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For those who serve in student ministry, want to connect, and desire to grow. Hosted by Steve Cullum.

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For those who serve in student ministry, want to connect, and desire to grow. Hosted by Steve Cullum.

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132: Raising Up the Next Generation of Leaders

5/15/2024
How did you get started in student ministry? And what are you doing to raise up the next generation of leaders? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Steve talks about how he got started and also provides some resources that we think will really help us in raising the next generation of leaders that will come after us. Links referenced in this episode: https://leadershippathway.orghttps://www.leadertreks.orghttps://www.igniteyouthleadership.orgwww.nnym.org/glshttp://nnym.org/podcasthttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save 10% off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:18:13

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131: Here for It - Orange Conference 2024 Recap

5/1/2024
Are you here for it? This question was posed at The Orange Conference 2024, and throughout the event, we had main stage and workshop speakers helping us understand how God is here for it and how we can be here for it in order to reach this next generation for Christ. On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Steve is joined by several conference attendees to talk about who was here for them and how they plan to be here for it. Links referenced in this episode: https://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/podcasthttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:16:11

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130: Seamlessly Transition Kids into Student Ministry with Jay Reynolds

4/16/2024
How do we transition students well from kids ministry to student ministry? How do we walk with parents during this time? And how do we come alongside families during this time of high anxiety? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Jay Reynolds joins Steve to share how he and his church have created a seamless transition in their ministry and how we can do that as well. Links referenced in this episode: • Follow Jay on Instagram: https://instagram.com/reynoldsjay • Email Jay: jayr@gethope.net • Learn more about Steve's ministry with NNYM at http://nnym.org/stevecullum • Sign up to get Steve's newsletter at https://bit.ly/cullumnewsletter • Support the ministry by giving online at https://bit.ly/cullumsupport • Contact Steve about partnerships, speaking, coaching, or consulting at https://bit.ly/cullumcontact • Read Steve's blog at https://stevecullum.com • Follow Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevecullum • Follow Student Ministry Connection on Instagram: https://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: • Apple Podcasts • YouTube • Podbean • Spotify • Amazon Podcasts • Pandora • TuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:58:12

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129: Recovering After Being Fired with Kyle Isabelli

4/2/2024
Have you ever been fired or maybe in a ministry that just wasn’t working? And then wondered how you can bounce back from that? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Kyle Isabelli, pastor and author of Refined by the Fire(d), shares about his experience with getting fired and how God refined him through it and eventually began redeeming it. Links referenced in this episode: https://amzn.to/4agPnRphttps://kyleisabelli.comhttps://www.instagram.com/kyleisabellihttps://forms.gle/qQh5N49a5Fe8b9Xf7https://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:47:52

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128: Celebrating High School Graduates

3/19/2024
How do you celebrate your high school graduates? This question pops up a lot in youth ministry circles, especially in late winter and early spring. So on this quick-hit episode of Student Ministry Connection, we’re getting really practical. Steve shares what he's done over the last several years in hopes that it might help you as you think about your own way of celebrating graduates. Links referenced in this episode: https://amzn.to/4971Wx8https://www.theblessing.com/theblessingchallengehttps://amzn.to/3VlGbqlhttps://everystudentsent.orghttps://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:13:59

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127: A Non-Anxious Life with Alan Fadling

3/5/2024
While we know anxiety is runny rampant in the teenagers we serve, many of us have probably not stopped long enough to realize it has affected many of us as well. Alan Fadling joins Steve to talk about his Unhurried Living ministry and his brand new book, A Non-Anxious Life. Even if you feel pretty healthy right now, it’s important to think about these things so we can stay healthy for ourselves and the students, families, and teams we serve. Enter to win a copy of Alan's book by going to our Instagram post for this episode, like the post, and leave a comment. We'll choose a winner on March 19, 2024. Links referenced in this episode: https://www.unhurriedliving.comhttps://www.instagram.com/alanfadlinghttps://amzn.to/3wLeUn2https://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:40:27

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126: Empowering Students to Change the World with Billy McMahan

2/20/2024
Are we going about student ministry the right way? Are we giving this next generation all they need to become the world-changers that God has created them to be? How do we remove the obstacles and set them up for God-defined success? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Billy McMahan joins Steve for a candid conversation about what student ministry is all about. Links referenced in this episode: https://instagram.com/mcmahan.billyhttps://us.aimint.orghttps://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:45:53

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125: Youth Pastor Compensation Update 2024 with Dan Navarra

