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 119: Three Lessons we can Learn from the Winter Olympics


In this episode, Ben and John Paul, talk about three lessons we can learn from the winter Olympics. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Feb-21-2018

Episode 118: Descending from the Mountain Top


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret talk about different ways in which student pastors can be help students return home after a mountain top experience such as camp or […]
Feb-13-2018

Episode 117: Avoiding Entitlement in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about what entitlement in the life of a student pastor looks like and ways in which it can be avoided. […]
Feb-06-2018

Episode 116: How to Minister to Students Who Have Everything


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to minister to students who have everything. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]
Jan-30-2018

Episode 115: The Worst Things in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret discuss the some of the worst things in student ministry. From lock-ins to broken down buses, we hope you enjoy this […]
Jan-23-2018

Episode 114: A Great Commission Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul and Mary Margaret discuss the Great Commission and what it means to have a Great Commission Student Ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as […]
Jan-16-2018

Episode 113: Idolatry in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul and Mary Margaret discuss what idolatry in student ministry looks like. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]
Jan-10-2018

Episode 112: Ministry Goals for 2018


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about setting goals for 2018. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has […]
Jan-02-2018

Episode 111: Things You Should Never Say as a Student Pastor


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about things you should never say as a student pastor. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Dec-26-2017

Episode 110: Learning To Listen


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about the importance of learning to listen as student pastors. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Dec-19-2017

Episode 109: How to Deal with Students Leaving


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how student pastors how student pastors can deal with students who leave their student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben […]
Dec-12-2017

Episode 108: The Martyrs Oath


This week Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Johnnie Moore, author of The Martyrs Oath, about how student pastors can help students understand and engage the persecuted church […]
Dec-06-2017

Episode 107: Being Intentional During Christmas


This week Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about being intentional during Christmas and how to create a Christmas intentionality guide for parents. Christmas Intentionality Guide to parents: ...
Nov-30-2017

Episode 106: 5 Biggest Influences on Your Students’ Spiritual Health


This week Ben and John Paul talk about the five biggest influences on your students’ spiritual health. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]
Nov-22-2017

Episode 105: Do You Pray?


This week Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of prayer in student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources […]
Nov-16-2017

Episode 104: Walking in Humility as a Student Pastor


This week Ben and John Paul talk about how student pastors should have humility in student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]
Nov-07-2017

Episode 103: 5 Steps to Creating and Recruiting Great Volunteers, Part 5


In this five part series, Ben and John Paul talk about five essential steps in creating and recruiting great volunteers. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Nov-03-2017

Episode 102: 5 Steps in Creating and Recruiting Great Volunteers, Part 4


In this five part series, Ben and John Paul talk about five essential steps in creating and recruiting great volunteers. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Nov-02-2017

Episode 101: 5 Steps to Creating and Recruiting Great Volunteers, Part 3


In this five part series, Ben and John Paul talk about five essential steps in creating and recruiting great volunteers. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Nov-01-2017

Episode 100: 5 Steps to Creating and Recruiting Great Volunteers, Part 2


In this five part series, Ben and John Paul talk about five essential steps in creating and recruiting great volunteers. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Oct-31-2017

Episode 99: 5 Steps to Creating and Recruiting Great Volunteers, Part 1


In this five part series, Ben and John Paul talk about five essential steps in creating and recruiting great volunteers. The Vision Casting Framework that John Paul mentioned on the […]
Oct-30-2017

Episode 98: Managing Expectations in Student Ministry


This week Ben and John Paul talk about how to manage expectations from the interview process to years down the road in student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as […]
Oct-24-2017

Episode 97: Ministering to Band Students


This week Ben and John Paul talk with Keiron Miles about how to minister to students in the band. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]
Oct-19-2017

Episode 96: Ministry Alignment: How You Might be Missing Out on a Discipleship Opportunity


This week Ben talks with Jana Magruder, LifeWay Kids Ministry Director, about ministry alignment between kids and student ministries. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Minis...
Oct-10-2017

Episode 95: Feed the Dog


This week John Paul talks with Brock Gill, author of Feed the Dog, about teaching students the spiritual disciplines for their lives. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Oct-03-2017