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Rethinking Youth Ministry | A podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, and anyone who cares about students

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The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team. Our mission is to help you, the youth leader, influence the next generation. We do that through this podcast, other resources, and our weekly curriculum, XP3. If you'd like to learn more, check out OrangeStudents.com.

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The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team. Our mission is to help you, the youth leader, influence the next generation. We do that through this podcast, other resources, and our weekly curriculum, XP3. If you'd like to learn more, check out OrangeStudents.com.

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By sMuRf 'n - Nov 12 2019
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This podcast is amazing. I play it while I’m at work in preparation for Sunday’s and I cannot explain enough how amazing this is. I currently am active duty and work voluntarily part time as a student ministry director and use Orange curriculum. You guys are helping ministries thrive. Thank you so much and God bless you all for what you do!

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By Ching Ching wang - Dec 18 2018
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Great conversations! thanks for equipping me brothers and sisters!!

iTunes Ratings

163 Ratings
Average Ratings
130
8
2
0
23

Don’t Ever Stop

By sMuRf 'n - Nov 12 2019
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This podcast is amazing. I play it while I’m at work in preparation for Sunday’s and I cannot explain enough how amazing this is. I currently am active duty and work voluntarily part time as a student ministry director and use Orange curriculum. You guys are helping ministries thrive. Thank you so much and God bless you all for what you do!

Amazing

By Ching Ching wang - Dec 18 2018
Read more
Great conversations! thanks for equipping me brothers and sisters!!
Cover image of Rethinking Youth Ministry | A podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, and anyone who cares about students

Rethinking Youth Ministry | A podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, and anyone who cares about students

Updated about 11 hours ago

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The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team. Our mission is to help you, the youth leader, influence the next generation. We do that through this podcast, other resources, and our weekly curriculum, XP3. If you'd like to learn more, check out OrangeStudents.com.

Rank #1: RYM 018: Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

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Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries in adolescent brain development, we’re starting to find out. The truth is, a teenager’s brain changes dramatically throughout their middle school and high school years. This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation with Mark Oestreicher about the teenage brain and how we can leverage the development of the brain to set our students up for a vibrant faith.

Jan 16 2018

52mins

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Rank #2: RYM 049: Why You Should Never Talk About Purity Again In Youth Ministry

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For so long, the Church has approached the topics of sex and sexuality through the lens of purity. But with all the baggage associated with the word purity, could there be something better to use in its place? On this episode, join ministry leaders as we discuss the differences between sexual purity and sexual integrity—and how understanding these differences could change the way we lead students.

Nov 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #3: RYM 002: What Do We Do About Losing Our High School Students?

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By the time our students reach their senior year, most of them have disappeared from our youth ministries. Why is that? And more importantly, what should we do about it? If you're tired of losing your high school students, today's episode is for you. Listen as former teachers and ministry leaders discuss this uncomfortable problem along with potential solutions to keep our students engaged in our ministries.

Sep 11 2017

37mins

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Rank #4: RYM 036: What Should I Do With My Student Leaders?

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Raising up student leaders in your youth ministry is no small task. In fact, it requires a lot more time, energy, and planning than you might think you have time for. However, it’s actually one of the biggest investments you’ll make—not only in your youth ministry, but also in the next generation. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation all about identifying, training, and empowering students in your ministry to become the leaders and influencers they have the potential to be.

Aug 21 2018

49mins

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Rank #5: RYM 058: The Effects of Social Media on Students

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Even though the most popular social media platforms might change, one thing is certain: Social media is here to stay. The question is, how is it affecting us? This week, join ministry leaders and Social Media Pastor Dave Adamson as they talk about the effects of social media on our students, how we can better partner with parents in this area, and what it looks like for a student to have a healthy relationship with social media.

Feb 19 2019

56mins

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Rank #6: RYM 019: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church And Sports

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There are a lot of things competing with youth group attendance, and for many youth leaders, there's no greater competitor than sports and athletics. Whether it's travel baseball, swim meets, or soccer tournaments, when our students prioritize sports over church, it feels like we're losing them. But are we? This week, join Brett Talley, Ashley Bohinc, Stuart Hall, and Dan Scott as they discuss how to survive the competition and how ministry leaders should respond to the growing tension.

Jan 30 2018

30mins

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Rank #7: RYM 044: Engaging Unengaged Students In Youth Ministry

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Keeping students in youth ministry engaged is a challenge every youth worker faces. And reengaging students who have disengaged is an even greater challenge. The truth is, there are a lot of reasons a student may lose interest in youth ministry. But is there a key to reengaging them or even engaging them for the first time? On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation all about why students become unengaged and how you can begin to reengage the unengaged students in your ministry.

Oct 16 2018

39mins

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Rank #8: RYM 031: How To Keep Your Youth Ministry From Being Shallow

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If you've been in youth ministry long, you’ve probably heard parents, volunteers, or even other youth workers tell you their students want to “go deeper” in their faith. But how do you set your ministry up for depth? How do you keep your ministry from being shallow? This week, join ministry leaders as they talk about the characteristics of a deep youth ministry, wrestle through some common tensions youth workers face, and discuss practical ways you can take your youth ministry deeper.

