Youth Ministry In Motion Podcast

The podcast to keep youth workers motivated and their youth ministries moving forward.

Stop Praying About It And Do Something


This is the last in my series of The Ten Excuses Youth Pastor Make (And How They're Killing Your Youth Ministry). Let me be clear, we cannot and should not attempt to do ministry without prayer. Wh...
Mar-24-2017

Launching The Imperfect


Almost to the end of the Excuses series. This is Excuse #9, It's Not Perfect. Are you holding back the imperfect because of critics? Then you're robbing us of your best stuff. Listen how to overcom...
Mar-20-2017

Don't Quit Until You've Learned These Three Things


Are you thinking about quitting? Don't just yet. There are a few things you may still have a few things to learn. Quitting is the easy way out and an excuse that stunts our growth. Don't forget to...
Mar-18-2017

Overcoming The Fear To Change


Fear can be real, but most often it's founded on false ideas. Its becomes a great excuse to not try something new or put ourselves out there. In this episode I take about why fear is a lame excuse ...
Mar-17-2017

Working Smarter and Harder- Impact vs Effort


Should I work harder or smarter? Both. We've leaving a lot undone, and making a smaller impact because we don't put the extra effort into an event, message, or bible study. In this episode I talk a...
Mar-16-2017

The Key To Having True Power In The Ministry


Do you want real power in the ministry? You won't get it by fighting for it, you'll get it by serving others.. In today's episode I break down some thoughts from the book The Power Paradox: How We ...
Mar-15-2017

Maximizing Your Time In Youth Ministry


Have you ever said, "I don;t have time." We all have, but what we were really trying was, "I am so busy with trivial things, I dint have time for important things." Today I share a few thoughts ab...
Mar-14-2017

Keeping A Healthy Self Image In Youth Ministry


Today I explore how to have a healthy self image in youth ministry. It's tough to maintain a healthy self image when everyone wants something different from you and we are only good at half at what...
Mar-13-2017

Wrong Team or Wrong Dream?


Today we tackle Excuse #2 But I Don't Have A Team. Not having a team is a great excuse to not attempt anything great, but it is also the starting blocks of building the team we desire. If you enj...
Feb-13-2017

10 Excuses That Are Killing Your Youth Ministry


Excuses are assassins. They are sneaky, well trained, well armed assailants whose sole job is to kill your hopes and dreams. Now, what are you going to do about it? Follow me on Instagram to catch...
Jan-06-2017

9 Questions You Must Ask Your Students


Every student ministry should do an end of the year review but many do not for fear of what might get said. To help with that process, ad take the sting out of criticism, I share the nine question...
Dec-15-2016

Surviving The Down Cycle In Your Youth Ministry


It happens to every youth pastor at some point. The youth ministry takes a downturn and you you are left struggling like a swimmer in a riptide. No fear, you can survive it because I have and I sha...
Oct-06-2016

12 Questions You Better Ask Before You Launch - 9:17:16, 9.01 AM


In this episode: Strange Things People Say To Pastors 12 Questions To Ask Before You Launch(anything) Nerding Out - Bullet Journaling, the new book I'm reading, and fish tacos Motivation - Liv...
Sep-17-2016

The Four P's Of Setting The Stage For Change


It's been a little while but in my defense I have been busy with missions trips, camps, and event night probably just like you. Here's the breakdown of the this episode 2 Stories From The Babylo...
Jul-08-2016

12 Principles For Creating Extreme Youth Ministry Ownership


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May-24-2016

Recruiting, Training, and Growing Your Team with Mark Nathan


This episode is super long and I do not care. The value you are going to walk away with from this podcast is exceptional. Mark Nathan joins me to talk about Recruiting, Training, and Growing Your T...
May-12-2016

God, Games, and Geeky Kids My Interview With Chris Weedin


Do you have geeky kids in your youth ministry? I bet you do, you know how to minister to them? The way to this geeky kids heart was through games. In this episode I interview game designer Chris We...
Apr-29-2016

3 Keys To Developing Student Leaders


If you are not developing student leaders you are more than likely working too hard and not see the results you want. Here are my keys to moving a kid from lost to leader in 90 days. Prince Prin...
Apr-27-2016

Writing, Editing, And Folllowing The Story Of Your Life


Today I share some thoughts about the story God is writing in me and how I'm trading in the rules for the narrative of God's redemptive story. Sign up for the Fresh Impact Newsletter for the bonu...
Apr-09-2016

Part 2: Are You Taking Your Calling Seriously?


Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation on calling. I hope you enjoy as we close this subject and will leave me a review and some stars to show your support. 24 Things People Actually Tweeted In 20...
Apr-02-2016

Part 1: Are You Taking Your Calling Seriously?


Glad to be back with everyone after the Easter break. Today I come back with guns a blazing with a 2 Part Interview with Jared Elrod from youthfactor.tv. We talked for a whole hour about our callin...
Apr-01-2016

Choosing A Church vs Choosing A Pastor?


This is a long podcast but I think it's worth your time if you are looking for a new church or your first church. I 'm pretty passionate about the subject since I have been in 5 churches and not 2 ...
Mar-21-2016

Big Church vs Small Church Youth Ministry


Yes, Andy Stanley said something dumb (and who hasn't) but that doesn't mean we can't learn from it. Today I offer some commentary on Andy's shocking comments and if there is any truth to it. Her...
Mar-11-2016

5 Tools You're Not Maximizing In Your Youth Ministry


It's another Friday and another chance to get motivated and move your youth ministry forward. Today I talk about 5 areas that we are not maximizing in our youth ministry. Join me as I work this stu...
Mar-04-2016

Am I Called To Youth Ministry?


Welcome back everyone.Today I ask the big question some of you may be asking, "Am I called to youth ministry?" I wondered the same thing 30 years ago. Today I share my heart and how I "head" God's ...
Feb-27-2016

Becoming A More Dangerous Youth Ministry


I was so stoked to do this episode because God has been working these things out in my own heart and youth ministry. If I sound a bit ranty I don't mean to. It's possible my "feelings" took over :)...
Feb-19-2016

Stop Recruiting Volunteers and Start Team Building


Back with another episode to keep you motivated and your youth ministry moving forward. Today I am encouraging you to change your mind about recruiting volunteers and start team building. No, I'm n...
Feb-13-2016

8 Qualities Of "Get It Done" Youth Workers


Very passionate about this show today. These are the 8 skills I have tried to hone into my own life for the past 25 years and my hope is they will inspire you to up your game in each area.. If you...
Feb-05-2016

Overcoming Your Youth Ministry's Past


Are you leading a youth ministry that has been though a few things? Some good and some bad that may be holding back God's best Join me as I share some ideas on overcoming what's holding you back. ...
Jan-22-2016

Help! I Think I'm A Failure


Welcome to another episode of YMIM! You are not a failure but you will fail, Today I talk about how to overcome and even avoid common failures in ministry. 25 Biggest Product Fails http://www.d...
Jan-15-2016

When Students Leave - Handling Rejection


It's tough when a kid leaves. We can take it hard and believe it's all our fault but it's not about us. In this episode I try to talk you down off the ledge of discouragement offer a few tools to c...
Jan-07-2016

The Secret To Ministry Success Without The Stress


Would you like to succeed in the ministry without the stress? Me too. This week I offer some advice on what I believe is a key to youth ministry success: Consistency. You can grab the free worksh...
Jan-02-2016

Vision Trumps Fear


I woke up with the phrase Vision Trumps Fear today and thought, "There are youth workers who feeling lost and fearful because they have no vision" My hope today is that you'll get your vision back ...
Nov-19-2015

Three Signs You've Outgrown Your Church


This is my third time around with this topic. Why? Because so may youth workers feel like they are stuck at the wrong church. Whether you are stuck I don't know, but the feelings of being stuck are...
Oct-29-2015

How To Talk With Your Group After A National Tragedy


Ever since the Oregon shooting I have been thinking about how to talk about this with my youth ministry. I have a hard time skipping over something just because the news cycle has moved on. This vi...
Oct-09-2015

How To Jump Start Your Youth Ministry Interview w/Ken McCoy


Does your youth ministry need a jump start? Would you even know if they did needed a jump start? Today I interview my friend Ken McCoy of Jumps Start Ministries and he shares how you can detect whe...
Sep-26-2015

Why Your Job Description Is Not Your Calling


For the sake of keeping the churches anonymous I am not putting the links to exact job descriptions I read from; but if you Google Youth Ministry Job Description you'll find quite a few to compare ...
Sep-03-2015

10 Habits of Successful Youth Pastors


Are bad habits killing your ministry and getting you stuck? It's time to move forward. Today I share 10 habits you'll want to adopt if you want to be successful in your ministry as well as some hab...
Aug-27-2015

What Is This Podcast About?


This is Episode 0 of the Youth Ministry In Motion Podcast. This episode is a prequel to what you can expect in upcoming episodes. I share the the seven things I ask before I subscribe to a podcast ...
Jul-31-2015