RYM 002: What do we do about losing our high school students?

RYM 002: What do we do about losing our high school students?

By the time our students reach their senior year, most of them have disappeared from our youth ministries. Why is that? And more importantly, what should we do about it? If you’re tired of losing your high school students, today’s episode is for you. Listen as former teachers and ministry leaders discuss this uncomfortable problem along with potential solutions to keep our students engaged in our ministries. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud RESOURCES FROM... Read More
RYM 001: How do I get my lead pastor to…?

RYM 001: How do I get my lead pastor to…?

Have you ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with an idea? If you’ve ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with a new event, a new budget item, or something else, you know how challenging it can be. In today’s episode, listen as ministry veterans unpack the right and wrong ways to approach your senior leadership. How to... Read More
RYM 000: About This Podcast

RYM 000: About This Podcast

Welcome to Rethinking Youth Ministry – a podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. In our opening episode, we’ll introduce you to your three hosts, Sarah Anderson, Brett Talley, and CJ Palmer. They will be walking alongside you throughout this podcast as they ask questions, interview thinkers, and have honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. How to listen: iTunes |... Read More
RYM 000: Meet the Hosts

RYM 000: Meet the Hosts

Welcome to Rethinking Youth Ministry – a podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. In our opening episode, we’ll introduce you to your three hosts, Sarah Anderson, Brett Talley, and CJ Palmer. They will be walking alongside you throughout this podcast as they ask questions, interview thinkers, and have honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. How to listen: iTunes |... Read More
3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

11, 12, 13. These are the awkward years. You remember, right? Greasy hair, frizzy hair, don’t care. Weight gain and weight loss. You feel like an adult but everyone treats you like a kid. Life for a middle schooler is rough. Forget trying to figure out who you are in Christ. Preteens are hanging onto the struggle bus for dear life. Of course you now know that middle school drama, like everything else, won’t matter in a few short years. With the right approach, you can help preteens focus on... Read More
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