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 150: The Personal Warning Signs You Need to Know as a Student Pastor


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Jason Gibson talk about the personal warning signs that you need to know as a student pastor. Jason is the director of the Babb […]

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Oct-08-2018

Episode 149: How to Counsel Teenagers: What a Professional Counselor Says You Need to Know


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Jason Gibson talk about how to counsel teenagers and what you need to know as a student pastor. Jason is the director of the […]

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Oct-02-2018

Episode 148: Biggest Frustrations for Student Pastors


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about the five biggest frustrations for student pastors and how to avoid these frustrations in your ministry. About Ben Trueblood   […]

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Sep-20-2018

Episode 147: 10 Quick Tips for Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about ten quick tips for student ministry. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources […]

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Sep-11-2018

Episode 146: Like It or Spike It


In this new Episode of Like It or Spike It, Ben and John Paul are given topics without knowing what they are and have to decide if they want to […]

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Sep-04-2018

Episode 145: Hot Seat


In this episode of the Student Pastor Hot Seat, Ben and John Paul talk with Cody Mather, Student Pastor at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, TN. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves […]

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Aug-28-2018

Episode 144: Unbroken: ETCH Conference 2018


In this episode, Ben talks with Jana Magruder and Chuck Peters who serve on the LifeWay Kids team about the upcoming LifeWay ETCH family conference. About Ben Trueblood   Ben […]

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Aug-23-2018

Episode 143: How to Have Difficult Conversations With Parents


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret talk about how to have difficult conversations with parents. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry […]

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Aug-16-2018

Episode 142: 5 Ways to Waste Your Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Mary Margaret discuss five ways to waste your student ministry. About Ben Trueblood   Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for […]

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Aug-07-2018

Episode 141: From the Vault – 10 Ways to Launch Your Ministry into the Fall


In this episode of From the Vault, Ben and John Paul talk about 10 ways to launch your ministry into the fall. With schools starting back and people getting back […]

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Jul-31-2018

Episode 140: From the Vault – The Essential Skills of a Successful Student Pastor


In this episode of From the Vault, Ben and John Paul talk about the Essential Skills of a Successful Student Pastor. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of […]

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Jul-25-2018

Episode 139: Questions to Ask to Find the Right Curriculum


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of finding the right curriculum. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian […]

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Jul-17-2018

Episode 138: First 90 Days


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the first 90 days of being at a new church or the fall. Whether you are new to student ministry or […]

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Jul-10-2018

Episode 137: Pastor vs Pulpiteer


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the importance of being a pastor and shepherd to students and not just seeking to be a famous voice from the stage. About […]

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Jul-03-2018

Episode 136: 5 Things Student Pastors Must Do Every Week


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about five things student pastors must do every week. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay […]

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Jun-27-2018

Episode 135: Creating Excitement for Jesus and Not Just Events


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how you can create an environment of excitement for Jesus and not just events. About Ben Trueblood Ben serves as the Director of […]

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Jun-20-2018

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr-13-2018