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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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Trying to hard.

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75 Ratings
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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

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Trying to hard.

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Nick Blevins Family Ministry Podcast: Children | Youth | Students | NextGen

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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.

Episode 166: Helping Parents in Growing With Their Teenagers with Kara Powell

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In this episode, Dr. Kara Powell gives some insights into the rising conversation about parents growing with their teenagers in regard to their faith. Through her experience at the Fuller Youth Institute, many years in local church ministry, and personally as a parent of teenagers, Kara shares both strategic and practical ways to begin partnering with parents of the next generation.

Dr. Kara Powell

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Fuller Youth Institute

Growing Young book

Growing Young assessment

Growing With book

Three Age Categories for Teenagers/Young Adults (but hold them loosely)

  • Learners – 13-18-year-olds
    • Experiencing rapid growth in numerous areas and newness in relationships and faith
  • Explorers – 18-23-year-olds
    • Excited about the future but unsure about themselves
  • Focusers – 23-29-year-olds
    • Adopting a clearer sense of self

Three Parenting Stages for these Categories

  • Learner – needs a parent who is a TEACHER
    • Hands-on parenting focused on self-reflection, self-discipline, and collaboration
  • Explorer – parent transitions from a teacher to a GUIDE
    • Figuring out when your teenager needs guidance and when “they’ve got it”
  • Focuser – parents become RESOUCERS

Growing With VERBS

    • WITHing – parents are urged to be “a wall” that kids can return to when they are ready (swimming analogy)
    • FAITHing – owning and embodying our journeys with God as we encounter new experiences and information
    • ADULTing – our child’s growth in agency as they embrace opportunities to shape the world around them

Action Items

  1. Read Growing With
  2. Resources from Growing With book
  3. Get this to parents

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Oct 15 2019

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Episode 165: Kidmin Survey Insights with Tony Kummer

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In this episode, Tony Kummer shares the findings from a unique survey of Christian volunteers and leaders within the church about the faith of the next generation. This survey focused on how they came to faith, the key factors of their faith development and how the church can help the faith stick.

Tony Kummer

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Ministry-to-children.com

5 Key Findings from the Survey

  1. Childhood is when most people find Jesus
  2. Parents had the most overwhelming impact in regard to their faith
  3. Children’s ministry is still important (camp, VBS, etc.)
  4. The reason people are doing kids ministry is the Jesus loved kids
  5. We need one another

What makes faith sticky?

    • Weekly Bible reading
    • Participation in service projects or missions trips
    • Sharing faith with unbelievers
    • Parents asking for forgiveness
    • Encouraging a child’s unique talents
    • Families taking annual family vacations together
    • Attending a church that emphasizes Bible teaching
    • Families that actively tithed

Action Items

  1. See the survey results
  2. Remind your team of 4/14
  3. Survey parents of your kids/students

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Oct 08 2019

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Episode 164: Helping Families Navigate the Loss of a Child with David Maddron

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In this episode, David Maddron walks us through the difficult journey of losing a child. I also ask David about the steps he now takes to help those around him within the church and community that have experienced similar loses.

David Maddron

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Asher’s Rainbow Site

David’s Website

Made Known Resource

How can a church help during a crisis or loss?

  1. Ministry leaders – be prepared when someone under your care goes through the loss of a child; some people may not know what to say.
    • Unintentionally hurtful things
    • False empathy
  2. Be aware during “earmark” events that would have happened in the life of that child and family.
    • Bring other families alongside them during these seasons, especially those who have experienced the same type of loss
  3. Train people to be really good listeners.
    • Help the families going through this tragedy and the phases of grief that their feelings are valid (anger, depression, etc.)
    • Grief Share is a great program for people to join
    • Made Known Event
  4. Don’t overuse your voice or your influence.
    • Be sensitive
    • Give families space
    • Help them grieve and mend in a healthy manner

Action Items

  1. Train people what to say
  2. Find people who have been there
  3. Check out Made Known

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Oct 01 2019

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Episode 163: Know What You Are FOR with Jeff Henderson

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In this episode, Jeff Henderson shares his journey of answering these two pivotal questions for any organization: What do you want to be known for and What are you known for? I also ask Jeff some specific questions about how to practically implement a strategy for being FOR your community and having a FOR-mentality in your church or organization.

Jeff Henderson

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Ministry Boost

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Know What You’re FOR Book

Examples on how to be FOR your community:

  1. Connect with the business community
    • FOR [your community] Friday, featuring a local business
    • No strings attached
  2. Partner with local ministries and nonprofits
  3. As churches, create amazing services for your community

Important questions to ask in being FOR your community:

  1. How do you leverage social media to be for others?
  2. Do you really care about your community or customer?
  3. What do you want to be known for, and what are you known for?

Action Items

  1. Get the book and apply
  2. Daily/weekly planner
  3. Repeat the vision this week

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Sep 24 2019

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Episode 162: Ministry Do Over with Will Hutcherson

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In this episode, I talk with Will Hutcherson about his “Ministry Do Over.” Specifically, he shares about the unique transition of moving from a NextGen role in a large church to a volunteer director role in a church plant, and what he’s learned along the way.

Will Hutcherson

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Ministry Boost

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

WillHutch.com

Youth Leadership Collective

What are the non-negotiables?

