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Lead222 Podcast

The LEAD222 podcast is designed to help student ministry leaders stay healthy and become more effective in life and leadership. Hosted by Bo Boshers and Dave Choutka, each podcast is laser focused on delivering content to help leaders lead healthy lives, families, and ministries. Our hosts and their guests will dive deep into proven values for remaining healthy and effective in ministry. We call this the LEADLIFE: Authentic Community, Strong Families, Uncommon Integrity, Kingdom Impact, and Life-Giving Celebration. You can join the LEADCOMMUNITY at LEAD222.com

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39. How To Lead Impactful Mission Trips

Title: How To Lead Impactful Mission Trips Description Do you have Mission Trip plans for 2022? Don't miss this episode as the Director of LEADMissions Matt Swigart shares how you can build the most impactful Mission Trip experiences. Matt shares a challenge for you in your role as a youth pastor on the mission trip, some of the most common mistakes made on trips, and 3 things that you can do which lead to transformation through and in your students. Matt Swigart Bio Matt Swigart is the Director of LEADMissions and in his over 20 year ministry career has led over 30 mission trips all over the country and world. These trips are the 'big rock in the jar' in the discipleship journey he takes people on. And, these trips have resulted in some of the most organically significant Kingdom partnerships and friendships he has. Along with serving with LEAD222 Matt is the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul, runs a summer tennis academy called the Soar Tennis Academy, and has launched his own non-profit, Enhance Ministries, which aims to see "Greater unity in the Big C Church through activating and mobilizing them to be the hands and feet of Jesus." Matt has been married to Christina for almost 21 years and has three children, Caitlyn, Caleb and Lucy. Show Notes: YOU are the shepherd of your students! Wherever you go, whoever you partner with, they are playing a role in helping you move your students along the discipleship path. Effective Short-Term Missions is a combination of 3 parts all with equal emphasis 1. Preparation 2. Execution of the plan 3. Debriefing "Done right, Short-Term Missions creates the most unique and impactful environment for spiritual growth that student ministry has to offer. Leverage that!" LEADMissions Distinctives 1. Done in the context of the LEAD222 Coaches Community 2. Fully customizable ministry experiences 3. 4 year curriculum Live Differently Love Recklessly Lead Courageously Dream Wildly To learn more about our ministry, our trip dates and locations, and our registration, payment and cancellation policies go to lead222.com/LEADmissions FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.comFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222

24mins

5 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 38 - What Triggers You? Steve Carter shares a powerful message to Youth Workers at the NLCC

In this episode we share Steve Carter's powerful message from our NLCC (National Lead Coaches Conference). He shares about what's hidden inside underneath the surface reveals why we do the things we do and the triggers that hold us back from being a healthy leader. You will not drift to be a person of integrity. When we understand why we do what we do, we can begin to see the truth in how God sees us and who He has called us to be. A leader our students can follow.  Don't miss this episode and it will be a great discussion in your huddle group. Steve Carter Bio Steve Carter is a pastor, speaker, author, podcast host, and the former lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago. He hosts the Craft & Character podcast where he helps people get better at the art of communication while ensuring their character always leads the way. His desire is to bring Jesus into every conversation and space he occupies. Steve also co-hosts one of the top sports podcasts, The Home Team Podcast, with NFL players Trey Burton and Sam Acho, which unpacks the intersection between faith, culture, sports, and family. His latest book, The Thing Beneath The Thing, is now available wherever books are sold. Currently, Steve lives in Phoenix with his wife, Sarah, and their two kids. Book - The Thing Beneath The Thing by Steve Carter https://www.amazon.com/Thing-Beneath-Whats-Hidden-Inside-ebook/dp/B08NHXMR3P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Steve+carter&qid=1630677028&sr=8-1 DISCUSS THIS PROCESS IN YOUR HUDDLE GROUPS The process lies in discovering our Triggers: the setup that sets us off - What triggers you? Hideouts: where do you go to escape the pain of our story? Insecurities: what false stories do you create about yourself? Narratives: what false stories do you create about others? Grace: the place where we discover how to become whole, holy, and spiritually healthy. Where do you need to experience God's grace? FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