2/5/2024
How much should the average youth pastor make? How can we'd set ourselves up to get a raise? And how much does your church size, ministry size, tenure, and education factor into your pay? If you have questions about youth pastor compensation, this is the episode for you! On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Dan Navarra joins us to unpack the 2024 Youth Pastor Compensation Report. Links referenced in this episode: https://www.chemistrystaffing.com/resources/compensation-youth-pastor-2024/dan.navarra@chemistrystaffing.comhttps://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:01:00:59

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124: Networking Crossover with Free Refills Podcast

1/23/2024
Are you connected with other youth leaders around you? In this Student Ministry Connection and Free Refills crossover episode, Wayne Morgan, Travis Deans, and Steve talk about why it's important to find a network, how they've been blessed by ministry networks, and how they originally got connected with National Network of Youth Ministries. Links referenced in this episode: http://nnym.orghttps://www.youthworkers.net/podcast.htmhttps://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:35:44

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123: The Importance of Rest

1/9/2024
What does it mean to rest? And how can we rest when there is so much to do? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Steve takes a moment to share some of what he's learned over the past several years on the topic of rest, especially as it pertains to us in student ministry. If we are going to do well in this ministry, we need to find fulfillment in Christ, so we'll discuss why we need to say no sometimes, why Sabbath is important, some bad examples of rest, and a few ideas of how to truly rest in and with God. Links referenced in this episode: https://bibleproject.com/podcast/series/7th-day-rest-sabbath/https://www.unhurriedliving.com/blog?tag=podcasthttps://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/youth-ministry-soul-keeper/https://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:20:46

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122: Multiplied Impact on Students with Bill Freund

12/26/2023
How can we multiply the amount of teenagers we’re reaching in our community? Many of us might think it has to do with bigger events and more programs, but our guest, "Mr. Bill" Freund, who has been a very successful youth pastor for a long time, says it’s more about focusing on the right things. What are those right things? Get ready to take some notes from all the amazing wisdom Mr. Bill shares on this episode of Student Ministry Connection! Links referenced in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/mrbill6761https://www.instagram.com/mrbill6761https://theorangeconference.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:41:02

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121: How to Help Teens Not Graduate from Their Faith

12/12/2023
Each year, high school seniors are excited to finish their education and graduate. Many churches, however, are not too excited, because they fear these students will also graduate from their faith in God. Many of us are all too familiar with teenagers who walk away from the church and their faith when they leave youth group. So in this episode, Steve shares 5 tips for helping students not graduate from their faith. Links referenced in this episode: https://coldcasechristianity.com/writings/are-young-people-really-leaving-christianity/http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:13:00

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120: Equipping Parents to be Spiritual Leaders with Sam McDowell

11/29/2023
What does it look like to not only share Jesus with the next generation but to also equip parents as the spiritual leaders in their homes? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, we’ll talk with Sam McDowell, author of Parent Equip, about what all of that means and share some practical steps on how youth leaders can take equip parents in what the Bible says is their role. Links referenced in this episode: https://sammcdowell.comhttp://parentequip.comhttps://instagram.com/sam__mcdowellhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.comhttps://twitter.com/stevecullumhttps://instagram.com/studentministryconnection Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:43:38

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119: Reasons to Take Holiday Breaks

11/14/2023
Should we take a break from our student ministry over the holidays, canceling our programs that week. This is a common question among youth leaders. On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, we share five reasons of why it's important to take a break over the holidays. Links referenced in this episode: https://bit.ly/5mymftntdhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection Contribute to the 2024 Youth Pastor Compensation Survey before November 30, 2024, at the following link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx-js1VfoX8scimVovqAD9KxXD_-RS7aipfMHOCclQ9W32gg/viewform Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:08:36

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118: What Parents Want Youth Pastors to Know with Michelle Greger

11/1/2023
While we often talk about the importance of partnering with parents, what does that actually look like? On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, we brought on a parent to ask her directly what she has appreciated and what she believes all youth pastors should know. Links referenced in this episode: teamgreger@gmail.comhttp://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection Contribute to the 2024 Youth Pastor Compensation Survey before November 30, 2024, at the following link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx-js1VfoX8scimVovqAD9KxXD_-RS7aipfMHOCclQ9W32gg/viewform Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:26:27

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117: Cobra Kai Youth Ministry with Travis Deans

