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
RYM 071: Supporting Lower-Income Students and Families in Youth Ministry

RYM 071: Supporting Lower-Income Students and Families in Youth Ministry

Economic diversity exists everywhere. Which means, if we’re hoping to connect with every student in our community, we must consider the unique ways we can support and serve students of various economic backgrounds—including those from lower-income families. On this episode, join us for an honest conversation about what it looks like to minimize assumptions, partner with parents, and best serve students in lower-income situations. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher |... Read More
RYM 070: How to Plan Your Next Big Youth Ministry Event

RYM 070: How to Plan Your Next Big Youth Ministry Event

Have you ever been in charge of a youth ministry event that completely flopped? If you have, you’re not alone. The truth is, even though events are a staple in youth ministry, they’re not always easy to pull off. In fact, putting together an awesome event that students will love can be one of the toughest things to do. In this episode, join youth leaders as they talk about the best and worst events they’ve planned and the things every leader needs to consider while planning their next... Read More
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