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

194: How To Care For Hurting Students: Trauma Informed Youth Ministry: Dwight Johnson


What's up everybody! This episode is an important word of care for both your students and you the student minister. Hear the encouraging words of our new friend Dwight Johnson share about ACEs (Adv...

Dec-05-2019

193: 4 Years Of Youth Ministry Podcasting & Counting


We made it y'all! 4 years of meeting, interviewing, and recording and we are here to high five and kick the tires for at least 4 more!

Thanks for all the support, encouragement, listenership, subs,...

Nov-19-2019

192: TikTok Youth Ministry Talk with Brady Shearer from Pro Church Tools


"I'll see you at the moo oovie movies" #FYP

Just in case you haven't heard there is a brand new app that more than just the kids are in to nowadays. It's called TikTok and it's making us question ev...

Nov-15-2019

191: How Facebook Creates Unnecessary Worry For Youth Ministers


Chad is back and we are talking everything #NYWC19, YS In Tampa, and this month's theme for Youth Ministry Booster "Culture of Worry." Our students are more anxious and worried than ever, and we th...

Nov-11-2019

190: Successful Change Management In Youth Ministry


When is it time to "make a change?" What does it mean to "make change" in your youth ministry?

If leadership for youth ministry is important then a measure of change is always necessary.

Hear from Kr...

Nov-07-2019

189: Connect Students From School Campuses To Student Ministry: Matt Swifty Perry


Hey-oh! It's time to talk about the important work of connecting with students just outside your door!

At Youth Ministry Booster, we believe that there is really important student ministry work to ...

Oct-31-2019

188: Youth Ministry Booster Is Excited To Expand And This Is Good News For Youth Ministry


A little less than four years ago Chad Higgins and Zac Workun started a podcast to help youth pastors. The last few weeks have pushed some really exciting developments!

This October Lifeway Christi...

Oct-31-2019

187: Mark Matlock Faith For Exiles And Hope For Youth Ministry In A Digital Babylon


What is the future of youth ministry? What hopeful work should we as youth ministers engaged with today?

YS NYWC19 In Tampa
We are going to be there? Are you?
The Youth Ministry Booster team is goin...

Oct-15-2019

186: NYWC19 YS Giveaway Winners Revealed and How We Get More Adult Volunteers Connected To Students In Our Youth Ministry


This is episode 186 and today we give away something really nice...

This is the weekly bonus episode on Friday featuring the voices of members of Youth Ministry Booster's network featuring audio fro...

Oct-11-2019

185: Reaching Students Just Outside Your Door For Your Youth Ministry


Episode 185 is here and it's clear that youth ministry fall season is in full swing! 

Kristen and Chad are back for a fun discussion about vegan food fairs and reaching students just outside your do...

Oct-03-2019

184: When Should Students Lead Worship For Youth Ministry


Today’s show is a quick and extra special one!
This is episode 184 and it is something really really nice....

We are celebrating 184 episodes and we are taking this opportunity to share that in a fe...

Sep-24-2019

183: Context Is King In Youth Ministry, Learn to love your where!


WE ARE BACK! Episode 183 is a kick-off to a whole new year and season of Youth Ministry Booster (with some big prizes and announcements in the works!) 

After much-needed summer rest and reset the po...

Sep-05-2019

182: Andy Root 2 What Does It Mean To Youth Pastor In A Secular Age?


Dr. Andy Root is back y'all! With a new book and summer session on the history, hope, and reimagination of what it means to be a pastoral figure in this new age we are living!

Episode 182 is only t...

Jun-06-2019

181: Focus To Get Your Goals Accomplished In Youth Ministry


Hey, student ministry leaders how hard is it to get the stuff done we know is important?

It's a continuing part of monthly them on setting and getting our goals done! 

In this episode, Chad Higgins ...

May-23-2019

180: Matt Overton; Mentorship, Youth Ministry, And The New Marketplace of Innovation


This interview episode with Matt Overton is a jam! Engaging and energetic for those who are feeling a need for fresh wind in youth ministry (Matt would appreciate the boat joke).

Grow volume 3 drops...

May-15-2019

179: Philip Nation; Disciple Making Disciplines For Gospel Centered Student Ministry


In this warm and wise interview episode with Dr. Philip Nation we examine what it means to make disciples. You are going to love the wit and wisdom that takes shape in the next 45 minutes.

May 16 2...

May-09-2019

178: Daniel IM; Valuing Vision For Leading Youth Ministry


In episode 178 Zac sits down with Daniel IM to talk about the importance of vision, strategy, and values for leading in a church and a youth ministry.

Get Grow Curriculum + Booster for one low pric...

May-03-2019

177: Take Care Of Your Self Youth Minister. Successful Alignment Starts With Ministry Self-Care


In this positive, challenging, and encouraging bonus episode, Will and Zac talk about the importance of self-care, alignment, and reflection.

We love you youth ministry friend! Be encouraged, stay ...

May-01-2019

176: How To Make This Easter Really Special In Youth Ministry


Hey everybody! Chad is back! And Easter is almost here! Prepare yourself for the season and the rest will follow! Celebrate in your heart the resurrection of our Lord and allow the hope of the seas...

Apr-18-2019

175: Youth Ministry Booster Sherpas Crossover and The Origin of Community Care For Youth Ministry


Episode 175 is a big fun crossover with our pals the Youth Ministry Sherpas Matthew and Steve! These guys remind us of who we want to be when we grow up in youth ministry. Kind, thoughtful, caring,...

Apr-10-2019

174: Why Is Alignment So Important For Youth Ministry Success?


In episode 174 Zac, Kristen, and Will chat about the importance of alignment in leadership. An important and effective team requires the constant work of adjustment and alignment. We are going to s...

Apr-03-2019

173: Mike King YouthFront Camps CEO Youth Ministry's Life Work


Attention Youth Pastors! You need the wisdom of this episode more than you know. 

Mike King is a 44 year veteran of youth ministry and he has wisdom for you. 
There is a deep truth in blooming where ...

Mar-28-2019

171: Ben Trueblood 2: What Is Ministry After Youth Ministry?


In episode 171 Zac and Ben Trueblood of Lifeway Students talk about ministry after student ministry.

With 2 new books of research and pastoral concern Ben presents some of the findings and hopes fo...

Feb-27-2019

170: Heather Lea Kenison "How Is Your Soul Youth Ministry?"


Hey-oh! It's episode 170 of the YMB podcast with special guest Heather Lea Kenison. Heather is a YM who knows the value of connecting with other YMs and we love her heart for connecting with other ...

Jan-30-2019

169: Dan Istvanik: Stop Preaching, Start Teaching In Youth Ministry


We are back! After a much needed holiday hiatus the most honest podcast in youth ministry is back with a powerful interview featuring our friend, blogger, minister, father, husband, and good dude D...

Jan-23-2019