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

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

iTunes Ratings

201 Ratings
Average Ratings
153
9
3
1
35

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

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: Episode 16: Hacks On How to Turn Vision Into A Movement with Terry Parkman of River Valley Church

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In this episode with Justin and Matthew sit down with Terry Parkman, the NextGen Pastor of River Valley Church in MN. They chat about how to turn your vision into motion. We talk through systems, vision, values and bahavior of how to carry out the vision that God has called you to for your ministry. Let me tell you, you are going to want to take notes. Justin and Mathew have listened to this, shared this with their teams and encourage you to do the same!
TerryParkman.com
Check out Terry on IG
https://www.instagram.com/terryparkman/

Dec 13 2017

46mins

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Rank #3: 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

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Aug 27 2017

49mins

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Rank #4: 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.
Email questions to theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com
Use #ymhacks on Twitter
Review us oniTunes for a chance to win $25 to DYM
Give us a like on FB HERE

Nov 21 2017

36mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: Episode 03: Hacks On Having & Developing A Student Led Band Part 1

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Thanks all for listening. It's been so fun as we start of this podcast with answering some questions. If you want to send in a few questions and talk about hacks in student ministry, send it over to theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com.
This is part 1 of a 2-part conversation with Matthew Ferrer, our co-host of this podcast, talking about hacks in having a student led band. Matthew and Justin discuss about how to start, develop and recruit leaders and students in the goals of having a worship band lead by students.
Matthew will give you some hacks on where to begin and how to develop bands and really how to unleash students to lead their peers in worship. 
Enjoy.

Use #ymhacks if you want to add to the conversation with your own hacks on this topic.

Jul 19 2017

31mins

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Rank #7: 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:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7uT73gWVlmntKsddZI99p9?si=qy1IVw8yS8G2r4LKNY4O_w

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

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

Emory University – Candler School of Theology
Candler.emory.edu/youthministryhacks

Mar 21 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: 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.
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Justin's Twitter & IG
Matt's Twitter & IG
CCV Students Instagram

Nov 01 2017

33mins

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Rank #9: Episode 10: Hacks On How To Think Big But Start Small

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In this episode Justin and Matt talk about how they have learned to think big but start in small, reachable steps and setting goals to which will pay off big in the long run. They walk through their process of how the team went through this year and share some hacks in hopes can help others do the same.

They talk through:
How to have big goals
Setting OKR's (Objectives and Key Results)
How to set up small wins towards a big vision

They would love to spend a few minutes to talk through some questions so add the the conversation by sending them in email at theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com

OR

Use #ymhacks on Twitter

Sep 19 2017

44mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Episode 04: Hacks On Having & Developing A Student Led Band Part 2

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We had a such a good conversation about student led bands that we wanted to make it two episodes. We continue the conversation on how to effectiveley start and maintain student led bands and create a culture of leadership on stage with our co-host Matthew Ferrer.
Here are some of the resources mentioned in this episode:
Worship Band from Start to Finish 
https://www.group.com/product/60654web-worship-band-from-start-to-finish-download.do

Matt's version of the CRUD form
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q90wzx5r7gyvgf7/AAAYae5gA54WNyQxRPcT5QQda?dl=0

Our services so you can see Matt in action:
https://vimeo.com/ccvsocal

Matt's email:
MatthewF@ccvsocal.com

Download Youth Ministry:
http://www.downloadyouthministry.com/
Use #ymhacks if you want to add to the conversation with your own hacks on this topic.

Jul 23 2017

26mins

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Rank #12: 49: Hacks On How Keep The Momentum Going w/ Josh Griffin

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In this episode we get to sit down with the one and only Josh Griffin from DYM to talk through how to keep momentum going all throughout the year. They chat about how to use events, your calendar, and your energy to keep the ball rolling from event to event to keep the lull at bay.

