RYM 053: “I’m Just A Youth Pastor” And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

RYM 053: “I’m Just A Youth Pastor” And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

“When are you going to be a real pastor?” “If you just teach Sunday School, what else do you do during the week?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” If you’re a youth pastor, you’ve probably been asked these questions before—or maybe you’re asking them yourself. How do you answer these questions? This week, join us as we talk about combating misconceptions in youth ministry, building personal confidence, and addressing the lies we tell ourselves about being a youth... Read More
RYM 052: Our Hopes For You For The New Year

RYM 052: Our Hopes For You For The New Year

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of another busy year in youth ministry. As 2018 comes to a close, we want to leave you with something a little different this week: our hopes and encouragement for you for the upcoming year. In the busyness of the holiday season, we hope you’ll find some times to rest as you prepare for another incredible year of youth ministry. From your friends at Rethinking Youth Ministry, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2019! How... Read More
RYM 051: How To Handle Conflict As A Youth Ministry Leader

RYM 051: How To Handle Conflict As A Youth Ministry Leader

Conflict can lead to uncomfortable, anxiety-filled experiences for just about everyone. So what do we do when conflict arises in our youth ministries? The truth is, there are all different ways to handle conflict—some of those ways are healthy and some are unhealthy. On this episode, join ministry leaders as they discuss the best ways to handle conflict as a youth ministry leader and why it’s important for our students to see us handle conflict in a healthy way. How to listen: iTunes | Google... Read More
RYM 050: How To Care For Students Who Have Been Abused

RYM 050: How To Care For Students Who Have Been Abused

In our ministries, the heartbreaking reality is that we’ll have students who have been—or are being—abused. That’s why it’s crucial for us as youth workers to know what to do when a situation involving abuse surfaces. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed professional counselor Dr. Chinwe Williams about how we can best care for students in our youth ministries who have been physically, sexually, or psychologically abused. How to listen:... Read More
RYM 049: Why You Should Never Talk About Purity Again

RYM 049: Why You Should Never Talk About Purity Again

For so long, the Church has approached the topics of sex and sexuality through the lens of purity. But with all the baggage associated with the word purity, could there be something better to use in its place? On this episode, join ministry leaders as we discuss the differences between sexual purity and sexual integrity—and how understanding these differences could change the way we lead students. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Spotify EPISODE RECAP We disregard... Read More
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