156 episodes

The Middle School Ministry Podcast

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 67 Ratings

The Middle School Ministry Podcast

    Forced Discipleship and Middle School Students

    Forced Discipleship and Middle School Students

    Forced Discipleship and Middle School Students

    We’re back after a hiatus and life and stuff. Have you ever had a parent REALLY want you to meet with their student, when their student REALLY doesn’t want to? That’s what we talked about this episode.

    Questions to consider:
    How do you “parent” parents?
    What ways have you broken the tension with an unwilling student?
    How many times do you typically meet with a student about one topic?

    • 28 min
    Training New Middle School Leaders

    Training New Middle School Leaders

    The school year is half over in December. Is it a time when you need new leaders to come and help bring in the new calendar year? Andrea Miller comes back for a second episode to talk training new leaders!

    Questions to consider:
    Can you make a specific ask for leaders in your group?
    Can you encourage your leaders today?
    How can you get everyone trained in the same way?
    What jobs need to be done in your ministry? How can a new leader help?

    • 19 min
    Middle School students sharing their stories

    Middle School students sharing their stories

    Andrea Miller and Ronald Long talk about what it would be like to start helping students share what God is doing in their lives. Whether small groups or main stage, middle school students can have something to offer!

    Questions to consider:
    Do you have space for students to share?
    During small groups?
    During main stage time?
    In prayer?
    If not, what would it take to start letting them have the spotlight?

    • 18 min
    Sabbath and Middle School Ministry

    Sabbath and Middle School Ministry

    Katie Edwards and Ronald Long talk about what a weekly sabbath looks like in the midst of a busy season.

    Questions to consider:
    How can you prepare for a Sabbath throughout the week?
    What things/people fill your cup?
    What things/people drain the life out of you?
    Why is a Sabbath such a big deal?

    • 19 min
    Building Trust with Middle School Students

    Building Trust with Middle School Students

    This week I got to have a great conversation with Katie Edwards, Junior High Pastor at Saddleback Church, about how she uses fun to help foster community and trust with her middle school students!

    Questions to consider:
    How can you add community fun to your weekly program?
    In what ways can you help build relationships in your group?
    What can you do to get students to trust each other and move to deeper relationships?

    • 13 min
    Helping Middle School Students Be Welcoming

    Helping Middle School Students Be Welcoming

    This Sunday I watched as a now 8th grader who, let’s be real, used to be a big turd, invite a sixth grade student up on stage with her to sing for worship band. It was the most encouraging thing I’ve seen in a long time and it made my heart so happy to see!

    And of course, it got me thinking: How can we encourage students to be more welcoming and inviting? That’s what we break down today!

    Questions to consider:
    Is your group insider focused, or outsider focused?
    Do you have a place for a new student to fit in?
    Are there places for current students to step up?

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

ericwaggs ,

Perfect show for middle school

Super helpful and easily applicable tips.

Okie Artist ,

The Best and Only MS Podcast

I love this podcast. They’ve stayed true to the MS vein. They’re laser focused on helping MS workers everywhere. I can’t sing their praises loud enough

pastorgwen ,

Must listen

Love the content, and an actual female voice in youth ministry!

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