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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.

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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.

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One of the Best Podcasts I have listened to!

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Really enjoyed listening to Episode 145 with Dan Doerksen on Structure in ministry. It was one of the best podcast I have heard in a while. I have forwarded it to our lead pastor. Thanks for putting this together!

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77 Ratings
Average Ratings
64
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One of the Best Podcasts I have listened to!

By Frank7384 - May 09 2019
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Really enjoyed listening to Episode 145 with Dan Doerksen on Structure in ministry. It was one of the best podcast I have heard in a while. I have forwarded it to our lead pastor. Thanks for putting this together!

Try hard

By cottonlover1211 - Apr 04 2019
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Trying to hard.
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Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast: Children | Youth | Students | NextGen

Latest release on May 26, 2020

All 192 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 192: Self-Aware Leadership & Youth Ministry Teaching with Terry Linhart

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In this episode, Dr. Terry Linhart shares some of his experiences with teaching in youth ministry as well as thoughts from his book The Self-Aware Leader. From years of ministry experience in the local church and as a faculty member at Bethel University, Terry is able to speak to the current state of teaching in youth ministry as well how self-awareness effects those leading in family ministry.

Dr. Terry Linhart

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Notes

Talking about being self-aware:

  • People develop patterns and preferences over time; we just need to be open to identifying these things
  • Dramatic identity stages in the 20s – and it’s hard to get them all together
    • singles
    • married people
    • those who went to college and those who did not
    • people with kids
  • Areas where there is a common lack of self-awareness
    • People who are forward-thinking/moving tend to have a harder time looking back and seeing and helping those around them
    • Barna Data: approximately 7 our of 10 lead pastors tend to steer away from caring for their staff/teams
    • Must be careful not to become too similar to a CEO where you just move things forward
  • Emotions involved in self-awareness
    • When we have an emotional reaction to something, we should take a “reactions selfie”
    • Ask the questions: Why did I react that way?

The State of Teaching in Youth Ministry

  • Observations
    • Need for teaching to be rooted in discipleship
    • Need to be student-centered and lean more into the relational aspect of ministry
    • Concern – we can be all “minds-on” without being “hand-on” or “hearts-on”
  • Pivots student ministry leaders should make in regard to disciplining students
    • Consider art – program expressions of worship and enhance experiences through art/video/creative elements
    • Provide opportunities for your introverts
    • Teaching – teach in the 7s, vary what you do
      • Do 7 different things and change every 7 minutes
      • Virtually – program in the 7s, rather than full 30+ minute teachings
    • Link everything together
    • Something to consider… changing methods does not mean the quality of content changes as well (example: panel discussions)

Action Items

  1. Get the book, read it, and journal – The Self-Aware Leader
  2. Push creativity among students
  3. Q’s to answer before teaching – Why should these people actively participate in this learning experience with me right now?

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May 26 2020

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Episode 191: New Families and Guest Retention with Jason Young

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In this episode, Jason Young gives some helpful ideas for guest retention and new families by considering how the experience makes people feel, especially as churches return to campus ministry. Jason also shares from his experience at Northpoint Community Church and LifeChurch.tv and what he observed while serving on staff.

Jason Young

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Notes

The Comeback Effect:

  • How do you USE hospitality in a way that compels a guest to come back?
  • Create a culture, not a job title (chapter 2)

Experience at Northpoint:

  • Autonomy to try things in regards to guests
    • NEXT: an opportunity to hear more about the church (stopped using this approach)
    • Realized that it was more about presentation than interaction
  • Simplified: Life can be complicated. You want to get it right. We can help.
    • Instead of starting with the church, start with the person, and guide them to what the church offers and how that can match the person’s needs
  • Sometimes, we are so close to the experience that we don’t understand what is wrong with our approach
    • Consider getting an outside ear to listen to your approach
  • Tension: Groups got the majority of stage time, but volunteering was not as much of a priority
    • groups are amazing, but there was a systemic volunteer challenge because there was not a healthy approach to recruiting and retaining those volunteers

How did you get families to come back a second time (in some capacity)?

