LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast

he LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large. Check out more from LifeWay Student Ministry and join in the ongoing student ministry conversation at www.lifeway.com/studentministry.

Episode 214: Creating a Family Mission Statement


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie Plunk talk about creating a family mission statement and how it can impact families. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director […]

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Jan-16-2020

Episode 213: Equipping Parents: Engaging Spiritually


In this episode, Ben and John Paul alongside Andy McLean talk about how to equip parents to engage spiritually with their children. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director […]

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Jan-09-2020

Episode 212: The Vault: Most Listened to Podast of 2019


In this episode of the winter edition of Like It or Spike It, Ben and John Paul decide what fun winter traditions they want to keep and which ones they […]

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Jan-02-2020

Episode 211: Like It or Spike It


In this episode of the winter edition of Like It or Spike It, Ben and John Paul decide what fun winter traditions they want to keep and which ones they […]

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Dec-19-2019

Episode 210: Pray Like Jesus


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Jeff Belcher about his Bible Study, Pray Like Jesus, and about what Jeff learned while writing the study. Ben Trueblood    […]

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Dec-12-2019

Episode 209: Black Friday Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about Black Friday and how it relates to student ministry. Black Friday is all about big items at huge discounts, but what […]

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Dec-05-2019

Episode 208: Leftover Thanksgiving Games


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about their favorite leftover Thanksgiving foods and what student ministry games could be played with all of the leftovers. Ben Trueblood    […]

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Nov-28-2019

Episode 207: How to find Soul Care and Coaching as a Student Pastor


In this episode, Ben talks with Zac Workun about how to find soul care and coaching as a student pastor. Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast. LifeWay Students […]

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Nov-22-2019

Episode 206: Finding Hope in Suffering with Erik Reed


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Erik Reed, camp pastor and pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon TN. Erik talks about how he developed a theology […]

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Nov-14-2019

Episode 205: Creating a Culture of Students Sharing the Gospel


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how to create a culture where students share the Gospel on a regular basis. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the […]

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Nov-08-2019

Episode 204: Student Ministry Goals


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how to measure and set goals in student ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Oct-31-2019

Episode 203: Sermon Prep


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how they prepare a sermon, what resources they use, and the time frame of each. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Oct-25-2019

Episode 202: Something Needs to Change


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with David Platt about his new book and Bible study Something Needs to Change. David Platt talks about what he has learned […]

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Oct-18-2019

Episode 201: Why Self-Leadership Matters


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Brent Crowe from Student Leadership University about why self-leadership matters. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]

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Oct-10-2019

Episode 200: The 200th Podcast Episode


In this episode, Ben and John Paul celebrate student pastors across the world who make an impact each and every day in the lives of students. Ben Trueblood    Ben […]

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Oct-04-2019

Episode 199: Lessons from the Sideline


In this episode, Ben talks with producer Nathan about lessons that he has learned through officiating sports that transfer into the world of student ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves […]

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Sep-26-2019

Episode 198: Leading from the Second Chair


In this episode, Ben talks with producer Nathan about leading from the second chair. All student pastors are in support roles at some level and knowing how to operate in […]

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Sep-19-2019

Episode 197: 8 Critical Domains of Leadership


In this episode, Ben talks with Jeff Wallace of Student Leadership University on the eight critical domains of leadership. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]

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Sep-12-2019

Episode 196: ETCH: Family Ministry


In this episode, Ben talks with Jana Magruder and Chuck Peters about the upcoming ETCH Family Conference. Learn how you can implement a family ministry plan for your church. Ben […]

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Sep-05-2019

Episode 195: 3 Crucial Roles of a Student Pastor


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about three crucial roles of a student pastor. Switching between these roles is a vital part of your success as a student […]

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Aug-29-2019

Episode 194: Developing Invested Leaders


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Todd Adkins about how to develop invested leaders in your student ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of […]

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Aug-23-2019

Episode 193: Creativity in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Andrew Hudson about how creativity can be an important part of your ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Aug-15-2019

Episode 192: Understanding A Generation Saturated by Social Media


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Chris Martin about social media and the impact it has on students today. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Aug-08-2019

Episode 191: The Unseen Side of Ministry


In this episode, John Paul and Mary Margaret talk about the unseen side of ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources […]

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Aug-01-2019

Episode 190: Creating A Culture to Ask Tough Questions


In this episode, John Paul, Mary Margaret, and Andy McLean talk about the importance of creating a culture for students to ask tough questions. “55% of students who left the […]

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Jul-25-2019