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Justin Knowles, Matthew Ferrer & Karl Romeus have open and honest conversations about real-life hacks in student ministry. This fearsome threesome will talk about things they do in student/youth ministry and have some friends come and join the conversation to share real life, helpful, time saving and efficient hacks to help you do ministry better.

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Justin Knowles, Matthew Ferrer & Karl Romeus have open and honest conversations about real-life hacks in student ministry. This fearsome threesome will talk about things they do in student/youth ministry and have some friends come and join the conversation to share real life, helpful, time saving and efficient hacks to help you do ministry better.

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Impactful. Insightful. Encouraging.

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This Podcast has helped so much! Thanks. It’s challenging, encouraging and funny too.

iTunes Ratings

205 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
9
3
1
36

Great stuff

By kamatt1045 - May 07 2019
Read more
Impactful. Insightful. Encouraging.

Thanks!

By bryce Lynn - Apr 06 2019
Read more
This Podcast has helped so much! Thanks. It’s challenging, encouraging and funny too.
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Youth Ministry Hacks

Latest release on Feb 13, 2020

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Rank #1: Episode 26: Hacks On Creating An Invite Culture (Part 1)

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Sponsors: Givecentral.org

In this episode Justin and Matthew chat through how their ministry has developed an inviting culture over the past few years. It takes a lot of work but they walk through 7 different things they have done to make sure their students know they can invite friends to come to service and events.

You will be challenged in taking some good looks about your processes and service gatherings in part 1 of this two part episode.

Congrats to Nathan Fergerson on being the winner of the new DYM University Apologetics Course!

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Mar 30 2018

52mins

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Rank #2: 57: Hacks On Being Personal w/Students w/Kristen Ivy from Orange

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Matthew and Justin sit down with Kristen Ivy for an incredible conversation. Her newest book is It’s Personal: Five Questions You Should Answer to Give Every Kid Hope (Orange Books, May 15, 2019) co-authored with Orange founder and CEO Reggie Joiner and Rev. Dr. Virginia Ward. In a world where kids are known by a number on a jersey, digits on a car pool tag, and random usernames, Ivy describes the need for more adults who will stop and take the time to know them personally. It’s Personal revisits the story of Zacchaeus and Jesus’ simple model for how to be personal.

It’s Personal centers around the five questions every leader working with kids should be able to answer: Do you know my name? Do you know what matters to me? Do you know where I live? Do you know what I have done? Do you know what I can do? Taking the time to answer these five questions for a kid or teenager could radically change someone’s faith -- maybe even that of the adult leaders themselves.

Kristen Ivy is the executive director of messaging at Orange, a book and church curriculum publisher focused on family ministry, an environment where the church and family work together to influence the faith and character of the next generation. She is a prolific author, writing several ministry and parenting books. With an understanding and passion for influencing the next generation, she develops effective ministry curriculum for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Check out Kristen’s book we are talking through:
https://store.thinkorange.com/its-personal-book.html

Check out ORANGE
http://orangeblogs.org/orangeleaders/
Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/
Download Youth Ministry University
https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2

Jul 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #3: Episode 14: Hacks On Having Better Stage Presence

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In this episode Justin and Matthew talk about how to have better stage presence. If you are leading a minsitry or even involved, chances are high you will have to be on stage at some point. We talk through hacks on how to have better stage presence and we brought in a special guest to help. Joel Casey is the front of house engineer of CCV and gives us some perspectives from a sound guy to the people on the stage. We hope this can give you some grest hacks on how to be better up front.
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Nov 21 2017

36mins

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Rank #4: Episode 05: Hacks On How To Change The Culture Of Your Ministry

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In this episode Matt and Justin chat through hacks in how to begin to change the culture of your ministry into something you as the leader desire to see. Chances are there are a few things that you want to change in your ministry. You want your students to respond better, take notes, you want your leaders to be an example of this. Whatever it is, this episode will talk through some hacks that you can begint to walk through with your ministry and hope take a step in the right direction.
Here is the the DYM blog post mentioned:
http://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/how-to-change-your-culture-to-something-you-desire/
Use the hashtag #ymhacks and join the conversation. We would love to hear what you have to say!
We want to answer your questions on the podcast, shoot us an email at
theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com

Jul 31 2017

44mins

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Rank #5: 51: Hacks On How Discipline Students In Your Ministry

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It happens! Students are disruptive, they talk, they are distracting sometimes while service is happening. Whether it’s on the patio before or after service, during worship or the message, as you reach more students things could get rowdy. So how do you course correct?

In this episode Justin and Matthew talk through hacks on how to discipline in service and how you can best set up your leaders for success in this area.

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Valley Worship Album:
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Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/

Download Youth Ministry University
https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2

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Mar 21 2019

49mins

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Rank #6: Episode 39: Hacks On How To Allow Candor & Honesty Push Your Creativity

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In this episode Justin and Matthew talk through a very awkward and intense meeting they are all in regarding a creative direction about their big event called ONE NIGHT and how having a culture of candor and honesty allows for something great to come out of the awkwardness. They talk through practical ways to make sure your team can begin to have this culture as you plan future events and services.

