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Rethinking Youth Ministry | A podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, and anyone who cares about students

Feb 11, 2020

With so much energy spent investing in our students and volunteers, we often forget to invest in ourselves as youth ministry leaders. And with limited resources—and even more limited time—figuring out which leadership skills to focus on developing can be even more challenging. This week we’re joined by Joel...


Feb 4, 2020

It's not fun or easy to talk about, and yet it's potentially one of the most important things to address as a ministry leader: How do you protect your youth ministry from legal action? In this episode we’re joined by leaders Candice Wynn, Tom Shefchunas, and Dr. Darren Kizer to discuss the realities of the world we...


Jan 28, 2020

As youth leaders, we have the responsibility to be intentional in the ways we serve all of our students, including those who have diverse family dynamics, backgrounds, and even cultures. In this episode, join us as we hear Jean Sohn and Esther Gray share their experiences growing up as immigrant students, and unpack...


Jan 21, 2020

TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. These are just a few of the Gen Z trends emerging in 2020. But what do trends like these mean for our ministries going forward? Should they impact what we're doing week to week as youth leaders? This week, join us as we discuss why we should care...


Dec 17, 2019

This week we’re closing out the year with a special episode, where we turn the microphone over to you—our youth ministry community! Join us as we take time to reflect on and share some of the stories that have made 2019 a year to remember in ministry. We hope these stories help remind you of the impact of what you...