Ministry Coach

Kristen Lascola

Kristen Lascola from North Coast Church gives weekly insight and tips on how to build healthy leaders, teams and churches in Youth Ministry.

With over 17 years in Student Ministry, Kristen shares her knowledge and experiences and frequently features guests from various ministries, churches and leadership roles so that you can use proven strategies to increase your impact from your leadership role.

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Pride and ministry, unfortunately, can often times go hand in hand.  How can we have a heart of contentment and thankfulness but at the same time want to continue to push ourselves and our ministries to be better?  Today, we take a look at the pride in youth ministry and how it can steal our gratitude.  We also dive into how we can make those adjustments to have the correct focus and mindset.In this season of thankfulness, we wanted to offer our deepest and sincerest thanks to you our listeners & viewers.  There is a lot of work that goes into the planning, filming and editing of this podcast because we want every episode to be full of value and useful resources for you.  Some of you have reached out for a way to contribute to our ministry and up until now, we haven’t had a specific way of doing so.  We have had people send us gifts and gift cards to show their thankfulness and for that we are truly grateful.  Today, we are officially launching a Patreon account for any of you who have gained some value from our podcast and wish to support us financially.  Patreon is a platform that allows patrons to show their support for creators by giving a monthly pledge as a way to say “thank you” and “I support you.” If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachPlease do not feel obligated to give, we will still be putting out the best content we can for as long as we can; however, if it is something you can and want to do, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for all the support you have already given us in your listenership and viewership!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Nov 18

19 min 16 sec

The new year is rapidly approaching so it's time to get your 2022 youth ministry calendar planned out.  In this episode we go over some youth group planning ideas that I use.  We break down the weekly youth group programming and the monthly events that make up our entire student ministry calendar.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Starving 2 Serve / 30 Hour Famine: http://www.outsidethebowl.org/Episodes mentioned: Glowvernighter: https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/9241928Christmas Events: https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/5774977Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Nov 11

29 min 4 sec

Have youth pastors gotten so good at their jobs that they've missed the point of youth ministry? God has given us all gifts and it's our job to use them for our youth group, but do we lean on them too much?  Today's episode is a recalibration of what student ministry is and how we need to approach it - on whose power and on whose authority are we doing ministry?We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Nov 4

32 min 58 sec

Today we discuss 5 simple youth group games that require no prep!  No Prep games are always great to have in your back pocket for your youth ministry because you never know when you might need them!   Make sure you subscribe and follow this show for more student ministry resources!**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OF THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "5 NO PREP GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachGAMES / MATERIALS LIST:1) PSYCHIATRISTNothing :)2) ANIMAL CONCENTRATION- A Pool Noodle (or something similar - even a long sock or jacket would do, or just use your hands like tag)3) BUN SHUFFLE- 1 Chair per person4) HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, CUP- Plastic Cups (or something roughly that size)5) ULTIMATE HOT POTATO- A plastic basket- 2 different colored dodgeballs (or two similar items)Audio Equipment Used in this Episode:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Oct 28

29 min 58 sec

Ultimately, guiding our youth ministry students towards Jesus is always the number one priority in our Sunday and mid-week programs; but, it's always good to have a mission statement (or vision statement) for your student ministry so that you can stay focused on the best ways to get them there.  Vision casting is an excellent way to get your direction and guide your youth group so that there can be purpose to everything you do!  Today, we will be sharing the vision statement for our youth group and what it all means.Books Referenced in this episode:"Sticky Church: Leadership Network Innovation Series" by Larry Osbornehttps://amzn.to/3cNxRbDSign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWEpisodes Referenced in this episode:How Do You Help Your Youth Group Fall In Love With Jesus: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-do-you-help-your-youth-group-fall-in-love-with-jesus/id1507977601?i=1000487340261Going From New Student to Student Leader: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-from-new-student-to-student-leader-in-youth-ministry/id1507977601?i=1000538558071Christian Worldview For Youth Ministry - How to Teach: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christian-worldview-for-youth-ministry-how-to-teach/id1507977601?i=1000478482857We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Oct 21

31 min 43 sec

How do you take a first time visitor in your youth ministry all the way to them being an active, serving student leader?  Today, we go over the road map for how you can help a new student (or even a more consistent student) at youth group become a thriving leader in your student ministry in 5 key steps.  We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Oct 14

25 min 7 sec

If your numbers aren't as good as you'd like them to be, or if you are just looking to grow, there are some things that you may unintentionally be doing that are affecting your youth ministry growth!  In today's episode, we talk about ways you can do some examining of your student ministry to make sure that you aren't making some mistakes which are hindering your youth group's growth potential.Books Referenced in this Podcast:"Didn't See it Coming" by Carey Nieuwhof - https://amzn.to/3uNO48A"Peace With God" by Billy Graham - https://amzn.to/3iBbM3aWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Oct 7