29mins

7 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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37. 4 CORE PRINCIPLES OF THRIVING YOUTH MINISTRIES WITH JORDAN BIERRE

In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Jordan Bierre who is the National Youth Director for Alpha. He shares powerful insights on 4 Core Principles of Thriving Youth Ministries from around the country. He gives practical insights from these 4 principles that we can apply in our ministries to reach Gen Z. Jordan Biere: Jordan was a local youth pastor for 10 years before joining Alpha USA in 2019 as the National Youth Director. Alpha runs in more than 6,000 churches across every major denomination and in over 3,000 youth ministries throughout the country. Jordan is passionate about seeing Gen Z walk in the fullness of life and to see youth leverage their unique gifts as a generation to bring about a beautiful expression of heaven on earth. Jordan and his wife Amy have 4 kids and are currently living in Holland, Michigan. Insta: @jordanbiere Jordan’s Email: jordanbiere@alphausa.org Resources: Solarium Story Cards https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/share-the-gospel/outreach-strategies/soularium.html Book references "Jesus is the Question” Martin B Copenhaver “I once was lost” Don Everts and Doug Schaupp Additional Questions to Thresholds for us to think about as youth ministries… TRUST - HOW ARE YOU CREATING SPACE FOR NEW RELATIONSHIPS? CURIOUS -  HOW ARE YOU PROVOKING CURIOSITY AROUND THE PERSON OF JESUS? CHANGE - WHAT OUTLETS DO YOU HAVE FOR STUDENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR DEEP QUESTIONS AND DOUBT ON FAITH AND LIFE? SEEKING - HOW ARE YOU RESOURCING THE STUDENTS ON THEIR SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNEY IN THEIR PURSUIT OF GOD? (individual and group) ENTER - WHERE ARE YOU EXTENDING THE INVITATION TO TRULY FOLLOW JESUS? Landing Page https://alphausa.org/alpha-youth-series Stories https://vimeo.com/showcase/6310886 (grab whatever ones you think make sense) Pincher Creek Video: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6310886 FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

37mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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36. Bo and Dave Answer Questions From Youth Pastors

In this episode Bo and Dave answer questions from Youth Pastors and share insights from years of leading ministries and teams.  A few questions covered are: How to resource parents in a way they will utilize? How to get involved with local schools that don’t want you there? How to handle a messy transition? How do you balance the relational side of ministry with the business side of ministry? How do you share the energy and growth happening in student ministry with the rest of the congregation? Resources Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com Schedule a meeting with Dave https://calendly.com/dave-lead222/30min FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

38mins

19 May 2021

Rank #4

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35. LIVING IN DIGITAL MARGIN WITH MICAH DAVIS

Bo and Dave sit down with Micah Davis who is the High School Pastor at Northview Church and discuss the topic of Living In Digital Margin. Micah shares best practices on how to disconnect from technology and create healthy margins in our own lives. We discuss how to  minister to students in the midst of creating healthy practices and boundaries with social media and the digital world. What a great episode as we desire to pursue spiritual health in our lives.  To receive the Living in Digital Margin Guide by Micah Davis just download here: https://www.micahedavis.com/guide Bio: My name is Micah Davis and I teach people the Way of Jesus. I believe a life patterned after Him unlocks the greatest, most joy-filled life possible. I am blessed to lead, pastor and shepherd a community of High School Students at Northview Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. I love to help people who feel lost, stuck or unsure discover timeless truths of Jesus that instill the hope and confidence to blaze previously-unforeseen trails. In my free time, you can catch me on the hardwood, on the trail, or in a quiet space with a sweet tea and good book in hand.  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com   Resources: Books: Digital Minimalism, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, Essentialism Articles: https://www.micahedavis.com/blog/ruleforrest, Living in Digital Margin Guide (Attached)  Social: Website: www.micahedavis.com  Email – micah@micahedavis.com  IG - @micahedavis  Twitter - @micahedavis1  Facebook - @micahdavisofficial  FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 -------  Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you!  Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review.  For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com 

