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Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast

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The Longer Haul’s Jody Livingston and Chris Trent help you survive and thrive in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry by giving you practical helps, tips, resources, and how-to’s. Get help through interviews and training to be more effective in your preaching, teaching, leading, partnering with families, building Youth Ministry teams, Youth Ministry events, managing your Youth Ministry and more. Whether you are a veteran, rookie, paid, or volunteer Youth Pastor, Youth Minister or Youth Worker, you will find encouragement and practical, scalable tools to have a greater influence on teens with the gospel. Find show notes at http://www.youthministrypodcast.com/

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The Longer Haul’s Jody Livingston and Chris Trent help you survive and thrive in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry by giving you practical helps, tips, resources, and how-to’s. Get help through interviews and training to be more effective in your preaching, teaching, leading, partnering with families, building Youth Ministry teams, Youth Ministry events, managing your Youth Ministry and more. Whether you are a veteran, rookie, paid, or volunteer Youth Pastor, Youth Minister or Youth Worker, you will find encouragement and practical, scalable tools to have a greater influence on teens with the gospel. Find show notes at http://www.youthministrypodcast.com/

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Great podcast

By revkchugh - Jun 18 2019
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I love this podcast, it is informative and entertaining at the same time

Outstanding

By Bpwert - May 03 2018
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A terrific resource if you are Youth Pastor or seek to share Christ with the next generation!

iTunes Ratings

126 Ratings
Average Ratings
98
1
1
0
26

Great podcast

By revkchugh - Jun 18 2019
Read more
I love this podcast, it is informative and entertaining at the same time

Outstanding

By Bpwert - May 03 2018
Read more
A terrific resource if you are Youth Pastor or seek to share Christ with the next generation!
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Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast

Latest release on Jan 06, 2020

All 102 episodes from oldest to newest

TLH102: Youth Ministry Lessons Learned From the Past Year

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Our hope for you as 2019 comes to an end is that 2020 gets off to a great start. We can’t thank you enough for trusting us with your time each week. We don’t take that for granted, so we want to be sure to continue to help you accomplish your goal of experiencing longevity in youth ministry for both your current gig and potentially your lifetime.

In light of that, we always want to be open to sharing with you our ups and downs in an effort to allow God to use our experiences to help spur you forward. In this episode, Jody and I take a look back at 2019 and share with you some lessons we learned.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Episode 80: Jimmy Fallon’s Rules for a Great Youth Ministry

Episode 58: Maturing as a Youth Pastor

Time for “radical reevaluation” of Youth Ministry by Richard Ross

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ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

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Jan 06 2020

57mins

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TLH101: Family Ministry with Nick Blevins

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Family ministry can mean a lot of different things in the context of ministry. For some, it means that their entire ministry is family-focused and inclusive. For others thinking in a youth ministry context, they think of family ministry as their efforts to minister to the families of the students in their ministry.

Regardless of your definition, I think we can all agree that some level of family ministry is important. In this episode, We in with Nick Blevins from the Family Ministry Podcast to talk about the impact family ministry can have on your youth ministry.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Family Ministry Podcast with Nick Blevins

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Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Dec 02 2019

1hr 16mins

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TLH100: Leading in a World of Distraction

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Here we go! Episode 100!!! Wha what! Thanks for hanging with us and trusting us with your time.

We’re celebrating episode 100 with Clay Scroggins, Lead Pastor of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Clay is also the author of How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge and a brand new book called, How to Lead in a World of Distraction.

In this episode, Clay joins us to talk through how distractions impact youth ministers and what we can do about it. Trust me when I tell you, this is a good one!

RESOURCES MENTIONED:

How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise by Clay Scroggins

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TLH065: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

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JOIN THE PODCAST GROUP!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Nov 18 2019

56mins

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TLH099: Encouraging and Equipping your Youth Ministry Volunteers

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We all love to be appreciated! I know I do! When it comes to volunteers in our youth ministries, we big-time need to know how to encourage and appreciate what they do for teenagers.

In this episode, we interview Erin Wells. Erin works with Jody at High Desert Church in California as the Student Ministry Director. It wasn’t long after Jody got to High Desert that we started talking about having her on the show.

She’s amazing at encouraging volunteers, so we do a deep dive into what’s she’s learned along the way. And of course, we add a few tips of our own along the way.

