On this episode, youth leaders and small group leaders chat about the ins and outs of what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a healthy, relationship-based small groups culture in your youth ministry. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud |... Read More
RYM 085: How To Navigate Hard Conversations With Students In Youth Ministry

RYM 085: How To Navigate Hard Conversations With Students In Youth Ministry

Whether you’ve already had some tough conversations with some students in your ministry, or whether you haven’t walked that road yet, here’s the truth: Tough conversations are bound to happen at some point for everyone who works with students. That’s why it’s crucial for us to be prepared and equipped for those moments when they come up. In this episode, we’re talking about what to do when a student comes to you with something difficult, how to respond, and the best way to... Read More
RYM 084: Working With Parents In Youth Ministry (Why It Doesn’t Seem To Be Working And What You Can Do About It)

RYM 084: Working With Parents In Youth Ministry (Why It Doesn’t Seem To Be Working And What You Can Do About It)

If we’re being honest, oftentimes connecting with the parents of our students feels tedious and unproductive. But, as much as we might like to solely work with our students, the truth is, parents are the most influential people in our students’ lives. In this episode, we’re talking all about what to do when partnering with parents doesn’t seem to be working and what you can do to provide parents with resources, build trust, and equip your small group leaders to do the same. How to... Read More
RYM 083: A Student In My Youth Ministry Just Started Following Jesus . . . NOW WHAT?

RYM 083: A Student In My Youth Ministry Just Started Following Jesus . . . NOW WHAT?

As youth ministry leaders, we spend a ton of our time and energy creating environments, refining messages, and organizing events—all with the goal of helping students discover who Jesus is. But once a student decides to follow Jesus . . . then what? In this episode, we talk about what it looks like to lead students AFTER they’ve placed their faith in Jesus. In our conversation, we discuss the role of SGLs, how to talk to parents, and what’s at stake if we let students fall through the... Read More
RYM 082: Why And HOW To Stay Creative As A Youth Ministry Leader

RYM 082: Why And HOW To Stay Creative As A Youth Ministry Leader

Most of us have big ideas and plans when we begin working in the world of youth ministry. We have programming ideas, series ideas, retreat ideas, outreach event ideas, and more. And while we probably implement some of those creative plans, over time, the creativity and innovation muscle in us tends to wane. On this episode, we’re talking about the dangers of becoming stagnant creatively, what to do when you’re stuck in a creative rut, and how to bring creativity back to your youth ministry.... Read More
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