191 episodes

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! 

Ministry Coach: Youth Ministry Tips & Resources Kristen Lascola

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

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! 

    5 Ingredients for an Ideal Youth Ministry Program!

    5 Ingredients for an Ideal Youth Ministry Program!

    Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?
    GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Are you ready to inject some serious energy & life into your youth ministry? In this episode we will be highlight the keys to a program that keeps students coming back for more!  We will be discussing the balance between free time and structured activities and sharing our secrets to creating an environment that's both engaging and inclusive. If you've ever struggled with tailoring your ministry to serve the unique needs of high school and middle school students alike, we've got you covered. We're divulging everything from the critical role of volunteers to the recipe for a youth group that buzzes with excitement, ensuring every young person feels seen and understood.  It's your roadmap to a magnetic youth ministry that's as impactful as it is fun!

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    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!


    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

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    You may also enjoy these episodes:
    (#151) Youth Ministry Planning: Weekend Service vs. Mid-Week Program

    (#051) Youth Ministry Planning: Mid-Week Program Schedule

    (#064) What's the Big Deal About Small Groups in Youth Ministry?

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    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/
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    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

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    • 27 min
    4 EASTER GAMES for Youth Ministry + 8 MORE Easter Youth Group Games!!

    4 EASTER GAMES for Youth Ministry + 8 MORE Easter Youth Group Games!!

    **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...

    ***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!

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    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!

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    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

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    Shopping List:

    REVENGE OF THE RABBIT:
    Blindfolds: https://amzn.to/3UHfSKP
    Bandanas: https://amzn.to/42MV1I8
    Soccer Style Socks: https://amzn.to/3lfcS4N
    Plastic Easter Eggs: https://amzn.to/3SYQqPL (You can probably find these cheaper at your local dollar store)
    Bulk Candy: https://amzn.to/3wkGYNJ
    Jelly Beans: https://amzn.to/49wXE2P
    Painter's Tape: https://amzn.to/3OLc2wx
    Cones: https://amzn.to/2BtSp9K
    Easter Baskets: https://amzn.to/3wkiKDm (these are small and would work if you want each student to have one, you can probably find comparable ones at the dollar store)
    Bunny Ears: https://amzn.to/3wivgTQ

    GRANDMA'S EASTER EGG HUNT:
    Blindfolds: See Above
    Bandanas: See Above
    Plastic Easter Eggs: See Above
    Bulk Candy: See Above
    Jelly Beans: See Above
    Easter Baskets: See Above

    BUNNY IN A BASKET:
    2 Stuffed Animal Bunnies: Dollar Store is your best bet
    Laundry Basket or Plastic Crate

    EGGASAURUS REX:
    Painter's Tape: See Above
    Plastic Easter Eggs: See Above
    Bulk Candy:  See Above
    Jelly Beans: See Above
    Easter Baskets: See Above

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

    Ministry Coach Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcast
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoach

    *This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*
    Support the show

    • 17 min
    The Pros & Cons of Being a Youth Ministry Spouse - Student Ministry Tips

    The Pros & Cons of Being a Youth Ministry Spouse - Student Ministry Tips

    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 about the unique pressures and expectations we face; it's about finding joy in the mayhem and upholding our own callings and talents even when they don't neatly align with the service tag sometimes unfairly attached to us.

    We will be taking a look at some of the ways a pastor's spouse can contribute to the youth ministry—sometimes in unexpected ways.  From the importance of setting boundaries to navigating the waters of congregational dynamics, we discuss the nuances of church life that are often unseen by the congregation.  Our goal is to give some practical wisdom for those who walk this unique path alongside their ministry partners.  Come along for an episode that will inspire, inform, and perhaps even validate your own experiences as we navigate the rich, complex tapestry of ministry life together.

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    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!


    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

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    You may also enjoy these episodes:

    (#122) Best Practices for Parenting & Pastoring When in Youth Ministry

    (#124) Balancing Youth Ministry & Family - 3 Things You Need to Know!

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Ministry Coach Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcast
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcast

    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

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    *This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*
    Support the show

    • 37 min
    Increase Discipleship in Your Youth Ministry with These 3 Things!

    Increase Discipleship in Your Youth Ministry with These 3 Things!

    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't just welcomed, they're encouraged—where faith can flourish in the rich soil of healthy community. And as always, we're serving up practical advice that's tailored for youth pastors aiming to guide their students with confidence and wisdom.

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    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!

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    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

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    You may also enjoy these episodes:

    (#064) What's the Big Deal About Small Groups?
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000530382037

    (#066) Writing Effective Talk Sheets for Small Group Time in Youth Ministry
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000531799638

    (#052) Small Group Leader Training for Youth Ministry
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000520554904

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Ministry Coach Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcast
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcast

    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

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    • 22 min
    This One Thing Will Drastically Impact Your Youth Ministry!

    This One Thing Will Drastically Impact Your Youth Ministry!

    📕 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 discussing some practical ways for you to help platform the students in your youth group and sharing proof that when we embrace our youth as leaders, we're not just filling seats, we're actively discipling students.  It's so much more than just giving them tasks; it's about sending a message that resonates within the walls of our congregations and beyond.  It's an undeniable truth that youth focused churches are the heartbeat of growing vibrant churches.  Let's grow young!!

    Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?
    GrowYourYouthMinistry.com

    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!

    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

    You may also enjoy this episode:

    (#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000508662948

    (#074) Going From New Student to Student Leader in Youth Ministry
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000538558071

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Ministry Coach Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcast
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcast

    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

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    *This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*



    Support the show

    • 30 min
    Do You Need to Improve the Reputation of Your Youth Ministry?

    Do You Need to Improve the Reputation of Your Youth Ministry?

    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 discussions in our absence to the profound influence of the smallest gestures, we're diving into how to make your youth group's name synonymous with trust and excellence. Let's forge a legacy of positive influence in student ministry, one interaction at a time!

    Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?
    GrowYourYouthMinistry.com

    We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.
    If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!

    If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach

    You may also enjoy this episode:

    (#178) How to Handle Criticism as a Youth Pastor...and Move On!
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000640522026

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Ministry Coach Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcast
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcast

    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/

    Jeffrey Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

M0llyJ0hn ,

New Youth Ministers Must Haves!

As a new youth minister this podcast has helped me so much in seeing my groups and progress in a different perspective. It really is a life saver and a must listen to podcast for all youth ministers.

Olivia Hyder ,

BEST TIPS EVER!!

I’m a volunteer Jr High Sunday School teacher and youth worker with varied ages. I LOVE your ideas and tips specific to Jr Highers. I have volunteered in youth ministry for going on 28yrs and I feel I have learned more from your podcasts than from any other resource! Thank you both for taking time to do this for us! I have used several of your ideas with great success. Thanks again!

BoshJarry ,

An Incredible Podcast!

I cannot thank Jeff and Kristen enough for doing this podcast. Every week is so practical and leaves me inspired to dive right back into my work. I’m in my 4th year of student ministry and just found this podcast a few months ago and I’ve already seen huge improvements in my leadership and the culture of the ministry because of their coaching. Their care for students and leaders alike is making a huge impact for the kingdom!

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