  • No prescribed process, but there was an intentional approach to move people somewhere
  • Create a culture of clarity
    • Be clear, Be clear, Be clear (say it again)
    • Instead, think about these questions, “What do we want them to know?” and “What do we want them to do?”
    • Build toward clarity by saying less and giving a call to action
  • We often fall in love with what we do FUNCTIONALLY, but it’s more important to understand how people FEEL about the church and how they FEEL when they leave
  • The church is being compared to everyday moments that people experience; the church should be lead out on how people FEEL


How does this translate to NextGen/Family Ministry?

  • There must be a partnership between the ministry spaces
    • Have similar language and hand-offs from ministry to ministry
    • Volunteers and Staff know the plan for this experience and intentionally look for ways to serve families based on their needs
    • Aim for congruency and then consistently deliver on that
  • Help families know that you “have their back”

Action Items

  1. Retention Plan – get it and build it
  2. The ComeBack Effect book – build training for volunteers
  3. Someone with your new guests all the way through your New Family process

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May 19 2020

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Episode 190: Discipleship and Social Media with Jonathan Malm

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In this episode, Jonathan Malm gives some practical steps and insight on utilizing digital platforms and social media for discipleship and encouragement. He also shares some of the foundation for a book he co-authored with next week’s podcast guest, Jason Young, called The Come Back Effect, focusing on hospitality both for church on campus and online.

Jonathan Malm

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Notes

Social Media focus for churches:

  • Social Media comes first
  • Moving towards discipleship and encouragement (supports ministry)
  • Season Kits for sermon series
  • Focus on making it easy for the overwhelmed graphics person/team

What are you seeing that churches should focus on in this season?

  • Digital Discipleship
    • If we don’t have them in our services, we don’t really have steps for them to follow Jesus
    • Ministry looks different on social media, so our 35-minute sermons may not work on those platforms
    • ***Discipleship happens over time; through social media, how do you help people take one small step toward Jesus?
  • Create content that meets people where they are
  • Examples of Digital Discipleship WINS:
    • Instagram Carousels
    • Questions with
    • Deep content that is quickly digestible (topics below)
      • Shame
      • Loneliness/Isolation
      • Fear/Anxiety
      • A desire for influence/impact
      • Anger/Forgiveness
      • Selfishness
      • Sadness
      • Personal: Money, Diet/Exercise, Work
      • Spiritual Disciplines (holiness, prayer, fasting, worship)
  • Rather than starting something, church leaders maybe just jump on and watch/consume to better understand Gen Z


The Comeback Effect:

  • Expansion of the book Unwelcome
  • Entirely hospitality minded
    • Tendency to think about the “functional” things and the checklist
      • Parking attendants, bright shirts for kids workers, etc.
    • Instead, look for opportunities to connect with people and recognize the negative emotions people may be facing
  • Understanding hospitality ONLINE
    • When people come to church, it’s like them coming into our house
    • When we stream live, they are now welcoming THE CHURCH into their house
      • We surrender control
      • Don’t prompt them to get coffee
      • Affirm their potential situations and help people know they belong
      • Showing diversity and values

Action Items

  1. Check out Sunday Social, ChurchStageDesignIdeas
  2. The ComeBack Effect book
  3. One new digital discipleship

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May 12 2020

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Episode 189: Connecting Students with Coach Shef

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In this episode, Tom Shefchunas spends time sharing about what it’s like connecting students during the current state of church ministry and ways they have prioritized building relationships. Coach Shef also shares the importance of shaping youth ministries to focus on the quality of relationships with leaders and students rather than just the programming.

