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 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

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