After 9 Youth Ministry Podcast

It’s time for honest reflection in youth ministry. There is a lot to be learned about student ministry and even more to be shared. We hope that this weekly dose of honesty and humor will help to heal and renew hope. Co-Hosts Chad Higgins and Zac Workun weekly share honest stories. After9, the most honest podcast in youth ministry. New episodes every Wednesday night After 9 PM CST

Episode 76: How Do I Recover From A Ministry Hangover? PostEaster Edition


In episode 76 of After 9, the guys are tired. Are you worn out from a busy Easter season? Are you feeling motivationless? Has the glow of post-Holy week worn off? Feel like you just can't even? ...
Apr-19-2017

Episode 75: Ben Trueblood: Director of Lifeway Student Ministry


In this episode of After 9 Zac interviews Ben Trueblood director of Student Ministry for Lifeway. It's a big job but somebody has got to do it. Listen in as your hear Ben share his heart for youth ...
Apr-12-2017

Episode 74: How Do I Handle Being Backstabbed In Youth Ministry?


In episode 74 of After 9, Zac and Chad open up about the ways in which relational wounds can inhibit our ministry and divert our direction. The feelings of betrayal, deceit, and hurt that can happe...
Apr-05-2017

Episode 73: Mike Keahbone: Pastor and Host Of The Devo


In this episode of After 9 Zac interviews Mike Keahbone youth pastor turned senior pastor and the host of an upcoming podcast, The Devo. Listeners will love Mike's heartfelt spirituality and warm s...
Mar-29-2017

Episode 72: How Do I Get More Money For My Youth Ministry?


In episode 72 of After 9, Zac and Chad debate the value of fundraising and give you a plan on how to get more budget money for your student ministry. Hear us on this one youth pastor; money, budg...
Mar-22-2017

Episode 71: Ryan Baker: When You Gonna Be A Real Pastor?


In this episode of After 9 Chad interviews Ryan Baker from the amazing youth ministry podcast "When You Gonna Be A Real Pastor?" Ryan shares his wealth of 17 years of youth worker wisdom and rem...
Mar-15-2017

Episode 70: Can I Discipline The Students In My Youth Ministry?


In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad talk honestly about discipline and behavior issues in student ministry. As a youth pastor you are going to face youth and young people that don't behave, bu...
Mar-08-2017

Episode 69: Zach Hummer: When You Gonna Be A Real Pastor? A Youth Ministry Podcast


In this episode of After 9 Zac chats with another Zach from another amazing youth ministry podcast. Zach Hummer is on the podcast this week answering the tough After 9 questions and sharing wisdom ...
Mar-01-2017

Episode 68: What Do Parents Want From Youth Ministry?


In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad get real about what parents probably want and expect from their youth minister. Remember, there would be no student ministry or youth ministry without paren...
Feb-22-2017

Bonus: Get Inspired, Stay Encouraged Youth Ministry Friends!


The days are long and the weeks will tarry, never fear Chad and Zac and a few minutes left on the clock are here to encourage you and brighten your day. You are loved youth ministry friend and ...
Feb-17-2017

Episode 67: Seth Muse: Host of Seminary Of Hard Knocks Youth Ministry Podcast


In this episode of After 9 Zac chats with Seth Muse: youth pastor, ministry coach, blogger, and podcast host of Seminary of Hard Knocks. Listen in as the guys talk honestly about learning the ropes...
Feb-15-2017

Episode 66: How Do I Stay Productive With My Time In Youth Ministry?


In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad get honest about the importance of time management and staying productive in youth ministry. It is easy to stay busy, but difficult to keep the most importa...
Feb-08-2017

Episode 65: Rush Beam: UMC Youth Pastor & Artist


In this episode of After 9 Zac chats with Rush Beam North Carolina Youth Pastor, Artist, and fun guy. You will appreciate their wit and insight to youth ministry, leadership, navigating transitions...
Feb-01-2017

Episode 64: Is Social Media Even Worth It For Youth Ministry?


In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad banter about the climate of social media in 2017 and what changes you might need to bring about in your personal and ministerial social media accounts (Face...
Jan-25-2017

Episode 63: Samantha Hanni: Author & Youth Worker


In this episode of After 9 Zac chats with Samantha Hanni (Mrs. Hanni) about youth ministry, volunteering, leading small groups, and youth ministry resource writing. Be encouraged and inspired by ...
Jan-18-2017

Episode 62: How Do I Maximize My Youth Ministry Volunteers?


In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad examine four helpful tips and heartfelt insights on getting more out of the most important people in your student ministry, your volunteers. It's true youth...
Jan-11-2017

Episode 61: Andy Root: Professor Of Youth Ministry


In this episode, Zac sits down with Dr. Andrew Root of Luther Seminary. Author, professor, and true believer for youth ministry. This interview will affirm and inspire you with sincerity and theol...
Jan-04-2017

Episode 60: What's New For Next Year For Us, For Youth Ministry?


Welcome to After 9 Episode 60: What's New For Next Year? In this very special episode of After 9, Zac and Chad turn the questions on each other and evaluate the year that was 2016 and what is to co...
Dec-28-2016

Episode 59: What Happens When You Remix?


Welcome to After 9 Episode 59: What Happens When You Remix? Merry Christmas After 9 listeners! It has been an amazing year for After 9 and Zac and Chad wanted to gift you with some sonic impr...
Dec-21-2016

Episode 58: Justin Knowles: Download Youth Ministry Blogger And Editor


Welcome to After 9 Episode 58: Justin Knowles: Download Youth Ministry In this episode, Zac sits down with Justin Knowles of DYM and SoCal. Justin is constantly writing and thinking about leadershi...
Dec-14-2016

Episode 57: How Do I Minister To My Family This Christmas?


Welcome to After 9 Episode 57: How Do I Minister To My Family This Christmas? In this episode, Chad and Zac gut check about the importance of being the minister in your home. If we bring our best, ...
Dec-07-2016

Episode 56: Jenna Bush: Youth Minister Woodlake UMC


Welcome to After 9 Episode 56: Jenna Bush: Woodlake UMC In this episode, Zac sits down with Jenna Bush to ask all the After 9 questions. Listen in as Jenna shares stories of struggle, success, grow...
Nov-30-2016

Episode 55: LIVE | How Do I Get The Most Out Of A Ministry Conference?


Welcome to After 9 Episode 55: LIVE | How Do I Get The Most Out Of A Ministry Conference? This episode was recorded live in front of the conference audience at Oklahoma Youth Ministry Forum at Fall...
Nov-23-2016

Episode 54: Josh Griffin: Download Youth Ministry Co-Founder


Welcome to After 9 Episode 54: Josh Griffin: Download Youth Ministry In this episode, Zac sits down with Josh Griffin from DYM and asks all the After 9 questions. Where did Josh Griffin come from? ...
Nov-16-2016

Episode 53: What's My Ministry Plan For Next Year?


Welcome to After 9 Episode 53: What's My Ministry Plan For Next Year? In this episode, Chad and Zac strategize for 2017. It's important to make plans, have the right plan, and know that the plannin...
Nov-09-2016