39 min 4 sec

Today, we are talking all about the best tips and tricks for how you can set up portable church successfully.  Even if you aren't having to rent out weekly space to do your youth ministry in a mobile church, some of these tips will be helpful in how you can step up your tech and decor for your current youth room.  For over a decade, our church was renting out a local high school to host our 2 Sunday morning services and our midweek programs were hosted at a completely different building.  Every Sunday, we would have to set everything up and tear everything down and every Tuesday/Wednesday was the same thing.  It was exhausting.  Eventually, we moved into a permanent building, but we will never forget our time of having to do portable church: the lessons learned, the successes, the failures and the appreciation for what we now have.  SHOPPING LIST:TECH:6' Folding Table (You can also check Home Depot, or Walmart for these): https://amzn.to/3ASCBa3PA SystemFender: https://amzn.to/3zWnN93Samson: https://amzn.to/3uqttXVPeavey: https://amzn.to/3m81iJyJBL: https://amzn.to/2Wn5xI6Portable Mini Soundboard: https://amzn.to/39OhiunMini Projector: https://amzn.to/3F5VVTwProjection Screen: https://amzn.to/3F2MPqRStage Lights: https://amzn.to/3EZ03oFFlat Screen TV (sometimes you can get a great price on these during holiday sales, Costco is an option for their returns) : https://amzn.to/3ifoQuUSTAGE:Music Stand: https://amzn.to/3kPD7QAFiddle Leaf Fig: https://amzn.to/3idKwHJBulb Lamp: https://amzn.to/3zWlZgaPipe & Drape: https://amzn.to/3kP0HgmArea Rug (approx. 5'x8') - fit your decorSTORAGE:Storage Bins (quantity depends on how much you need to store): https://amzn.to/2Wm5n3IGAMES:Klask: https://amzn.to/3uvMd8oPing Pong (table not included): https://amzn.to/3B0rbkMAir Hockey: https://amzn.to/3ojQACcFoosball:  https://amzn.to/2ZCuJvvPopular Video Game Consoles:Nintendo Switch: https://amzn.to/3upc8ORPS4 (PS5 preferred if you can afford it): https://amzn.to/3ukxiOcNintendo Wii: https://amzn.to/3kS72rtXBox: https://amzn.to/3umHc1L*DISCLAIMER* These items were listed because of their size/portability/price/brand reputation/reviews.  Before investing into anything, always do your research to see what would work best for YOUR specific situation.  These are meant to be a great starting point, but might not fit every youth group or budget. **This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!**

Sep 30

25 min 28 sec

Love them or hate them, lock ins / overnighters are part of youth ministry.  Today, we're talking about my FAVORITE youth group lock in / overnighter: the GLOWVERNIGHTER.  It's a fun & easy glow in the dark theme that our students love!  We will be discussing planning, games, shopping list, schedule for the event & some of the best strategies to make your student ministry event a great one!  **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - put in the subject "GLOWVERNIGHTER" and we'll send it to you!**This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachCOMPLETE SHOPPING LIST / GAMES SUPPLIES:BLACKLIGHTS (These completely depend on the size of your room, but this is a good starting point if you are looking to buy vs. rent)Blacklight LED Panels 100w (2-Pack): https://amzn.to/3AzUV7NBlacklight LED Light Bar (4-Pack): https://amzn.to/3EFOClnBlacklight LED Bulbs:  https://amzn.to/3tXTptH BLACKLIGHT GLOW FACE PAINT: https://amzn.to/3u2IL4FBLACKLIGHT GLOW BALLOONS: https://amzn.to/2XTmyudGLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALLSRhino Skins 6" Dodgeballs (Glow in the Dark - Set of 6):  https://amzn.to/3AiRkv9Gator Skin 8" Dodgeball (Glow in the Dark - 1): https://amzn.to/3u18KcKGator Skin 6" Dodgeball (Glow in the Dark - 1): https://amzn.to/3lHRINaGLOW STICKS:100 ct. 4” Multi colored: https://amzn.to/3enJMP6500 ct. 8” https://amzn.to/2OAeKIVBLACKLIGHT GLOW TAPE (make sure you get enough for your room size): 6 Colors/6 Rolls 0.6" x 16.5'  https://amzn.to/3ADslSUBLACKLIGHT GLOW BUBBLES: https://amzn.to/3kuHD6X1) THE PURGEBlacklight Glow Balloons: https://amzn.to/2XTmyud2) GLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALL Rhino Skins 6" Dodgeballs (Glow in the Dark - Set of 6):  https://amzn.to/3AiRkv9Gator Skin 8" Dodgeball (Glow in the Dark - 1): https://amzn.to/3u18KcKGator Skin 6" Dodgeball (Glow in the Dark - 1): https://amzn.to/3lHRINa Blacklight Glow Tape - 6 Colors/6 Rolls 0.6" x 16.5'  https://amzn.to/3ADslSU3) SCATTERBALL (Exact same supplies as Dodgeball)Equipment Used in this Episode:Micshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Sep 23

24 min 26 sec

How can we run big ministry with a small budget?  Not all churches are fortunate enough to have mega-church money backing their student ministries; but, whether you have a big youth group or a small one, we have 6 ways to succeed in stretching, strategizing and growing your youth ministry budget.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Sep 16

31 min 33 sec

As youth pastors, we are always encouraging our students to invite their friends to youth group...but are they?  Are they forgetting to ask or do they just not want to ask their friends?  Today, we are taking a look at 5 ways you can motivate students to invite their friends to church.  We will be going through 5 aspects of your youth ministry that may need adjusting to  make your youth group a place where students WANT to invite their friends.  We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!*** This episode was suggested by one of you, our listeners...thank you!! ***Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Sep 2

