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 126: Multiply Your Influence


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about why it is important as a leader to multiply your influence. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Apr-13-2018

Episode 125: Strategic Fundraising


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to make your fundraisers more strategic and beneficial. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student […]
Apr-06-2018

Episode 124: Experiencing Disappointment in Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about different ways in which student pastors experience disappointment in ministry and how to deal with that disappointment. About Ben Trueblood Ben […]
Mar-27-2018

Episode 123: Myths of Student Ministry


In this episode Ben and John Paul talk about some of the biggest myths of student ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]
Mar-22-2018

Episode 122: Student Pastor Hot Seat


In this episode, John Paul and Mary Margaret talk with Jessie Garcia, student pastor at Cross Church in Arkansas. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]
Mar-13-2018

Episode 121: Jump Start Your Girls Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to jump start your girls ministry. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]
Mar-07-2018

Episode 120: 7 Keys to Successful Discipleship


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-27-2018

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