Creativity Inc. Book Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Inc-Overcoming-Unseen-Inspiration/dp/B00IPJTQQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536511322&sr=8-1&keywords=creativity+inc

Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/

DYM University:
https://www.dymuniversity.com/

Sep 12 2018

47mins

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Rank #7: Episode 28: Hacks On Leading A Healthy Team (Part 1)

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In this two-part episode, Justin and Matthew dive into hacks on how to lead a healthy team. They begin with YOU as the leader. You cannot lead a team unless you yourself is healthy first. They dive into practical ways to make sure you take steps in making sure you are healthy in your leadership.

Also find out how to save $20 per ticket on the DYM Student Leadership Conference in Granger, IN.

Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/

Orange XP3
http://thinkorange.com/xp3s/

Student Leadership Conference
https://studentleadershipconference.com/

Apr 19 2018

41mins

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Rank #8: Episode 25: Hacks On Having a Strategic Youth Ministry w/Jonathan Meyer

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Sponsors:
Give Central
Givecentral.org

Orange XP3
http://thinkorange.com/xp3s/

In this episode Justin and Matthew sit down and chat with Jonathan Meyer or Grace Church in Des Moines, Iowa about how to have a strategic youth ministry modeled in the way of Jesus. If you were to look how Jesus disciple people, he had 4 distinct steps in which we can implement in our ministries as well.

Jonathan also runs a student leadership conference of almost 2,000 pastors, leaders and students every year. Check out the Ignite Student Leadership Conference at the link below:

https://www.ignite-youth.org/

Mar 20 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Episode 48: Hacks On How Balance Investing Into Leaders While Still Personally Investing Into Students

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Justin and Matthew talk about the sometimes difficult balance of time spent with leaders vs time spent with students? Which one is more important? Are they both as equal? We all have the same amount of time, so how do we balance that?

Links to things mentioned in the show:
Kingdom Worker Series
Valley Worship Album
Doug Field’s Time Management Tool

https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2
Sponsor:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/

Download Youth Ministry University
https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2

Jan 22 2019

41mins

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Rank #10: Episode 38: Hacks On How To Balance Working In & On Your Ministry

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Justin and Matthew are up at a camp in Washington and talking about how to balance working ON ministry (the in the trenches, day to day type things) and working ON (thinking and planning for the future) at the same time. In order to have a successful ministry you have to do both.

Follow us:

IG: @youthministryhacks

FB: https://www.facebook.com/youthministryhackspodcast/

Sponsors:

Give Central

https://www.givecentral.org/

DYM University

https://www.dymuniversity.com/

Aug 26 2018

47mins

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Rank #11: Episode 21: Hacks On Running Effective Big Events

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Justin Knowles and Matthew Ferrer are joined with Sean Lord as they are fresh off their big ONE NIGHT outreach event. They talk through "ministry hangover" and chat through hacks in how to have a big event and invite culture as well as hacks on pulling them off effectively.

Check out our sponsor:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/mobile-giving

Check out the DYM Podcast Network:
https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/

Links to items mentioned in the show:

Episode 05 on Changing Culture
https://www.spreaker.com/user/dympodcastnetwork/episode-05-hacks-on-how-to-change-the-cu

Episode 12 on Social Media
https://www.spreaker.com/user/dympodcastnetwork/episode-12-hacks-on-using-social-effecti

Why We Only Do Events On Wednesdays
https://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/events-wednesday-nights/

DYM Extreme Bingo How To Play
https://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/play-extreme-bingo-dym-boxes/

DYM Extreme Bingo Free Download
https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/shop/games/dym-games/extreme-bingo-game

Feb 08 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: Episode 07: Hacks On Service Programming

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In this episode Justin and Matthew talk about hacks in service programming. They recently lead a Master Class at CCV (their church) with the family ministry department about the "what's, why's, and how's" of service programming and they wanted to share that content.
You will here a little bit of their service flow and how to make sure you have balance, pace and space in your service program.
Add to the conversatian by using #ymhacks on Twitter.
Follow us on Twitter:
@justinknowles3
@Matthew_Ferrer
@OtherSMPodcast
Or email us your questions at theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com

FREE Extreme Bingo Boxes Of Doom Files:
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Blog on how to play Extreme Bingo:
http://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/play-extreme-bingo-dym-boxes/

Aug 27 2017

49mins

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Rank #13: Episode 12: Hacks On Using Social Effectively In Student Ministry

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Justin and Matt are spooky on Halloween talking about hacks in social media in student ministry. They run through their thoughts and how they each use social media in their own ministry and give tips and tricks on how to use it effectively.
If you review our podcast by next week, we will send you $25 to the DYM store.
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Justin's Twitter & IG
Matt's Twitter & IG
CCV Students Instagram

Nov 01 2017

33mins

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Rank #14: Episode 37: Hacks On Hacks Q&A

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Justin and Matthew are finishing up a busy summer and they are catching up on the questions that have come in for the show.