39 min 35 sec

In this episode, we go over 5 important things that every youth pastor should be doing, if they aren't already.  There are obviously a ton of things that youth ministers need to be doing in student ministry, but today, we are talking about 5 important ones that may get overlooked, but are extremely important.  Make sure you stick to the end for the question of the day, which is a bit of a polarizing topic...We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Aug 26

26 min 30 sec

Icebreaker games can be a fun way to get the energy up in your youth group.  Whether you are using icebreakers as a short game before your main game, or if you are using them for your actual game, they can be super fun!  Today, we are sharing our favorite 5 icebreaker games for student ministry!**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OF THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "5 Icebreakers" and we will send it over to you!**Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachGAMES / MATERIALS LIST:1) CANDYSAURUS REXAssorted Candy: https://amzn.to/2W4Ehy1Painter's Tape: https://amzn.to/2VFd1Tc2) TONGUE TIED Anomia: https://amzn.to/3mfMhGX3) HUMAN PRETZELNone :)4) CUP STACK COMPETITIONRed Cups (Amazon brand): https://amzn.to/3ARg9xrRed Solo Cups: https://amzn.to/3k2ESIE5) SYNC UPNone :)Audio Equipment Used in this Episode:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Aug 19

23 min 23 sec

Whether you are looking to write your own talk sheets based off of your sermons, or if you are looking to add a talk sheet to a curriculum you use, this episode will give you step-by-step directions of how you can write an effective talk sheet for your youth ministry's small groups.  Small group time is one of the most powerful aspects of student ministry programming.  It's so important to make sure your small group leaders are prepared and equipped with thought provoking and engaging questions so that they get the most value out of their time.   We hope these tips and strategies will help you maximize the impact you can have in your youth group.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Sign up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Aug 12

23 min 45 sec

How can we be intentional about not just training the people we work with but actually coaching them?  In student ministry, we feel we are going a good job with our team if we have trained them well; however, can we go to a deeper level with them if we are actually coaching them?  Today, we interview Zac Workun (Co-Host of Youth Ministry Booster podcast) about how to  effectively lead your youth ministry staff by coaching them, as opposed to simply training them. Connect with Zac Workun: Instagram - @zacworkun, @youthministryboosterTwitter - @zacworkun, @ministryboosterFacebook - @zacworkun, @youthministrybooster Website: https://www.youthministrybooster.com/ We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!You can support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachConnect with Kristen Lascola:Instagram - @klascola, @chaosjhFacebook - @klascolaTwitter - @kristenlascolaWebsite: www.kristenlascola.comConnect with Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram - @grandmasterbengalFacebook - @grandmasterbengalAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Aug 5

26 min 36 sec

Why do churches and youth groups make such a big deal about small groups?  Are they valuable?  Are they really necessary?  How would your student ministry benefit from having them?  In this episode, we go over 3 key aspects of small groups and what they can add to the dynamic of your youth ministry.  If you are already doing small groups, this may give you some ideas and perspectives on how to organize them!We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Book referenced in this episode:"Sticky Church" by Larry Osborne - https://amzn.to/3j2BEUXYou can support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jul 29

23 min 53 sec

Summer camp is such an excellent time for building those relationships with our youth group students and helping them grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus!  It's a time when great messages are preached, awesome moments of worship are had, fun games are played and the quality time spent out in nature to unwind and focus on God is unmatched...the camp high is definitely real in student ministry, but how do we keep that momentum going?  Today we look at some ways to make sure that all that momentum isn't lost when we get back from camp and back into our regular youth group program.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!You can support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jul 22

32 min 4 sec

Maybe you need a reminder as to why being a youth pastor, a youth director, a youth minister is the best job in the world!  It can be easy to get discouraged with our jobs and too many bad experiences in youth ministry can cloud our vision and lead to the feelings of burnout and doubt; however, sometimes we just need to stop for a second and realize how amazing our student ministry job really is.  Today, we go over 6 reasons why working as a youth pastor is the best job in the world!  We hope you are encouraged by this episode and can realize all the value you are bringing to your youth group, your community and this broken world.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need. If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!You can support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jul 15

32 min 52 sec

A key ingredient for time management and avoiding  burnout in youth ministry, is understanding prioritization. As Youth Pastors, if we can get our priorities in alignment, we can manage our time better and in turn will love our job that much more!  Check the Links below for the book referenced in this episode! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for more tips and tactics for your Youth Ministry!We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.  If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for those who have submitted!Book referenced in this episode: "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John Maxwellhttps://amzn.to/3hJEz4eAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jul 8

33 min 5 sec

Dodgeball is by far one of the most popular games to play at youth group, but sometimes changing up HOW we play dodgeball, can make it even more fun.  Today we are talking about 7 different dodgeball variation games that you can add to your youth ministry game rotation.  Some of these are a twist on dodgeball while others are completely different but dodgeball "inspired."  See if any of these will work well in your student ministry and let us know which were your group's favorite. **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OF THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "Dodgeball PDF" and we will send it over to you!**Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachGAMES / MATERIALS LIST:Dodgeballs we recommend (indoor):Gator Skin Dodgeballs 6" - https://amzn.to/3Ac2IJfGator Skin Dodgeballs 8" - https://amzn.to/3ydym7oRhino Skin Dodgeballs 6" - https://amzn.to/3w832p3Rhino Skin Dodgeballs 8" - https://amzn.to/2UXJxTdRhino Skin Dodgeballs (Glow in the Dark) - https://amzn.to/3AiRkv9(Outdoor):Go Sports Dodgeballs - https://amzn.to/3y8lUFK Cones - Painter's Tape - https://amzn.to/2VFd1Tc  Sleeping Bags - https://amzn.to/3hnGivN Nail Polish - https://amzn.to/3A9Gibk Colored Paper - https://amzn.to/2TidLjs DODGEBALL T-SHIRT:https://www.etsy.com/listing/912628203/dodgeball-have-a-nice-day-t-shirt?ref=shop_home_active_18Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jul 1