10/17/2023
How can we take a Cobra Kai approach to our ministry? I don’t necessarily mean how can we strike first and strike hard and show no mercy, but how can we take some of the principles we see in that show and apply them to our ministry with teenagers. On this episode of Student Ministry Connection, Travis Deans joins us to discuss what we can learn from Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, and he also provides 5 things that student ministry must do to keep moving forward. Links referenced in this episode: tdeans@nnym.orghttps://www.youthworkers.net/blog/cobra-kai-youth-ministry-3160.htmhttps://www.9monthmissiontrip.com/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/087-9-month-mission-trip-with-travis-deans/http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection@stuminconnect Contribute to the 2024 Youth Pastor Compensation Survey before November 30, 2024, at the following link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx-js1VfoX8scimVovqAD9KxXD_-RS7aipfMHOCclQ9W32gg/viewform Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:34:41

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116: Bivocational Student Ministry with Caleb Julin

10/4/2023
Are you a bivocational youth leader, or are you curious what it’s like to be bivocational, where your ministry is not your only source of income? Maybe you’re wondering how you can even do that. While it’s not for everyone, Caleb Julin joins us to talk about how he’s balancing everything and also writing a huge Bible study series that he’s giving away. Even if you’re full time, you will still learn a lot from Caleb. Links referenced in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/caleb.julinhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/2144550492548279http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection@stuminconnect Contribute to the 2024 Youth Pastor Compensation Survey before November 30, 2024, at the following link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx-js1VfoX8scimVovqAD9KxXD_-RS7aipfMHOCclQ9W32gg/viewform Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:52:23

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115: Empowering and Multiplying a Student Ministry Team

9/19/2023
Once we have our student ministry team, and we’ve begun to train them, what do we do with them? Where exactly can they serve in the ministry, and how do we set them up for success now and in the future? This is part 3 of Student Ministry Connection’s mini-series on teams, and today we’re talking about sending that team through empowerment and multiplication. Links referenced in this episode: https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/048-networking-with-jonny-radcliff/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/100-importance-of-networking-with-kevin-miles/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/107-how-to-connect-with-others-in-student-ministry/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/061-the-importance-of-leaders-with-billy-mcmahan/http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection@stuminconnect Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:18:29

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114: Training and Discipling a Student Ministry Team

9/6/2023
How do we help our leaders become better leaders, setting them up to succeed? And how can we continue to develop them with the skills and abilities they need, as well as help them grow as a follow of Jesus? This is part 2 of Student Ministry Connection’s mini-series on teams. On this episode, we talk about equipping and discipling them. Links referenced in this episode: https://www.ymuniversity.comhttps://trainmyvolunteers.comhttps://myyouthmin.comhttps://trainmyvolunteers.comhttps://axis.orghttps://cpyu.orghttps://amzn.to/44HSYo7https://orangeleaders.com/resources/lead-small-study-guide/http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection@stuminconnect Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:17:40

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113: Forming and Onboarding a Student Ministry Team

8/22/2023
Whether you’re a full-time youth pastor or a very part-time volunteer, along the way, we've all realized we can only do so much our own. On top of that, we need to build something that doesn’t rely solely on us. So welcome to Student Ministry Connection’s 3-part mini-series of podcast episodes focused on student ministry teams. This episode is all about forming and onboarding your team. Links referenced in this episode: https://stevecullum.com/2018/05/14/creating-a-volunteer-strategy-in-student-ministry-oc18/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/069-recruiting-a-great-team-with-steve-cullum/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/061-the-importance-of-leaders-with-billy-mcmahan/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/082-wearing-many-hats-with-jeremey-veal/https://studentministryconnection.com/podcast/104-the-volunteer-playbook-with-nick-blevins/http://nnym.org/stevecullumhttps://bit.ly/cullumnewsletterhttps://bit.ly/cullumsupporthttps://bit.ly/cullumcontacthttps://stevecullum.com@stevecullum@studentministryconnection@stuminconnect Be sure to join us in prayer for revival every Wednesday at 11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET. Sponsor for this episode of podcast: G Shades - https://gshades.org (Use code CONNECTION to save $20 off your next order). Purchase a copy of Life Through the Lens of the Gospel by Mike Haynes - https://amzn.to/432h2B5 Get 40 free credits for Coleader by following this link - https://bit.ly/coleader-steve Get a copy of the Cards Christians Like card game and/or their brand new game, Holy Guacamole, by using the link https://bit.ly/cardschristianslike and also support Student Ministry Connection. Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. By clicking them, Steve may receive commission to support this ministry. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app, including these listed below: Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsYouTubePodbeanSpotifyAmazon PodcastsPandoraTuneIn Radio If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks, be sure to get connected, and may God bless your ministry!

Duration:00:15:30