The questions they go over consist of:
•How to successfully change the name of your ministry?
•How to get students who are inconsistent to be more consistent?
•How do you navigate change when you know people are going to be upset?
•What is one thing we do that is different but we are proud of it?
•How do you juggle ministry, owning a business and family?
•How do you effectively run a multi-site ministry?
•How can you develop a culture of intentionality?
•How do you express to your senior pastor you are feeling underappreciated?

Multi Multi Podcast mentioned:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/multi-multi-podcast/id1399924577?mt=2

Show Sponsor:
https://www.givecentral.org/

Aug 14 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: Episode 08: Hacks On Future Planning, Dreaming, Calendar With Sean Lord

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In this episode we are joined by Sean Lord (Sean on the couch) talking through future planning, dreaming and calendar stuff for the future in ministry. One of the best things you can be for your ministry is prepared. 
We just planned all of 2018 and we go through our process with our team.

Google Calendar View: 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jRh64NgLt_L9YE0cHvqn69v9cvPl2bR6OgMJnH4NDMk/edit?usp=sharing

Sep 05 2017

42mins

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Rank #16: Episode 34: Hacks on What Your Volunteers Really Want w/Ashley Bohinc

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In this episode we chat with Ashley Bohinc (sorry for butchering your name always, it’s so deceiving!), the middle school strategist from Orange, about what your volunteers really want from you as a leader. There are many times in which try and do all these random things to get our leaders on track or to make sure they are taken care of, but Ashley gives us some insight into what they really desire.

Sponsor:
Givecentral.org

@ashleymariebohinc

Jeremiah Mullins “Praise You”
https://open.spotify.com/track/7FQEw07ZG51q535DZzidGZ?si=6LhAGhPySzuNuDyfkfPQYQ

Jun 21 2018

58mins

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Rank #17: Episode 22: Hacks On Student Leadership with Jen Bradbury

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In this episode we chat through how we review big events. We use "Right, Wrong, Missing, Confused" and it's super helpful in looking back on events that just happened. We also sit down with Jen Bradbury, youth pastor and author of "Unleashing The Hidden Potential Of Your Student Leaders", chats through how to lead/start a healthy student leadership program so it's effective in your ministry and so it's not a clique.

We walk through:
Having an application process
Training
Job Descriptions
Teaching Calendars

It's a great one!

Links Mentioned In The Show:
Give Central - https://www.givecentral.org/

DYM Podcast Network - https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/

Jen's Book: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=unleashing+the+hidden+potential+of+your+student+leaders&sprefix=unleashing+the+hidden+potential%2Cstripbooks%2C158&crid=1KVM37L7L47MU

DYM Blog Posts on Student Leadership:
https://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/?s=student+leadership

Links to Matt's Student Lead worship bands:
Part 1: https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/episode-03-hacks-on-having-developing-a-student-led-band-part-1/
Part 2: https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/episode-04-hacks-on-having-developing-a-student-led-band-part-2/

Feb 19 2018

56mins

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Rank #18: Episode 20: Hacks On Counseling Student's Sexual Sin w/Aaron Crumbey (Saddleback LA) & Youth Pastors And Porn With Craig Gross (XXXChurch)

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In this episode both Justin and Matthew were in different states but they interviewed two great guests about sexual sin and how to counsel students through it, pornography and a really deep one: youth pastors and porn.

We sit down with AC, LA Campus Pastor of Saddleback Church who worked on the High School Ministry team with Justin for years and Matthew sat down with Craig Gross, the founder of xxxChurch.com.

This is a much needed topic and both interviews are super helpful in how we process this very delicate subject.

Find Craig online:
Xxxchurch.com
@craiggross
iparent.tv

Find AC online:
Yoacblog.com
@_yoac

Thanks to our SPONSOR:
GIVE CENTRAL
https://www.givecentral.org/mobile-giving

Jan 29 2018

57mins

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Rank #19: Episode 18: Hacks On Running Your Own Camp With Brett Eddy

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We all know that summer camps are a big deal. Matthew and Justin go to CIY Move & Mix for theirs and they love the pre-programmed out summer camp because it allows them to be pastors and hang with students more freely. Others feel like running their own camp suits their ministry better because they can customize it for their students... but it comes with a lot more work.
On this podcast they sit down with Brett Eddy who has been running his own camp for 10+ years and has seen it grow and grow. We talk through hacks on how to make it a little eaiser.
Send in questions to theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com

Like us on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/theotherstudentministrypodcast/

Find Brett:
https://www.instagram.com/bretteddy/

Jan 16 2018

53mins

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Rank #20: Episode 27: Hacks On Creating An Invite Culture (Part 2)

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We all want to make sure our students are excited about bringing friends to come to service and hear about Jesus. In this episode Matthew and Justin continue their conversation on how to create an inviting culture in your youth group. If you missed last week’s episode, you may want to go back and listen to part 1.

They talk about how students listen to students more, student led series and one life’s.

Sponsor – Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/

Apr 09 2018

39mins

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