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 177: Leadership Habits – Volunteers


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West talk about creating leadership habits for yourself and your volunteers. These habits are practical and you can start impleme...

Apr-17-2019

Episode 176: Hot Seat


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with Ryan McDermott, Director of students and young adults at Christ Fellowship. Ryan has over fifteen years of experience in […]

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Apr-10-2019

Episode 175: Creating a Leadership Pipeline


In this episode, John Paul Basham and Mary Margaret West talk about the importance of creating a leadership pipeline for volunteers and students. Having a leadership pipeline creates clarity and […...

Apr-01-2019

Episode 174: 5 Tips to Improve Your Organization


In this episode, John Paul Basham and Mary Margaret West give five tips to improve your organization and discuss the importance of organization as a student pastor. Ben Trueblood    […]

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Mar-26-2019

Episode 173: Hot Seat


In this episode of the Hot Seat, we talk with several student pastors at Youth Pastor Summit in Orlando. Join us for an encouraging and fun time of hearing from […]

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Mar-20-2019

Episode 172: Like It or Spike It


In this episode fun episode of Like It or Spike It, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West, discuss their favorite, and least favorite parts of spring-time, Easter, […]

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Mar-12-2019

Episode 171: Growing With; An Interview with Kara Powell


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book Growing With. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Mar-06-2019

Episode 170: An Interview with Austin Lanier


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West, have a really fun conversation on the podcast this week with Austin Lanier, who is an artist, rapper, […]

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Feb-28-2019

Episode 169: Creating a Worship Culture


In this episode, Ben Trueblood talks with Worship Artist, Author, and Songwriter, Stephen Miller, about creating a worship culture in student ministry. Stephens new album Behold is out now. Ben Tru...

Feb-20-2019

Episode 168: Show Her the Way


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Mary Margaret about her new book, Show Her the Way. Show Her the Way is a new book designed to help leaders […]

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Feb-12-2019

Episode 167: Run the Race


In this episode, Ben Trueblood talks with Jake McIntire and Trey Brunson, Producers of Run The Race, about the incredible story of hardships and faith. Run the Race is a modern-day prodigal […]

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Feb-05-2019

Episode 166: Within Reach: Part 3


In this third episode of Within Reach, Ben and Mary Margaret continue the conversation about the new research from LifeWay Students and LifeWay Research about students leaving the church after […]

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Jan-29-2019

Episode 165: Within Reach: Part 2


In this second episode of Within Reach, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret continue the conversation about the new research from LifeWay Students and LifeWay Research about students leaving the […]

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Jan-22-2019

Episode 164: Within Reach: Part 1


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about the new research from LifeWay Students and LifeWay Research about students leaving the church after they graduate. Within Reach […]

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Jan-15-2019

Episode 163: A Different College Experience


In this episode, Ben talks with Brian Mills, College Pastor at The Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas about how students can have A Different College Experience. You can purchase the […]

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Jan-08-2019

Episode 162: Gen Z – Science and the Bible


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Andy McLean about how Gen Z and how they view science and the Bible. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves […]

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Jan-03-2019

Episode 161: From The Vault – The Most Listened to Podcast of 2018


In this episode of From the vault, the most listened to podcast of 2018, Ben, and John Paul talk with Jason Gibson about how to counsel teenagers. Ben Trueblood    […]

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Dec-24-2018

Episode 160: 5 Games You Should Never Play


In this episode, Ben John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about five games that student pastors should never play. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]

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Dec-18-2018

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