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Volunteer Youth Worker Podcast

Nov 23, 2021

Depending on the season you are currently in, the thought about doing youth ministry for another decade, year, or even month might be difficult to process. But you should know that longevity is worth pursuing and so often leads to increased impact in the lives of your students! Check out today’s episode with Michael,...


Nov 18, 2021

Kara Powell is a veteran of researching young people and bringing practical ministry ideas to pastors and leaders in churches. Jason Ballard sat down with Kara to hear some of the latest research being released in her new book 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager. 

They begin by highlighting why this all matters...


Nov 9, 2021

We like to measure what we do in order to see how successful it is. Sometimes we do this intentionally and sometimes it happens just subconsciously. It can feel like you rocked an event when attendance is double your usual group. But when only half your small group shows up one week you might be tempted to feel like a...


Oct 26, 2021

Invite Jesus into your heart. Cross the line of faith. Become a Christian. Confess and repent. Salvation. It has a lot of names or descriptors, but are we honestly concerned about seeing students make that important decision? Of course we are. Yet, in the busyness of our youth ministries, sometimes we miss the...


Oct 16, 2021

The intersections between faith and mental health have become more and more prominent over the past couple years, and it is still so easy to feel unequipped and unqualified to do anything other than pray and refer when students share about their anxiety and/or despair. But what if every caring adult (not just licensed...