31 min 18 sec

This episode is Part 2 of 2 on 9 traits of an effective leader.  Youth pastors are notoriously "thrown into the deep end" when it comes to leading a student ministry.  No coach, no mentor, no support - just figure out how to swim...and that's hard!  Do you know how to be a leader?  Are you born with those leadership skills?  Can you learn those leadership traits?  Does being a leader need to be taught and refined?  For youth ministers to be effective and have leadership that's sustainable, intentionally learning, exercising and sharpening those skills is critical. In today's episode we talk about the last 4 (of 9) leadership skills that any valuable and effective leader should have, but specifically how it relates to being a leader in youth ministry.  We all want to be great leaders, we want to be effective communicators, we want to have high functioning teams, we want to be able to implement vision, we want our youth ministry to be a thriving and healthy community....and effective leadership practices are the only way to accomplish those goals.This episode was inspired by a candid email we were sent from one of our listeners about his beginning stages of being a youth pastor.  We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach you may not have, but desperately need.  If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for listening!Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QW===================================================This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jun 24

23 min 29 sec

This episode is Part 1 of 2 on 9 traits of an effective leader.  Youth pastors are notoriously "thrown into the deep end" when it comes to leading a student ministry.  No coach, no mentor, no support - just figure out how to swim...and that's hard!  Do you know how to be a leader?  Are you born with those leadership skills?  Can you learn those leadership traits?  Does being a leader need to be taught and refined?  For youth ministers to be effective and have leadership that's sustainable, intentionally learning, exercising and sharpening those skills is critical.  In today's episode we talk about the first 5 leadership skills that any valuable and effective leader should have, but specifically how it relates to being a leader in youth ministry.  We all want to be great leaders, we want to be effective communicators, we want to have high functioning teams, we want to be able to implement vision, we want our youth ministry to be a thriving and healthy community....and effective leadership practices are the only way to accomplish those goals.This episode was inspired by a candid email we were sent from one of our listeners about his beginning stages of being a youth pastor.  We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful content on a weekly basis to be that coach you may not have, but desperately need.  If you have a story to share or have an episode idea, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Thank you for listening!Books referenced in this episode: "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegiehttps://amzn.to/3iKqXaY"Peace with God: The Secret of Happiness" by Billy Grahamhttps://amzn.to/3wyMZBz"Sticky Church: Leadership Network Innovation Series" by Larry Osbornehttps://amzn.to/3cNxRbD"Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the same Page"https://amzn.to/3wJ9eVL"Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church" by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder & Brad M. Griffinhttps://amzn.to/3wyOfENPlease support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QW===================================================This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jun 17

34 min 31 sec

How do we get parents more involved and connected to our youth ministry?  Sometimes parents seem like strangers in a car that drop off and pick up their students for youth group.  Are you are looking to just increase communication and ministry awareness with parents?  Are you trying to get parents to be more actively involved in helping with your youth ministry on a Sunday or a midweek program day? Or maybe, as a youth director, are you are just flat out afraid of parents??  Today, we take a look at 8 different ways that we can increase the engagement of parents in student ministry.  Some of the topics we cover in this episode are: Having parents as small group leaders, communication with parents, having parents drive for you to events, security - medical - parking teams, donation sign ups, the golden hour of youth group and church and hosting events.  Having parental support in your ministry is game changing, so making sure that parents are actively involved in our ministry can take student participation to the next level.  Don't neglect parents - youth pastors don't just minister to youth, they should be ministering to the whole family!Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jun 10

34 min 17 sec

Youth group games are an excellent way to build community inside of your youth ministry.  Unfortunately, not every youth group game goes with every group of students and not every game will automatically be a success; however, there are some things we can do to maximize the fun and energy of our youth ministry games.  Today, we are covering 8 areas for leveling up student ministry games so that we can increase the overall experience and relationship connections for our students.   Don't let awkward youth group game fails become the norm in your ministry, let's start to perfect the art of game execution!Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWTo celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner.*Weekly winner (4/22/2021-6/10/2021) receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt**Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jun 3

29 min 17 sec

In today's episode, we talk about some fun youth group games that will help students get to know each other better.  It's that time of the year when a lot of youth ministries are promoting kids up a grade and you might have some new faces in your group. These student ministry games are a nice change of pace for everyone to get to know each other in a way that's not super awkward.  Not only will these "get to know each other games" help the students connect, but it helps the leaders and students connect as well.**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OF THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com**Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWTo celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner.*Weekly winner (4/22/2021-6/10/2021) receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt**Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

