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Welcome to the Youth Ministry Booster podcast. The most honest podcast in student ministry. Hosted by Zac Workun, Chad Higgins, and Kristen Lascola Enjoy weekly episodes as the team asks the toughest questions related to student ministry and youth pastor health, success, and expectations. We hope that this weekly dose of honesty and humor boosts youth workers and youth pastor. New episodes drop every Tuesday After 9 pm CST. Find out more @ http://www.youthministrybooster.com

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Welcome to the Youth Ministry Booster podcast. The most honest podcast in student ministry. Hosted by Zac Workun, Chad Higgins, and Kristen Lascola Enjoy weekly episodes as the team asks the toughest questions related to student ministry and youth pastor health, success, and expectations. We hope that this weekly dose of honesty and humor boosts youth workers and youth pastor. New episodes drop every Tuesday After 9 pm CST. Find out more @ http://www.youthministrybooster.com

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This will have an amazing impact on your ministry!

Keep up the good work

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You guys Rock!! Very helpful thank you

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136 Ratings
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108
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26

A-MAZ-ING

By jeeeeebs - Jan 26 2018
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This will have an amazing impact on your ministry!

Keep up the good work

By Ronmash23 - Jan 09 2018
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You guys Rock!! Very helpful thank you
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Youth Ministry Booster Podcast

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Welcome to the Youth Ministry Booster podcast. The most honest podcast in student ministry. Hosted by Zac Workun, Chad Higgins, and Kristen Lascola Enjoy weekly episodes as the team asks the toughest questions related to student ministry and youth pastor health, success, and expectations. We hope that this weekly dose of honesty and humor boosts youth workers and youth pastor. New episodes drop every Tuesday After 9 pm CST. Find out more @ http://www.youthministrybooster.com

Rank #1: Episode 23: Sermon Prep w/ Sermonsmith Podcast

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Welcome to Episode 23 of After 9. Zac and Chad are happy to share the mic with a fellow pastor and podcaster, John Chandler of Sermonsmith. John has interviewed over 65 of the very best preachers alive today and he shares his wisdom and thoughtfulness on the importance of sermon preparation and pastoral attentiveness. You can check out John's podcast Sermonsmith @ http://sermonsmith.com/ or follow his latest on twitter @sermonsmith

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Apr 18 2016

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Rank #2: 141: What's Your Sermon Prep Like For Youth Ministry?

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How do you prepare your sermons or talks for students in your youth ministry? Does it look the same every time? What's your secret sauce? In episode 141 Chad and Zac break down their routines and recipes for crafting thoughtful and actionable sermons. They also discuss leadership and the latest with Tyler "Ninja" Blevins implementation of the "Billy Graham Rule." Show Notes: Fortnite StreamerTyler "Ninja" Blevins FortNite Streamer & The Billy Graham Rule SermonSmith Podcast After 9 Podcast Episode 23 Interview of John Chandler from SermonSmith Get Grow Curriculum and have a teaching plan for the whole year round!

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Aug 16 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 53: What's My Ministry Plan For Next Year?

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Welcome to After 9 Episode 53: What's My Ministry Plan For Next Year? In this episode, Chad and Zac strategize for 2017. It's important to make plans, have the right plan, and know that the planning process starts today. If you have dates to set for the ministry calendar, goals to set for your student ministry, it's time to start and it's more important to do it right. Thankful for Zac and Chad? Love After 9? Subscribe on iTunes! Follow us on twitter @after9ministry and like us on Facebook. Want to support After 9? Visit www.after9ministry.com/support to find out how you can help make After 9 great!

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Nov 09 2016

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Rank #4: 80: What Do Middle School Ministry Students Need?

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Middle school students, what do they want? what do they need? what even are they? In this special episode of After 9 Zac and Chad reach out and interview a few middle school students to help youth ministry leaders and youth pastors address what the wants and needs of middle school students are these days. Check out more reading and show notes at after9.show/80

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May 17 2017

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Rank #5: 167: Do What You Have Been Called To Do Youth Ministry Leader! #WomenInYM

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In episode 167 Kristen and Zac wrap up for our month long celebration of Women In Youth Ministry.  You will be blessed by this encouraging and challenging word!

Again big congrats to our giveaway winner Rachel! She is now the proud new recipient of a PopSugar box for a year and our newest Youth Ministry Booster network member.

