Episode 57: Preparing Your Students For College / Boo Scott

In episode 57, the guys interview Boo Scott who is the college minister at the Westside Church of Christ in Norman, OK. 

Boo gives practical advice to youth ministers on how to better prepare your students for college. Boo talks about what youth ministries are doing right... and what youth ministries are doing wrong. 

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Episode 56: Tech Trends w/ Chad Landman

Episode 56: Tech Trends w/ Chad Landman

In episode 56, Eric has the opportunity to interview Chad Landman, Education Minister at the Graymere Church of Christ. Eric & Chad talk about tech trends that are affecting teens and parents. Chad gives some advice on how best to use tech, and some trends that parents need to be aware of. Chad is a repeat guest on The YM Podcast from episode 20 & 21 (a two-part interview). 

Apps Recommended for Parents:

1) Life360 (https://www.life360.com/)

2) Check your service carrier options to monitor your child's device

3) Amazon Freetime Unlimited (https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-FreeTime-Unlimited-Monthly-Subscription/dp/B01I499BNA)

4) OurPact (http://ourpact.com/)

5) 4Parents (www.4parents.com)


Check out Chad's Active Digital Parenting Seminar (http://www.chadl.co/adp)


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Episode 55: Design in YM w/ Joseph Mankin

Show Notes:

In episode 55, Eric & Andrew interview Joseph Mankin about utilizing design in youth ministry. Joseph Mankin is the youth minister at the Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. Joseph has a degree in graphic design and marketing, but has also worked in youth ministry since 2006. 

Joseph gives a lot of practical advice of how to not only use design in making graphics, but even in how your teen room looks. 

You can follow Joseph on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/joseph.mankin) and on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hillsboroyouth/).

Also check out the show notes for some awesome resources that Joseph shared with us:

Camp Quiet Time Curriculum

Backgrounds for Graphics

Episode 54: Measuring Success In YM

In episode 54, Eric & Andrew discuss how to measure true success in youth ministry. It's not all about the numbers! Listen to find out practical ways for measuring your success and the success of your youth ministry. 

Here's the article & graphic we referenced from Youth Specialties --> http://youthspecialties.com/blog/a-new-way-to-track-ministry-progress/

We hope this episode encourages you! 

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Episode 53: Organization in YM



053 - Organization in YM

In episode 53, Eric & Andrew talk about the first ever AIMTour, give a huge shoutout to one of their most loyal listeners, and talk about ways to stay organized in youth ministry. This episode is full of practical advice, as well as some reasons why you need to be more organized as a youth minister. 

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Episode 52: Staying Flexible For Students But Structured For Parents



In episode 52, Eric & Andrew talk about staying flexible in planning and on trips, but also being structured enough so parents stay on board with you. Students love spontaneous. Parents aren't so crazy about it. So what do we do? Listen to get some good advice. 

Also check out a new teaching series called "The Heart of Kindness". Andrew talks about it at the end of this episode. Find it here --> http://adventuresinministry.com/kindness

Episode 51: Family Ministry w/ Casey Bearden

Episode 51: Family Ministry w/ Casey Bearden

In episode 51, Eric & Andrew talk with Casey Bearden about his youth ministry story, how God lead him to where he is today, and his role as a family minister. 

It's a great conversation with ideas about how to implement a family ministry at your church. 

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Episode 50: The Big 50!!!


The YM Podcast celebrates its 50th episode! 

Eric & Andrew discuss all the things that have changed since recording episode 1. Plus you need to hear their interviews with their most loyal(?) listeners... THEIR MOMS!!!

And since they are celebrating a big moment in the YM Podcast history, they also talk about moments to celebrate in Youth Ministry. 

Have you listened to all 50 episodes? Let us know and we'll give you a shoutout in episode 51!

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Episode 49: Ministering To Parents (Part 2)

Episode 49 - Ministering To Parents (Part 2)

In episode 49, Eric & Andrew discuss ways to get parents more involved and ways to actively minister to the parents of the students in your ministry. 

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Episode 48: Ministering To Parents (Part 1)

In episode 48, Eric & Andrew talk about "Ministering With Parents". They discuss what they use to communicate with parents and different ways they minister to the parents of their students. 

We mentioned a few resources in the podcast...

Chad Landman's Website for Active Digital Parenting --> http://www.chadl.co/adp/

The Culture Translator --> https://axis.org/ct/

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