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 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

Episode 058: Summer Programming in Youth Ministry With Joe Crabb


In this episode, I talk with Joe Crabb of Woodside Bible Church about student ministry and youth ministry in the summer. Typically, youth ministry takes a break during the summer when students are ...

Jun-20-2017

Episode 057: The Myth of Balance With Frank Bealer


In this episode, I talk with Frank Bealer–the Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange, and the CEO of their new Phase Family Centers. Frank and I talk about his new book, The Myth of...

Jun-13-2017

Episode 056: Creating Irresistible Environments With Gabe Boucher


In this episode, I talk with Gabe Boucher from Worlds of Wow. Gabe and I talk about what their organization does to create irresistible environments for kids, students, and churches overall. We hav...

Jun-06-2017

Episode 55: Youth Ministry Trips, Volunteer Culture, and Programming with Tomy Cummins


In this episode, I talk with Tomy Cummins of Woodmen Valley Chapel. Tomy and I dive into what youth ministry trips look like at his church, from planning and fundraising, to details of where studen...

May-30-2017

Episode 054: Partnering With Parents With Will Hutcherson


In this episode, I talk with Will Hutcherson of NextLevel Church in Fort Meyers, FL. Will and I talk about clarifying the win for family engagement and their five-part strategy for partnering with ...

May-23-2017

Episode 053: Q & A With Your Questions From the Year


In this episode, we celebrate one year of the podcast with a special Q&A episode where we answer questions you all have asked and submitted throughout the year! One Year Celebration Congratulations...

May-16-2017

Episode 052: Jeff Henderson on Helping Dads Invest in Their Sons


In this episode, I talk with Jeff Henderson of Gwinnett Church. Jeff and I talk about Champion Tribes–something new he’s launching to help busy dads connect with their sons in unique and life-chang...

May-09-2017

Episode 051: Ministry in a Small Church With Jared Massey


In this episode, I interview Jared Massey. Jared and I talk about what children’s ministry in a small church looks like. Jared shares his definition of a small church, why he is passionate about le...

May-02-2017
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