Key Takeaway: “Leadership is not gender specific”  

  • “Do what you have been called to do and do it to the best of your ability”  
  • The mark of a good leader is looking for a good opportunities for our leaders in training  on their behalf.
  • It’s amazing what people can do when people are poured into intentionally and their gifts are refined.  
  • "What are you calling out of your young leaders in training?" 
  • "You don’t ask therefore you don’t get. All of us can look back and see our entry into ministry through an ask." 
  • “We can’t be what we can’t see”  
  • "All of your students need to see women regularly leading”  

Resources Mentioned:

Ruth Haley Barton: Sacred Rhythms 

Ruth Haley Barton: Strengthen The Soul Of Your Leadership 

Scot McKnight: Blue Parakeet

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Nov 12 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 50: Elle Campbell: Youth Ministry Answers Podcast Co-Host, Stuff You Can Use Co-Founder

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Welcome to After 9 Episode 50: Elle Campbell In this episode, Zac sits down with Elle Campbell (from Stuff You Can Use, YM Answers, and the Pharisees game) and asks her the honest questions of youth ministry. Calling, quitting, self-doubt, perfectionism, and hope are all in the mix today. Listen close because you won't want to miss a word. Thankful for Zac and Chad? Love After 9? Follow us on twitter @after9ministry and like us on Facebook. Want to support After 9? Visit www.after9ministry.com to find out how you can help make After 9 great!

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Oct 19 2016

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Rank #7: 99: Ninety Nine Free Things Every Youth Minister Needs To Have

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It's episode 99 time and the team is back with free and nearly free stuff that every youth ministry leader should have or know about. Chad Higgins, Zac Workun, & Kristen Lascola all share their top 3 things and then we have compiled a list of 99 other things that you have just gotta know about or have in your student pastor pocket. Show Notes Here: after9.show/99 Get the free 99 things resource guide here Win $300 books here

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Sep 27 2017

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Rank #8: 185: Reaching Students Just Outside Your Door For Your Youth Ministry

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Episode 185 is here and it's clear that youth ministry fall season is in full swing! 

Kristen and Chad are back for a fun discussion about vegan food fairs and reaching students just outside your door! 

Learn how you can join Youth Ministry Booster and accelerate your leadership!

We are going to be @NYWC 2019 this year in Tampa are you?

NYWC Schedule! We have a booth and a podcast show slot! Don't miss out! Friday night late night has never felt so good! 

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Oct 03 2019

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Rank #9: 91: What Is Successful Youth Ministry?

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You may have used different words to describe it, but we know that sometime this week you thought, "is this successful? am I successful?" In episode 91 of After 9 Zac and Chad have got your back as they deep dive on what the term success even means for youth ministers and student pastors and how we even begin to describe or achieve it. Show Notes: after9.show/91 Justin Wren Contest link after9.show/contest

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Aug 02 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 62: How Do I Maximize My Youth Ministry Volunteers?

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In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad examine four helpful tips and heartfelt insights on getting more out of the most important people in your student ministry, your volunteers. It's true youth ministry without volunteers would make youth pastors look a little foolish. Listen for guidance on unleashing passion, setting expectations, making space for value, and expecting restlessness. Check out more at www.youthministrybooster.com/podcast Thankful for Zac and Chad? Love After 9? Subscribe on iTunes! Follow us on twitter @after9ministry and like us on Facebook. Want to support After 9? Visit www.after9ministry.com/support to find out how you can help make After 9 great!

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Jan 11 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 68: What Do Parents Want From Youth Ministry?

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In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad get real about what parents probably want and expect from their youth minister. Remember, there would be no student ministry or youth ministry without parents to birth, raise, share them. So here is some good insight that will help you rise above the expectations and move towards a destination.

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Feb 22 2017

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Rank #12: 170: Heather Lea Kenison "How Is Your Soul Youth Ministry?"

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Hey-oh! It's episode 170 of the YMB podcast with special guest Heather Lea Kenison. Heather is a YM who knows the value of connecting with other YMs and we love her heart for connecting with other leaders in that way. 

This interview is solid, zesty, and insightful and you will love hearing Heather's story of coming up in youth ministry and now leading and learning youth ministry for a bright new future. 
Heather Lea Kenison serves at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, serving 5th-8th grade students and her families. A newlywed, Heather spends a lot of time with her husband and their one-eyed cat child. Heather believes that middle school ministry's purpose is to create a safe space for students to grow closer in relationship with God and others, and feels blessed to work with a dynamic team of volunteer leaders who make it their mission to live this out. 

Key Takeaways:

  • "Even though I am in a different place now, I can say fundamentalism saved my life.” 
  • "Middle school kids; nothing feels safe for them, everything is changing, their body is betraying them” 

Measuring an Invite Night

  1. Were students safe?
  2. Did they have fun in community?
  3. Did they learn a new thing about God? 
  • “My Volunteers Kept Me Here” 
  • “Why not have an accounting for every minute of youth group?”
  • The idea of a holiness group asking... “How is your soul?” 

Connect With Heather: 
Twitter

https://twitter.com/heatherlea17?lang=en

Blog

https://heatherleakenison.blog/

Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/heatherlea17

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Jan 30 2019

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Rank #13: 81: What Do High School Youth Ministry Students Want? w/ Harrison Engage Community Culture Podcast

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In this special interview episode Zac sits down with high school student Harrison, of the Engage podcast, to talk about starting a podcast and what high school youth ministry students are looking for. It is fun, exciting, and yes engaging! Harrison is wise beyond his years and helps to put a voice to the high school students experience. If you have ever been confused, frustrated, or in need of clarity when it comes to high school students and youth ministry then this episode is for you. Learn more about this episode and check links @ after9.show/81

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May 24 2017

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Rank #14: Episode 64: Is Social Media Even Worth It For Youth Ministry?