  1. Focus on the WHO before the WHAT
    • Empower fantastic leaders and align those leaders to core values
      • Core Values Example: Fun, Nerf Gun Wars, Talk about the Bible, Don’t be Creepy, Mentor
  2. Focus on a Group Model
  3. Focus on Parent Partnership
    • Define the win
    • Create relationships with small group leaders and parents
    • Resources

Action Items

  1. Host re-interest meeting
  2. Model vs Leader
  3. Parent Wins – Define them

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Sep 17 2019

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Episode 161: Student Ministry Leadership with Doug Franklin of LeaderTreks

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In this episode, I talk with Doug Franklin about Leader Treks. We talk about the value of student leadership and he shares about the work they do in resourcing churches with trips, training and curriculum.

Doug Franklin

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Leader Treks

Ministry Boost

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Cru

Reimagine Student Leadership ebook

5 Step Student Leadership Pathway

  1. Recognize gifts and invite them into a leadership pathway
  2. Help them discover their wiring and the gifts God has given them 
  3. Equip them with empathy and skills
  4. Help them understand risk
  5. Emphasize discipleship

Action Items

  1. Define being and doing list for students
  2. Test the labs
  3. Ask students for their input

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Sep 10 2019

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Episode 160: It’s Personal with Kristen Ivy

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In this episode, I welcome Kristen Ivy back to the podcast to talk about her new book with Reggie Joiner and Virginia Ward, It’s Personal. We talk all about the book, the five questions, how it applies practically in our ministries with our leaders, and what was personal about the book for Kristen.

Kristen Ivy

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Orange Leaders

Ministry Boost FREE Online Event – Volunteer Bootcamp

Join Ministry Boost for a FREE online event, Wednesday, August 28 at 1PM EST all about recruiting, encouraging, training, and retaining volunteers. Register HERE.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 010: Kristen Ivy on Just a Phase

It’s Personal – Share this episode on IG & Twitter (tag me), mention/tag someone who made it personal for you & you’ll be entered to win a FREE copy of the book

Action Items

  1. Get the book and read it
  2. Get personal with one person
  3. Tell a personal story

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Aug 20 2019

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Episode 159: Student Ministry Leadership & Culture with Reed Moore

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In this episode, I talk with Reed Moore. Reed just wrapped up several years at the Student Pastor at Gwinnett Church and is just beginning his time as Student Director at Passion City Church. We talk all about what it looked like to create a great ministry culture at Gwinnett Church. Reed walks through some of their common language and values, and how they reinforced them by sharing stories. Then we talk about student leadership and how they utilized students in their own ministry.

Reed Moore

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Gwinnett Church

Passion City Church

Ministry Boost FREE Online Event – Volunteer Bootcamp

Join Ministry Boost for a FREE online event, Wednesday, August 28 at 1PM EST all about recruiting, encouraging, training, and retaining volunteers. Register HERE.

Notes From this Episode

Keys to a Great Student Ministry Culture

  1. Create common language as a team
  2. Put values into repeatable phrases (Ex: Best night of the week; We’re family here and family is for everyone)
  3. Recruit great small group leaders
  4. Host weekly gatherings for leaders prior to youth programming
  5. Celebrate and reinforce culture (Ex: Social posts; telling stories)
  6. Share and document stories

Tips for Student Ministry Programming & Teaching Content

  1. Have a student leadership team
  2. Diversify who you listen to
  3. Seek feedback
  4. Think through connection, truth, tension & application

Action Items

  1. Create key language
  2. Create opportunities for student leadership and have them apply for it
  3. Share stories

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Aug 13 2019

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Episode 158: Launching a Preteen Ministry with Lisa Molite

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In this episode, I welcome my friend and Elementary Director, Lisa Molite, back to the podcast. Lisa talks about the preteen ministry our church launched this past year. She walks through the planning process, thinking through environments, talking to other leaders, and preparing volunteers. Then, she shares what she’s learned since launching, different questions and problems she’s still working through, and some surprises that have come up along the way.

Lisa Molite

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Community Christian Church

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Pictures of CCC’s 45 Environment

Orange + 252 Preteen

Orange Conference

Caught in Between (book)

Action Items

  1. Get Caught in Between
  2. Talk to 5 leaders
  3. Make something different/unique

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Aug 06 2019

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Episode 157: Developing Staff and Volunteers in a Healthy Culture with Ally Evans

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In this episode, we welcome my friend and fellow NextGen Pastor, Ally Evans back to the podcast. Ally gives us an update on Life.Church and then dives right into what it looks like to develop leaders there, and hire staff internally and externally. She also shares what they do to create a healthy culture, highlights some of their key values, and talks about the importance of setting “norms” for your team. 

Ally Evans

Connect with Ally on Facebook and Instagram

Email: Allyson@life.church

Life.Church

FREE Resource: 15 Best Practices for Planning, Leading, and Promoting Events at Your Church

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Ministry Boost – Developing Ministry Leaders Course

Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

Episode 041: Leadership Development at Life.Church With Allyson Evans (Listen for more on leadership development)

Action Items

  1. Check out the Developing Leaders Course that Ally is leading with Ministry Boostsign up for the email exclusive here
  2. Create 5 learning options
  3. Have a conversation to define your team’s norms

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Jul 30 2019

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