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 107: Steve Cullum on Helping Students Struggling With Mental Health


In this episode, I talk with Youth Pastor, Steve Cullum, about how to come alongside students in your ministry who are struggling with their mental health. He walks through what it looks like to pa...

Jun-12-2018

Episode 106: Charlie Conder on Partnering With Schools and Women in Student Ministry


In this episode, I talk with Orange Specialist Charlie Conder who serves and consults with student pastors that utilize XP3 Students. Charlie shares about partnering with schools, and gives us the ...

Jun-05-2018

Episode 105: Dan Scott on “Caught in Between: Engaging Your Preteens Before They Check Out”


In this episode, I talk with Dan Scott about his new book Caught in Between: Engaging Your Preteens Before They Check Out. This book leans into the undeniable fact that preteens start to check out ...

May-29-2018

Episode 104: Sam Collier on Finding Your Voice


In this episode, I talk with author, communicator, host, and Director of City Strategy at Orange, Sam Collier about his new book, Find Your Voice. Sam clarifies what it looks like to find your voic...

May-22-2018

Episode 103: Leading a Team That is 70% Student Volunteers with Kellie Krueger


In this episode, I talk with Kellie Krueger of Beachcities Church. Over 70% of the weekly kids’ team at Beachcities is comprised of student volunteers. Kellie walks through the leadership structure...

May-15-2018

Episode 102: Orange Conference 2018 Highlights and Key Takeaways


In this episode, Tom Bump, David Maddron, Tom Pounder, Steve Cullum, and I recap OC18. We break down our key takeaways, favorite ideas, and practical steps we were encouraged to take back to our mi...

May-08-2018

Episode 101: Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Ministry With Kevin Jennings


In this episode, I talk with Kevin Jennings. Kevin is a marketing strategist who works with Orange and helps people communicate their message through social media and email marketing. He walks thro...

May-01-2018

Episode 100: How to Plan Your Event With Jim Murphy


In this episode, I talk with NextGen Pastor, Jim Murphy, about event planning. Jim talks through how his church plans events and the project management system they use. He dives into the weeds, sha...

Apr-24-2018

Episode 099: Reaching Millenial Parents with Michayla White


In this episode, I talk with Interim Executive Director of INCM, Michayla White, about some research they have done involving millennial parents. Michayla breaks down some of the stereotypes surrou...

Apr-17-2018

Episode 098: 4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers


In this episode, I talk with Shelley Donaldson, Nick Elio, Mark Oestreicher, and Eric Woods – 4 of the 5 contributing authors of 4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers. They each share why they wante...

Apr-10-2018

Episode 097: Kurt Johnston on Student Ministry Strategy


In this episode, I have a conversation with Kurt Johnston of Saddleback Church about how Saddleback does student ministry, the key components of that strategy, what has remained constant, and what ...

Apr-03-2018

Episode 096: A Discipleship Strategy for Kids With Danielle Bell


In this episode, I talk with Danielle Bell about her church’s discipleship strategy for children’s ministry. Danielle walks through the key components of their strategy and shares specific details ...

Mar-27-2018

Episode 095: Amy Fenton on VBS Planning and the Difference Between Evangelism and Discipleship


In this episode, I talk with Amy Fenton from Orange about VBS. Amy shares best practices for planning ahead and how to build a team and process in order to create a remarkable experience for kids. ...

Mar-20-2018

Episode 094: Internships, Residencies, and Leadership Development With Kevin Monahan


In this episode, I talk with my friend, Kevin Monahan, the NextGen Pastor at 12Stone Church in Atlanta, GA. 12Stone does a great job with leadership development and is so intentional about raising ...

Mar-06-2018

Episode 093: Jim Wideman on Making Time to Rethink Your Ministry


In this episode, I talk with Jim Wideman about the importance of thinking differently. We all have ways of doing ministry that have become routine–typically because we are busy and want to be able ...

Feb-27-2018

Episode 092: How North Point Does Student Ministry With Louie Lovoy


In this episode, I talk with Louie Lovoy. Louie helps lead, coach, and resource the student ministry leaders in North Point’s network and strategic partner churches. We have a great conversation ab...

Feb-20-2018

Episode 091: The Top 5 Things That Influence the Faith of the Next Generation With Jana Magruder


In this episode, I talk with Jana Magruder, author of Nothing Less. Nothing Less is a book based on research with 2000 Protestant parents, that asks the questions: What were the things that influen...

Feb-13-2018

Episode 090: Equipping Parents to Lead Their Families in Faith With Dr. Michelle Anthony


In this episode, I talk with the author of Spiritual Parenting, Dr. Michelle Anthony. We walk through some of the principles in her book, and then break down what family ministry looks like at her ...

Feb-06-2018

Episode 089: Engaging Middle Schoolers in Large Group and Small Group With Ashley Bohinc


In this episode, I talk with Ashley Bohinc, Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange. Ashley and I have a great conversation about engaging middle school students in large group and small group...

Jan-30-2018

Episode 088: Serving Families Well Through Trauma and Other Challenges With Kim Botto


In this episode, I talk with Director of Kids’ Club and Student Ministry, Kim Botto, about what her church has done to serve kids and families that are hurting, have experienced trauma, have diffic...

Jan-23-2018

Episode 087: Erin English on Growing Your Volunteer Team and Setting Goals in the New Year


In this episode, I talk with Erin English. Erin is the Early Childhood Pastor at Westside Family Church. Erin shares the principles and practical steps that helped grow her volunteer team from 250 ...

Jan-16-2018

Episode 086: Chris Sasser on The Parent Network


In this episode, I talk with Family Pastor Chris Sasser, of Port City Community Church. Chris shares how he and his team are partnering with parents in their church through The Parent Network. The ...

Jan-09-2018

Episode 085: Serving Preteens and Their Families With Bill Hegedus


In this episode, I welcome my friend, Bill Hegedus, back to the podcast. Bill shared with us in Episode 018 about preteen ministry and partnering with parents.  This time, we have a great conversat...

Dec-26-2017

Episode 084: Alston Causey on Creating a Remarkable Volunteer Culture


In this episode, I talk with Alston Causey, the UpStreet Director at Gwinnett Church, about what his church is doing to create a remarkable volunteer culture. Alston shares the huge role that visio...

Dec-19-2017

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


In this episode, I talk with Alison Leamon 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