Ministry, Money and Side Hustles – Helping Youth Workers Make Life Long Followers Of Jesus – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Some episodes you just have to let roll, and this is one of those episodes. My guest Jason Mayfield and I talk about money, ministry and side hustles because many youth workers do not make a fair wage for their labor. You could use a few extra bucks in your pocket and we want to give you some ideas for that. Jason is a minister, and entrepreneur and a Youtuber and has some great thoughts about being a professional and…

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Episode 166: Helping Parents in Growing With Their Teenagers with Kara Powell – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Dr. Kara Powell gives some insights into the rising conversation about parents growing with their teenagers in regard to their faith. Through her experience at the Fuller Youth Institute, many years in local church ministry, and personally as a parent of teenagers, Kara shares both strategic and practical ways to begin partnering with parents of the next generation. Dr. Kara Powell Connect with Tony on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at…

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This is Your Brain on God – cognitive science and the naturalness of belief – Christian Article

Justin L. Barrett joined the School of Psychology in 2011 as Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and served as director of the Thrive Center for Human Development from 2011 to 2014. He is currently the chief project developer for the Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives (STAR) and, from January to September 2018, also served as acting dean of the School of Psychology. An experimental psychologist, Dr. Barrett taught for five years in Oxford University’s School of Anthropology and…

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The Gospel: What does “Gospel” mean in the Bible? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Today’s Bible study will dig deep on the word, “Gospel.” We talk about Gospel preaching, Gospel singers, the four Gospels, but what does this word “Gospel” actually mean? Is it about how to go to heaven when we die or is it something more? Let’s consider what the whole Bible, both New and Old Testament, has to say on the topic of the Gospel.…

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Podcast: You Talk Too Much… Seriously – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, teachers will discover the value of listening to children and building relationships.  Evaluate your ministry to see if you are a good listener.  Make adjustments to be able to connect to kids, parents and other workers by taking time to listen.  See this blog post under leadership or by clicking here. How are you doing as a listening teacher? What are some ways you build in time to listen?     This post was originally shared on…

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TLH098: Networking in Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More It’s safe to say that the reason Jody and I are doing the Longer Haul Podcast together is that we first met while attending a network meeting. We’ve both greatly benefited from networking with others over the years and we think you can too. In this episode, we interview Zach Wyatt,…

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Episode 165: Kidmin Survey Insights with Tony Kummer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Tony Kummer shares the findings from a unique survey of Christian volunteers and leaders within the church about the faith of the next generation. This survey focused on how they came to faith, the key factors of their faith development and how the church can help the faith stick. Tony Kummer Connect with David on Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode Ministry-to-children.com 5 Key Findings from the Survey…

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Ana Maciel Find Yourself A Youth Ministry Network #WomenInYM — Youth Ministry Booster – Youth Ministry Christian Article

“One of the biggest things you can do is get connected to a network” “You need a support system” Follow Ana on Twitter #WomenInYM Giveaway on Twitter Join The Twitter Conversation For#WomenInYM on Twitter 00:13 Hey everybody, happy October, a happy pastor appreciation month. That’s right. In case you didn’t know that 31 days of October or not just the countdown to fall break Halloween or the holiday season. It’s also the month you should be appreciating pastors worldwide. So if you are a…

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Volunteer Recruitment Panel: What really works? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Delanee Williams, Klista Storts & Jeremy Carroll join the podcast to discuss what really works with volunteer recruitment. Delanee Williams serves as a Ministry Specialist with LifeWay Kids. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Delanee has served in kids ministry for over twenty years and is passionate about developing, equipping and encouraging leaders. Klista Storts serves as an Editorial…

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TLH096: Summer Recap – The Longer Haul – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | | More Whoa! What a summer! We both had an amazing summer, but we have been BUSY! If you’re like us, you LOVE summer youth ministry. But by the end of summer, you’re completely worn out. Youth ministry without a summer, though? NO THANKS! In this episode, we take a look at what we’ve been up…

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Kingdom Ethics and Moral Leadership in a Divided Age – Christian Article

This is a special live podcast episode. It was recorded at Wild Heaven Brewing in Atlanta Georgia with a bunch of our friendsfrom McAfee School of Theology. During this zesty episode we discuss… what is a ‘wet baptist’? Dean Greg DeLoach gives beer style intros to Profs on the Mics the nature of missionary dating and how it is absolutely not connected to the missionary posititon the nature of Baptist life and American Evangelicalism why David Gushee is sticking it…

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Episode 163: Know What You Are FOR with Jeff Henderson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jeff Henderson shares his journey of answering these two pivotal questions for any organization: What do you want to be known for and What are you known for? I also ask Jeff some specific questions about how to practically implement a strategy for being FOR your community and having a FOR-mentality in your church or organization. Jeff Henderson Connect with Jeff on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links…

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(Podcast) The Beeline Practices: Wallowing in Mud Puddles – Youth Ministry Christian Article