May 27

17 min 21 sec

As youth pastors, we often find ourselves in a season of frustration.  Whether it's from an unsupportive senior pastor, difficult students, difficult parents, low turnouts, lack of overall support or just flat out being attacked by the enemy.  How can we find motivation during these times?  Today, we talk about 7 ways to navigate these tough student ministry seasons to come out victorious on the other side.  Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWBook referenced in this episode: 200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One: Creating a Life of Meaning and Influence by Shawn WoodTo celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner.*Weekly winner (4/22/2021-6/10/2021) receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt**Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

May 20

32 min

Summer camp is one of the most effective ways of building relationships with students...but it can also be super expensive and not exactly budget friendly for your youth group.  In this episode, we give 8 tips on how to keep cost low for your summer camp so that students, parents and the church can afford it.  If you aren't doing a summer camp this year, these will be great ideas to keep in mind even for winter camp or to start planning for next year so you can do camp on a budget and not break the bank!Here are some other episodes which can help with your student ministry summer camp planning:* EPISODE #042:  Church Camp Planning for Youth Ministry: Pre-Packaged vs. DIY??* EPISODE #043: DIY Church Camp Planning - Youth Ministry Summer Camp CHECKLIST!* EPISODE #044: Best Games for Summer Camp: 14 Fun Camp Game Ideas* EPISODE #048: Surviving Youth Ministry Summer Camp: Youth Pastor's GuideTo celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner.*Weekly winner (4/22/2021-6/10/2021) receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt**Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

May 13

30 min 2 sec

Whether you are looking to level up your game as a small group leader or you are a youth pastor leading a small group team, today's episode will give you a great framework for improving your youth group's Bible study time!  We have 6 categories to work on so that you can build better connections with your students and keep your time productive.  Here are some other episodes which can help with your student ministry leader training:* EPISODE #011: How to Recruit the Right Volunteers for Youth Ministry* EPISODE #024: Raising Up Leaders in Student Ministry (How to Duplicate Yourself)* EPISODE #031:  Training Your Volunteers (Part 1 of 2): Acclimating them to your team* EPISODE #032: Training Your Volunteers (Part 2 of 2): 4 Week Training Overview* EPISODE #033: The 3 C's of Leadership: Qualities to Seek in Your Team* EPISODE #045: Preventing Your Volunteers from Burning Out in Youth MinistryTo celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner. *Weekly winner (4/22/2021-6/10/2021) receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt **Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

May 6

36 min 1 sec

The midweek program for your youth ministry is probably your biggest turnout of the week. Today we are sharing some best tips and strategies to make your youth group night run smoothly so that students can have fun, connect, build relationships and worship Jesus.  If you are feeling confused or stuck on how to make your student ministry more fun and effective or maybe you are just looking for some new ideas to try in your midweek program, then this episode is for you!   Build a youth ministry that students will want to bring their friends to!To celebrate our 50th Episode (Up Front Games), we are having a giveaway! Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner. *Weekly winner receives:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt. **Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)HOW TO ENTER:It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to).FOR COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES, READ THE DESCRIPTION HERE:https://youtu.be/PAV04poXRswThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Apr 29

33 min 53 sec

** 50th Episode Giveaway!!  Details below! **To celebrate our 50th Episode, we are having a giveaway over the next 50 Days!  Once per week, we will be randomly selecting 1 winner and on the 50th day, we will be selecting our Grand Prize winner.  *Weekly winner receives: - 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt.  **Grand Prize winner (announced on 6-11-2021) will receive:- 1 "SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DONUT SHOP. GO TO CHURCH." T-Shirt- $50.00 Gift Card to EastWestAvenue.com- $50.00 Amazon Gift Card(Total Value of $124.95)OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE GIVEAWAY:HOW TO ENTER: It's very simple, send us an email at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com with the subject line: FREE 50 (Please include your name, church name and location and what age group you minister to). Additional Entries: 1) If you comment on the "Question of the Day" on our YouTube Channel for this episode, you will get 5 additional entries.2) Leave a review on our podcast channel, take a screen shot of it and email it to us with your entry at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and you will get 25 additional entries!!!- Free to enter.- You may only enter via email one time.- You may only leave one comment for the Question of the Day per video released during this giveaway period (4-22-2021 through 6-11-2021) for a total of 7 comments over the 7 episodes released. (35 additional entries)- You may only leave one review. (25 additional entries)- You may only win one of the weekly giveaways one time; however, a weekly winner will still be eligible for the Grand Prize on the last day (6-11-2021).- Last day to enter the giveaway is 6-10-2021 (any submissions entered after that will automatically be disqualified).- Only U.S. Residents with U.S. mailing addresses may apply- This giveaway contest is run only by Ministry Coach Podcast.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, YouTube or Amazon. YouTube and Amazon have no involvement in this giveaway contest, they are not sponsors and they are released of any liability related to this giveaway contest.- All entries must comply with YouTube's Community Guidelines listed here otherwise. your entry will be disqualified: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/policies/community-guidelines/- Ministry Coach Podcast will send out to the winner's after they have given a physical mailing address to send prizes to.- Any information collected (email, address, etc.) will not be sold to any 3rd party & will only be used for communication in regards to this giveaway contest & potential Ministry Coach Podcast emailing list.  You may be removed from the emailing list at any time.It's always good to have a variety of games for youth group to play at church - some can be run around type youth ministry games and others, like today's episode, can simply be up front games.  These might be a better option for kids who aren't looking to burn energy by getting hit in the face with a dodgeball.  Stage games can still be super energetic and are some of the funnest ones we play in our student ministry.   If you'd like to have a PDF of these games so that it's readily available to you, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for more tips and tactics for your Youth Ministry!This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoach*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Apr 22