34mins

5 May 2021

Rank #5

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34. WHAT EVERY YOUTH LEADER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR LEAD PASTOR

 EPISODE DESCRIPTION In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Troy Murphy who is the Lead Pastor at Community Church in Green Bay, WI.  Troy is not only a former U.S. Marine, NFL Chaplain for the Green Bay Packers, but he brings incredible wisdom and speaks right into youth pastors on how to build a healthy relationship with your lead pastor.  You don’t want to miss this episode. Troy Murphy is the lead pastor at Community Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is known not only as a pastor, but as a creative consultant, a church planter, an NFL Chaplain for the Packers, a motivational speaker and a former U.S. Marine.  Troy’s authentic, direct speaking style is a breath of fresh air in a world full of uncertainty, division and chaos. Troy and his wife, Tricia, have four grown daughters, and a granddaughter. GREAT QUOTES FROM TROY IN THIS EPISODE: “YOU CAN’T ADMIN YOUTH MINISTRY” “STRONG LEADERS DRAW STRONG LEADERS” “IF YOU TRY TO BE LIKED BY EVERYBODY, YOU WILL PROBABLY BE REALLY BAD AT WHAT YOU DO” LEAD MARRIAGE RSVP http://evite.me/kzQhZgpwM4 RESOURCES www.gbcc.me https://www.transformedleader.com/greenbay. https://smallgroupuniversity.com/courses/classic-marriage-with-troy-murphy/ https://www.gbcommunitychurch.com/group-resources/ https://troyamurphy.com troyamurphy@me.com TROY MURPHY’S PODCAST FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

34mins

23 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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33. Student Ownership

In this episode Bo and Dave have a conversation on how we can be intentional to build a core of student leaders owning the ministry. Dave@lead222.com Bo@lead222.com LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at  Dave@lead222.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

27mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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32. Transitioning In Youth Ministry

In this episode Bo and Dave have an important conversation with Dianne DeKoning on transition in ministry. How do you plan for transition from one ministry to the next?  In this episode we will look at how to make a God honoring transition when the time comes. Whether it's a planned transition or a surprise to you, this conversation will help guide you in any situation. I have been in ministry for 20+ years, in various sized churches in the Minneapolis area. My passion is helping people be the best version of who God created them to be. Through mentoring, coaching, speaking, and pastoral care, I find the greatest joy watching others live into their God-given gifts. I am married to Andrew, and together we are raising three young, vivacious children. email: deanndra21@gmail.com Successful Transitions Notes: Who & when do I tell I’m transitioning Who: create a list of people that should hear from you. Your manager/supervisor should be at the very top. Don’t tell people to not tell, other than your spouse or LEAD222 coach. There are no secrets so tell your manager first. You do not need to give that person a “heads up”. We think that’s polite, but it’s not necessary and creates awkwardness in the event your “next” falls through. When: There is no good time or bad time. There are better times than others. Sometimes this is the end of a ministry season, sometimes not. Once you have a meeting with your supervisor, the ball is rolling to communicate with others. Be prepared.  2. What should I prepare before I resign? Write your resignation letter. Keep it short, don’t burn bridges with your words. Set up your volunteers for success. Consider “If I wasn’t here, would my volunteers know what to do (lead a game, give a talk, do announcements, etc)?” Copy all electronic files you want to take with you before you hand in your resignation letter. Leave documents accessible, like mission trip plans made to-date. Prepare to leave the day you hand in your resignation letter. They likely won’t walk you to the door, but can move up your last day to that day. Prepare your WHY that you will share, an elevator speech, a concise statement. Don’t think on your feet on this, prepare it. Write it out, memorize it. Everyone hears the same thing from you, and keeps you from saying too much that might not be useful or helpful. Prepare to ask for an exit interview when you turn in your resignation letter. Prepare your heart and be aware of your own emotions. Try not to emotionally or physically disengage. Soon you will be carrying the emotions of others, you need yours in check. Take that list of people who need to know, and consider HOW will they know and from who? This can be done in conjunction with your supervisor, but prepare a draft. 3. How can I prepare emotionally and spiritually before I announce my departure? What should I prepare before I resign? and ask them to pray for you. Work through your own emotions--journal, pray, see a counselor. Listen to what God is saying to you. Trust that God will catch you, and will care for those you leave behind (students, parents, volunteers) 4. How can I encourage students as I am leaving? Acknowledge their feelings. They are real. Affirm what you know about God-he’s always there for them. Encourage them in their own spiritual walk. Share your hopes for them--that they would keep growing in Christ. Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