When a child comes to a mud puddle, they jump right in and splash around, while an adult either jumps over or goes around the mud puddle. Why do adults react this way? Jesus said you won’t understand or appreciate the kingdom of God unless you become like little children. What would it look like to take that invitation and wallow in mud puddles with Jesus? Join Rick as we continue a series devoted to practices that naturally draw us…

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TLH097: Navigating your first year at a new church – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | | More We believe in longevity, but we know that all of us eventually have to experience a transition and work for a new church. How you approach the first year of ministry at your new church is crucial. Jody recently experienced this when he left Georgia and headed to California. As he approaches…

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Podcast- I’m New! What do I do? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Listen as Mr. Mark discusses advice he shares with interns before stepping into their first kid’s ministry.  These five keys will help you step out on the right foot as you begin (or restart) your ministry to kids and families. Write down a “90 Day Goal.” Do your research. Join a group of like-minded peers. Figure out what you need. Journaling may save your life.   https://media.blubrry.com/mrmarksclassroom/content.blubrry.com/mrmarksclassroom/Podcast-I_m_New.mp3   This podcast was originally shared on Mr. Mark’s Classroom in April 2016.…

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Jen Bradbury Know What’s Worth Getting Fired For In Youth Ministry — Youth Ministry Booster – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Zac: 00:13 Hey everybody, happy October, a happy pastor appreciation month. That’s right. In case you didn’t know that 31 days of October or not just the countdown to fall break Halloween or the holiday season. It’s also the month you should be appreciating pastors worldwide. So if you are a pastor, I appreciate you as you have a pastor. You should go to appreciate them, but this month and youth ministry booster, we wanted to celebrate a particular group…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—Is This All There Is? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In our physical lives, there can be a tendency to base our happiness and freedom on the materialism in front of us. But what if there is something more permanent, beyond this world and everything in it, that we can experience by investing in a relationship with Jesus and the kingdom of heaven?  Join Rick for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus treats our “life after life.”   LISTEN TO THE FULL…

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Episode 153: Student Ministry from 40 to 300 with Jordan Geist – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jordan Geist talks about how the student ministry at Northpoint Austin grew from 40 students to 300. He shares how a student leadership team and small groups have been critical to that growth, along with Camp 75 – an outreach they’ve leveraged in the summer to impact their community. Jordan Geist Connect with Jordan on Facebook and Instagram Email: jordan.geist@npaustin.com Northpoint Church Austin Links Mentioned in this Episode Episode 115: Ministry Boost + Mission Trip Strategy with…

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TLH094: Raising Kids in Youth Ministry – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | | More Almost 19 years ago, Wendy and I (Chris) had our first kid. I remember being overwhelmed at the thought of being a Dad. We had no idea what we were doing and we had no idea how it was going to impact our being in youth ministry. It’s been quite a ride…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—What Is the Meaning of Life? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

People can spend their whole lives searching for meaning in their lives. Although we all have different answers to what matters to us, what would it look like to look to Jesus to help us feel truly alive?   Join Rick and Becky for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus framed the meaning of life to those he encountered.   LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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the Neo-Liberal Attack on the Soul – Christian Article

This episode is amazing. It is just super-duper spectacular. Oh, it is also packed with awesome sauce. I can’t wait for all of you in helping professions to hear this and get yourself the book – Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age. Dr. Bruce Rogers-Vaughn is Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Vanderbilt Divinity School, an ordained minister, and practicing therapist. Over the course of the conversation Dr. Vaughn mentions a couple articles he has…

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I Never Understood Burnout or Depression—Until It Happened to Me – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Ryan Griffith: Shona, we wanted to hear from you about your experience of burnout, and how you, what kinds of lessons you’ve learned from that experience and maybe how you would counsel others who are finding themselves in that situation. Shona Murray: Well, in 2003, I lost my Christian joy. I found myself falling off a steep emotional cliff…

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Michael J. Murray: The Scientific Challenge for Faith – Christian Article

Dr. Michael J. Murray is the President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and former Arthur and Katherine Shadek Chair in Philosophy and the Humanities at Franklin & Marshall College and Senior Vice President of Programs at the John Templeton Foundation. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall and his MA and Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on two primary areas. The first is seventeenth century history of philosophy and theology, with a particular focus on…

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TLH092: 5 Great Summer Youth Ministry Ideas You Can Use Now – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | | More Today we’re opening the youth ministry vault and sharing with you 5 great summer youth ministry ideas and here’s the bonus… We both share 5 each so it ends up being 10! Plus a bonus idea, so really 11! If you’re still looking for some ideas for this summer or are hoping…

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Episode 149: GenZ in Middle School Ministry with Matt Heer – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Matt Heer talks about what it looks to engage GenZ and how middle school pastors and leaders can share the gospel with them. We talk about trends and research concerning GenZ and how that has translated practically into his ministry at Saddleback Church. Matt Heer Connect with Matt on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Email: mheer@saddleback.com Saddleback Church Ministry Boost is hosting 3 FREE webinars this month. You can sign up here. Leading Ministry With the Four…

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