132 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 Kristen Lascola

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 55 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!

    How to Appreciate Youth Ministry Volunteers During the Holiday Season

    How to Appreciate Youth Ministry Volunteers During the Holiday Season

    LINKS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS BELOW!  The holiday season is an excellent time to show your appreciation to your youth ministry volunteers and staff.  It's not too late to show them how much they mean to you!  In this episode, we talk about 5 ways that you can let your volunteers know that their presence in your student ministry is impactful and noticed.

    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 these episodes:

    (#028) Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Youth Ministry Team - 10 Fun Gift Ideas
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/6331807

    (#123) Youth Ministry Games for Christmas Parties - My 6 Favorite Games!
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/11618811

    (#023) Christmas Event and Party Ideas for Youth Groups
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/5774977

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristenlascola?lang=en

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

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    • 28 min
    Why New Students May Feel Uncomfortable at Your Youth Ministry - 5 Things to Avoid!!

    Why New Students May Feel Uncomfortable at Your Youth Ministry - 5 Things to Avoid!!

    There is always so much excitement when you see new students at your youth ministry!  You want so badly for them to connect with the other students and to love youth group; however, there might be some things you are unintentionally doing that are making these new students feel uncomfortable and maybe even unwelcome at your student ministry!  Today, we take a look at 5 things you may unintentionally be making new students feel uncomfortable!

    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 these episodes:

    (#092) Mistakes to Avoid When a New Student Comes to Youth Youth Ministry
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/10257480

    (#036) How to Get New Students Connected to Your Youth Group
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/7249987

    (#074) Going from New Student to Student Leader in Youth Ministry
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/9363217

    (#069) 5 Ways to Motivate Your Students to Invite Friends to Youth Group
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/9124031

    (#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/7774198

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristenlascola?lang=en

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

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    • 29 min
    Balancing Youth Ministry & Family - 3 Things You Need to Know

    Balancing Youth Ministry & Family - 3 Things You Need to Know

    How can you balance your role as a youth pastor and a parent?  What are some ways that you can help your family love Jesus and the church and avoid them having resentment.  In this episode, we discuss 3 key things you need to keep in mind to help balance your life at church and your life at home.  This episode is a follow up to a previous episode we released about parenting and ministry (link below).

    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 these episodes:

    (#122) Best Practices for Parenting & Pastoring When in Youth Ministry
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/11570761

    (#062) Why Working as a Youth Pastor is the Best Job in the World!
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/8864579

    (#093) Youth Pastor Self Care: Making Time for Yourself & Avoid Burn Out
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/10298852

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    🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:
    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristenlascola?lang=en

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

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    • 24 min
    Youth Ministry Games for Christmas Parties - My 6 Favorite Games!

    Youth Ministry Games for Christmas Parties - My 6 Favorite Games!

    In this episode, we will be explaining my 6 favorite Youth Group Games to play at Youth Ministry Christmas Parties!  Bonus: One of the games has 11 mini-Christmas games which can also be used as icebreakers!  **FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL OF THESE GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "CHRISTMAS GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**

    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:

    (#023) Christmas Event and Party Ideas for Youth Groups
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/5774977

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    Donuts
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    • 29 min
    Best Practices for Parenting & Pastoring When in Youth Ministry

    Best Practices for Parenting & Pastoring When in Youth Ministry

    If you have children (or are planning on having children) and you are in youth ministry, you'll come to know the struggle of balancing a life at home with your life in your ministry.  Where do you draw the line on your obligation to family and your obligation to the church family?  In this episode, we discuss the best practices of having a healthy balance between work and family and how to navigate some of the more challenging seasons of raising children when in youth ministry.  This episode was inspired by a listener - thank you for the idea!

    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 these episodes:

    (#093) Youth Pastor Self Care: Making Time for Yourself & Avoid Burn Out
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/10298852

    (#113) Feeling Overworked in Youth Ministry? (Top 5 Productivity Killers)
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/11149815

    (#061) How to Prioritize Your Time as a Youth Pastor and Love Your Job
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/8826915

    (#118) Are You Losing Your Heart for Youth Ministry? 3 Ways to Get it Back!
    https://www.buzzsprout.com/974710/episodes/11403641

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    Kristen Lascola:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristenlascola?lang=en

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

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    • 33 min
    FREE TIME YOUTH MINISTRY GAMES - 6 Pre-Service Activities!

    FREE TIME YOUTH MINISTRY GAMES - 6 Pre-Service Activities!

    This episode covers 6 free time youth ministry games for your youth group to play pre-service. When students arrive at your midweek youth group or Sunday morning church service, it's always nice to have some games and activities that they can play to help bond, build community and get to know each other in an easy way.   Instead of having them just sit in a chair staring at the stage, or standing off to the side like a wall flower, waiting for the service to start, they can engage with each other by connecting via free time games.  These pre-service games are the type that students can play without having to have the game be officially organized and monitored by a leader...they can simply walk up and start playing with other students.

    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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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kristenlascola?lang=en

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

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

bible-fan ,

Very helpful

This is my favorite youth ministry podcast! The tips and ideas shared are ones that you can easily implement in your own context and apply to many size youth groups. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of us!

shoe_jk ,

Great content and Ideas

I really appreciate the conversational style and how they bring a lot of practical experiences to the conversation!

HollDoll85* ,

Great Hosts!

I found your podcast channel first but enjoy your YouTube Channel just as much. Thank you so much for your shared wisdom and creative ideas. I especially enjoy your back and forth banter with each other:)

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