Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast

The Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast is where you can hear from top leaders in children’s ministry, student ministry and family ministry. You’ll learn the principles and practices they use to lead families with the goal of helping you maximize the potential in your ministry. For more content and notes, head to nickblevins.com.

Episode 083: A Deep Dive Into Preschool Ministry With Alison Leaman


In this episode, I talk with Alison Leaman about preschool ministry. Alison walks through what preschool ministry looks like at her church – from programming, to volunteers and recruiting, to key e...

Dec-12-2017

Episode 082: Training and Equipping Small Group Leaders With Afton Phillips


In this episode, I interview Afton Phillips. Afton is the Director of Small Group Strategies at Orange, and we talk about a training plan that they have developed for small group leaders. She break...

Dec-05-2017

Episode 081: Rachel Walker – Starting a Ministry From Scratch


In this episode, I talk with Rachel Walker about starting a ministry from scratch. Rachel is the Kids’ Director at a church that launched nine weeks ago, and she walks through what building a team,...

Nov-28-2017

Episode 080: A Strategic Plan for Partnering With Parents With Phil Bell


In this episode I talk with Family Ministry leader, Phil Bell. Phil and I walk through his book, Team Up: The Family Ministry Playbook for Partnering With Parents. Phil shares the partnership strat...

Nov-21-2017

Episode 079: Coaching and Leading Not Normal Volunteers With Adam Duckworth


In this episode, I talk with Adam Duckworth about volunteers. Adam has co-authored two books with Sue Miller, Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers and Leading Not Normal Volunteers. He...

Nov-14-2017

Episode 078: Creating Great Family Experiences for Kids and Parents With Dave Truitt


In this episode, I talk with my friend, Dave Truitt, about creating great family experiences for parents and kids, where they can learn and talk about faith together. He breaks down what goes into ...

Nov-07-2017

Episode 077: “Don’t Quit” with Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer


In this episode, I have a great conversation with Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer about their new book, Don’t Quit. Ministry is hard, and this book dives into what it looks like to develop an inten...

Oct-31-2017

Episode 076: 4 Key Things to Remember as a Leader With Kathie Phillips


In this episode I talk with my friend, Children’s Pastor, Kathie Phillips. Kathie has taught at the Children’s Pastors Conference and the Group Kidmin Conference, and has a lot of great insight to ...

Oct-24-2017

Episode 075: What a 1:500 Staff-Kid Ratio Looks Like With Andrae Jones


In this episode, I talk with Children’s Pastor Andrae Jones. Andrae works at a church that has a very low ratio of staff to volunteers and kids. We dive into his church and ministry, exploring thei...

Oct-17-2017

Episode 074: How to Onboard and Train Volunteers With Scott Magdalein


In this episode, I talk with Scott Magdalein of TrainedUp.Church. Scott shares a full volunteer onboarding process, walks through some great free resources, and shares the best way to maximize the ...

Oct-10-2017

Episode 073: Helping New Families Stick With Greg Curtis and Joe Schmaltz


In this episode, I interview Greg Curtis and Joe Schmaltz of Eastside Christian Church. Eastside does a great job helping first time visitors become attenders, plug into groups, and jump onto servi...

Oct-03-2017

Episode 072: Creating Irresistible Environments with Lisa Molite


In this episode, I talk with Lisa Molite about her site, ReadySetSunday.com and how she creates irresistible environments for kids. Specifically we dive into how she creates a new set and environme...

Sep-26-2017

Episode 071: Structuring Age Groups Within NextGen With JC Thompson


In this episode, I talk with JC Thompson. JC has transitioned into three different roles over the past ten years at the same church. He shares what it was like going from leading a specific ministr...

Sep-19-2017

Episode 070: Hard Conversations and Tribes for Parents With Cindy Fiala


In this episode, I welcome my friend, Cindy Fiala, back to the podcast (You can check out Cindy’s first episode on the Family Ministry Model and Women in Leadership here). Cindy has recently transi...

Sep-12-2017

Episode 069: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge With Clay Scroggins


In this episode, I talk with Author and North Point Community Pastor, Clay Scroggins, about his new book, How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge. We have a great conversation about steps you can tak...

Sep-05-2017

Episode 068: Rich Birch on Breaking 1000 in Family Ministry


In this episode, I talk with Rich Birch from the unSeminary Podcast. We unpack the differences that exist between Family Ministries in churches that are less than 1,000, and over 1,000. Rich also w...

Aug-29-2017

Episode 067: Kenny Conley – 5 Keys to a Good Start


In this episode, I welcome back NextGen Pastor, Kenny Conley, to the podcast (Check out Episode 25 when Kenny talks about the NextGen and Family Ministry Model). This time, Kenny shares the five th...

Aug-22-2017

Episode 066: Jessica Bealer on Multisite Children’s Ministry


In this week’s episode, I talk with Jessica Bealer. Jessica and I have a great conversation about multisite children’s ministry – what kids’ ministry looks like in a multisite context, from great p...

Aug-15-2017

Episode 065: The Unstuck Church With Tony Morgan


In this episode, I interview Tony Morgan, founder of The Unstuck Group. This organization works with churches through coaching and consulting to help them get unstuck. Tony recently released a new ...

Aug-08-2017

Episode 064: Top 10 Mistakes Children’s Ministry Leaders Make With Ricardo Miller


In this episode, I talk with Children’s Pastor and Evangelist, Ricardo Miller. We have a great conversation about the top mistakes ministry leaders make. Ricardo shares from the perspective of a ch...

Aug-01-2017

Episode 063: Strategy for Partnering with Parents With Sherry Surratt


In this episode, I talk with Sherry Surratt, the Executive Director of Family Strategy at Orange, about a year long strategy for partnering with parents. Sherry shares what a 12-month plan looks li...

Jul-25-2017

Episode 062: Serving as a Student With Micah Fletcher & John Cahill


In this episode, I have a conversation with a student, Micah Fletcher, and his Student Pastor, John Cahill. Micah talks about serving as a student, what his experience has been, what his responsibi...

Jul-18-2017

Episode 061: Empowering Students to Serve With Alex Beaverson


In this episode, I talk with Alex Beaverson of Mariners Church. Alex and I have a great conversation about how his team empowers students to serve and lead in high school ministry. He walks through...

Jul-11-2017

Episode 060: Your Team’s Wiring and Women in Ministry With Amber Baker


In this episode, I talk with Amber Baker about the Real Colors Personality Test. Amber shares how she uses it with her team, and how they have leveraged it as a tool to help their children’s minist...

Jul-04-2017

Episode 059: Serving Disability Families With Ellen Stumbo


In this episode, I talk with Ellen Stumbo about how to best serve families with individuals who have disabilities. Ellen shares her experience working with churches and her family’s own personal st...

Jun-27-2017
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