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JOIN THE PODCAST GROUP!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Oct 28 2019

53mins

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TLH098: Networking in Youth Ministry

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It’s safe to say that the reason Jody and I are doing the Longer Haul Podcast together is that we first met while attending a network meeting. We’ve both greatly benefited from networking with others over the years and we think you can too.

In this episode, we interview Zach Wyatt, a networking guru from Chattanooga, TN who knows youth ministry and knows how to establish GREAT youth ministry networks. We talk through the success they’ve had in Chattanooga and learn from Zach how to implement that success in metro and rural communities. This is a fun one!

LINKS MENTIONED:

Episode 059: The Importance of Youth Ministry Networks and Community

Episode 022: Getting Adults to REALLY Pray for your Students

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JOIN THE PODCAST GROUP!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Oct 07 2019

1hr 2mins

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TLH097: Navigating your first year at a new church

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We believe in longevity, but we know that all of us eventually have to experience a transition and work for a new church. How you approach the first year of ministry at your new church is crucial.

Jody recently experienced this when he left Georgia and headed to California. As he approaches the end of his first year of ministry there, he’s here to talk about what that first year has been like and how we should all approach our first year of ministry at a new church.

In this episode, we take a look at Navigating Your First Year at a New Church.

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Episode 069

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JOIN THE PODCAST GROUP!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Sep 16 2019

57mins

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TLH096: Summer Recap

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Whoa! What a summer!

We both had an amazing summer, but we have been BUSY! If you’re like us, you LOVE summer youth ministry. But by the end of summer, you’re completely worn out. Youth ministry without a summer, though? NO THANKS!

In this episode, we take a look at what we’ve been up to all summer and we couldn’t help but to throw a few tips in along the way.

LINKS MENTIONED:

Episode 069

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JOIN THE PODCAST GROUP!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Aug 05 2019

48mins

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TLH095: Discipling Students During Short Term Missions

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We love student mission trips! Sometimes those trips are fairly close to home and sometimes they’re super far away, but they’re almost always incredible. There is something about getting kids outside of their comfort zone that can be truly life-changing. Giving them the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with others is giving them the opportunity to live out the great commission that we’re all called to follow.

But what do we do to leverage that experience in their lives to create long-lasting change in the way they’re following Jesus? It’s important that we consider doing much more than just taking our students on a trip, having a great experience and then coming home until the next big youth trip or youth event.

We believe the key is discipleship. The kind of discipleship that prepares a teenager to go on mission, live out the mission while on the trip and continuing to live out the great commission when they get back home.

In this week’s episode, we’re going to take a look at discipling students during short term missions.

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Jul 08 2019

41mins

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TLH094: Raising Kids in Youth Ministry

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Almost 19 years ago, Wendy and I (Chris) had our first kid. I remember being overwhelmed at the thought of being a Dad. We had no idea what we were doing and we had no idea how it was going to impact our being in youth ministry. It’s been quite a ride these last 19 years.

Last month, that soon to be 19 year old graduated from High School. He’s grown up in youth ministry and been on practically as many youth ministry trips as I have. Jody and I decided to have him on so Jody could get some dirt on me… I mean… so we could pick his brain about what was great and what was challenging growing up in youth ministry and having a youth pastor for Dad.

If you’re approaching parenthood or are approaching that time where your kid is going to be a part of your youth ministry, this episode is for you. I’m proud of my boy! This one is perhaps one of the best we’ve done! Or maybe that’s just a proud Dad moment?!? Take a listen and let us know what you think.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Jun 24 2019

54mins

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TLH093: Youth Ministry Budgeting 101

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Under the category of “things you didn’t know you’d have to know as a youth pastor”… Budgeting. Whether having to create a budget, maintain a budget or fundraise to get a budget, youth pastors have to become proficient in the skill of budgeting.

Brent Baskins is a youth ministry professor at Shorter College and spends a lot of time helping youth pastors be the best they can be. When we saw a tweet he posted about budgeting, we decided to have him on. That turned out to be a great call because in this episode Brent shares great wisdom you’ll want to pay attention to.

The secret is not so secret anymore! Our Facebook group is growing and is a great way for us to stay in contact with one another. We’d love to have you. Join our Facebook Group!

Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

ym360.com

YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.

Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com

For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

Jun 10 2019

51mins

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