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 224: Unprecedented Circumstances Require Unprecedented Leadership


In this episode, Ben talks with Zac Workun about the unprecedented times that we are facing right now. The landscape of student ministry has changed drastically in the past two […]
Mar-26-2020

Episode 223: Faith in an Anxious World


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute about the rise of anxiety among students. You can find more information and […]
Mar-19-2020

Episode 222: Responding in a Time of Crisis


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to respond in a time of crisis. Show Notes and Quotes: Showing and modeling how to respond to a […]
Mar-12-2020

Episode 221: How to Create Culture


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about the importance of taking time to plan and be intentional about the culture that you create. Show Notes and Quotes: […]
Mar-05-2020

Episode 220: Habits of Highly Effective Leaders


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about the habits of highly effective leaders and give three action steps that leaders can take today to improve their effectiveness. […]
Feb-27-2020

Episode 219: Calling Students Up and Not Out


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Ryan McDermott about calling students up and not out. This may seem like a subtle difference at first but has […]
Feb-21-2020

Episode 218: Challenging a Generation to Greatness


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to challenge a generation to greatness. Gen Z students are longing to get involved with a cause, make a […]
Feb-13-2020

Episode 217: Counseling is for Everyone


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Katie Wylie about how vital counseling can be to ministry and life. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of […]
Feb-06-2020

Episode 216: 6 Key Leadership Competencies


In this episode, John Paul talks with producer Nathan about six key leadership competencies that ministry leaders need in order to be better leaders. Click the link below to download […]
Jan-30-2020

Episode 215: Completing Difficult Tasks


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to complete difficult tasks, revisit unfinished tasks, and how to prioritize the tasks that need to be accomplished in […]
Jan-24-2020

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 […]
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 […]
Jan-09-2020

Episode 212: The Vault: Most Listened to Podcast 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 […]
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 […]
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    […]
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 […]
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    […]...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]...
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 […]
Oct-04-2019