Episode 46: Ministry With Children

In Episode 46, Eric & Andrew discuss what ministry is like before they had children and after they had children. They discuss how ministry gets better, but also the challenges of trying to work in youth ministry and raising a family. 

Whether you have children or not, you need to listen to this episode. 

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Episode 45: When Your Group Changes

Episode 45: When Your Group Changes


In episode 45, Eric & Andrew discuss how to handle when your group changes. It happens every 4 years. How can you keep good relationships with all of your kids, not just the ones you bonded to when you first moved? How can you keep your ministry fresh and continue to have kids buying in to the youth ministry program? The guys give some advice and share what's on their heart. 

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Episode 44: What We Love & Hate About Youth Ministry

Episode 44 - What We Love & Hate About Youth Ministry

In episode 44, Eric & Andrew make YM Podcast history! For the first time ever, the guys got to record together, in person. They were also joined by two guests - Philip Jenkins & Jared Criswell. 

The group discussed what they love and hate about youth ministry. It gets real. And there's a lot of laughs.

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Episode 43: Summer Planning

In episode 43, Eric & Andrew discuss why you should start planning your summer right now. They discuss establishing goals for your youth group for the summer, how to balance fun & spiritual events, keeping costs for events in mind, and the most difficult of all - being balanced in spending time with your students and with your family. 

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Episode 42: Youth Group Relationships

042 - Youth Group Relationships

On Episode 42, Eric & Andrew discuss what every youth minister hates... when your students begin dating each other. How do you handle it? What rules should you have in place? What do you do when they break up and it causes a massive youth group split? Plus learn how to be a ninja when it comes to teen relationships. 

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Episode 41: Middle School (Round 2) w/ David Knox

041 - Middle School (Round 2) w/ David Knox


In episode 41, Eric & Andrew interview their middle school ministry guru...returning guest...David Knox from Otter Creek. 

David gives some great ideas about how to make middle schoolers feel awkward, how to utilize adults, how to create a phone booth for your class, and even a little NBA talk at the end. 

If you struggle with connecting to middle schoolers, you need to listen.

Episode 40: How to Move Well w/ Andrew Thompson

In episode 40, Eric interviews Andrew Thompson from the Rogersville Church of Christ about how to move from one church to another the right way. Moving is something most youth ministers will do. There is a right way and a wrong way to handle it. Andrew handled it the right way. All youth ministers need to hear Andrew's wisdom.

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Episode 39: When The Numbers Are Down

039 - When The Numbers Are Down


In episode 39, Eric & Andrew are back after a 5 month hiatus. They explain some of the reasons why they had to step away, and then get into a great discussion...a very real discussion...about what to do when the numbers in your youth group are down. 

Keep up the great work. We are cheering you on!

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Episode 38: 52 Lights w/ Jared Gott

Episode 38: 52 Lights w/ Jared Gott


In episode 38, Eric & Andrew have some BIG NEWS! They also interview Jared Gott, who is the youth minister at the Henderson Church of Christ (Henderson, TN) and discuss a great project that Jared created called 52 Lights.

To find a list of projects that Jared and his youth group did for 52 Lights, check out our show notes at http://adventuresinministry.com/ympodcast/038.

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