Tom Shefchunas (Coach Shef)

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Notes

Student Ministry focus during COVI-19:

  • Partnering with Parents
    • never been more important
    • never have parents wanted more input; they are open to it
  • Being Present 
    • Especially in the digital world
    • Avoiding isolation
      • work your list and connect
      • the more senses you can hit, the better
  • Work ON your ministry
    • Rather than just working IN IT right now, work ON IT and gett it better while we wait

Overview of When Relationships Matter:

  • Creating a ministry that a kid won’t miss because of someone who will miss them
    • Can’t systematize relationships
    • 1,000 different little things that will help to make relationships matter
  • Concerts, Classrooms, and Circles
    • Key Question: Is a relational connection a PART of your program, or the POINT of your program?
    • Adjust your talk to not be “complete” to leave room for discussion
    • Communication for a Change – leave it to the small group leader to make the connection to the content


Things to do to prepare for and work toward this type of ministry:

  • Think through the people who would be amazing leaders with students
    • If you have more than one gender, or more than 10 kids, YOU NEED to recruit
    • Cast vision for walking with students for a season
  • Create an active roster of your students
    • KNOW your kids
    • Know if your attendance is growing because more kids are coming, or kids are coming more often (and why)
    • Systems you can measure
  • Where do you start with leader commitments?
    • Start with a list of people who will do great, then cast vision and go from there
    • Start with 2-3 year commitment
    • Don’t be afraid of people NOT committing to the vision
    • “Look, this job isn’t for everybody”
    • Stewardship is the quality of relationships, not just the program

Action Items

  1. Check out the book When Relationships Matter on Amazon or The Orange Store
  2. Put in a plan to talk with every student
  3. Pick one thing to work ON

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May 05 2020

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Episode 188: A COVID-19 Family Ministry Road Map with Gina McClain

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In this episode, Gina McClain shares some ideas that she has gathered and a resource she helped create: a COVID-19 Family Ministry Road Map. Whether you have a specific strategy already in place or are just starting this conversation, Gina brings years of expertise and insight from some of the nation’s leading family ministry leaders to help prepare churches for leading families well in the next season.

Gina McClain

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Notes

In the COVID-19 season, what are you seeing and noticing in churches?

  • Churches are getting creative
  • There is still a lot of unknown
  • Must stop thinking about CONTENT and think more about CONNECTION
  • Thinking about who is there AND who isn’t there
    • In this season, we don’t really know who is there, so engagement must be measured differently
  • Families need content on the weekends, but they also need someone to show up during the week
  • Some students are not safe right now
    • What was a crack in our ministry yesterday, today is a CHASM

Three Phases of the Family Ministry Roadmap:

  • Phase One: Online Engagement
    • Keep volunteers engaged and call on them to make connections
  • Phase Two: Seeing the return date
    • Asking all the questions we need to ask about returning
      • What families will come back?
      • Cleaning buildings?
      • Which ministries will meet?
    • Volunteers: we get a RESET
      • Not just focusing on activities, and remind them about CONNECTION
      • Update procedures
      • Possibly recruit for Guest Services to move to “hands-free” check-in (no screens)
  • Phase Three: Full launched back to church on campuses
    • DIG INTO PHASE ONE
    • Realize that your families that call your church home may NOT return right away
    • Engage and offer what was available in Phase One
      • You must know who is there and who isn’t there
      • You must know WHY families aren’t returning
      • NOTE: emailing families for prayer requests is less personal than calling a family and asking how you can pray for them
    • “The silent enemy in this season is not coronavirus, it’s disconnection.” – Gina McClain
  • Secondary resource: A Leaders Guide to a Connected Ministry
  • Launching a Cohort for ministry leaders: Connected Cohort

Action Items

  1. Get the COVID-19 Family Ministry Road Map
  2. Plan your map
  3. Make 5 calls this week

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Apr 28 2020

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Episode 187: Preteen Ministry with Sean Sweet

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In this episode, Sean Sweet shares about preteen ministry and his specific experience helping his own church develop a thriving preteen ministry. Sean also gives some specific insight into FourFiveSix, a ministry of Destiny Church in Rocklin, CA, focused on community, training, and resources for preteen leaders around the nation.

Sean Sweet

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Notes

What is FourFiveSix.org?

