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The YM Sidekick podcast are weekly episodes designed to help Online and Student Ministry leaders as they try to make sense of the chaotic ministry world.

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The YM Sidekick podcast are weekly episodes designed to help Online and Student Ministry leaders as they try to make sense of the chaotic ministry world.

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    • 53 sec
    Ep. 28: Utilizing People's Gifts for Ministry

    Ep. 28: Utilizing People's Gifts for Ministry

    Episode 28 Show Notes:
    Today Tom talks to Brennan Loveless about the creative process he went through to make his album and how he used the gifts and talents of others close to him and in his church during the process.
    In this episode you'll discover how Brennan used people within the Church with gifts and talents to help with his album. It also helps show us that there are people within our own Church that want to help and support each other using their own gifts and talents for a greater community use.
    Here are some of the resources mentioned in the podcast:
    Brennan Loveless - where to find his music
    CDbaby - Uploading and selling your own music
    Crowdfunding - raising support for the album
    Squarespace - Get your own website
    Brandilynn Photography - Photography work
    Brand Army - Brand and graphic arts guru
    Fiverr - best place to get work for your digital strategy
    To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.
    Listen and make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!
    Join the conversation! How are you utilizing people's gifts and talents for ministry in your church? Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

    • 22 min
    Ep. 27: The many benefits of students serving in Church

    Ep. 27: The many benefits of students serving in Church

    Episode 27 Show Notes:
    Make sure you are following the NEW FEED: http://ht.ly/QdLHJ. Only 2 more weeks before we switch over permanently!
    Today Tom talks to 5 different students in his student ministry who are serving in different roles/positions in the church.
    In this episode you'll discover what are some different roles students can serve in at your church, how they came upon serving and how they benefit from serving.
    To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.
    Listen and make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe (http://ht.ly/QdLHJ) to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!
    Join the conversation! Do you have students serving in your church?  If so, where and in what positions?  How is everyone benefitting from it? Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

    • 14 min
    Ep. 26: "It's Just a Phase" review with Kristen Ivy

    Ep. 26: "It's Just a Phase" review with Kristen Ivy

    Episode 26 Show Notes:
    Make sure you turn to the NEW FEED: http://ht.ly/QNVTQ
    Today Tom talks to Kristen Ivy, Executive Director of Messaging for Orange, about her book out that she co-authored with Reggie Joiner entitled, "It's Just a Phase".
    The book is an amazing resource for leaders in the Family Ministry department to understand the different stages of life each child is going through and how to best minster to them.
    In this episode Tom and Kristen will talk about the reasonings behind the book, how it can serve your ministry leaders and parents as well as what is next from Orange to help ministry leaders not miss each phase children are going through.
    We also play some '90s trivia...a Tom Pounder personal favorite.
    To get the book you can goto Amazon or the Orange Book Store.
    To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.
    Listen and make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!
    Join the conversation! Have you read the book yet?  What do you think and how are you using it in your ministry?  Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

    • 26 min
    Ep. 25: How to follow up successfully after a camp trip

    Ep. 25: How to follow up successfully after a camp trip

    Getting students to camp can be hard at times, but once they are there it can be the most impactful moment in their life.  But the question is how do you successfully follow up with students AFTER camp so that the decisions made at camp stick?
    Today Tom talks to Cory Sullivan about what he did to get students to camp and how he's planning on following up with them.
    To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.
    Listen and make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!
    Join the conversation! What are you doing to follow up with students after a camp trip?  Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

    • 17 min
    Ep. 24: Church Communications with Dave Shrein

    Ep. 24: Church Communications with Dave Shrein

    Episode 24 Show Notes:
    Today Tom interviews Dave Shrein. Dave is a communications guru and helps you become more equipped to effectively do your job. He has worked in communications primary since 2008.  Not only does he blog and periscope regularly but he is also the host the Church Marketing Podcast.
    In this podcast we talk about what churches are doing well and what they are doing...no so well :-/.  It's a great episode with great insights.
    To email Tom some ideas on future episodes email him here.
    Listen and make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!
    Join the conversation! What are you doing in your church communications that is going well?  And, what tools or tricks have you learned along the way?  Share below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

    • 23 min

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