27 min 35 sec

Being a woman in youth ministry comes with a different set of challenges.  In today's episode, we have a candid conversation about what being a female youth pastor is like and some of the struggles women in ministry face.  Whether you are a male or female in youth ministry, this episode will be an interesting one for you to check out.  Please support us by signing up for a FREE Audible Trial here: https://amzn.to/30XN0QWBooks Mentioned in this Episode: 1) The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight***Audible Version: The Blue Parakeet2) Gender Roles and the People of God: Rethinking What We were Taught About Men and Women in the Church by Alice MathewsThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Apr 15

34 min 37 sec

Youth ministry summer camps can be so impactful to your youth group with the connections made not only between leaders and students, but between the students and also between leaders.  The downside is: church camp can be rough.  Lack of sleep, lack of comfort, lack of personal space, etc.  In this episode, we discuss some ways to make your student ministry camp experience as enjoyable as possible for you and your leaders which, in turn, will help you be at the top of your game for your students.This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachRECOMMENDED PRODUCTS REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE: BOX FAN: https://amzn.to/31WrFZaSLEEP HEADPHONES: https://amzn.to/3tcQiMYVELLUX BLANKET: https://amzn.to/3rXYbofSANS BUG TENT: https://amzn.to/3wwEQy5TWIN AIR MATTRESS: https://amzn.to/39UWBxnMATTRESS PUMP: https://amzn.to/3d08aFnLED LIGHTS: https://amzn.to/3muCivRPERSONAL COOLER: https://amzn.to/3sVTdcWHAND FROTHER: https://amzn.to/3d07O1GLUGGAGE LOCK (Combination): https://amzn.to/2RhuBgVFEBREZE (Gain): https://amzn.to/3uC36NxFEBREZE (Pet Odor): https://amzn.to/3dIDnMjANTIBACTERIAL SOAP: https://amzn.to/2RiE6wkDISENFECTANT WIPES: https://amzn.to/31TdsflAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Apr 8

31 min 15 sec

For youth pastors to have a successful student ministry, communication needs to be very clear and consistent.  In today's episode, we go over 8 areas of communication which will help improve your youth ministry and establish excellent relationships with parents.  Some of the topics we will be covering are: gathering parent contact info, student info cards, email distribution lists, websites, calendars, info tables, flyers, how to add personal touches to win over parents and much more! This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Apr 2

27 min 34 sec

Sometimes it’s nice to play youth group games and not have to spend the entire day planning them.  Today, we are going over our favorite LOW PREP Youth Ministry Games.. These might require some equipment or possibly a little work, but are generally very easy and FUN to pull off for your Student Ministry. If you'd like to have a PDF of these games (with their rules) so that it's readily available to you, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for more tips and tactics for your Youth Ministry!   *Check out Episode #037: Youth Group Games – 7 No Prep Games for Youth Group for games that require NO EQUIPMENT AT ALL!! *Be sure to check out COVID-19 Bonus Episode 003 for MORE socially distanced games! *Finally, listen to our COVID-19 Bonus Episode 004 for socially distanced WATER games! This episode is also available at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoach Audio Equipment: Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USB https://amzn.to/3eWUWrk Digital Recorder - Zoom H4n https://amzn.to/3eXmvkj Pop Filters https://amzn.to/2ApEz7M Mic Stands - Pyle https://amzn.to/2Zrwat2 Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcro https://amzn.to/2AvjhWw XLR Cables https://amzn.to/2VI4uiy   *This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Mar 25

35 min 32 sec

Burnout is a real thing and it happens all the time to those working in ministry.  As a Youth Pastor, there are steps you can take to help prevent burnout occurring in your volunteers so that they feel equipped, energized, cared for and ready to go.  Since volunteers are so crucial to any ministry, it's so incredibly important to make sure that they don't suffer from fatigue or undue frustration.  Today, we discuss 6 great ways youth pastors can help volunteer staff avoid getting stressed out in student ministry.  This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mounthttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Mar 18

