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 193: Creativity in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Andrew Hudson about how creativity can be an important part of your ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Aug-15-2019

Episode 192: Understanding A Generation Saturated by Social Media


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk with Chris Martin about social media and the impact it has on students today. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Aug-08-2019

Episode 191: The Unseen Side of Ministry


In this episode, John Paul and Mary Margaret talk about the unseen side of ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources […]

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Aug-01-2019

Episode 190: Creating A Culture to Ask Tough Questions


In this episode, John Paul, Mary Margaret, and Andy McLean talk about the importance of creating a culture for students to ask tough questions. “55% of students who left the […]

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Jul-25-2019

Episode 189: 5 Mistakes New Student Pastors Make


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret talk about five mistakes new student pastors make. You will never have a mistake-free leadership experience. Hopefully, you will avoid mistakes by learning […...

Jul-18-2019

Episode 188: Preparing for Campus Ministry this Fall


In this episode, Ben and Mary Margaret talk through how to prepare for campus ministry this fall. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]

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Jul-11-2019

Episode 187: The Importance of Friends in Ministry


In this episode, John Paul and Mary Margaret talk about the importance of friendships when serving in ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Jun-27-2019

Episode 186: Like It or Spike It Summertime Edition


In this episode of Like It or Spike It, John Paul Basham and Mary Margaret West talk about some of their favorite summertime activities. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as […]

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Jun-21-2019

Episode 185: 7 Ways to Get Rest this Summer


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West talk about 7 ways to get rest this summer. Summer can be an extremely busy season so it […]

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Jun-13-2019

Episode 184: Is Camp Still Effective?


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and John Paul Basham ask the question, is camp still effective? Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]

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Jun-06-2019

Episode 183: The Camp Effect


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with camp staff from FUGE and Student Life about funny stories, personal experiences, and how they have seen God transform […]

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May-30-2019

Episode 182: Unseen Leadership


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with Josh Hunter, Director of Student Life, about leadership and where great leaders get their start. Ben Trueblood    Ben […]

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May-23-2019

Episode 181: What I Wish I Knew When I Started in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Bashan, and Mary Margaret West talk about what they wish they knew when they started out in student ministry. Ben Trueblood    Ben […]

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May-15-2019

Episode 180: Discipleship Blueprint


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with Chris Swain, Director of Replicate Ministries, about how student ministries can make disciples that focus on time in the […]

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May-07-2019

Episode 179: Campus Ministry


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with Steve Cherrico, Executive Director of First Priority Greater Nashville, about how First Priority can help you with your campus […]

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Apr-30-2019

Episode 178: Leadership Habits – Students


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West continue talking about creating leadership habits for yourself when leading students. These habits are practical and you can...

Apr-23-2019

Episode 177: Leadership Habits – Volunteers


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West talk about creating leadership habits for yourself and your volunteers. These habits are practical and you can start impleme...

Apr-17-2019

Episode 176: Hot Seat


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West talk with Ryan McDermott, Director of students and young adults at Christ Fellowship. Ryan has over fifteen years of experience in […]

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Apr-10-2019

Episode 175: Creating a Leadership Pipeline


In this episode, John Paul Basham and Mary Margaret West talk about the importance of creating a leadership pipeline for volunteers and students. Having a leadership pipeline creates clarity and […...

Apr-01-2019

Episode 174: 5 Tips to Improve Your Organization


In this episode, John Paul Basham and Mary Margaret West give five tips to improve your organization and discuss the importance of organization as a student pastor. Ben Trueblood    […]

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Mar-26-2019

Episode 173: Hot Seat


In this episode of the Hot Seat, we talk with several student pastors at Youth Pastor Summit in Orlando. Join us for an encouraging and fun time of hearing from […]

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Mar-20-2019

Episode 172: Like It or Spike It


In this episode fun episode of Like It or Spike It, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West, discuss their favorite, and least favorite parts of spring-time, Easter, […]

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Mar-12-2019

Episode 171: Growing With; An Interview with Kara Powell


In this episode, Ben Trueblood and Mary Margaret West, talk with Kara Powell about her new book Growing With. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Mar-06-2019

Episode 170: An Interview with Austin Lanier


In this episode, Ben Trueblood, John Paul Basham, and Mary Margaret West, have a really fun conversation on the podcast this week with Austin Lanier, who is an artist, rapper, […]

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Feb-28-2019

Episode 169: Creating a Worship Culture


In this episode, Ben Trueblood talks with Worship Artist, Author, and Songwriter, Stephen Miller, about creating a worship culture in student ministry. Stephens new album Behold is out now. Ben Tru...

Feb-20-2019