173 episodes

The LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.

Check out more from LifeWay Student Ministry and join in the ongoing student ministry conversation at studentministry.lifeway.com.

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The LifeWay Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.

Check out more from LifeWay Student Ministry and join in the ongoing student ministry conversation at studentministry.lifeway.com.

    Episode 265: Becoming Everyone’s Favorite Teammate

    Episode 265: Becoming Everyone’s Favorite Teammate

    Join Ben as he talks about how to become everyone’s favorite teammate. Student Pastors serve in a unique role where they lead a team and serve on a team as well. Ben gives practical tips and warning signs to help become the teammate everyone wants on their team.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    What were some of the things you learned over the last year?







    The challenges brought forth some really cool things in youth ministry and we got to see youth ministry step up to the plate in some amazing ways.







    2020 gave student ministry the chance to be a proving ground to step up and show some maturity, relevancy, and forward thinking that were really exciting.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.

    • 21 min
    Episode 264: Year In Review

    Episode 264: Year In Review

    Join Ben and Zac Workun as they take a reflective look back at 2020 and remember some of the most meaningful lessons they learned.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    What were some of the things you learned over the last year?







    The challenges brought forth some really cool things in youth ministry and we got to see youth ministry step up to the plate in some amazing ways.







    2020 gave student ministry the chance to be a proving ground to step up and show some maturity, relevancy, and forward thinking that were really exciting.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.

    • 35 min
    Episode 263: Student Ministry Reindeer

    Episode 263: Student Ministry Reindeer

    Join Ben and John Paul as they talk about different kinds of students in your ministry and how they are like some of the reindeer.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    When you see a student that the world overlooks, realize the calling on their life by God, and begin to live in that calling, there is not a whole lot more rewarding than that.







    When students realize all students are a part of the family it is an amazing thing and can be a game changer for that student and student ministry.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 23 min
    Episode 262: Keeping a Missions Mindset

    Episode 262: Keeping a Missions Mindset

    How do you keep the Great Commission at the forefront of your ministry when you can’t go? Dave MacNeill, Manager of Student Partnerships and Ministry for Operation Christmas Child, and Ben discuss ways that you can still be globally-focused right now. Dave also shares the Gospel-focus of Operation Christmas Child and ways that you can mobilize students to make a Gospel impact through their organization year-round.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    If the restrictions are keeping you from being able to go and do in the way we have in the past, we cant wash our hands of that and say we will deal with missions when we can do it the way we used to. We must keep it in the minds of our teenagers, families, and our minds as well.







    It takes a missional mindset and thinking in creative ways to keep missions on the forefront during this season.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 35 min
    Episode 261: Foundations For Student Ministry

    Episode 261: Foundations For Student Ministry

    Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Wil Moore, Global Student Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist in Nashville, TN. about Foundations for student ministry and how their discipleship plan has made a huge impact on their student ministry.







    Show Notes and Quotes:







    Discipleship has humbled me. It has grown students in the depth of their faith and shown how discipleship and evangelism works together for the purpose of growing the Kingdom. – Wil Moore







    We want to bring to life people growing in a relationship with Jesus in every aspect of our ministry. Foundations as a discipleship strategy is an important part of this.























    Wil Moore currently serves as the Global Student Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist in Nashville, TN. Wil has a strong passion for the next generation. He specifically focuses on investing in and empowering students to be disciples that make disciples by challenging them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. 







    Wil enjoys woodworking, is a Yankees fan, and loves calling the Arkansas Hogs on Saturdays. He also loves spending time in the lake with his wife Amy and daughter Willow.























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 41 min
    Episode 260: Like It or Spike It: Thanksgiving Edition

    Episode 260: Like It or Spike It: Thanksgiving Edition

    Join Ben, John Paul, and Zac Workun on this fun Thanksgiving episode of Like It or Spike It as they like or spike everything from cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, to turkey trots. Play along and join in on the fun!























    About Ben Trueblood







    Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at LifeWay, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.























    About John Paul Basham







    John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Rhino2009 ,

Great Podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for a long time and the content is great!! The only suggestion I would offer is that in post production, please raise the volume. This is one of the lowest volume of any podcast I listen too.

ConnorAnd ,

Great podcast!

I’ve been listening to the podcast for a couple months now. The content is great and it’s been really beneficial for me in my current role!

Joe Pantaleo ,

The only youth ministry podcast worth listening to

Legit, the only one worth listening to. The principles they talk about apply to adult ministries, senior pastorship, and youth ministry. It's challenging, fun, and thought provoking. I’d give more stars if I could.

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