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 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

Episode 235: Dispelling 5 Seemingly Great Ministry Intentions


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about five ministry intentions that seem great at first but do not always work out as intended. Show Notes and Quotes: […]
Jun-18-2020

Episode 234: Race Conversation in Student Ministry


In this episode, Ben talks with A.C. Sanford about how to have race conversations in student ministry. Show Notes and Quotes: Teenagers in our ministries want and need to talk […]
Jun-11-2020

Episode 233: How to Change a Ministry Culture


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Brian Mills, the senior pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon OK, about how to change a ministry culture successfully. […]
Jun-04-2020

Episode 232: Partnering with Parents


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie take a look at the new Parent Partnership resource by LifeWay Students and how student pastors can partner with parents in the […]
May-28-2020

Episode 231: Creating a Truly Relational Student Ministry


In this episode, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to create a truly relational student ministry. Students are longing for relational discipleship, especially in this season more than ever. […]...
May-14-2020

Episode 230: Avoiding Screen Fatigue: How to Maximize Your Digital Teaching Time


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to avoid virtual fatigue and maximize your digital teaching times. Students spend a large amount of time in a […]
May-07-2020

Episode 229: Ministering to Volunteers


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to minister to volunteers during this season of ministry during Covid-19. Many volunteers may be experiencing a lack of […]
Apr-30-2020

Episode 228: Maintaining a Missional Mindset During Social Distancing


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how during this time of social distancing it can be difficult to maintain a missional mindset. The Gospel compels us […]
Apr-23-2020

Episode 227: Serving 12th Graders and Their Families Well


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to serve families of 12th graders well during this season. With the uncertainty of graduations, proms, and many milestones […]
Apr-16-2020

Episode 226: 10 Games You Can Play Online to Build Community


In this episode, Like It or Spike It, Ben, John Paul, and Julie discuss which games you can play online to help build community with your students. Show Notes and […]
Apr-09-2020

Episode 225: Parent Ministry During a Pandemic


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about parent ministry during a pandemic. Show Notes and Quotes: Parent ministry may look different than it did a few weeks […]
Apr-02-2020

Episode 224: Unprecedented Circumstances Require Unprecedented Leadership


In this episode, Ben talks with Zac Workun about the unprecedented times that we are facing right now. The landscape of student ministry has changed drastically in the past two […]
Mar-26-2020

Episode 223: Faith in an Anxious World


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute about the rise of anxiety among students. You can find more information and […]
Mar-19-2020

Episode 222: Responding in a Time of Crisis


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to respond in a time of crisis. Show Notes and Quotes: Showing and modeling how to respond to a […]
Mar-12-2020

Episode 221: How to Create Culture


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about the importance of taking time to plan and be intentional about the culture that you create. Show Notes and Quotes: […]
Mar-05-2020

Episode 220: Habits of Highly Effective Leaders


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about the habits of highly effective leaders and give three action steps that leaders can take today to improve their effectiveness. […]
Feb-27-2020

Episode 219: Calling Students Up and Not Out


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Ryan McDermott about calling students up and not out. This may seem like a subtle difference at first but has […]
Feb-21-2020

Episode 218: Challenging a Generation to Greatness


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to challenge a generation to greatness. Gen Z students are longing to get involved with a cause, make a […]
Feb-13-2020

Episode 217: Counseling is for Everyone


In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Katie Wylie about how vital counseling can be to ministry and life. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director of […]
Feb-06-2020

Episode 216: 6 Key Leadership Competencies


In this episode, John Paul talks with producer Nathan about six key leadership competencies that ministry leaders need in order to be better leaders. Click the link below to download […]
Jan-30-2020

Episode 215: Completing Difficult Tasks


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to complete difficult tasks, revisit unfinished tasks, and how to prioritize the tasks that need to be accomplished in […]
Jan-24-2020

Episode 214: Creating a Family Mission Statement


In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie Plunk talk about creating a family mission statement and how it can impact families. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director […]
Jan-16-2020

Episode 213: Equipping Parents: Engaging Spiritually


In this episode, Ben and John Paul alongside Andy McLean talk about how to equip parents to engage spiritually with their children. Ben Trueblood    Ben serves as the Director […]
Jan-09-2020

Episode 212: The Vault: Most Listened to Podcast of 2019


In this episode of the winter edition of Like It or Spike It, Ben and John Paul decide what fun winter traditions they want to keep and which ones they […]
Jan-02-2020