Youth Ministry Hacks
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Justin Knowles & Matthew Ferrer have open and honest conversations about real life hacks in student ministry. Justin and Matt will talk about things they do in student/youth ministry and have some friends come and join the conversation to share real life, helpful, time saving and efficient hacks to help you do ministry better.
||CleanEpisode 30: Hacks On Branding Your Ministry With Justin Herman||In this episode, we chat with Justin Herman, the JH pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, about ministry branding. We think he does it really well and there is a lot that goes into thinking through the look and feel of your ministry. Branding is...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Hacks On Leading A Healthy Team (Part 2)||In this episode Justin and Matthew pick up their conversation about hacks on leading a healthy team. They talk through what sideways energy is and how to eliminate it, how your volunteer process can weed out people who would not be a good fit into...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Hacks On Leading A Healthy Team (Part 1)||In this two-part episode, Justin and Matthew dive into hacks on how to lead a healthy team. They begin with YOU as the leader. You cannot lead a team unless you yourself is healthy first. They dive into practical ways to make sure you take steps in...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Hacks On Creating An Invite Culture (Part 2)||We all want to make sure our students are excited about bringing friends to come to service and hear about Jesus. In this episode Matthew and Justin continue their conversation on how to create an inviting culture in your youth group. If you missed...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Hacks On Creating An Invite Culture (Part 1)||Sponsors: Givecentral.org In this episode Justin and Matthew chat through how their ministry has developed an inviting culture over the past few years. It takes a lot of work but they walk through 7 different things they have done to make sure...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Hacks On Having a Strategic Youth Ministry w/Jonathan Meyer||Sponsors: Give Central Givecentral.org Orange XP3 http://thinkorange.com/xp3s/ In this episode Justin and Matthew sit down and chat with Jonathan Meyer or Grace Church in Des Moines, Iowa about how to have a strategic youth ministry modeled...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Hacks On Graduating Seniors & Transitions||In this episode Justin and Matthew chat through what do to with graduating seniors and make sure they transition well into their next phase of life beyond youth group. They share some things they are trying to be intentional about and some areas in...||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWin The Brand New Apologetics Course On DYMU For Your Team! $70 Value!||We have one site license to give away for the brand new DYMU course on apologetics with Josh and Sean McDowell. It’s worth $70 and you and your whole team can be trained by some of the best to answer some of the toughest questions. Check out the...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Hacks On The Review Process||In this episode, we talk about everyone's favorite thing to talk about… reviews. Who does not like to look at an event you did, a service that just happened and talk about all of the good things and the bad things that happened so we can get better?..||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Hacks On Student Leadership with Jen Bradbury||In this episode we chat through how we review big events. We use "Right, Wrong, Missing, Confused" and it's super helpful in looking back on events that just happened. We also sit down with Jen Bradbury, youth pastor and author of "Unleashing The...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Hacks On Running Effective Big Events||Justin Knowles and Matthew Ferrer are joined with Sean Lord as they are fresh off their big ONE NIGHT outreach event. They talk through "ministry hangover" and chat through hacks in how to have a big event and invite culture as well as hacks on...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Hacks On Counseling Student's Sexual Sin w/Aaron Crumbey (Saddleback LA) & Youth Pastors And Porn With Craig Gross (XXXChurch)||In this episode both Justin and Matthew were in different states but they interviewed two great guests about sexual sin and how to counsel students through it, pornography and a really deep one: youth pastors and porn. We sit down with AC, LA...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Hacks on Managing Interns & a Special NEW Announcement!||In this episode of the NEWLY renamed Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast, Justin and Matthew talk through chat about hacks when it comes to managing interns. They walk through how they are going about in their ministry context and offer a few wise words in...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Hacks On Running Your Own Camp With Brett Eddy||We all know that summer camps are a big deal. Matthew and Justin go to CIY Move & Mix for theirs and they love the pre-programmed out summer camp because it allows them to be pastors and hang with students more freely. Others feel like running their...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Hacks On How To Be A Self Aware Leader With Terry Linhart||Justin and Matthew are back after a short Christmas break! In this episode they catch up what they did over the last few weeks they have been off after the Christmas services. They also sit down with Terry Linhart, who is an author, speaker, educator,.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Hacks On How to Turn Vision Into A Movement with Terry Parkman of River Valley Church||In this episode with Justin and Matthew sit down with Terry Parkman, the NextGen Pastor of River Valley Church in MN. They chat about how to turn your vision into motion. We talk through systems, vision, values and bahavior of how to carry out the...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Hacks On How To Begin/Have A Special Needs Ministry At Your Church with Shayley Combe||In this episode Justin and Matthew sit down with Shayley Combe, who is on staff at CCV, who was tasked to start a special needs ministry at our church. Let me tell you, it has blown up in all the right ways! Shayley shares her heart for special needs...