Middle Years Ministry – Dan Istvanik

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The middle years of students lives are crucial. Therefore, we must be aware of what students are going through during this time and have a plan of how to disciple them. Brian is joined in the conversation today by Dan Istvanik. Dan is a middle years pastor in Lancaster, PA and a specialist in this particular age group. The most …

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 …

We’ve got an App for that! With John Collins and Dwight Willard

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Teaching, discipleship, planning and so much more going into youth ministry. Don’t you wish you had an app that held it all together? Well, now you can! Today on the podcast, Brian is joined by John Collins and Dwight Willard, both with WOL Local Church Ministries and we are going to talk about a great new resource that you need …

How to deal with tragedy in ministry – Matt Glancey & Jake Mouliert

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Whether it is the death of a student through suicide or the death of a parent of one of your students, tragedy is something that will eventually find you in ministry.  Today on the podcast we talk with Matt Glancey and Jake Mouliert, both from Coastal Christian Ocean City in New Jersey. Matt shares some of the personal tragedies in …

7 Values of Gospel Advancing Ministries with Greg Stier – Part 2

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Greg Stier joins Brian this week for another conversation about having a gospel advancing ministry. This week they discuss the 7 Values of a Gospel Advancing Ministry and how you can start implementing them into your student ministry. Greg is the founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries.   A 2013 Research project brought out 7 values that were …

How to get your students to share their faith – Greg Stier – Part 1

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Joining Brian this week on the podcast is Greg Stier. Greg is the founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries and is passionate about seeing every student, everywhere, hearing the gospel from a friend. In this episode, Brian and Greg talk about some reasons why students don’t share their faith and some resources to help equip them to do …

Belong, Believe, Behave – Joel Kovacs

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Today on the Multiply! Podcast, Brian is joined by Joel Kovacs, Lead Pastor of Five14 Church in New Albany, OH. They talk about a variety of things including the church and student ministry leadership culture at Five14 and how they are ministering to transgender and homosexual people who are coming to their church. Leadership structure in Five14 Church: Had the …

Stewardship vs. Ownership in Youth Ministry – Kris Stout

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What is the difference between looking at your ministry as owning it and looking at it as stewarding it? Kris Stout joins Brian in the studio to talk about this and how we should look at the ministries and students that we lead. Kris is the Vice President of International and Local Church Ministries here at Word of Life. “Leadership …

Helping students make sense of media with Scott Foreman

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Helping students navigate media at this time of their life is crucial, especially social media. Whether you are a youth leader, parent or both, you will want to listen in on the conversation Brian has this week with Scott Foreman. Scott is the father of four and the Executive Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Sewell, NJ. He is the …

Youth Ministry in Australia – Martin Garcia

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When you work in youth ministry, you know time is short! It’s vital to seize every moment the Lord gives us to impact the lives of young people. On today’s episode, Brian sits down with Martin Garcia, the director of Word of Life Australia. He shares stories of what God is doing through their ministry, the struggles they face, and how …