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

Sep 17, 2019

For many of us, the word “marketing” conjures up unsettling, slightly slimy images of trying to sell people things they don’t need. But the truth is, marketing doesn’t have to be this way! That’s why this week, we’re talking about a different kind of marketing—the generous kind that invites people to be a...


Sep 10, 2019

Anxiety among middle school and high school students has been rising rapidly in recent years. In fact, anxiety disorders are now the most common mental illnesses among students, affecting about 25 percent of all teens—and these are just the reported cases. That’s why this week, we sit down with Licensed Professional...


Sep 3, 2019

Youth ministry leaders face unique challenges in their first year at a new church. From connecting with students to managing expectations from leadership to getting to know the church’s culture, it can be tough to acclimate, let alone feel confident making decisions. In this episode of Rethinking Youth Ministry,...


Aug 27, 2019

On average, how often are your students showing up to youth group? Once a month? Twice a month? Once every six weeks? The truth is, attendance numbers aren’t the most important measures of success in youth ministry—but they still matter. That’s why this week, we’re talking about ways we can start encouraging our...


Aug 20, 2019

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...