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 260: Like It or Spike It: Thanksgiving Edition


Join Ben, John Paul, and Zac Workun on this fun Thanksgiving episode of Like It or Spike It as they like or spike everything from cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, to […]
Nov-26-2020

Episode 259: Sexual Purity and Student Ministry


Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with William Cumby, Minister of Youth at Fountain of Praise in Houston TX, as they talk about sexual purity and student ministry. […]
Nov-19-2020

Episode 258: Teenagers, Love, Sex, Gender, and Relationships Part IV: Your Role


Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Dr. Sean McDowell about teenagers, love, sex, gender, and relationships and Dr. McDowell’s new book and study, Chasing Love. Show Notes […]
Nov-13-2020

EP 257: Teenagers, Love, Sex, Gender, and Relationships Part 3: Partnering With Parents


Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Dr. Sean McDowell about teenagers, love, sex, gender, and relationships and Dr. McDowell’s new book and study, Chasing Love. Show Notes […]
Nov-12-2020

EP 256: Teenagers, Love, Sex, Gender, and Relationships Part 2: Equipping Yourself


Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Dr. Sean McDowell about teenagers, love, sex, gender, and relationships and Dr. McDowell’s new book and study, Chasing Love. Show Notes […]
Nov-11-2020

EP 255: Teenagers, Love, Sex, Gender, and Relationships Part I


Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Dr. Sean McDowell about teenagers, love, sex, gender, and relationships and Dr. McDowell’s new book and study, Chasing Love. Show Notes […]
Nov-10-2020

Episode 254: Every Pastor Needs a Pastor


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of finding someone to mentor you, hold you accountable, and point you closer to Christ along your journey in […]
Nov-05-2020

Episode 253: Trick or Treats of Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the trick or treats of student ministry. Join them for a fun episode discussing things they have been tricked into doing […]
Oct-29-2020

Episode 252: Lessons Learned the Hard Way


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the posture and attitude one should have when faced with challenges and setbacks. Everyone has lessons to learn and sometimes you […]
Oct-22-2020

Episode 251: Discipleship Through Guys Ministry


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about what discipleship looks like in the context of guys ministry. Join them as they discuss several ways in which you can […]
Oct-15-2020

Episode 250: The Value of Events in Discipleship


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Amanda Mejias, LifeWay Girls brand specialist, about how events can add value into your discipleship strategy. Show Notes and Quotes: Planning […]
Oct-08-2020

Episode 249: Maintaining Consistency in the Midst of Uncertainty


In this episode, Ben and John Paul discuss how to maintain consistency in the midst of uncertainty. Show Notes and Quotes: Prioritizing a wise discipleship plan helps maintain consistency and […]
Oct-01-2020

Episode 248: 3 Current Cultural Trends


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about three current cultural trends that students are facing right now. Show Notes and Quotes: Being able to talk about current cultural […]
Sep-24-2020

Episode 247: How to Make Online Discipleship a Success


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with SouzyLive, Twitch Streamer, and Pastor at God Squad Chruch, about how to make online discipleship groups a success. SouzyLive has been […]
Sep-17-2020

Episode 246: Leading in a unique and everchanging environment


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Jason Gaston, Family Pastor at The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, about how to lead in an everchanging environment. Show […]
Sep-10-2020

Episode 245: Better than Life: How to Study the Bible and Like it


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Caroline Saunders, author of Better than Life, How to Study the Bible and Like it, a new Bible study for teen […]
Sep-03-2020

Episode 244: 7 Ways to Kill Your Credibility


In this episode, Ben and John Paul discuss 7 ways to kill your credibility. More than likely you have never tried to kill your credibility but not taking these seven […]
Aug-27-2020

Episode 243: Knowing When to Quit or Stay


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how to know if you should quit or stay in your current ministry post. Knowing when to quit or stay in […]
Aug-13-2020

Episode 242: How to Manage Expectations


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how to manage expectations during difficult seasons. This fall will be filled with many challenges and managing the expectations will be […]
Aug-06-2020

Episode 241: The Continuing Impact of Self Development


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with LeVar A. Jones, Minister of Youth & Young Adults of The New Macedonia Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, DC, about the […]
Jul-30-2020

Episode 240: The Booster Community Advantage


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Cheryl Johnson, student minister at Westview Bible Church in Montreal Canada, about how being a part of the Youth Ministry Booster […]
Jul-23-2020

Episode 239: Making Time for Soul Care


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Adam Kuntz, student pastor at Liberty Christian Fellowship in Liberty Missouri, about making time for soul care. Show Notes and Quotes: […]
Jul-16-2020

Episode 238: Continuing the Work: Race and Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about what they have been learning over the last six weeks and how we must continue the work of race and […]
Jul-09-2020

Episode 237: Student Ministry Hot Seat with Larry Davis


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about student ministry with Larry Davis. Larry Davis serves as the Student Pastor at The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN. He’s been […]
Jul-02-2020

Episode 236: What it takes to truly reach students who don’t know Christ


In this episode, Ben and Julie talk about what it takes to truly reach students who don’t know Christ. Show Notes and Quotes: When lost students are in your ministry, […]
Jun-25-2020