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The LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.

Check out more from LifeWay Student Ministry and join in the ongoing student ministry conversation at studentministry.lifeway.com.

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The LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.

Check out more from LifeWay Student Ministry and join in the ongoing student ministry conversation at studentministry.lifeway.com.

    Episode 253: Trick or Treats of Student Ministry

    Episode 253: Trick or Treats of Student Ministry

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the trick or treats of student ministry. Join them for a fun episode discussing things they have been tricked into doing and some of the best treats of being a student pastor.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    There are difficult things about student ministry and there are struggles, but there are also moments that are so great! The Lord is always faithful and to see just a glimpse of His faithfulness is such a treat. 







    What have you been tricked into doing in student ministry? From Chair setup to tech guru and many others, join Ben and John Paul as they talk about some of the tricks and treats of student ministry. 























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 39 min
    Episode 252: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

    Episode 252: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about the posture and attitude one should have when faced with challenges and setbacks. Everyone has lessons to learn and sometimes you can choose how you learn those lessons, and many other times you cannot. Listen in as Ben and John Paul talk about the different ways that lessons are learned.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    At some point along the way, you are going to have to respond to someone else’s failure. How you respond to your own failures as a leader will tell the people around you how you might respond to their failures.







    It is important to have conversations with the people you report to about potential problem areas and what you are doing to avoid them.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 44 min
    Episode 251: Discipleship Through Guys Ministry

    Episode 251: Discipleship Through Guys Ministry

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about what discipleship looks like in the context of guys ministry. Join them as they discuss several ways in which you can disciple the guys in your ministry specifically.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    Discipleship is not a conveyor belt, each person is different. Students need a discipleship plan that is individualized to what is going on in their lives and show how the Gospel directly impacts their lives.







    You cannot disciple students alone. You must recruit and develop leaders to help disciple the students in your ministry.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 38 min
    Episode 250: The Value of Events in Discipleship

    Episode 250: The Value of Events in Discipleship

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk with Amanda Mejias, LifeWay Girls brand specialist, about how events can add value into your discipleship strategy.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    Planning events to fit into your specific discipleship strategy is an effective and influential part of the discipleship journey.







    It is important to know your students well enough to understand where they are on the discipleship journey so that you can create events that add value to the discipleship process.







    About Amanda Mejias















    Amanda Mejias serves as the LifeWay Girls Brand Specialist, which is just a super fun way of saying that she serves parents and leaders of teen girls. After serving on church staff for many years, she is passionate about building relationships and creating resources that equip the local church. Amanda has been married to her wonderful husband, Brandon, for five years and they have a two-year old daughter named Blakely. When she is not chasing her toddler around, Amanda is always down to hear a good joke, meet for coffee, and talk about her golden retriever.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 33 min
    Episode 249: Maintaining Consistency in the Midst of Uncertainty

    Episode 249: Maintaining Consistency in the Midst of Uncertainty

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul discuss how to maintain consistency in the midst of uncertainty.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    Prioritizing a wise discipleship plan helps maintain consistency and continues the discipleship process even in the face of uncertainty.







    Training leaders continues to maintain consistency and allows you to have consistent small groups, which every student needs.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 35 min
    Episode 248: 3 Current Cultural Trends

    Episode 248: 3 Current Cultural Trends

    In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about three current cultural trends that students are facing right now.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    Being able to talk about current cultural issues and connecting the dots back to what the Bible says about those issues is a crucial part of discipleship.







    Students need someone to help them see culture through the lens of scripture and walk with them through the journey. The church is uniquely built and structured for us to be together in following Christ.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 36 min

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