  • Community, Training platform, Resources
  • Letting go of the bike and giving ownership to preteen’s faith
    • Ready developmentally, but not experientially
    • Minister to them for who they are, rather than just keeping them in a holding pattern
    • Help them begin thinking about taking their first faith steps
  • Podcast of 4,5, or 6 minutes
    • 360 episodes (goal to have 456)
  • 3-year Scope and Sequence curriculum designed for preteens
  • Summer VBS option for preteens
  • Peer Groups for preteen ministry leaders
  • Online Conference (Onference) annually
  • Launch-inar

How does preteen ministry bridge the gap from Kids to Student Ministry?

  • Middle School/Junior High Pastors typically want to hop right in and ride alongside the students, but kids are typically just told “about the bike”; so preteen ministry allows for preteens to learn “how to ride”
  • Children’s ministries can be stronger and focus on the younger age groups
  • Youth ministries can now focus on the awkwardness of kids moving right into students
  • **Great idea… 30-week preteen leadership/discipleship program

How do you structure services?

  • No small groups on Sunday; small groups on Wednesdays
  • Easier for preteens to invite to a mid-week

Action Items

  1. Check out FourFiveSix.org
  2. Do a Zoom call w/ preteens in this season
  3. Create a preteen plan

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Apr 21 2020

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Episode 186: A Sneak Peek Into Kidmin Challenges from Large Churches with Dale Hudson

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In this episode, Dale Hudson spends time recapping some of the kidmin challenges large churches are facing across the country including attendance trends, volunteers and online church strategies. He also shares briefly about his new book “Lead Well in Children’s Ministry.”

Dale Hudson

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Notes

Key trends in the church amidst online church:

  • Online service is the new norm
    • Use to be able to count on one hand how many churches provided online content
    • Personal connections through Zoom calls
    • Chief concerns:
      • Less relationship when not gathering
      • Can churches keep up with this when we return to on-campus services?
      • Less church attendance and greater online presence upon return

National Gathering for Kid’s Ministry Leaders in Larger Churches:

  • Topics of conversations
    • What’s going well? What’s going not so good?
    • Attendance Frequency
      • Average attendance in kids is 1.25 times per month (from Saddleback Church stats)
      • Concern: only catching 25% of the teaching content; may grow up with a shallow faith
      • Key obstacles: sports
    • Ideas to encourage attendance
      • Have lead/teaching pastor speak to this statistic
      • Teach through child/baby dedication
      • Families serving together (staying engaged)
      • Empower kids to serve with parents
    • Do you have an at-home strategy for parents/kids?
      • Forced now, but how can we utilize what we do now for the future (specifically when families don’t attend on campus)
    • Volunteer Teams
      • This is a universal need
      • Getting students serving is key (greater percentage will stay engaged and follow Jesus for life)
      • 65% of volunteers at Willow Creek are 18 and under
      • Moving ALL student ministry off of Sunday as a strategy to get them serving
      • Student leaders signing a commitment card
    • Children’s ministry leaders on the same page with Student ministry leaders about students serving
    • And more
  • Lead Well in Children’s Ministry (buildingkidmin.com)
    • Everything rises and falls on leadership.
    • How do you lead yourself well?
    • How do you lead parents well?
    • How do you lead through challenges well?
    • How do you lead UP well?

Action Items

  1. How often do kids attend your church? 1.2? 1.6?
  2. Put families in buckets – communicate differently
  3. Convo with student pastor about them serving

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Apr 14 2020

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Episode 185: Online Kidmin and Recruiting Volunteer Subs with Jarrod Harris

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In this episode, Jarrod Harris shares about his church’s recent shifts in kidmin to online church as well as some unique tips for volunteer recruitment and empowerment. Making adjustments within kidmin and family ministry is inevitable, but all the strategies we hold tightly to within our churches can still be championed and upheld, including personal connections and partnering with parents.

