After 9 Youth Ministry Podcast

Welcome to After 9, the most honest podcast in youth ministry. Hosted by Zac Workun, Chad Higgins, and Kristen Lascola. Enjoy weekly episodes as the team asks the toughest questions related to student ministry and youth pastor health, success, and expectations. We hope that this weekly dose of honesty and humor help you fellow youth worker or youth pastor. New episodes drop every Wednesday. Find out more @ after9ministry.com

168: Who Are The People You Talk Honestly With In Youth Ministry?


This one gets really good really fast!

In episode 168 Karl Romeus, Will Cumby, and Zac Workun talk about what it means to have the honest talks in youth ministry, with ministry peers, mentors, and y...

Nov-14-2018

167: Do What You Have Been Called To Do Youth Ministry Leader! #WomenInYM


In episode 167 Kristen and Zac wrap up for our month long celebration of Women In Youth Ministry.  You will be blessed by this encouraging and challenging word!

Again big congrats to our giveaway w...

Nov-12-2018

166: Anne Wilson "Brokenness is our most abundant youth ministry resource" #WomenInYM


In this interview with Anne Wilson of Traders Point Christian Church Zac learns much about brokenness and the return to youth ministry after some time away. This is a good one people don't miss it!...

Nov-01-2018

165: Amy-Jo Giradier "Longevity In Youth Ministry Means Recommitting" #WomenInYM


In episode 165 Zac interviews Amy-Jo Giradier from Brentwood Baptist Church who brings 17+ years of youth ministry experience and a lot of them at the same church and community context. Glean great...

Oct-31-2018

164: Jaclyn Miles "Youth Ministry Is Parent Ministry" #WomenInYM


In episode 164 Chad interview the one and only Jaclyn Miles. Speaker, pastor, leader, mother, wife, and amazing human: Jaclyn "Smiles" has bright insight to guide you youth ministry friend. Don't, ...

Oct-29-2018

163: Caitlyn Smelser "When Your Mom Questions Your Call To Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In episode 163 Chad interviews Caitlyn Smelser, the Student Team Leader at Connection Pointe Church in Indiana. Hear from her leadership insight, wisdom, and practical advice for those who are youn...

Oct-26-2018

162: Renae Pemberton "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In episode 162 Chad interview Renae about the real struggle of being a introvert in youth ministry and carving out enough time so you can lead!

Renae Pemberton from Eclectic United Methodist Church...

Oct-25-2018

161: Mary Margaret West Lifeway Students "Changes For Girls Ministry In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In episode 161 Zac sits down with Mary Margaret from Lifeway Students to talk about the changing face, direction, and thinking about girls ministry in your youth ministry. For our month long emphas...

Oct-24-2018

160: Stephanie Collins "Accidentally In Love With Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In our 14th installment of #WomenInYM Chad Higgins sits down with Stephanie Collins of Munice Indiana
NextGen Pastor at The Gathering Muncie
Studied Master of Divinity at Anderson University School ...

Oct-23-2018

159: Amber Gaddis "Trust The Talent Of Your Youth Ministry Volunteer Team" #WomenInYM


Hello episode 159! Chad interviews middle school minister Amber Gaddis is the fun and funny episode about what #MSM and #JHM can truly be! Amber serves as the Assistant Director of BMMC and Jr. Hig...

Oct-18-2018

158: Natalie Frisk "Are You Wired For Youth Ministry?"#WomenInYM


In episode 158 Chad interviews Natalie Frisk from the Meeting House CA. This is one of those heartfelt, moving kind of interviews so get your tissues ready. Natalie's story is deeply true and reson...

Oct-17-2018

157 : Angela Amerine "The Best Thing You Can Do In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In episode 157 Chad sits down with youth ministry director Angela Amerine to talk about falling into the calling and restoring the joy in youth ministry. The insight that she shares is timely for a...

Oct-16-2018

156: Chelsea Peddecord "Don't Be Arrogant In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In this episode Chad interview Chelsea Peddecord and the insights fly! Youth pastor hear the words of truth from one of your own because this short interview is very potent! 

Chelsea Peddecord grew ...

Oct-15-2018

155: Arielle Williford "Stop trying to fit the youth ministry mold" #WomenInYM


In this 9th installment of the #WomenInYM emphasis Chad chats with fellow podcaster and youth minister Arielle Williford. This interview is so encouraging for women who lead in youth and for all of...

Oct-12-2018

154: Cheryl Johnson "Youth Ministry Is Not Your Identity" #WomenInYM


In our 8th installment of #WomenInYM Chad chats with longtime Youth Ministry Booster member Cheryl Johnson. She's rad, witty, honest, loves tigers, and is totally Canadian (sorrie Cheryl!). You are...

Oct-11-2018

153: Irene Cho "Get Pruney In God's Freedom Through Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In our 7th installment of the #womenInYM series Fuller Youth Institute leader, Program Director for Urban Youth Resources, longtime youth ministry director and leader, Irene M. Cho sits down with C...

Oct-10-2018

152: Emily Acton "Greatest Gladness & Deepest Hunger In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In our 6th installment of the #womenInYM series a new friend Emily Acton stops by. You may recognize her name from the Stuff You Can Use Youth Ministry Facebook Community where she serves as a mode...

Oct-09-2018

151: Becky Gilbert "Guard Your Day Off" #WomenInYM


In our fifth installment of women in youth ministry Chad sits down with Becky Gilbert to learn from her years of #YM wisdom and learn that Lockins do affirm youth ministry callings. Lean in as Beck...

Oct-08-2018

150: Karli Loving "God calls youth to youth ministry" #WomenInYM


In the fourth episode in our month-long celebration of Women In Youth Ministry, an Okie and an upstart youth minister Karli Loving shares her story of calling and discovery of God's purpose in her ...

Oct-04-2018

149: Jen Bradbury "Slow Down Enough To Listen In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM


In our 3rd installment of celebrating #WomenInYM author and minister Jen Bradbury shares her experiences, stories, and successes in ministry. As former electrical engineer, mom, youth minister, and...
Oct-03-2018

148: Mikiala Tennie "Youth Ministry Is For Introverts Too" #WomenInYM


#WomeninYM 002 Chad interviews Mikiala Tennie about her story, call, and learnings in youth ministry. If you are an introvert in youth ministry this episode is life! Thanks, Mikiala for sharing...
Oct-02-2018

147: Ana Maciel "You Need A Network" #WomenInYM


#WomeninYM 001 Chad interviews Ana Maciel about her story, call, and learnings in youth ministry. If you are young youth minister or from a home that didn't go to church that often, this story is f...
Oct-01-2018

146: Paul Turner Good Youth Ministry Starts With Good Youth Pastors


In this super fun interview episode, Chad sits down with youth ministry legend Paul Turner. Paul brings 30 years of youth ministry experience and wisdom to the interview. Karate kid drop-out, s...
Sep-25-2018

145: Youth Room Remodel: Make The Most Of Your Student Ministry Space


Where do you meet with your youth ministry students? In a building, in a gym, in a classroom, outside, inside, or in a big ole circus tent? You are probably meeting with them somewhere consistently...
Sep-20-2018

144: William Cumby Youth Minister Trainer Speaker Writer Fountain of Praise Houston Texas


In this interview episode, Zac chats with life coach, author, and speaker Will Cumby about the call journey into youth ministry, the creativity it takes to lead out in student ministry, and the imp...
Sep-13-2018