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 159: 4 ways to improve yourself this next year


In this episode, Ben John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to use this season before the new year to focus on four areas of life that you can […]

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Dec-12-2018

Episode 158: Like It or Spike It Christmas Edition


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret Like or Spike some of the quintessential topics of Christmas. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]

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Dec-04-2018

Episode 157: Closing the Discipleship Gap


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to close the discipleship gap so that students will continue in their faith after high school. Ben Trueblood […]

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Nov-28-2018

Episode 156: Lee-ving a Legacy


In this episode, Ben, Mary Margaret, and Drew Dixon talk about the recent passing of Stan Lee and how to leave a legacy as a student pastor. Ben Trueblood   […]

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Nov-20-2018

Episode 155: Myths of Girls Ministry


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret talk about common myths of girls ministry. Visit the LifeWay Girls Ministry blog at girlsministry.lifeway.com. Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of [...

Nov-14-2018

Episode 154: Moments ’til Midnight: An Interview with Brent Crowe


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret interview Brent Crowe about his recent book and Bible study, Moments ’til Midnight: The Final Thoughts of a Wandering Pilgrim. Moments ’til Midnight takes a [...

Nov-06-2018

Episode 153: Christmas is Here


In this episode Ben and Mary Margaret talk about the upcoming Christmas season, how to get rest, and enjoying time with your family. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as […]

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Nov-01-2018

Episode 152: Creating a Sending Culture


In this episode, Ben talks with Jason Gaston, Family Pastor at The Summit Church in Raleigh/Durham, about creating a sending culture. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student […]...

Oct-25-2018

Episode 151: A Different College Experience


In this episode Ben talks with Brian Mills about how a simple shift in approaching students lives can make a huge difference to their college experience. The book that Brian […]

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Oct-16-2018

Episode 150: The Personal Warning Signs You Need to Know as a Student Pastor


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Jason Gibson talk about the personal warning signs that you need to know as a student pastor. Jason is the director of the Babb […]

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Oct-08-2018

Episode 149: How to Counsel Teenagers: What a Professional Counselor Says You Need to Know


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Jason Gibson talk about how to counsel teenagers and what you need to know as a student pastor. Jason is the director of the […]

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Oct-02-2018

Episode 148: Biggest Frustrations for Student Pastors


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about the five biggest frustrations for student pastors and how to avoid these frustrations in your ministry. About Ben Trueblood   […]

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Sep-20-2018

Episode 147: 10 Quick Tips for Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about ten quick tips for student ministry. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources […]

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Sep-11-2018

Episode 146: Like It or Spike It


In this new Episode of Like It or Spike It, Ben and John Paul are given topics without knowing what they are and have to decide if they want to […]

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Sep-04-2018

Episode 145: Hot Seat


In this episode of the Student Pastor Hot Seat, Ben and John Paul talk with Cody Mather, Student Pastor at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, TN. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves […]

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Aug-28-2018

Episode 144: Unbroken: ETCH Conference 2018


In this episode, Ben talks with Jana Magruder and Chuck Peters who serve on the LifeWay Kids team about the upcoming LifeWay ETCH family conference. About Ben Trueblood   Ben […]

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Aug-23-2018

Episode 143: How to Have Difficult Conversations With Parents


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to have difficult conversations with parents. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]

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Aug-16-2018

Episode 142: 5 Ways to Waste Your Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret discuss five ways to waste your student ministry. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Aug-07-2018

Episode 141: From the Vault – 10 Ways to Launch Your Ministry into the Fall


In this episode of From the Vault, Ben and John Paul talk about 10 ways to launch your ministry into the fall. With schools starting back and people getting back […]

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Jul-31-2018

Episode 140: From the Vault – The Essential Skills of a Successful Student Pastor


In this episode of From the Vault, Ben and John Paul talk about the Essential Skills of a Successful Student Pastor. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of […]

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Jul-25-2018

Episode 139: Questions to Ask to Find the Right Curriculum


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of finding the right curriculum. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]

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Jul-17-2018

Episode 138: First 90 Days


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the first 90 days of being at a new church or the fall. Whether you are new to student ministry or […]

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Jul-10-2018

Episode 137: Pastor vs Pulpiteer


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of being a pastor and shepherd to students and not just seeking to be a famous voice from the stage. About […]

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Jul-03-2018

Episode 136: 5 Things Student Pastors Must Do Every Week


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about five things student pastors must do every week. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]

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Jun-27-2018

Episode 135: Creating Excitement for Jesus and Not Just Events


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how you can create an environment of excitement for Jesus and not just events. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of […]

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Jun-20-2018