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

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

Feb 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: 54: Hacks On Aligning Children’s & Student Ministry In Your Church w/Derry Prenkert

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In this episode, Justin sits down with Derry Prenkert (from the My Third Decade Podcast on the DYM Podcast Network) to talk through hacks on how to create better alignment between the children’s ministry and student ministry so you can work better together and have an aligned vision from birth to high school.
Morning After Ministry Show
Andy Stanley Video
Derry on Instagram
Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/
Download Youth Ministry University
https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2
Emory University – Candler School of Theology
Candler.emory.edu/youthministryhacks

May 27 2019

48mins

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Rank #14: Episode 40: Hacks On Ministry Growth With Rich Birch of UnSeminary

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Justin and Matthew sit down with Rich Birch, the author of Church Growth Flywheel and runs the UnSeminary Podcast, about hacks in how to really set some good goals and standards in our ministry and things he has seen work in interviewing hundreds of different kinds of growing churches. If you love to be challenged, this is a great one to listen to.

Get the first chapter of Rich’s Book HERE

Check out Rich’s Book HERE

Rich’s Podcast:
https://unseminary.com/category/podcast/

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

Sep 21 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: Episode 32: Hacks on Engaging the LGTBQ Community & Today’s Culture w/Caleb Kaltenbach (Part 1)

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In part 1 of 2 of this episode, Justin and Matthew sit down with Caleb Kaltenbach, author and pastor, who grew up in the LGBTQ community, gives us some insight in engaging with students in that community and how to engage culture in general.

He addresses both in his two books which we recommend you check out!

Messy Grace:
https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Grace-Parents-Sacrificing-Conviction/dp/1601427360/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527487990&sr=1-1&keywords=messy+grace+by+caleb+kaltenbach

God Of Tomorrow:
https://www.amazon.com/God-Tomorrow-Overcome-Fears-Future/dp/0735289980/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

May 29 2018

38mins

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Rank #17: 55: Hacks On Making A Shared/Borrowed Space Your Own

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Matthew is back! And Justin is here too I guess. Lot’s of ministries have to share their space and that makes it difficult to feel like you “own” it. Justin and Matthew know all about this as they have been doing it for years. In this episode they chat through practical hacks on how to make a shared space feel like it’s all yours.

Justin’s Pre/Post Service Playlist
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2OTbbNAhl2WXsyZ1n6BP4V

Sponsors:
Give Central
https://www.givecentral.org/
Download Youth Ministry University
https://www.dymuniversity.com/a/10517/QbmGUcX2

Jun 15 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode 06: Hacks On Building A Great Summer Camp Culture with Brian Howard & Dayne Scanlon

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This week Matt and I were out and about as we are wrapping up our summer time schedules. This week they both had separate conversations with two guys who have built up quite a summer camp culture in their churches. They have taken their summer camps to another level and we have seen them first hand so we wanted them to share how they were able to build the hype for summer camp.
Some things covered:

How Brian got 70 students to come to camp who never came before
How Dayne has over 100 HS students serving for his JH camp
Hacks on getting students to get friends to come

It's a good conversation and something we all can learn from them and their ministry. 
Add to the convo in a few ways:

Use #ymhacks on Twitter to add your own hacks on the subject
Email us and we will talk through hacks on the podcast so email us at theotherstudentministrypodcast@gmail.com

If you want to see what Brian and Dane are doing, here are their ministry links:
Brian Howard
brian.howard@calvarycc.org
https://www.instagram.com/brianjohnhoward/
https://www.instagram.com/calvaryhsm805/
Dayne Scalon
https://www.instagram.com/daynescalon/
daynes@willamette.cc

Aug 06 2017

39mins

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Rank #20: Episode 45: Hacks in Creative Teaching Methods w/Mark Oestreicher

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In this episode Justin sits down with the one and only Mark Oestreicher, from the Youth Cartel, about some new (and some old) creative ways to maybe teach your big groups and small groups so students can connect with what we are trying to teach them. This could be a great episode to share with your small group leaders as well.

Check out Youth Cartel for all of Mark-O’s books!
https://theyouthcartel.com/

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

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

Dec 05 2018

54mins

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