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

132: Make Summer Camp Greater Again? For real though why Youth Ministry summer camp?


Youth ministry and summer camp are like peanut butter and jelly except that nobody can decide which kind of peanut butter is best. It seems like everyone is doing summer camp but we are all doing i...
Apr-18-2018

131: Youth Ministry Life After Easter with Becca Bibee


What does the season after Easter Sunday look like for youth ministry leaders? Pre-summer of course! Enjoy this interview episode with Becca Bibee about serving in your home church and growing smar...
Apr-11-2018

130: What do you do when a youth ministry student fails?


If you have been in youth ministry for a good amount of time then you probably have had a student let you down. Whether it was a core attendee bail or a leadership student fail you probably have ha...
Apr-04-2018

129: A Student Leadership Program That Works an interview with Paul Spittka Fellowship Bible Church Tulsa


Student leadership matters but what is a program that works? Paul Spittka is a 30 year youth ministry veteran that will share his student leadership special ingredients with you in this amazing int...
Mar-28-2018

128: You Are Invited To Innovate Youth Ministry


Yes, youth ministry leader you are invited to join the theological innovation process! YMB has been working with CYMT on a new podcast called the Innovation Lab and the first episode is now availab...
Mar-21-2018

127: How Do I Max Student Leadership In My Youth Ministry?


Youth ministers everywhere agree, student leadership good, student leadership is important, student leadership is best done when... In principle youth pastors know the value of quality student lead...
Mar-14-2018

126: After 9 Interview of Karl Romeus Bayside Church Youth Ministry Communication For Pastoral Impact


In this interview episode of the Youth Ministry Booster Podcast, Zac calls up Karl Romeus from Bayside Church to talk about wild origin/call stories into youth ministry and what true communication ...
Mar-07-2018

125: Make Successful Changes In Youth Ministry: A Helpful Free Guide


Making changes in ministry is tough, making them successfully almost feels improbable. What if there was a helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change. Whether you ...
Feb-28-2018

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