The Young Life Podcast
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A show about a revolutionary mission, and the stories of the pioneers, like you, who live it.
||Clean#39 Nashville’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza (with Eve Sarrett + special guests)||Our latest #ExploreYL campaign took place in Nashville, TN, where Young Life has a 50-year presence locally — It’s a 50 year extravaganza! Alex Lewis joins to discuss the vlogs, linked below (1:50), then we sit down with David Ott and...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 No Soloists In The Kingdom (with Dr. Darrell Guder)||What is God's Mission for us today? How is it challenged by problems and/or informed by history? Today, the formation of ‘witnessing communities’ with Dr. Darrell Guder. Dr. Guder is the emeritus professor of missional and ecumenical...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 When You Develop People & Ministry, Clarity Is King (with Art Williams)||Whether speaking about the intentional development of people, building a thriving ministry, or the success of Denver's ELDI (Emerging Leaders Development Initiative), Art Williams (Multi-Ethnic Coordinator for the NW Division) believes that clarity is..||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 Getting Medieval With Discipleship (with Crystal Kirgiss)||Today, a refreshing look at Young Life's intentional, timeless, and essential discipleship efforts with Crystal Kirgiss (Young Life's VP of Discipleship). We're becoming more like Jesus by...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35 To Serve & Suffer: One Year After Maria||One year ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. Today, one perspective from the many heroes in Puerto Rico who continued to bring light into darkness in the aftermath of a historic storm. Today, our prayers go out to all...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 Chuck’s Vision For A Life Worth Living||Today, a conversation with Young Life pioneer Chuck Reinhold, whose recent book A Life Worth Living details the principles that produced a fruitful ministry spanning four decades and multiple continents. Learn more: www.ChuckReinhold.comChuck’s...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 #BestWeekofYourLife (with Alex Lewis + Tom Wilson)||“Young Life is not a ministry of moments, but a ministry that walks with people through various moments.” -Alex Lewis In our Season 1 finale, Alex Lewis (Digital Marketing Specialist) joins the show to recap the #TheBestWeekofYourLife...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 Breaking The Rock||“A picture I have of the African women … is that she’s carrying the continent on her shoulders.” —Dyan Larmey Today, stories of redemption, hope, and empowerment from Africa’s ministry to women. Links: Karama Collection Young...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31 Incarnational Supervision (Part II, with John Evans)||“Supervision is an underutilized avenue to care for and develop people in ministry." John Evans (Sr. Dir. of Advanced Training) has made a career of creating safe spaces for people to learn how to grieve their losses. In Part I of our...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 Marrying Spiritual Health & Emotional Maturity (Part I, with John Evans)||John Evans (Sr. Dir. of Advanced Training) has made a career of creating safe spaces for people to learn how to grieve their losses. This week, he teaches us how to be congruent (Part I) and to lead others from a place of health and emotional maturity..||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 I Feel Seen: A Portrait of Latino Student Staff||Rites of passage are effective ways to bless young people as they complete formative experiences and move onto the next chapter of their lives. Today, we drop in on one of Young Life’s most revolutionary training programs, Latino Student Staff, to...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 'Easy Now' (with Sawyer)||Our #songofsummer series features a camp musician(s) breaking down the music and message of their favorite song to play at camp. Today, Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey of Sawyer (@thebandSawyer) share about their song, ‘Easy Now’. Tomorrow, they fly to..||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 Caught Up & Compelled (with Chicago's Junior Board)||Most of our Young Life staff, leaders, and stakeholders serve on teams. So, what makes them great? Today, an example of a caught up & compelled team: The Young Life Chicagoland Junior Board. Between Jon Houghton (Regional Director, Chicagoland...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26 'Live Forever' (with Drew Holcomb)||Since Young Life is in ‘his blood,’ Drew and Ellie Holcomb have felt right at home sharing their songs over nine summers of camp, lifting up themes like solidarity, romance, and honesty, alongside the message of Gods’ love for young people....||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#25 Choosing Depth (with Tracey Meeks)||Young Life is moving forward by going deeper into an authentic relationship with Jesus. Tracey Meeks (Young Life Staff, Towson, MD) has modeled how to choose depth. Today, her journey.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMove Forward — Young Life's Day of Prayer||#YLPray||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24 People Who Go (with Chad Edwards)||This Saturday (4/21) is 'Move Forward', a global prayer walk for all of Young Life. Today, check out how Chad walks and prays, and listen for how you can join in this Saturday, and pray the Forward movement into reality. #YLPray||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 A Great Unfinished Symphony (with Steve Chesney)||In 41-month long summer assignments, Steve Chesney (Senior Reginal Director, Tennessee) has picked up a few nuts and bolts, some beautiful stories, as well as some timely advice for those embarking on 'the best week/month of their life'. In 60...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 Chosen & Called (with Luma Haddad)||“Do not lose hope. Do not give up. Do not do this alone.” Luma Haddad (Area Director, South Bay Young Life) brings her wonderful perspective on thriving in an under-resourced area for 17 years. Her thoughts on ministry, rest, training, and...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#21 A Sending Place (with Craig Mawhinney in N. Ireland)||Today, a journey to the heart of Northern Ireland, a place with a legacy of sending it's best leaders out to change the world. Craig Mawhinney (Northern Ireland's Country Developer) helps us discover how they did it in the past, and how we can do it...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 Raise Your Cultural Intelligence (with Dr. David Livermore)||Embracing true kingdom diversity in mission requires growth in cultural intelligence. Dr. David Livermore runs The Cultural Intelligence Center (culturalq.com), and today he leads us in a discussion about achieving and sustaining kingdom diversity at...