Jarrod Harris

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Notes

Ideas for connecting with families digitally:

  • Online kid’s services
    • Personalized
      • Volunteers are the heroes
      • Utilize staff sometimes, but allow volunteers to still be seen
      • Pre-recorded and included in the weekend
  • YouTube
    • A show focused on family connection
      • Reinforces parents as spiritual leaders
      • Engages families in activities together
      • Prompts families to watch again with challenges
      • Recaps weekend service content for the family
      • Note: After recording this podcast, there were some delays in launching the MISSION YouTube Show for kids (see additional examples and resources in the Action Steps below)
  • Zoom calls for groups
    • Continued connection for kids with their leaders
    • Take the most consistent kids and get leaders contact info
      • Prompt leaders to reach out via text, email, or even a personal video to kids and families
    • Relationships truly happen outside of the weekends; otherwise
    • Using GroupMe to interact with teams and send out information to volunteers
    • Zoom Calls can be set (with licensed and private accounts) for kids and leaders to have face-to-face group time
    • Weekly Zoom Calls for grade levels (all first-graders from one service at the same time; then 2nd grade and so on)

Ideas for recruiting volunteer SUBs:
  • Building the Bench: a unique approach to filling the weekend gaps from call-outs
    • Turning people’s No’s into Yes’s
    • Volunteer empowerment to recruit and schedule their SUBs
    • Gamification is a great incentive
    • Staff still responsible for orientation, background checks, onboarding and training
    • Identifying pools of potential SUBs

Action Items

  1. Check out a YouTube show for #kidmin online
  2. Empower SGLs to connect with kids more
  3. Build the Bench Contest in the fall

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Apr 07 2020

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Episode 184: Nine Ideas While Churches Aren’t Gathering

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In this episode, Nick Blevins takes time to share some unique ideas for churches while they may not be gathering during this most recent COVID-19 virus. Some ideas are specific to this situation, but others are absolutely applicable in the future and could even be a blessing in disguise.

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Notes

9 Ideas While Churches Aren’t Gathering

Church Online

  • Services Online – Tips / Changes
  • Small Groups – Zoom/Hangouts/Marco/Polo
  • YouVersion Bible Studies

NextGen Ministry

  • Children’s Ministry Online
  • Student Ministry Online


Other

  • Staff – Work From Home Policies / Tips
  • Serve the Community – childcare/meals/bless people
  • Pastoral Care – personal call/text to every person in groups/serving

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Mar 16 2020

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Episode 183: Kidmin Curriculum with Mike Clear

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In this episode, Mike Clear shares some of his experiences moving from working within family ministry roles to serving family ministries through Orange and the Rethink Group. He also explains more about the heart and strategy behind some of the world’s leading Kidmin curriculum and how it is being utilized in churches.

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Notes

Thoughts after moving from church leadership roles to volunteering:

  • Getting to choose a church based on the focus on the community and kidmin
  • Enjoyable to serve because you want to instead of having to
  • Consider the lives and rhythms of your volunteer force
  • High-bar / High-grace
What is Orange all about?
  • PHASE appropriate curriculum
    • First Look
    • 252 Kids
      • Weekly Bottom Lines – phrases to remember and prompt conversation
    • 252 Preteen
      • Weekly Questions – questions to prompt dialogue and ownership
      • Preteens want to know if it’s a safe space to ask questions

What are some best practices for implementing curriculum?
  • Speaking of Orange Curriculum, they have attempted to be accomodating and provide options for churches/ministries of every size
  • PLEASE call your Orange Specialists
  • Don’t ever use a curriculum “as is”
    • Edit for contextualized culture in your community and in your church
    • You know your kids better than curriculum writers, but you shouldn’t have to hire someone to write
Is Orange Curriculum too moralistic??
  • For kids in elementary age, they need to get to know Jesus
  • Life Apps are opportunities for kids to see how the Bible truly applies to their lives
    • what God is doing “in you” to help change you and the world around you
  • It’s not just a curriculum, it’s a strategy
    • if you highly value groups, this strategy will support you
    • if you do not value the strategy, the curriculum will be difficult to implement

Action Items

  1. Try out the preteen curriculum – see the YT show
  2. Listen to Orange Kids podcast
  3. Listen to Ear Biscuits podcast on denouncing faith

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Mar 10 2020

1hr 4mins

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