Introducing the Young Life College Podcast. This 20-minute podcast exists to encourage and equip Young Life College staff to invite college students into community, adventure, and significance. Hosted by Jason Rinne and Sarah Foster of the Young Life College National Team, you will hear exclusive interviews with college staff from across the country on how they are innovating in a culture of rising pressure and anxiety, empowering leaders to continue showing up in the lives of college students, and finding new ways to invite students to consider faith in Jesus.
Do You See Me? Latino Students in American Culture with Alberto Cuellar and Bridget Chacón
Jason Rinne and Kenny Nollan host Alberto Cuellar, Director of Diversity Initiatives & CQ Training, and Bridget Chacón, YL Area Director in El Paso leading YLC at UTEP, to talk race from the Latino perspective. Many Latino college students are walking away from faith amid tension of embracing their roots and pressure to assimilate into American culture. Bridget and Alberto share their own experiences and encourage staff as we invite Latino students into una vida en comunidad, aventura y significancia.
Motivating Student Leaders in Peer-to-Peer Ministry with Kelly Coleman and Nate Roser
In this episode, Kelly Coleman at Texas State University and Nate Roser at the University of Cincinnati share how building trusted relationships with student leaders and creating a culture of accountability helps motivates students in peer-to-peer ministry. Our student leaders must live a life of community, adventure, and significance in order to invite their peers to experience the same. YL College staff ultimately have the privilege of helping our student leaders take their next steps in following Jesus.
Seven Months Later: Still Innovating, Failing & Celebrating with Ben McGill and Tamra Roland
Jason Rinne, Sarah Foster and Connor Saben host college directors Tamra Roland (Central Florida) and Ben McGill (Nebraska-Lincoln) to hear what’s worked and what hasn’t as they innovate ministry this semester. We’ve learned a lot about ministry during a pandemic, but one thing is for sure: students are showing up desperate for community and need us to keep showing up for them. Amid failures, we keep going, we try something new, and we continue inviting students to take their next steps in following Je
YL College Committee within a Local Area Structure
John Byard returns to the podcast with Chico Area Director Joe Grap and Chico State College Director Kevin Reid. Joe and Kevin share how their volunteers, funding and Committee structures work together as a team under one area. While Episode 10 speaks to stand-alone college areas, this episode surrounds Committee support for YLC within a local area Committee structure. By unifying resources, ministries can be stronger together—ultimately inviting more students to take their next steps in following Jesus.
Building a Committee: Committee in a Young Life College Context with John Byard and Kimberly Silvernale
Does inviting someone into Committee feel like a jury duty ask? Or like you’re inviting them into a group that laughs and prays a lot? Committee never screams for attention until it’s too late. In this episode, listen to John Byard and Kimberly Silvernale share their passion on prioritizing Committee as a college staff person and how to practically build one. Staff must ask for help and give things away, ultimately so we can (for the long haul) invite students to take their next steps in following Jesus
Showing Up this Fall: Contact Work in COVID-19 Culture with Steve Millet and Chris Cockerham
In this episode, Young Life College Divisional Coordinators Steve Millet and Chris Cockerham remind staff that “showing up” is the greatest role we have in Young Life. As we find creative ways to meet safely with students, the COVID-19 culture gives us an opportunity to pursue students individually and help connect them to other students. Staff must model this kind of contact work to their leadership teams so that we can continue inviting college students to experience community, adventure and significa