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

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

99: Ninety Nine Free Things Every Youth Minister Needs To Have


It's episode 99 time and the team is back with free and nearly free stuff that every youth ministry leader should have or know about. Chad Higgins, Zac Workun, & Kristen Lascola all share their...
Sep-27-2017

98: Greg Stier Dare 2 Share


In episode 98 of After 9 Zac chats with Greg Stier from Dare 2 Share about youth ministry, evangelism, and the missing ingredients from your student ministry. Youth pastors of churches of any size ...
Sep-20-2017

97: Am I Expecting Too Much From My Middle School Students?


In episode 97 Zac, Chad, & Kristen talk about appropriate expectations for middle school aged youth in your student ministry. Seriously, are we all off-base? Why is it so hard to communicate with m...
Sep-13-2017

96: Andrew Zirschky: Youth Ministry Professor: What Is Youth Ministry Beyond The Screen?


In this interview episode of After 9 Zac sits down with Professor Andrew Zirschky the Academic Director Center for Youth Ministry Training. Stories of near-death, new life, and dynamic ways to reth...
Sep-06-2017

95: Brock Morgan What Is The Future of Youth Ministry In A Post Christian World?


In this interview episode of After 9 Zac chats with author, speaker, and minister Brock Morgan about how youth ministry has changed and what youth pastors today should be thinking about to prepare ...
Aug-30-2017

94: Stephen Ingram: What is Organic Student Ministry?


In episode 94 Zac interviews author, coach, creative, and youth minister Stephen Ingram about leadership and establishing organic systems in youth ministry that are sustainable enough to outlive a ...
Aug-23-2017

93: What's The Most Important Thing I Can Do For My Youth Ministry This Week? Join A Mastermind Group


In a word, join a mastermind group. Seriously! In episode 93 of After 9 Zac and Chad talk about how Zac found success in pulling off the biggest change in the history of his youth ministry (Hint: i...
Aug-16-2017

92: Hunter Gillis Youth Minister CA: BP Church


In this interview episode Zac sits down with Hunter "Gatherer" Gillis of Calgary, AB to talk about youth ministry in Canada and what working with your spouse in ministry really looks like. Hunter h...
Aug-09-2017

91: What Is Successful Youth Ministry?


You may have used different words to describe it, but we know that sometime this week you thought, "is this successful? am I successful?" In episode 91 of After 9 Zac and Chad have got your back as...
Aug-02-2017

90: Justin Wren: Fight For The Forgotten: Water4 Dig Deeper


In a special episode of After 9 Zac sits down with MMA fighter and missionary Justin Wren to talk about his work in the Congo and his fight to end the water crisis in Africa. Even though Justin is ...
Jul-26-2017

89: Shark Week Special: Youth Ministry Megashow: Ben Trueblood Kenny Elle Campbell Ryan Baker Zac Hummer


In a very special and most ridiculous episode of After 9, Chad and Zac honor that most sacred of seasons, Shark Week. So this year we invited a bunch of our amazing youth ministry podcast friends t...
Jul-19-2017

88: What's In It For Me In Youth Ministry?


In episode 88 Zac and Chad open up to the question of purpose that every youth worker and student pastor faces from time to time. In the busiest seasons of church ministry, we can feel like we give...
Jul-12-2017

87: Summer Youth Ministry Camp Stories Remix


In this episode of After 9 we look back on some favorite camp stories and celebrate the cool things that are just around the corner! SHOW NOTES: Updates: GIVEAWAY! Visit after9.show/contest...
Jul-05-2017

86: Joshua Hurley NewStory Church Youth Minister


In this interview episode Zac sits down with Joshua Hurley from NewStory Church Chicago and unfortunately only one of them has pizza. However, there is great insight here for anyone that felt calle...
Jun-28-2017

85: When I Feel Discouraged As A Youth Minister What Do I Do?


It's episode 85 and the boys are back together. Chad has returned from medical leave and Zac has questions, while Chad has humor and stories. Enjoy this important reflection on what to do when disc...
Jun-21-2017

84: Jason Taylor: Youth Pastor & Worship Leader FBC Joplin MO


In this episode of After 9 Zac interviews youth ministry veteran of 27+ years Jason Taylor. As both a student pastor and worship leader JT has a lot of insight for you. Jason has been a friend of t...
Jun-14-2017

83: Why Do I Need A Summer Vacation, I'm A Youth Minister?


In episode 83 After 9, Zac and Kristen outline the reasons you should take a vacation this summer. Yes you, a busy student minister, should find time for a vacation this summer. Youth pastors need ...
Jun-07-2017

82: Jon Coombs: Blogger, Youth Pastor Rowville Baptist Church AU


In this episode of After 9 Zac interviews aussie blogger and youth pastor Jon Coombs. Hear the ministerial honesty from half a world away as one of Melbourne's finest student pastors shares his hea...
May-31-2017

81: What Do High School Youth Ministry Students Want? w/ Harrison Engage Community Culture Podcast


In this special interview episode Zac sits down with high school student Harrison, of the Engage podcast, to talk about starting a podcast and what high school youth ministry students are looking f...
May-24-2017

80: What Do Middle School Ministry Students Need?


Middle school students, what do they want? what do they need? what even are they? In this special episode of After 9 Zac and Chad reach out and interview a few middle school students to help youth ...
May-17-2017

79: Johnathan Baldwin: Central Ministries Youth Pastor


In this episode of After 9 Zac interviews blogger, minister, and reluctant doctor Johnathan Baldwin. Leading up from the midwest in Fort Wayne, Indiana Johnathan is a prime example of God's call fo...
May-10-2017

78: How Do You Feel About Senior Sunday? High School Graduates Not Senior Adults


In episode 78 of After 9, Zac and Chad share mixed feelings. It's May, so Senior or Graduate Sunday season is upon us. How do you feel about it? Bitter, Sad, Frustrated, all three? Yeah, us too. It...
May-03-2017
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