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 134: How to Deal with Difficult Students


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about several ways to deal with difficult students. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]
Jun-14-2018

Episode 133: The Gospel, Faith, Vision, and how God has uniquely made you for what He’s called you to accomplish: an interview with Pastor SouZy


In this episode Ben and John Paul interview Pastor SouZy about the Gospel, Faith, and Vision. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]
May-31-2018

Episode 132: 5 Keys to a Successful Summer


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk discuss five keys for a successful summer. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]
May-22-2018

Episode 131: 5 Questions to Ask Your Students


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about five questions you can ask your students to find out who and what are the major influences in their […]
May-15-2018

Episode 130: Expanding Your Influence


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk how to expand your influence as a student pastor and give great, practical steps to think through to avoid getting […]
May-10-2018

Episode 129: Equipping Students to Influence Culture


In this episode Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how vital it is that student pastors equip students to engage culture with the Gospel. About Ben Trueblood Ben […]
May-03-2018

Episode 128: How to Effectively Administrate in Student Ministry


In this episode Ben Trueblood talks with Billy Young, next generation catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention, about the importance of being an administrator as a student pastor. This episode [...
Apr-25-2018

Episode 127: Student Pastor Hot Seat


In this episode of the Student Pastor Hot Seat, Ben and Mary Margaret talk with Zac Workun, student pastor in Oklahoma City. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director […]
Apr-20-2018

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