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

124: How Honest Can A Youth Minister Be In Youth Ministry?


Youth ministry, the most relational job on the planet, but how honest can we be in our relationships with students, volunteers, parents? We get that we shouldn't lie, but when is sharing personal s...
Feb-21-2018

123: Kevin DeShazo Using Social Media In Youth Ministry


It's Booster time! In this special After 9 interview of Kevin DeShazo we learn about what it means to take a passion and turn it into a profession. Though not a youth minister in the traditional se...
Feb-14-2018

122: Giving Talks, Sermons, Communication That Kill In Youth Ministry


It happens every week for almost every youth minister, the talk, the sermon, the chapel communication. The large group delivery to the youth ministry is an important vehicle for truth, but what is ...
Feb-07-2018

121: Adam Mashni Willow Creek Jr. High Youth Ministry


In this After 9 episode, Zac interviews Adam Mashni from Willow Creek's Elevate Jr. High Youth Ministry on the journey of the call into youth ministry and what it means to communicate for change. L...
Jan-31-2018

120: How Do I Deal With Upset Parents In Youth Ministry


Frustration happens. If you plan, program, and live into your relational calling long enough something or someone will feel or get missed. "It is inevitable, parents will get upset."
Jan-24-2018

119: After 9 Interview of Dr. Tim Elmore


Enjoy this After 9 interview episode as Zac sits down with Dr. Tim Elmore youth ministry thought leader, influencer, and founder of Growing Leaders. Learn more in this episode about self-leader...
Jan-17-2018

118: 4 Things You Should Not Do In Youth Ministry in 2018


It's a new year full of promises and planned changes. but what are some things you should resolve not to do in youth ministry? Check out this episode when Chad, Kristen, and Zac address the things ...
Jan-10-2018

117: After 9 Interview of Brandon Holloway: How pins are wins for youth ministry!


In the opening episode of 2018 Youth Ministry Booster interviews Brandon Holloway about his unique approach to discipleship and student leadership. It is both commemorative, collectible, and infect...
Jan-03-2018

116: Your Favorite Youth Ministry Episodes of 2017


As we countdown to the end of 2017 check out your favorite two (or at least most listened to) episodes of 2017. In episode 91 we tackled the question of success and the people listened. Did you...
Dec-27-2017

115: The Extreme Youth Ministry Podcast Show; A Comedic Take On Student Ministry Podcasts


This episode is a funny and playful satire of some youth ministry characters, student pastor stereotypes, and other goofy generalizations made about those that love and lead youth ministry. Enjoy t...
Dec-20-2017

114: Youth Ministry Roadmap Phase 5 Success


It is good to desire success for your youth ministry. But how do you measure success for your youth ministry? A success that is more than a one-week win for a Wednesday or a surge in attendanc...
Dec-15-2017

113: Youth Ministry Roadmap Phase 4 Scale


The most challenging and important thing a youth ministry can do to grow is to scale. When leadership begins to see the development of key processes turn towards the equipping of leaders then there...
Dec-14-2017

112: Youth Ministry Roadmap Phase 3 Develop


What do most youth ministry not do well? Turn good ideas into great systems. If you feel stuck about where you and your youth ministry are at today then check out phase 3 of the Youth Ministry Road...
Dec-13-2017

111: Youth Ministry Roadmap Phase 2 Build


What is essential for a good youth ministry? What does it take for a youth ministry to float? What are the most important things? In this second part of a five-part series learn more about how ...
Dec-12-2017

110: Youth Ministry Roadmap Phase 1 Discover


Where are you going? How will you get there? How long will it take? These are important journey questions In this first part of a five-part series learn more about how the youth ministry booster...
Dec-11-2017

109: Youth Ministry At The End of 2017


In the last episode of After 9, well as we used to know After 9, Zac, Chad, and Kristen talk about the year that was 2017 and what is new and next for Youth Ministry Booster and the podcast. Learn ...
Dec-06-2017

108: The Bible Project: Jon Collins Tim Mackie Talk Youth Ministry


The founding guys from the super awesome Bible Project stop this episode to talk about Biblical literacy and clarity in communication. Did you know that they were originally part of a skater youth ...
Nov-29-2017

107: Live Supercast At NYWC with Youth Ministry Answers Elle And Kenny Campbell


Episode 107 of After 9 is live at Youth Specialities National Youth Worker Convention 2017. Well, it was live and is now available here for you. Zac and Chad were blessed to share the studio space ...
Nov-21-2017

106: How Can I Support My Senior Pastor And Senior Leadership Well As A Youth Minister?


This episode is all about authority. Chances are if you are a student pastor, youth minister, or youth director you have a boss, a senior leader, or senior pastor to whom you report. So how do we w...
Nov-15-2017

105: Acton Bowen Speaker, Author, Host


In this interview episode, Zac actually gets to sit across the table with national youth communicator, author, and tv-host Acton Bowen to talk about the early years of youth ministry and the curren...
Nov-08-2017

104: How Do I Minister To My Family Well As A Youth Minister?


The whole team is back to talk about ministering well at home. Youth minister, youth pastor, you are blessed if you minister well first to your spouse and family. Your partners for life and primary...
Nov-01-2017

103: Scott Pontier Youth And Young Adult Ministry


If you have ever been asked about millenials, young adult ministy, or starting something now for the next generation then Scott Pontier's After 9 has got your back. Join Zac and Scott as they talk ...
Oct-25-2017

102: Peter Young Jesus Film Pastor To Missionaries


In episode 102 Zac chats with Peter Young pastor to the International Recording Team for the Jesus Film. Hear some of Peter's story, work, and the importance of self-care for people working in the ...
Oct-18-2017

101: What Is The Most Important Youth Ministry Thing I Do Every Week?


In episode 101 Zac Chad and Kristen share their most important weekly task. Every week comes and goes in student ministry but as youth pastors and youth leaders we need to identify what the most im...
Oct-11-2017

100: What Are Good Youth Ministry Milestones?


Episode 100! Woohoo This episode was originally aired via Facebook live as Zac, Chad, and Kristen actually recorded it live after 9! Join the team as the reflect on 100 episodes past and 100 episod...
Oct-05-2017