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
RYM 074: How To Increase Student Attendance Frequency In Your Youth Ministry

RYM 074: How To Increase Student Attendance Frequency In Your Youth Ministry

Attendance numbers aren’t the most important measures of success in your youth ministry, but to a lot of churches, the numbers still matter. This week, we’re talking about ways to get students to attend your ministry more frequently and the role engagement plays in increasing the numbers of active students on your roster. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify EPISODE RECAP What it means for students to be considered ‘active’ on a roster (4:23) The importance of... Read More
RYM 073: What Reggie Joiner is Rethinking About Youth Ministry

RYM 073: What Reggie Joiner is Rethinking About Youth Ministry

This week, as we kick off Season 3 of Rethinking Youth Ministry, we’re joined by founder and CEO of Orange, Reggie Joiner, and Orange’s Executive Director of Student Strategy, Crystal Chiang. Together, they’ll unpack and discuss several things they’re thinking—or rethinking—about the world of youth ministry today. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify EPISODE RECAP What Reggie Joiner and Crystal Chiang have noticed in their years working in youth ministry (2:17)... Read More
RYM 072: What Should Your Youth Ministry Be Doing Over The Summer?

RYM 072: What Should Your Youth Ministry Be Doing Over The Summer?

As the school year comes to an end and with summer quickly approaching, it’s easy to become a little more relaxed in our youth ministries. But is that a good thing? Should we really be slowing things down over the summer, or is this the time to invest more in our connections with students? In this episode, join ministry leaders as they discuss the pros and cons of summer programming and what it looks like to implement an effective summer strategy. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher... Read More
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