The Elle Campbell Youth Ministry Podcast

Hi, friends! I’m Elle and I blog about youth ministry and student ministry at ElleCampbell.org. Each episode of this podcast is the audio version of one of my blog posts. We’ll talk about stuff like training volunteers, partnering with parents, creating environments that students love, and building a healthy small groups culture. Hope it’s helpful!

6 Tips for Being an Awesome Communicator to Teenagers


My church has the best team of communicators for students. Sometimes I can’t even handle it. So this week during our middle school services, I paid attention to some of the techniques of our commun...
Feb-23-2017

5 Reasons to Join a Youth Ministry Mastermind Group


Have you ever heard of a mastermind group? Business leaders and entrepreneurs love them. So maybe it’s about time we had one for youth ministry? LINKS: Our Youth Ministry Mastermind Group: http://s...
Feb-20-2017

Give Kids Someone (An Excerpt from Creating a Lead Small Culture)


In this episode, I give you a peek at one of my favorite parts of the book, Creating a Lead Small Culture. It’s adapted from the chapter, “Give Them Someone,” and that “someone” (as you’ll see) is ...
Feb-16-2017

So We’ve Got Some News…


There are some big changes coming for the Campbells and for Stuff You Can Use! In this episode, I’ll fill you in. Because when it comes to ministry, I wish I could say yes to everything. All of it....
Feb-16-2017

LEAD SMALL | 4 Ways to Start the Year Strong with Your Small Group


This episode is the first in a series of episodes designed just for small group leaders! It’s based on a post I wrote for LeadSmall.org about how to get a brand new school year off to a great start...
Jun-22-2016

Creating Weekly Environments That Engage Students


How do you create weekly environments that engage middle schoolers from start to finish? In this episode recapping a breakout from The Orange Conference 2016, I share some principles and strategies...
Jun-16-2016

Making Fun Strategic in Youth Ministry


Maybe you think fun couldn’t possibly be strategic. Or maybe you think there’s nothing fun about strategy. But I actually think fun and strategy can be pretty good friends. In this episode, I recap...
Jun-12-2016

The Very Best Volunteer Interview Questions for Youth Ministry


So you're at Starbucks, sitting across the table from a potential new volunteer. This is a big moment. You're about to decide whether or not this person you barely know is qualified to lead, influe...
Mar-31-2016

Weird April Holidays to Celebrate in Youth Ministry


This year on my blog, I've decided to introduce you to some of these hidden holiday gems. Every month, I'm highlighting a handful of lesser-known, possibly weird, and definitely wonderful, holidays...
Mar-29-2016

Building a Better Teaching Strategy for Your Youth Ministry


This fall, I had the chance to hang out at The Middle School Ministry Campference and teach a couple of seminars! Here are my notes (as promised) from the session I co-led with my favorite husband ...
Mar-15-2016

Recruiting Consistent Small Group Leaders for Your Youth Ministry


One of the best things we can do to help a kid experience community is to give them a small group leader who knows them, loves them, and shows up consistently. But if there’s one thing every churc...
Mar-14-2016

A Little Bit About Me… and This Podcast


Hi friends! I’m Elle. I like youth ministry (especially small groups and middle school ministry) and making things and smiling and coffee. I’m married to a cute boy named Kenny. We lived in Buffalo...
Mar-05-2016