32mins

24 Mar 2021

Rank #8

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31. An NFL Veterans Wisdom On Being Coached And Coaching Others With Eric Wood

In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by two time Walter Payton NFL Man of Year Award nominee and NFL veteran Eric Wood.  Eric played for nine years with the Buffalo Bills, until a dangerous neck injury forced him to withdraw from professional football in 2018. Eric shares about his injury and his pivot to broadcasting along with how his faith led the way.  He shares the impact of being coached and coaching others and why those relationships are so important in our life.  His podcast titled What’s Next With Eric Wood includes guests like: Terrell Owens, Ryan Leaf, Kyle Idleman, Dabo Swinney and more… Bio: Eric Wood is a former center for the Buffalo Bills and nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. Eric played for nine years with the Bills, until a dangerous neck injury forced him to withdraw from professional football in 2018. Eric has since approached his post-football career transition with enthusiasm, bringing his wisdom of years of experience on the field to broadcast media and public speaking. He currently engages with fans as a color commentator for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network and as an analyst for ESPN/ACC Network.  For an up close and personal perspective into his career transition, Eric hosts a podcast, What’s Next With Eric Wood, with a new guest interview every episode. Contact Eric Wood: Twitter: @ewood70 Instagram: @ewood70, @ericwoodpodcast Website: ericwoodmedia.com Contact email: dara@ericwoodmedia.com What’s Next With Eric Wood Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-next-with-eric-wood/id1454848755 https://open.spotify.com/show/4liN6rMm1LVBQ8MN2cs1Tt?si=8PeClJFZQX-hYYezieDXYA LEAD PLUS TRAINING MAR 25, 11AM-12:30PM CST: “DIGITAL YOUTH MINISTRY - CREATING HEALTHY ONLINE COMMUNITIES" PRESENTED BY VINCE PARKER https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021DigitalYM LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at  Dave@lead222.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

44mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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30. Digital Youth Ministry with Vince Parker from Life.Church Part 2

In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Vince Parker who serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the Student Ministry at Life.Church.  Vince leads a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states.  He shares on Digital Youth Ministry and how to create healthy online communities.  He goes into practical detail on how to train student and adult leaders along with how to engage, communicate, resource and partner with parents. Vince shares lessons Life.Church learned along the way to help us engage with students better and create healthy online ministry. Vince Parker: Vince Parker serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the student ministry at Life.Church. With more than 12 years on the Life.Church team, he uses his pastoral experience and eye for excellence to lead a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states. He is passionate about seeing students and leaders live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. Contact for Vince Parker: vince.parker@life.church @vincelparker IG Resources: Vincelparker LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing https://lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave: Dave@lead222.com Registrations for the upcoming LEADPLUS workshops are also currently open: Mar 25, 11am-12:30pm CST: “Digital Youth Ministry - Creating Healthy Online Communities" presented by Vince Parker https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021DigitalYM FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com

25mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #10