Significance in Relationships – Dwight Peterson

mjgoodrow Podcast

Whether you are a youth pastor or a small group leader, it is important to understand the significance of relationships when you are working with young people. On this episode, Brian has a conversation with Dwight Peterson. Dwight is a veteran youth leader. He was a youth pastor in a local church for almost twenty years and now is a …

How to have an effective Quiet Time and Accountability structure with Karen Smith

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New York Bible Institute’s Dean of Women, Karen Smith, shares with us on how to have an effective Quiet Time that’s meaningful even on the days you don’t feel up to it. Also, Karen dives into what accountability looks like through both being held accountable and keeping someone else accountable. from the Word of Life Podcast with Jonathan Phillips Q: …

Annual Planning for Youth Ministry

mjgoodrow Podcast

Planning is not the most exciting thing to talk about but is certainly necessary for a thriving youth ministry. Brian talks about some practical steps to planning with your leadership team for the new ministry year. Two kinds of Planning Meetings: Annual Planning/Leadership Team Meeting: Before your ministry year begins, plan out the new year with your leaders. Who should …

Volunteers, Communication & Taking Risks – Alan Smith

mjgoodrow Podcast

Joining Brian for this episode of Multiply! is Alan Smith. Alan is a Campus Pastor at Greystone Church in Athens, GA. He is the author of Let’s Go! Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Student Ministry. He has some real practical thoughts on volunteer leaders, communicating with parents and taking risk in ministry. Three of the topics addressed in Alan Smith and Allison …

Preparing your students for college – Brian Mills

Lee Lethers Podcast

It is never too early to begin to prepare your students for college. In this episode, Brian talks with Brian Mills about what you can do to prepare them. Brian is the College Pastor at Cross Church in Fayetteville, AR where he ministers to over 1,000 students. Prior to that, he was  a Student Pastor. He is also the co-author …

Summer Ministry – Kyle Gray & Doug Hively

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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

Lee Lethers Podcast

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.” …