30 min 58 sec

For a FREE PDF of this weeks games list with instructions, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com In this episode, which is part 3 of our 3 part series, we go over the best games for Summer Camp.  If you are looking for some fun camp game ideas, we break them down in categories of: Night Games, Field Games, Up in Front Games and finally Free Time Activity Games.   This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachGAMES / MATERIALS LIST1) Leader Hunt - No materials.2) Operation: Night Scramble- Tons of Glow Sticks100 ct. 4” Multi colored: https://amzn.to/3enJMP6500 ct. 8” https://amzn.to/2OAeKIV400 ct. Minis https://amzn.to/3rBiN6uLong Soccer Socks: https://amzn.to/3lfcS4NPool Noodles: https://amzn.to/3chIl1TBuckets: https://amzn.to/3izZdT13) DodgeballRhino Skin 6” https://amzn.to/30tepunRhino Skin 7” https://amzn.to/2ODYiaLDodgeballs 7” Inflatable: https://amzn.to/3cn9NvlGator Skin 6” : https://amzn.to/3tkcrJhGator Skin 7” https://amzn.to/3l0ldJmCones:  https://amzn.to/2BtSp9K4) Flag TagFlag Football Belts: https://amzn.to/3t6t9ePCones:  https://amzn.to/2BtSp9K5) Color WarsPowder Bulk: https://amzn.to/3qzoRLpPowder Packets: https://amzn.to/38s7u96Buckets:  https://amzn.to/3izZdT1  6) Kajabe Can CanYoga Ball: https://amzn.to/2ZwGxvJInner Tube: https://amzn.to/3v9fghQPlastic Trash CanRope: https://amzn.to/3va4QhY7) Earth BallEarth Ball 60" or 72": https://amzn.to/3l4cGVB Cones:  https://amzn.to/2BtSp9K8) Don't Forget the LyricsNo materials9) Talent ShowScore Cards: https://amzn.to/2OFPwJ810) Take a Chance Do a DanceScore Cards: https://amzn.to/2OFPwJ811) Ultimate Steal the BaconInner Tube: https://amzn.to/3v9fghQ12) Ultimate Belly FlopScore Cards: https://amzn.to/2OFPwJ813) King of the HillInner Tubes: https://amzn.to/3v9fghQ14) 9 Square9 Square: https://amzn.to/3t7d6xjBalls: https://amzn.to/3chL3EEKan Jam: https://amzn.to/3l6mP44Ladder Ball: https://amzn.to/2OLrYTqHorseshoes: https://amzn.to/3bAjVliSpike Ball: https://amzn.to/3bxv7z1*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which means if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Mar 11

32 min 59 sec

***Email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com for THE ULTIMATE Youth Ministry Summer Camp CHECKLIST!***  Last week we went over the pros and cons of Prepackaged Camps vs. DIY Camps.  This week, we go through the ultimate checklist for DIY Church Camp Planning to make your week go as smoothly as possible.  In this episode, we go over from start to finish the planning, promotion and best practices for your Do-It-Yourself camp to save you time and headaches.  Topics covered: Location selection, picking your date, calculating the cost, communication and promotion, key people you will need to bring, planning for meals and recreation, supplies you need to bring, packing lists and so much more!This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Mar 4

39 min 42 sec

Are you trying to decide between a Pre-Packaged Camp or a DIY Camp?  Today we take a look at the pros and cons of both.  This is the 1st in a 3 part series we will be covering for church camp ideas.  This episode compares several aspects of both styles of camp to see which may be right for your youth ministry.  Does your youth group prefer larger or smaller camps?  Do you want to take on the work involved in setting up and planning a summer camp?  Do you have reasonable driving access to a pre-packaged camp?  Do you have the staffing and resources to take on a Do-it-yourself style camp?  Hopefully, as we go through some of the pros and cons you can decide which Christian camp style is right for you, your leaders, and your student ministry.This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Feb 25

27 min 24 sec

Service projects can be an excellent way of not just serving your community, but also growing your youth group in their discipleship, their compassion for others and their connection to each other.  Today we list 6 different service project ideas that you can implement into your youth ministry that will impact your youth group and your community.  Last week's episode was all about how to start and run a student leadership team in your youth ministry and as an extension to that,  service projects can be a great option for your student leadership team or your youth group in general.***For FREE Application Templates, Job Descriptions, Reference Forms and Student Leadership Powerpoint Slides,  EMAIL US AT: MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com ***This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Feb 18

29 min 56 sec

If you are looking to start a student leadership team in your youth ministry or maybe you are just looking to refresh your current student leadership program in your youth group, this episode is going to help you do that from start to finish.  In this podcast, you will learn how to announce your student leadership team, see who should be eligible to join student leadership, how to make the new leadership team announcement both official and special, the overview of how to conduct a student leadership meeting, how to put an emphasis on service, some job options for the kids in student leadership, service projects, what some good Bible study ideas and curriculums there are, what the point and value of student leadership is, some of the fruit of student leadership and how to create a tight knit core group of kids that are inclusive, service oriented and on fire for God!***For FREE Application Templates, Job Descriptions, Reference Forms and Student Leadership Powerpoint Slides,  EMAIL US AT: MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com ***Recommended Books for Student Leadership Group Study:Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex & Brett HarrisCrazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis ChanNot a Fan: What does it really mean to follow Jesus? by Kyle IdlemanHelp! I'm a Student Leader by Doug FieldsAdditional Book mentioned in this podcast:Purpose Driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth by Doug Fields*** Audible Version: Purpose Driven Youth MinistryThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Feb 11

32 min 54 sec

It's hard to ever be fully prepared for any job you are just beginning, but as the years go by, you learn valuable information and experience that you only wish someone had told you about before you began your journey.  Today, we talk about 5 things I wish I knew before I became a Youth Pastor.  Also, make sure you stick around to the end of the video to hear the new "Question of the Day!"  If you'd like to give YOUR answer to the question, you can either comment in our YouTube video of this episode, OR email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - we would love to hear from you!This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Feb 4

29 min 32 sec

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin.  If you are feeling overwhelmed with your workload in youth ministry, this might be a good time to take a look at how well you are planning your weeks.  In today's episode, we give practical time management tips and strategies so that you can be more productive at work.  When your days are dictated by the urgent rather than the important, you will never get ahead so this will hopefully serve as an eye opener on how to get more done in your ministry and how to avoid procrastination.This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jan 28

