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 80: 3 Foundations of a Strong Work Ethic


This week Ben and John Paul talk about 3 foundations of a strong work ethic for student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Jun-20-2017

Episode 79: International Missions


In this episode Ben talks with Jeff Pratt, Director of Student Events for LifeWay, and Amanda Craft, Coordinator for Access International at LifeWay Students, about international missions and what ...
Jun-13-2017

Episode 78: 6 Lessons from the Wrestling Mat


Ben and John Paul interview Jeff Pratt, Director of Events for LifeWay Students, about 6 lessons Jeff learned on his recent experience of competing in the national US Wrestling Masters […]
Jun-08-2017

Episode 77: Building a healthy and effective Volunteer Team, Part 5: Culture


This week Ben and John Paul talk about 3 key elements to recruiting and keeping volunteers. The final episode of this series focuses on culture. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves […]
Jun-02-2017

Episode 76: Building a healthy and effective Volunteer Team, Part 4: Constructs


This week Ben and John Paul talk about 3 key elements to recruiting and keeping volunteers. Today’s episode focuses on constructs without conviction. Join them each day this week for […]
Jun-01-2017

Episode 75: Building a healthy and effective Volunteer Team, Part 3: Conviction


In this episode Ben and John Paul continue to talk about the 3 key elements to recruiting and keeping volunteers. Join them each day this week for the next part […]
May-31-2017

Episode 74: Building a Healthy and Effective Volunteer Team, Part 2


This week Ben and John Paul talk about 3 key elements to recruiting and keeping volunteers. Today they will talk about Conviction, Culture, and Constructs. Join them each day this […]
May-30-2017

Episode 73: Building a Healthy and Effective Volunteer Team, Part 1


This week Ben and John Paul talk about how to build a healthy and effective volunteer team. They will walk through 3 key elements, Conviction, Culture, and Constructs. Join them […]
May-29-2017

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