Ministry Coach: Youth Ministry Tips & Resources

Ministry Coach: Youth Ministry Tips & Resources

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. This podcast will help you grow your leadership skills, enhance your ministry, build a volunteer staff, grow your influence and create a healthy work environment so that you can help take the ministry God has you in to the next level. Hit subscribe and get ready to advance your leadership!

Episodes

February 15, 2024 17 mins

**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASTER YOUTH GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "EASTER GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**  In this episode, we discuss 4 Super fun, super easy Easter Games for your youth ministry!  Email us to get 8 MORE Easter Games which can work for a variety of youth ministry sizes!  SHOPPING LIST BELOW...

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Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?
GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Youth ministry spouses often find themselves in a delicate balance of supportive partnership and individual identity.  As we peel back the curtain on the pros and cons of being a student ministry spouse, we invite you to join us for a candid discussion filled with stories, challenges, and laughter.  This episode isn't just a...

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Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?
GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** In this episode, we will be focusing on how small groups play such a vital discipleship role in our youth ministries. These aren't just casual meetups; they're the very lifeblood of discipleship that cultivates deep connections among young believers. You'll learn how to craft a nurturing space where questions aren&...

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📕 Book Mentioned in this Podcast: Growing Young by Kara Powell *****  Ever wondered what it looks like when teenagers aren't just spectating but actively shaping their faith community in youth ministry? In this episode, we will be highlighting the profound effects of lifting up youth in student ministry, revealing how roles of responsibility can ignite personal and collective spiritual growth. 

We will also be discu...

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The reputation for you, the youth pastor, and of your youth ministry needs to constantly be given attention.  So how do you receive impeccable reputation in the world of youth ministry?  That is what this episode is all about!  We're handing you the blueprint to ensure every interaction with staff, parents, and students reinforces the integrity and impact of your leadership. From the echoes of our reputations shaping discussio...

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***For a FREE copy of the RECOMMENDED MOVIE LIST, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and put "MOVIE NIGHT" in the subject line and we will get that sent over to you asap!*** Roll out the red carpet and get those cameras flashing, because this episode is all about turning your youth ministry's movie night from average to amazing!  This is the ultimate guide to creating a fun youth ministry event that's su...

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Criticism can sting, especially when it's aimed at something you pour your heart into, like youth ministry.  In this episode, we will break down how to embrace critique with an open heart and mind, turning defensive knee-jerk reactions into opportunities for growth and understanding. Our goal is to reshape the way you view criticism in your student ministry and see it as opportunities to learn and lead with even greater empath...

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What do results in youth ministry look like?  How can you even measure success in a student ministry? In this episode, we will not only discuss what results in youth ministry look like but we will also be diving into how to start your year off the right way with healthy goals in mind. Start by reflecting on your previous year's journey and what that means for the path ahead.

We move forward to dissect the pressing ne...

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In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that those of you in our community asked!  The 3 Questions/Topics we answered on this episode were: 1) Practical steps for splitting Middle School & High School Ministries 2) What are the Top 3 Things to prioritize for a new Youth Pastor and finally 3) If you have a youth group with ZERO students, what do you need to do first?

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Imagine a youth ministry that's not only led by a passionate youth pastor but also one where every leader & volunteer is fully aligned with the youth ministry vision. This isn't a dream; it can be your reality. In this episode, we jump into how you can foster this reality, emphasizing the importance of building genuine relationships with your leaders. We share with you how to cultivate these powerful motivators to ins...

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Have you ever questioned what it takes to build a supportive team in youth ministry, one that fortifies your strengths and cushions your weaknesses? Our guest, Doug Fields (Pastor at Mariner's Church, Co-Founder & President of Download Youth Ministry, Speaker, Author), a superhero in youth ministry, is here to do just that. He opens up about his youth ministry journey, divulging the secrets of his longevity and some of his...

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As youth pastors bid farewell to this year, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and prepare for the road ahead. We promise, by the close of this episode, you'll walk away with a comprehensive plan to ensure a smooth transition into a remarkable new year. Get ready to join us as we take a deep look at your student ministry's financial health, analyze where your funds were spent, and help ...

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What if you could shape your youth ministry into an environment that sparks real joy in your life?  In this episode, we walk you through five tips that can help you build a student ministry that surrounds you with a team that supports and fuels your passion.  We also shed light on how to innovate your youth group into a more engaging experience for everyone involved.  Self-care is the backbone of your ministry and neglecting that c...

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Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your youth ministry and create an environment that truly serves your students? We're stepping into the trenches and exploring some critical elements that make a youth ministry healthy. We're engaging with five questions every youth ministry should have answers to in addition to uncovering the importance of fostering a sense of belonging among students.

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Be sure to check out: Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator   Are you ready to grow your youth ministry into a thriving, vibrant, healthy hub for students? Here are the 7 essential tips for how to grow your youth ministry!  Discover how to rally, empower, and motivate your team towards championing exponential growth in your youth group.

What if church became the destination your students couldn't wait to get to? Imagine a...

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Ever wondered what the secret sauce to building strong relationships with your youth ministry students is? Today, we're sharing experiences on how to create an inviting and engaging environment for youth.  Let's first get to the heart of student ministry - building meaningful and lasting relationships with students to lead and disciple them for Jesus. We're diving into the importance of demonstrating care through aff...

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Book Mentioned in this Episode: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni *** Feeling spent in your youth ministry role? Wondering if it's time to call it quits as a youth pastor or stay the course? Today's episode addresses those types questions as we traverse the complicated landscape of student ministry. We'll unpack the three major factors that could be contributing to your restlessness - the potential ...

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**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LARGE GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "LARGE GROUP GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**  Are you looking for youth group games for a large group?  Ever wondered how to keep a large youth group fully engaged and avoiding elimination-style student ministry games?  We've got you covered!  In this episode, we are giv...

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In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that our community asked!  A few weeks back, we posted on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook and asked if there were any student ministry questions you wanted answered.  These could be anything from topics we haven't covered to deeper explanations on topics we have already covered.  We weren't able to get to all of them, but if this is a format you enjoyed, let us know by ...

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Ever felt so exhausted you could barely muster up the energy to give a lesson to your youth ministry? Were you up all night with a fussy newborn?  Maybe you have been sick and just don't have the energy to give it 100%.  Trust me, we've been there. This episode is a veritable lifeline, bringing you eight sure-fire resources to keep your teaching alive when you're running on empty.  But remember, these are strictly fo...

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