Episode 22: Long-Term Youth Ministry

Grab that coffee, turn up the volume, and join in the conversation as Mark and Evan start a survey of what it means to have a Long-Term Youth Ministry. Are we in it for the moment, or for the years to come for our student’s souls? Do we live life to the fullest, or are we living in light of eternity? What is the balance of short-term and long-term evaluations of youth ministry? That is exactly what Mark and Evan discuss in this episode!

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Episode 21: Worship [feat. Shawn Clarke]

In this episode, we have a very special guest joining us: Shawn Clarke. Shawn is the Pastor of Music and Worship at Bethel Community Church in Chicago, IL. Shawn gives us a rich practical theology of Worship Ministry, why it matters, and how we should implement it in our Youth Ministries. Grab a cuppa joe, take a listen and join in the conversation!

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Student Ministry needs Expository Preaching, period.

“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

When I look at this verse, it’s easy to quickly see how scary it can be to be a teacher of God’s Word and in one sense, it should put us in a place of fear and trembling. But this verse also carries a sense of emboldenment to preach the Word to all who will hear.

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