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The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team. Our mission is to help you, the youth leader, influence the next generation. We do that through this podcast, other resources, and our weekly curriculum, XP3. If you'd like to learn more, check out OrangeStudents.com.

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The Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast is for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. Each episode, we hope to raise the bar for youth ministry by asking questions, interviewing thinkers, and having real, honest conversations about what it looks like to lead the next generation. Rethinking Youth Ministry is a podcast from the Orange Students team. Our mission is to help you, the youth leader, influence the next generation. We do that through this podcast, other resources, and our weekly curriculum, XP3. If you'd like to learn more, check out OrangeStudents.com.

    RYM 091: Caring For Immigrant Students In Your Youth Ministry

    RYM 091: Caring For Immigrant Students In Your Youth Ministry

    As youth leaders, we have the responsibility to be intentional in the ways we serve all of our students, including those who have diverse family dynamics, backgrounds, and even cultures. In this episode, join us as we hear Jean Sohn and Esther Gray share their experiences growing up as immigrant students, and unpack what it can look like for all of us to better serve immigrant students—and their families—in our ministries going forward.

    • 59 min
    RYM 090: 2020 Gen Z Trends - What You Need To Know About As A Youth Ministry Leader

    RYM 090: 2020 Gen Z Trends - What You Need To Know About As A Youth Ministry Leader

    TikTok. Marijuana use. Anxiety. Flexitarian diets. Text message therapy. These are just a few of the Gen Z trends emerging in 2020. But what do trends like these mean for our ministries going forward? Should they impact what we're doing week to week as youth leaders? This week, join us as we discuss why we should care about cultural trends as youth leaders, where this next generation of students is heading, and what we can do to better connect and engage with the students we lead along the way.

    • 58 min
    RYM 089: Your Stories From The 2019 Year In Youth Ministry

    RYM 089: Your Stories From The 2019 Year In Youth Ministry

    This week we’re closing out the year with a special episode, where we turn the microphone over to you—our youth ministry community! Join us as we take time to reflect on and share some of the stories that have made 2019 a year to remember in ministry. We hope these stories help remind you of the impact of what you do and inspire you to keep going as we gear up for another exciting year of ministry.

    • 33 min
    RYM 088: WHY And HOW To Leverage YouTube As A Youth Ministry Leader

    RYM 088: WHY And HOW To Leverage YouTube As A Youth Ministry Leader

    YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and research tells us that about 90% of Gen Z uses YouTube on a daily basis. What started as video hosting platform years ago has become an unprecedented opportunity for youth ministries to connect with students in unique and exciting ways. In this episode, we’re talking with social media experts and ministry leaders about some of the ways we can begin to leverage YouTube to engage students in our communities and around the world.

    • 59 min
    RYM 087: Taking Care Of Your Own Mental Health As A Youth Ministry Leader

    RYM 087: Taking Care Of Your Own Mental Health As A Youth Ministry Leader

    If you work with students, you're probably aware of the mental health crisis happening in student culture today. At the same time though, sometimes it's easy to forget that these issues don't end when we become adults. In other words, as youth ministry leaders, we are not immune to issues regarding mental health. This week, we sit down with Dr. Chinwé Williams to discuss how mental health can impact our ministries and what we can do as youth leaders to take care of our own mental health.

    • 52 min
    RYM 086: Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

    RYM 086: Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

    Discipling students doesn’t happen from a stage—it happens in the context of relationships. That’s why creating a healthy small groups culture is such a vital part of youth ministry—but one that takes a lot of hard work. On this episode, youth leaders and small group leaders chat about the ins and outs of what it takes to create, sustain, and grow a healthy, relationship-based small groups culture in your youth ministry.

    • 59 min

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