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 15,001 Leadership Trees||Young Life in Africa/Middle East has grown tremendously since it launched less than 20 years ago in one country with a single high school ministry. Today, we explore how this movement has grown so fast, when the leaders of it intentionally move slow....||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Crush Your Freshman Year (Young Life College/Univ. Panel)||It's important to have a "constellation of Yodas" as you prepare for college. Today, a panel of College Directors discuss how YOU can crush your freshmen year, or prepare people you lead to eventually do so. Topics include pressure, relationships,...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 No One Told Me In High School (with Mike & Shari Gaffney)||Today, an exploration into the world of Young Life College/University and the lives of a few of those who have been drastically impacted by the ministry. With different ages and perspectives, our guests have one thing in common — no one told them in..||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 The Whole Cup (with Lyn Ten Brink)||Does your leadership include building a culture where people are comfortable to learn? Do most leaders think of themselves as followers and learners — in addition to being leaders? Lyn Ten Brink (@lyn10brink) certainly does. Her beliefs about...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Feels Like Momentum||Annie Udell joins for a short look back at some favorite moments from our first fall of shows, including an update on #2 and #11. Then, we kick off a momentous 2018 with our first call-in show, featuring pioneers from around the world! Finally, Sean...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Made For This (Part II)||Aswan Morris (Regional Director — Manhattan) is on the show to finish a conversation about building Young Life's future by looking closely at three pages from the past. The second installment of this episode includes a new special (surprise) guest...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Made For This (Part I)||Jeff Chesemore’s (Senior Editor) book Made For This is packed with the radical history of Young Life. Today, Aswan Morris (Regional Director — Manhattan) joins the show to discuss how the past helps us build the future, including a drop in with a...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Better Together (with Kristy Fox)||Instead of seeking balance, Kristy Fox (Regional Director — South Coast Region) creates margins in her life. Her experiences as a leader, a woman, and a mother in ministry allow us to hear a perspective becoming an organization where men and women...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 A Retrograde Call (with Scott Berg)||Whose responsibility is it to start Young Life in places it doesn't exist? Upon investigating, we found the answer in an unexpected place. Join us in a conversation with Scott Berg (Regional Director — Moutain State Region) and a few special guests,..||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Kid, You're Going To Do Well (with Veronica Tutaj)||Andre went to camp, but remembers nothing about it. This week, we explore why by diving into the generational effect of YoungLives with Veroinca Tutaj (YoungLives Divisional Coordinator, South Central), and some very special guests. We're...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 What's God's Favorite Color? (with Julie Clapp)||Did you enjoy your middle school years? For most, this time period gets a bad rap. Julie Clapp (Mission Director of WyldLife), however, has a different vision for what comes after elementary school and before high school. She has hope, and so can you...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Warm Is the New Cool (with Dr. Kara Powell)||L.A. is warm, and warm is the new cool. This week, we journey to the Greater L.A. Young Life Summit (#LAYL17), with an interview from one of the keynote speakers, Dr. Kara Powell (Fuller Youth Institute.) Check out Dr. Powell's work here, including...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Go Build It||Do you build community the summer staff way? How do summer staff coordinators do what we all try to do everyday? Today, we take a dive into the world of summer staff with Josh Griffin (VP— Strategy), Anneke Brown (RD— Capital Region), and a...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 A Recurring Dream (with Carolina Pujol)||Carolina Pujol (Regional Director— Patagonia) brings her rich perspective on life, leadership, and Young Life. She proposes the simplest, but most profound question, one you might consider today— ‘Why not me if He called me?’ We’re...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Be Here Now (with Newt Crenshaw)||A ‘fireside chat’ with our president, Newt Crenshaw, including reflections on this ‘freshmen’ year, early wins in the Forward movement, actively shaping Young Life’s culture, and his willingness to take a hit, if necessary. We’re...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Welcome Home (with Chad Sievert)||Annie Udell (ARD— Chiacgoland Region) joins the show to discuss Young Life's radical camping experience, including what made her summer at Clearwater Cove feel like 'home'. Then, Chad Sievert (VP— Camping), discusses camping's 2017 impact, some...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Built for This? (with Ken Tankersley)||Ken Tankersley (SVP— Global Innovation & Training) knows we are made for this, but are we ‘built’ for this? That requires life on life training, a posture of innovation, and focus on some key roles in the mission. You can hit us up on...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 What the King has Spoken||Owen Apfel's Young Life leaders saw him not as someone to do ministry to, but with. The result? He made history in the mission of Young Life, but really, his story has just begun. In this episode, we consider the beautiful and effective results of...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Playing in the Company of Three (with Donna Hatasaki)||After a few introductory remarks, Donna Hatasaki debuts The Young Life Podcast with a masterful discussion on prayer, including a compelling encouragement to sustain our mission with an engine of silence and solitude with God. We're...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Helpful & inspiring!
These podcasts encourage me about the future of Young Life & help me in my personal ministry as well.
It's already my favorite podcast!
It launched today and my hope is to be a future leader! I hope that these are posted regularly to accompany me during my leadership training and leadership experience. Love this, it's definitely worth taking 30 minutes out of the day to listen.
A must listen to!
This podcast is revolutionary for Young Life. Insightful and engaging, this podcast makes staff, leaders, and friends of YL feel connected across the mission. Thank you for pioneering this!