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 72: Middle School Ministry


In this episode Ben and Jeff Henry, Middle School Pastor at First Baptist Hendersonville TN, talk about what makes a great middle school ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as […]
May-24-2017

Episode 71: 5 Ways to Make a Lasting Impact with Your Graduates


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about 5 ways to make a lasting impact with your graduates. Graduation season can be a busy time for student pastors. Here […]
May-16-2017

Episode 70: The Importance of the Day to Day Work


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of the day to day work of student ministry and why being faithful and diligent in your work makes […]
May-09-2017

Episode 69: Understanding Parent Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about why having a better understanding of parent ministry is crucial for your ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
May-02-2017

Episode 68: Is the Resurrection Present in Your Student Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of the Resurrection in student ministry throughout the year and not just at Easter. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves […]
Apr-27-2017

Episode 67: Student Ministry Hot Seat


In this episode Ben talks with Ian Dunaway, Student Pastor at Capstone Church about his first year there as a student pastor. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Apr-20-2017

Episode 66: Bible Translations – Accuracy, Readability And Why It Matters For Your Student Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk with Trevin Wax, Bible Publisher for LifeWay, about why accuracy and readability of the Bible are important and matter in your student […]
Apr-05-2017

Episode 65: Generation Z


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about Generation Z, how to minister to this generation, and cover stats that will help student ministers better understand this generation. About […]
Mar-30-2017

Episode 64: Making an Impact vs Making an Impression


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk with Eric Hystead and Terry Kurtz from 2nd Baptist Houston about making an impact versus making an impression in student ministry, and […]
Mar-22-2017

Episode 63: A Student Ministry Conversation With Mike Taylor


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk with Mike Taylor, a missionary in the UK, about ministering to parents, missions, and discipleship. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the […]
Mar-17-2017

Episode 62: Giving Students a Voice


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about how to give students a voice in student ministry. Giving students a voice can be a vital part of a student […]
Mar-07-2017

Episode 61: Transitioning Students Part 2


In this episode Ben continues the conversation from last week about transitioning students with guest Jeff Lovingood. Ben and Jeff talk about an overall strategy for transitioning students in all [...
Mar-02-2017

Episode 60: Transitioning Students Part 1


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about how to transition students in student ministry. They talk about the transitions from Elementary School to Middle School, Middle School to […]
Feb-21-2017

Episode 59: Philosophy and the Importance of Camp


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about the philosophy and importance of camp in student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Feb-14-2017

Episode 58: A Student Ministry Conversation with Austin Williams


In this episode Ben talks with Austin Williams about an amazing experience that happened within his student ministry and community. Ben and Austin also have a conversation about student ministry […...
Feb-08-2017

Episode 57: Student Ministry Hot Seat


In this episode Ben and John Paul introduce a new segment call the Student Ministry Hot Seat. Ben and John Paul will call a student pastor and talk about student […]
Jan-31-2017

Episode 56: Developing Culture in Your Student Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk with Jeff Pratt about developing culture in your student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Jan-24-2017

Episode 55: Creativity and Culture, How they can be used to make a Kingdom Impact


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk with AC Sanford about creativity and culture in student ministry and how creativity and culture can be used to make an impact […]
Jan-18-2017

Episode 54: How To Organize Your Work Week


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about how to organize your work week. They also discuss short term and long term planning and how this can increase your […]
Jan-10-2017

Episode 53: Why Leaders Must Be Readers


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of being a reader and how reading can greatly benefit leaders. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Jan-03-2017

Episode 52: Three Ways to Set Goals in Student Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about three ways to set goals in student ministry. For giveaway rules, click here. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Dec-27-2016

Episode 51: Stories – A reflection of a greater story


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of stories and why we, as a culture, find stories so engaging. For giveaway rules, click here. About Ben […]
Dec-20-2016

Episode 50: Biggest Lies in Student Ministry Part 2


In this episode, Ben and John Paul continue talking about the biggest lies in student ministry. For giveaway rules, click here. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of […]
Dec-13-2016

Episode 49: The Biggest Lies in Student Ministry Part 1


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the biggest lies in student ministry. For giveaway rules, click here. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Dec-06-2016

Episode 48: The Importance of Communication


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk to Brock Gill about the importance of communication in student ministry. For giveaway rules, click here. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as […]
Nov-29-2016