RYM 088: WHY And HOW To Leverage YouTube As A Youth Ministry Leader

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and research tells us that about 90% of Gen Z uses YouTube on a daily basis. What started as video hosting platform years ago has become an unprecedented opportunity for youth ministries to connect with students in unique and exciting ways. In this episode, we’re talking with social media experts and ministry leaders about some of the ways we can begin to leverage YouTube to engage students in our communities and around the world.

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EPISODE RECAP

  • Some important statistics on YouTube (7:09)
  • YouTube is becoming known as a social media platform (10:27)
  • What’s drawing students to YouTube (12:10)
  • We have to help the next generation navigate all that is available on YouTube (16:50)
  • How we partner with parents to help them understand what we’re trying to do on this platform (18:48)
  • What are we trying to accomplish with our YouTube ministry? (22:08)
  • Where to start as a youth ministry building a YouTube platform (31:15)
  • What about the equipment? (40:23)
  • How to decide what gets posted on your YouTube channel (41:36)
  • Shifts to make in order to start investing in YouTube (52:38)

RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

YouTube Channel: Saddleback Junior High Ministry YouTube

Resource: YouTube for Churches

GEAR LISTS:

Equipment List from Dave Adamson:

Equipment List from Katie Edwards:

  • FujiFilm X-T3
  • Rode Mic
  • Joby Gorilla Pod
  •  Adobe software for editing: mainly premiere pro and audition

 

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VOICES IN THIS EPISODE

BRETT TALLEY

BRETT TALLEY

Brett is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after spending 11 years in full time ministry. He’s been married to his amazing wife since 2004. They have three amazing and hilarious kids who constantly keep them busy and laughing. He loves baseball, golf and makes amazing turkey melt sandwiches (if he has the time and ingredients, otherwise they’re just average).

ASHLEY BOHINC

ASHLEY BOHINC

Ashley Bohinc serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, co-host of The Think Orange Podcast, and co-author of The Art of Group Talk. She’s worked with students in public education, athletic, and ministry settings since 2005. Ashley is most passionate about resourcing the local church, communicating onstage, developing leaders, working with students, and engaging in world missions. Additionally, she’s the USA Director of Carry 117. In her downtime, you’ll find her watching Friends, cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers, traveling, reading, or on one of her Fairytale Friday Adventures.

DAVE ADAMSON

DAVE ADAMSON

Dave Adamson is a husband, dad, social media pastor, photographer, author, and YouTuber. An Aussie living in Atlanta, you can get Dave’s daily Bible devotions on Instagram at @AussieDave, or watch short Bible devotions on his​​​​​​ YouTube channel.

KATIE EDWARDS

KATIE EDWARDS

Katie Edwards has been working with junior high students for over 21 years at one of the largest churches in the country—Saddleback Church. Katie and her husband Ron have been foster parents and have three children, two of which they adopted.

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