35 min 46 sec

We've all been there...your message is ready to go, worship is dialed in, you have all of your announcements in order and all of a sudden you realize !!!!!!  You have no game planned!!!  That's okay, we've got you covered!  In this episode, we talk about 7 easy and fun NO PREP games for your youth group.   If you'd like to have a PDF of these games (with their rules) so that it's readily available to you, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!  Be sure to SUBSCRIBE for more tips and tactics for your Youth Ministry!  *Be sure to check out COVID-19 Bonus Episode 003 for MORE socially distanced games!*Finally, listen to our COVID-19 Bonus Episode 004 for socially distanced WATER games!This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jan 21

30 min 39 sec

What's the #1 reason students don't come back to your youth ministry?  Getting kids to come to your youth ministry is usually a top priority but getting them to stay needs to be equally important.  Today we are talking about some of the best practices for getting new students connected to your youth group.  We also go over some of the things you shouldn't be doing that can drive them away!  ***BONUS: Make sure you listen to the end where we give you an excellent experiential training exercise for your student leadership team!!***0:00 - INTRO2:17 - BEING PRESENT IN THE YOUTH ROOM2:57 - GREET THE PARENT(S) AND STUDENTS3:54 - GIVE A TOUR6:05 - GIVE THEM ANY HANDOUTS & INFO CARD10:51 - CONNECT THEM WITH STUDENTS13:10 - HAVE THINGS FOR THEM TO DO15:38 - DON'T LEAVE THEM OUT17:30 - THE #1 REASON STUDENTS DON'T COME BACK21:22 - DON'T SPOTLIGHT A NEW STUDENT24:59 - PLACING THEM IN A SMALL GROUP27:38 - FOLLOW UP36:30 - BONUS: STUDENT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCEThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jan 14

39 min 49 sec

A New Year, a new budget in your Youth Ministry!  In today's episode we talk all about how to plan your budget so that you can do the big events you want to do (camps, retreats, missions trips, outreach events, etc.) as well as the week to week needs to maintain your ministry (Bibles for students, game supplies, incidentals, etc.). We also talk about the best practices to make sure that you come out in the black and how to steward your money the right way.0:00 - INTRO 5:14 - WHEN TO ASK FOR A BUDGET INCREASE7:34 - WHAT DO I WANT TO DO THIS YEAR 9:50 - PLANNING FOR CAMPS12:39 - LEADER APPRECIATION13:50 - THE FOUR ACCOUNTS TO SPLIT YOUR BUDGET INTO14:53 - WHAT IMPROVEMENTS DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR YOUTH ROOM15:24 - SUBSCRIPTIONS15:40 - MONTHLY CHECKS & UPDATES17:41 - CHARITY & GIVING20:28 - SNACK SHACK & MAKING MONEY25:25 - WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FROM YOUR CHURCH/PASTOR?Compassion International - Sponsor a Child with your Youth MinistryThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Jan 7

26 min 35 sec

Back in Episode 027, we shared some embarrassing moments and ministry fails with you guys and today we are back sharing more, but this time they are from YOUR submissions!  Thank you for those of you who contributed!!!  Stick around until the end to hear some more bloopers from this podcast as well.  Enjoy!To contact us, please email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.comThis episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Dec 2020

9 min 30 sec

In our last two episodes, we discussed onboarding your new volunteers as well as getting them trained...as a bonus, today we are talking about the Three  C's of Leadership: Character, Chemistry and Competency and how seeking these qualities in your staff can help you have the most effective team in your youth ministry.Be sure to check out Episode #031: Training Your Volunteers Part 1 of 2 - Onboarding & Acclimation to your Team as well as Episode #032: Training Your Volunteers Part 2 of 2 - 4 Week Training Overview.Also, be sure to check out Episode #011, where we covered the best way to find the RIGHT volunteers for your ministry.   This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Dec 2020

23 min 20 sec

**For a FREE PDF of the Student Ministry Volunteer Application, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and we will send one to you!** Now that you have your volunteer(s) onboarded and acclimated to your team, it's time to train them the right way.  In today's episode, we go over  the 4 week training schedule of how to get your new volunteer(s) ready and able to be an effective part of your team.  If you missed Part 1 of this 2 part series, check out Episode #031 - Training Your Volunteers Part 1 of 2 - Onboarding & Acclimation to your Team.Also, be sure to check out Episode #011, where we covered the best way to get the RIGHT volunteers for your ministry.   This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Dec 2020

35 min 7 sec

**For a FREE PDF of the Student Ministry Volunteer Application, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and we will send one to you!** Back in Episode #011, we covered the best way to get the RIGHT volunteers for your ministry and today we are taking that to the next level by going over some best practices of onboarding and training your new volunteers.  Since volunteers are paramount to the health and success of your ministry, you want to make sure they are given the best acclimation and training when transitioning onto your team.  This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Dec 2020

20 min 15 sec

When it comes to our PERSONAL Social Media accounts, we have the freedom to post whatever we want...right?  Today, we are taking a look at what Social Media looks like for Youth Pastors and staff and where can we draw that line of what we post or comment on.This episode is also available at our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/ministrycoachAudio Equipment:Microphones - Audio Technica ATR2100x USBhttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorder - Zoom H4nhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Stands - Pylehttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mount Knox / Lyrcrohttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWwXLR Cableshttps://amzn.to/2VI4uiy*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*

Nov 2020

25 min 26 sec