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 …

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 …

Developing Student Leaders – Jeff Beckley

Lee Lethers Podcast

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 …

Youth Ministry in Australia – Martin Garcia

Lee Lethers Podcast

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 …

Intentional Student Ministry Discipleship – Jeff Borton

Lee Lethers Podcast

Some things in this life happen by accident. Discipleship is not one of those things. This week Jeff Borton joins Brian on the podcast to talk about how to create an environment to effectively disciple students. Jeff shares some of his experience with us from his time both at Christ Fellowship in Miami and now at LongHollow Baptist in Nashville …

How to Ask Great Questions in Small Groups – Brian Baker

Lee Lethers Podcast

You’re sitting there in your small group and you’re frustrated because either you cannot get your students to have a good conversation or you cannot get your conversation to important things. The key is the ability to ask good questions. Today on the podcast Brian goes in depth on how to ask deep questions that make your students think. But …

Youth Ministry Networking With Wayne Morgan

Lee Lethers Podcast

Do you ever feel like you are on an isolated island as a Youth Pastor in your community? Wouldn’t you love to network more with other Youth Pastors, gaining from one another’s strengths?  Our guest this week on the podcast is Wayne Morgan. Wayne is a Youth Ministry veteran who is now the Northeast Regional Coordinator with National Network of …

Having a Gospel Advancing Ministry with Greg Stier

Lee Lethers Podcast

Reaching the young people in your community takes more than simply inviting them to your church. It starts when we mobilize students to reach their friends with the gospel. Our guest on this episode of the Multiply! Podcast is Greg Stier. Greg is the Founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries. Dare 2 Share loves helping churches equip students …

Ministry at Home, with Shean Phillips

Lee Lethers Podcast

How do you balance your job and church involvement without neglecting your number one ministry: your family? On this episode of the Multiply! podcast, Dr. Shean Phillips discusses the importance of ministry in the home. Shean is a professor at Piedmont International University, where he is helping to train up the next generation of church leaders. Whether you are a …

Student Short-Term Missions, with Justin Cousins

Lee Lethers Podcast

According to Barna Research Group, only 17% of Christians have a Biblical Worldview. If this is true, how does the Church carry out God’s call to make disciples of all nations? Almost all great revivals and missions movements have started with students. This week on the podcast, Brian sits down with Justin Cousins. Justin is the Student Missions Mobilizer here …

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Creating Fun out of Nothing – Game Ideas and Philosophy

Tyler Collins Children's Ministry, Featured, Games

Rocks, twigs, and leaves can be used to create 30 minutes of non-stop fun when you have deliberately studied the art of fun. As a new and inexperienced leader, I watched other leaders play games with children. This is how I learned to create and play games with children. Some people are natural fun-creators. I was not! These people can …