Summer Ministry – Kyle Gray & Doug Hively

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Summer is just around the corner. What do you have planned for your students? Brian is joined by Kyle Gray and Doug Hively to talk about summer ministry and what part camp can play in that. Also, they talk about opportunities for a student(s) in your ministry to spend the summer working and growing spiritually at camp. Think ahead for …

Telling our Story – Kevin Durham

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This is My Story ministry (thisismystory.org) – Everyone has a story worth sharing and doing so creates connections that allows the gospel to be shared powerfully. Why is storytelling important and why have you made it your life’s work? Our culture puts people with status and fame on a pedestal. After hearing athletes share their story, many people thought their …

Making a Global Impact – Kevin Ross

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Brian and Jonathan Phillips (Host of the Word of Life Podcast) team up to have a conversation with Kevin Ross about how our students can impact the world even if they can’t go on a missions trip. Kevin is the President of Helping Hands Foreign Missions a ministry that is focused on developing thriving and sustainable Christ-based communities among the …

What happens when students unplug? – Jon Nazigian

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Technology: The connection technology provides can be used as a great tool for ministry, but the overuse common in our culture is making students feel isolated. Today’s students have never known a world without easily accessible technology. How do you train the next generation to live biblically in all things, including technology? Teach students to navigate life in a biblical …

How to give leaders their best – Shean Phillips

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As a youth pastor or key leader, the ministry you have to your leadership team is crucial. When you are at your best, they will be at their best. On this episode Brian talks with Dr. Shean Phillips from Piedmont International University about some practical steps to live this out in your ministry. Show Notes: (Throughout this discussion Shean Phillips …

Follow-up with Students – Brian Baker

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Have an intentional plan for follow-up. Infants cannot be expected to navigate life independently. Neither can students who are spiritual infants. Have an intentional conversation with new believers about their spiritual growth within the first 48 hours of their decision. (If this time frame has already passed, it is still good to start where you are.) Show them that you …

Gender Identity & More – John Stonestreet

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John and his ministry: Chuck Colson founded Breakpoint because of his search to understand the brokenness in our culture and where the church belongs in it. The Colson Center for Christian Worldview continues his Breakpoint program through the radio, podcast and email. Colson’s worldview and cultural leadership program also continues, now renamed as the “Colson Fellas” rather than the “Centurions.” …

Intern Enthusiasm

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Brian sits down with three Youth Ministry Interns (Anthony, James & David) to talk about what they are learning and what they are most excited about as they get their first taste of youth ministry from a leadership standpoint. These three Youth Ministry Interns (YMI) have finished two years of education at the Word of Life Bible Institute (WOLBI), are …

Developing Student Leaders – Jeff Beckley

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How do you keep your students engaged and thriving in student ministry all the way through high school? Not only that, how do you develop them into leaders? Brian talks about this with Jeff Beckley, the Youth Pastor at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus, OH. Student Leadership – Involved in serving, being mentored, and mentoring others. Why? – Why is …

Why Culture Matters in Ministry – John Stonestreet

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Why does culture matter to us as believers? Culture matters to everyone because no one has ever lived outside of a cultural setting. It is the environment in which ministers invest and lead in the next generation. Culture brings challenges. In our current culture, the topics that used to be unthinkable quickly transitioned to the unquestionable overnight. Where are we …

Evangelism & All-Nighters – Brent Finchum & Dwight Willard

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Reverb is not just your normal, run of the mill all nighter. We are talking thousands of students, professional sports, pizza and of course, evangelism.  Brian sets down with Brent Finchum and Dwight Willard to talk about Reverb is a great opportunity to get students under the hearing of the gospel who may never step foot in your church. Dwight …

Dealing with the Heart instead of Behavior – Dr. Tedd Tripp

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The easiest thing to do is to deal with the things we can see. We can see behavior. We cannot see the heart. However, if we just deal with behavior (surface level) then we will create egotistic believers. Today on the podcast, Brian talks with Dr. Tedd Tripp with Shepherding the Heart Ministries about this and other heart issues related …