100 episodes

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 095: What To Do With The HOMESCHOOLERS In Your Youth Ministry

    RYM 095: What To Do With The HOMESCHOOLERS In Your Youth Ministry

    “What school do you go to?” is often one of the first questions we ask new students in our youth ministries. And every now and then the answer is, “I'm homeschooled.” And while, in a lot of ways, homeschoolers are just like the other students in our ministries, the truth is, they have some unique needs as well. In this episode, we discuss some of the specific issues and challenges homeschoolers are facing and unpack a few of the best ways to connect with these students in our youth ministries.

    • 45 min
    RYM 094: Does Your Youth Ministry Need Small Group Leader COACHES?

    RYM 094: Does Your Youth Ministry Need Small Group Leader COACHES?

    Fact: Your Small Group Leaders are a pivotal part of what happens in your youth ministry. So the question is: What are you doing to make sure your SGLs are at their best every week? What are you doing to lead your leaders and make sure they feel cared for, equipped and encouraged? In this episode, we’re talking about the valuable role Small Group Leader COACHES can play, what to look for in a great SGL Coach, and what it practically looks like to launch an SGL coaching strategy in your ministry.

    • 46 min
    RYM 093: Leadership Skills Every Youth Ministry Leader Needs To Develop (with Joel Manby)

    RYM 093: Leadership Skills Every Youth Ministry Leader Needs To Develop (with Joel Manby)

    With so much energy spent investing in our students and volunteers, we often forget to invest in ourselves as youth ministry leaders. And with limited resources—and even more limited time—figuring out which leadership skills to focus on developing can be even more challenging. This week we’re joined by Joel Manby to talk about some of the most important leadership skills you need to develop as a ministry leader and what it looks like to take steps to become the leader your youth ministry needs.

    • 52 min
    RYM 092: How To Protect Your Youth Ministry From Lawsuits

    RYM 092: How To Protect Your Youth Ministry From Lawsuits

    It's not fun or easy to talk about, and yet it's potentially one of the most important things to address as a ministry leader: How do you protect your youth ministry from legal action? In this episode we’re joined by leaders Candice Wynn, Tom Shefchunas, and Dr. Darren Kizer to discuss the realities of the world we live in today and some of the steps we can take to keep our students safe and protect our ministries from potential lawsuits and legal action.

    • 51 min
    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

Customer Reviews

Mrs.D.Gelok ,

Most Episodes Are Great

I have volunteered or worked in student ministry in some capacity for 11+ years, and I currently work for a church that closely follows the Orange curriculum. I have not listened to every episode because I do not find them relevant to my ministry, but I like the ones I’ve listened to. I appreciate the rotating host model and would like to see more diversity there. Can you please do an episode on working with students who are exploring their sexual identity? Thank you!

Myname is Malc ,

Love This Podcast

I am new to the youth ministry specific podcast world but from listening starting at episode 1, wow! Great content that comes from many different angles. I feel more prepared to engage my youth at church, understand their worlds as well as minister more effectively. Thank you for the show, blessings!

sMuRf 'n ,

Don’t Ever Stop

This podcast is amazing. I play it while I’m at work in preparation for Sunday’s and I cannot explain enough how amazing this is. I currently am active duty and work voluntarily part time as a student ministry director and use Orange curriculum. You guys are helping ministries thrive. Thank you so much and God bless you all for what you do!

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