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Hacks On Having Better Stage Presence||In this episode Justin and Matthew talk about how to have better stage presence. If you are leading a minsitry or even involved, chances are high you will have to be on stage at some point. We talk through hacks on how to have better stage presence...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Hacks On Processing Volunteers & Winner of $25 DYM Give Away!||In this episode Justin and Matt walk through their volunteer process for both in the worship band and for adults wanting to serve in the student ministry. they talk about the challenges and mistakes they have seen or have made themselves and offer up...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Hacks On Using Social Effectively In Student Ministry||Justin and Matt are spooky on Halloween talking about hacks in social media in student ministry. They run through their thoughts and how they each use social media in their own ministry and give tips and tricks on how to use it effectively. If you...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Hacks On Turning Glorified Baby-Sitters Into Real Authentic Leaders||Everyone is back and we are ready to roll! Justin and Matthew are back together with Sean on the Couch rolling into this great episode tackling how to identify which leaders are just glorified baby-sitters in your ministry. They also give practical...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10.5 (Mini-sode): Hacks On Longevity In Ministry with Derry Prenkert||In this episode Justin sits down and chats with Derry Prenkert. With 20+ years serving at the same church, Derry has been able to craft a plethora of experiences and resources that help students and parents in their spiritual journey. It is because of..||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10.5 (Mini-sode): Hacks On Volunteers with Frank "The Beard" Gil||This is a mini-sode because Matthew is out traveling the world and Justin does not know how to do all the cool music-like things we normally have on the podcast. But since we didn't want to go too long without an episode here we have this awesome...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Hacks On How To Think Big But Start Small||In this episode Justin and Matt talk about how they have learned to think big but start in small, reachable steps and setting goals to which will pay off big in the long run. They walk through their process of how the team went through this year and...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09: Hacks On Launching/Starting/Training Small Groups From Scratch||In this episode Matthew and Justin talk about how their ministry is re-launching small groups this year. They talk about how the last time was not as successful and why that was. They walk through what they did different this year and talk through...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08: Hacks On Future Planning, Dreaming, Calendar With Sean Lord||In this episode we are joined by Sean Lord (Sean on the couch) talking through future planning, dreaming and calendar stuff for the future in ministry. One of the best things you can be for your ministry is prepared. We just planned all of 2018 and...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07: Hacks On Service Programming||In this episode Justin and Matthew talk about hacks in service programming. They recently lead a Master Class at CCV (their church) with the family ministry department about the "what's, why's, and how's" of service programming and they wanted to...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06: Hacks On Building A Great Summer Camp Culture with Brian Howard & Dayne Scanlon||This week Matt and I were out and about as we are wrapping up our summer time schedules. This week they both had separate conversations with two guys who have built up quite a summer camp culture in their churches. They have taken their summer camps...||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05: Hacks On How To Change The Culture Of Your Ministry||In this episode Matt and Justin chat through hacks in how to begin to change the culture of your ministry into something you as the leader desire to see. Chances are there are a few things that you want to change in your ministry. You want your...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04: Hacks On Having & Developing A Student Led Band Part 2||We had a such a good conversation about student led bands that we wanted to make it two episodes. We continue the conversation on how to effectiveley start and maintain student led bands and create a culture of leadership on stage with our co-host...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Hacks On Having & Developing A Student Led Band Part 1||Thanks all for listening. It's been so fun as we start of this podcast with answering some questions. If you want to send in a few questions and talk about hacks in student ministry, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02: Hacks On Starting A New Position||On this episode we have the Lead Family Ministries Pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley Rory Elderage talking about his transition into his new role and how he has been able to make some significant changes rather successfully within the first...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01: Hacks On Talking About Porn, Homosexuality & Other Tough Topics||In this episode we welcome Rachel Ceballos, college pastor at CCV, to chat hacks in how to have tough conversations with students so they want to come back and still be a part of the ministry. We talk through how do we talk about porn,...||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast! Justin and Matt are so practical and pastoral. I don't feel like that are talking "at me" I feel like they are talking "to me." This has definitely made my podcast playlist!
On of my favorites!
It is one of the best and most practical podcasts for student ministry around!
I really enjoy listening to these guys talk Student Ministry from 2 perspectives. Been able to glean valuable and practical information for my own ministry. Great job guys! Keep up the good work!
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