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In this episode of After 9, Zac and Chad banter about the climate of social media in 2017 and what changes you might need to bring about in your personal and ministerial social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat). Not only is there great insight about some right and wrong practices for building your social media platform in this episode there are also some great tips and tools to help you build your social media in the right way. Check out more at www.youthministrybooster.com/blog

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Jan 25 2017

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Rank #15: 103: Scott Pontier Youth And Young Adult Ministry

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If you have ever been asked about millenials, young adult ministy, or starting something now for the next generation then Scott Pontier's After 9 has got your back. Join Zac and Scott as they talk what it means to think critically and imaginatively about young adult ministry. Get the book and learn more about young adult ministry Click here for Episode 103 show notes.

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Oct 25 2017

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Rank #16: Episode 28: Will Summer Eat Me Alive?

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Welcome to After 9 Episode 28: Will Summer Eat Me Alive? In this episode, Zac and Chad discuss summer plans, planning, and making the right kinds of space in your schedule. It's a busy season but that doesn't mean you should just be living life busy. Hear what the guys have to say about making the most out of summer. Follow us on twitter @after9ministry and like us on Facebook. Want to support After 9? Visit www.after9ministry.com/support to give the guys a dollar or two of support. #chalupaspike

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May 18 2016

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Rank #17: 168: Who Are The People You Talk Honestly With In Youth Ministry?

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This one gets really good really fast!

In episode 168 Karl Romeus, Will Cumby, and Zac Workun talk about what it means to have the honest talks in youth ministry, with ministry peers, mentors, and younger leaders. Who are you honest with? What are the questions you are asking?

Who Are Your Honesty People?

  • You can’t share armor with people who don’t know the battle. 
  • Young Leader Ask 2 Questions 
  • Have Someone Who Is not just one or two steps ahead of you, but 10 steps ahead of you  
  • 2 steps is next year's goals...10 steps ahead is who you want to become... This adds so much perspective
  • Find yourself in settings where you are not talking much but listening and writing notes.  
  • Perspective means seeing things beyond problems and solution
  • Find someone who is not just going to help you move your ministry forward, find someone who will help you move your life forward.  
  • Help me be a better human being. Help me be a better follower of Christ.    
  • Plateauing- is a term I have come to know...
  • "Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes" 
  • “Don’t Mistake Buried For Planted”
  • They grow tall because their roots are intertwined.  
  • One honest voice we must listen to… The Holy Spirit
  • There’s nothing to hide with someone you don’t know  
  • Honesty opens us up to truth, don’t give into the fear of intimidation
  • Attention young leader, person you are talking to knows you are using them to level up. So, become a learner.  
  • The thing you needed to hear might be the thing you didn't know to ask for...  

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Nov 14 2018

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Rank #18: 161: Mary Margaret West Lifeway Students "Changes For Girls Ministry In Youth Ministry" #WomenInYM

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In episode 161 Zac sits down with Mary Margaret from Lifeway Students to talk about the changing face, direction, and thinking about girls ministry in your youth ministry. For our month long emphasis on #WomenInYM this is an important discussion related to the young women in your church's youth ministry today.

Mary Margaret West serves as the Girls Ministry Specialist for LifeWay, which basically means that teenage girls and the women who lead them are her favorite people on the planet. She served several churches as a Girls Minister, has a master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and is a former Event Coordinator.

Mary Margaret has a passion to equip girls and women to dive deeply into God’s word and live out their calling. Mary Margaret is married to Jonathan and they love living in Franklin, TN. Connect with her on Twitter or Instagram.

"Women in the church know the needs of teenage girls better than you do."

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Oct 24 2018

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Rank #19: 95: Brock Morgan What Is The Future of Youth Ministry In A Post Christian World?

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In this interview episode of After 9 Zac chats with author, speaker, and minister Brock Morgan about how youth ministry has changed and what youth pastors today should be thinking about to prepare for student ministry in 10 years. There are some good stories, great nuggets of wisdom, and fun talk about Brock's latest book Youth Ministry 2027 that you have got to check out. Show Notes for this episode: after9.show/95 Subscribe and leave a review @ after9.show/itunes

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Aug 30 2017

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Rank #20: Episode 31: Maybe If I Got More Organized?

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Welcome to After 9 Episode 31: Maybe If I Got More Organized? In this episode, Zac and Chad talk organization habits, hang-ups, and the importance of having good systems in place to make your ministry and you as a youth minister more efficient and more at ease. Don't stress about the little things, just get the little things all together! Like us? Love us? Follow us on twitter @after9ministry and like us on Facebook. Want to support After 9? Visit www.after9ministry.com/support to give the guys a dollar or two of support. #chalupaspike

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Jun 08 2016

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