The Catholic Youth Ministry Podcast

Two youth ministers talk about youth ministry and invite you to join the convo.

25 - Back in the Saddle Again!


And we're back! And when I mean be "we" I mean Chris is back from his camping trips, confirmation retreats, and other things that we get into. We also talk about our last meeting when I brought in ...

Mar-25-2017

24 - Nic Gutierrez


In today’s podcast we had Nic Gutierrez on. We talk about the first time we met each other, his background, family life, youth ministry (specifically middle school ministry), music, and his great n...

Mar-10-2017

23 - Ben Walther and I go out for Whataburger!


In this episode we do another recording in my truck! This time it’s with the great Ben Walther. We talk about travel stories, music, and may stop at the best place in Texas to stop. If you are look...

Mar-03-2017

22 - Mass is Boring!


We fixed Chris' mic! We also get into how Chris does Confirmation retreats and get into why people are not coming to Mass. We have no answers and are completely guilty of almost everything we talk ...

Feb-24-2017

21 - We have a new mascot!


So today we tried a new way to record (FAIL…Sorry Chris!) we talk about alllll sorts of things; Everything growing up, music, almost failures, and Chris got a new dog! We do talk about youth minist...

Feb-18-2017

20 - Crisis Alert!


Would you know what to do if you were stuck in an emergency while on a retreat, pilgrimage, mission trip, etc.?

Chris went through this very thing. We talk about the steps he took to make sure that ...

Feb-04-2017

19 - Setting Goals & The Game


Welcome 2017! We catch up on what we did over Christmas and Jason complains about mornings. We then talk about setting goals for the new year and talk about the difference between working the "fini...

Jan-09-2017

18 - Paul Latino


In this episode we had the got to interview Paul Latino who is a graphic artist and former Youth Minister. We talk about the his passion for youth ministry and art. We discuss the need for creative...

Dec-17-2016

17: Year in Review


Brace yourself this is a MEGA episode. We talk all things 2016 in a year in review both of the world and within the Church. Chris and I really enjoyed it and we hope you do too! Below are A LOT of ...

Dec-10-2016

16: Everett Fritz


On this episode we had the privilege of speaking with Everett Fritz, founder of St. Andrew Missionaries where he is working to transform youth ministry through discipleship of young people and fami...

Dec-03-2016

15: Apostolic Nuncio


In this episode Chris and I unpack the address that the Papal Nuncio made to the Bishops last week about the upcoming synod on evangelizing the youth. There is some great nuggets! You can follow al...

Nov-21-2016

14: Post Election Potpourri


This episode is a miracle that it’s up! With all the technical difficulties we faced we had to record this 3 times! We talk about post election recap and then talk about the need to evangelize now ...

Nov-12-2016

13: Lock-In's


I lock myself in my closet to talk to Chris to talk about Lock-In's. Oh the stories we tell. We also talk about what's new with us which we both went to a workshop on Charisms. 

Oct-30-2016

12: Edmund Mitchell


It was so great to get Edmund back on the podcast. The Prodigal Son returns! Just kidding. He is off doing amazing things at his parish and with Reverb Culture. One of his newest projects is a new ...

Oct-22-2016

11: Pilgrimages and Evangelization


What's up fine people! On today's episode Jason and Chris share stories of pilgrimages they have been on and why pilgrimages are awesome. They then move onto other random things about the importanc...

Oct-14-2016

10: New Co-Host!


Hey everyone!

On this episode we introduce our new co-host for the podcast, Chris West! And no it's not that Christopher West (although if anyone knows how I can get him on the show let me know!). D...

Oct-08-2016

09: Matt Gill


In this episode I got to sit down for a conversation with my best friend (outside my wife of course) Matt Gill. We talk about his start in youth ministry, moving to different parishes, love of pilg...

Sep-15-2016

08: Sarah Vabulus


Hey everyone! We are back at it again and this time we had the great honor of interviewing Sarah Vabulus aka Catholic Drinkie. If you don't know Sarah yet, you really should go start following her ...

Aug-25-2016

07: Chris Padgett


Welcome back! We had Chris Padgett come on the podcast to talk about living the good life on the farm (dogs and sheep are included!) and the beauty of coming into the Catholic Church. Whether you a...

Aug-13-2016

Where have you been???


Where have y'all been? Oh you know..around. Seriously though we have been CrAzY busy this spring and summer and sadly the podcast took a little time in the backseat. Anyone who is in Youth Ministry...

Aug-09-2016

06: Bob Rice in a Car


Bob Rice came in town for our Fort Worth, TX Middle School Rally, so Jason got to trap him in a car and talk to him about youth ministry. 

Mar-05-2016

05: Mark Hart Interview


 

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Hart. We talked about Star Wars, his hair product, Mary, and Youth Ministry. He also answered these questions:

If you weren't doing YM what would ...

Dec-22-2015

04: Best Icebreakers


Today we blitz through some icebreaker ideas and talk about ways to come up with your own and a few resources you can search to find more icebreakers.

Icebreakers Covered:

Ring of knowledge
2 truths a...

Nov-25-2015

03: Scheduling Everything


"I don't have enough time!!!" 

Youth Ministers are notorious for working 60+ hour weeks, staying up late, not taking days off, and drinking gallons of coffee. How do we balance emails, administrativ...

Oct-09-2015

02: Communication. #sowhatdoyoudoallday?


SHOW NOTES

Book Recommendations:
Center Church
Jesus the Divine Teacher

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Parish Designer

Weekly Check In/Out
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Sep-26-2015