Apr 24 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: RYM 034: Setting Up Worship In Your Youth Ministry To Win

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Great worship experiences in youth ministry rarely just happen. With so many distractions and opportunities for disengagement, setting up your students to worship in an engaging and meaningful way can be a real challenge. On this episode, join ministry leaders and worship leaders as they discuss leading middle schoolers and high schoolers in developmentally appropriate ways, creating a culture of worship for your students, and what it takes to set up worship in your youth ministry to win.

May 22 2018

43mins

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Rank #10: RYM 074: How To Increase Student Attendance Frequency In Your Youth Ministry

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On average, how often are your students showing up to youth group? Once a month? Twice a month? Once every six weeks? The truth is, attendance numbers aren’t the most important measures of success in youth ministry—but they still matter. That’s why this week, we’re talking about ways we can start encouraging our students to show up more frequently by engaging them in specific ways through our programming and throughout the week.

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #11: RYM 061: Understanding How You're Wired As A Youth Ministry Leader

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We’re all wired in our own way, and it’s likely that looks different from the people around us. And while that might seem obvious, what's not always obvious is how the way we're wired can affect the ministries we lead. That’s why it’s so important to spend time getting to know yourself! On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about understanding how you’re wired and how knowing yourself better can help you become a more effective youth ministry leader.

Mar 12 2019

40mins

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Rank #12: RYM 046: Reaching Students During The Week

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We all know it's important to connect with students during our weekly programs. But what about the rest of the week? The truth is, sometimes we spend so much time focusing on our weekly programming, we forget about the opportunities we have to reach students throughout the week. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about why reaching students during the week matters and what you can do to inspire your volunteers to invest in their students outside of weekly programming.

Oct 30 2018

37mins

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Rank #13: RYM 041: Setting Healthy Boundaries In Your Youth Ministry

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If you’re in youth ministry, you know that creating boundaries that keep you sane can be a challenge. There’s always a text that needs to be answered, an email that needs a response, or a meeting that needs to happen. So what does it look like to set healthy boundaries to help balance your personal life and ministry? This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation about the importance of setting boundaries and for some practical ways you can begin implementing boundaries right now.

Sep 25 2018

43mins

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Rank #14: RYM 062: Sunday School Or Small Groups?

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Is a small groups model better than a Sunday school model? And should your church really consider a shift from Sunday school to small groups? This week, join some of the Orange students team for a candid conversation all about the benefits and drawbacks of both Sunday school and small group strategies, and how to tell whether or not it's time for your ministry to make a shift.

Mar 19 2019

53mins

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Rank #15: RYM 007: How Do I Get Better At Speaking?

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How often do you speak to students? Whether you communicate to students every week, once a month, or just a couple times per year, chances are, as a communicator, you've asked this question: “How do I get better at speaking to students?” Join ministry leaders on this episode for a conversation about getting better as a communicator, and discover practical ways that you can improve as you speak to students.

Oct 17 2017

35mins

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Rank #16: RYM 064: What To Do When Students Find Their Identity In Sports, Band, And More

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Sports and church. We’ve wrestled through this conversation before and we’re back to tackle it again. On this episode, join Stuart Hall, Dan Scott, Ashley Bohinc, and Sarah Anderson for a follow-up conversation on the tensions between church and extracurricular activities, what identity has to do with it, and what youth leaders can do for students who find their identity in sports, band, theater, and more.

Apr 02 2019

55mins

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Rank #17: RYM 073: What Reggie Joiner Is Rethinking About Youth Ministry

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This week, as we kick off Season 3 of Rethinking Youth Ministry, we’re joined by founder and CEO of Orange, Reggie Joiner, and Orange’s Executive Director of Student Strategy, Crystal Chiang. Together, they’ll unpack and discuss several things they’re thinking—or rethinking—about the world of youth ministry today.

Aug 20 2019

52mins

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Rank #18: RYM 060: Coaching SGLs To Show Up Randomly In Students' Lives

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Showing up for students outside of youth group can seem like an overwhelming task for your Small Group Leaders. But the truth is, when we show up in students lives when we don’t have to—when we show up randomly—it can have a huge impact. On this episode, join some of the Orange Students team for a conversation with youth pastor Katie Matsumoto about coaching SGLs to show up randomly and the potential impact it can have in our students’ lives.

Mar 05 2019

31mins

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Rank #19: RYM 053: "I'm Just A Youth Pastor" And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

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“When are you going to be a real pastor?” “If you just teach Sunday School, what else do you do during the week?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” If you're a youth pastor, you've probably been asked these questions before—or maybe you're asking them yourself. How do you answer these questions? This week, join us as we talk about combating misconceptions in youth ministry, building personal confidence, and addressing the lies we tell ourselves about being a youth worker.

Jan 15 2019

42mins

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Rank #20: RYM 004: How Are Middle School And High School Students Different?

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Navigating the tension of how to effectively communicate to and connect with both middle school and high school students can be difficult. If you've ever wondered, “Is it possible to address every kid in every grade?” this episode is for you! In today's episode, ministry leaders talk about the differences between the middle school and high school phases, and why it's important to leverage unique opportunities in each grade that you may never get again.

Sep 26 2017

29mins

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