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Welcome to the Youth Ministry Booster podcast! The most honest podcast in student ministry. We are the biggest fans of youth ministry leaders. We are here for you weekly to engage, entertain, equip, and encourage.Youth ministry is better together.Hosted by Zac Workun and Chad Higgins. Learn more @ http://www.youthministrybooster.com

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.2 • 141 Ratings

Welcome to the Youth Ministry Booster podcast! The most honest podcast in student ministry. We are the biggest fans of youth ministry leaders. We are here for you weekly to engage, entertain, equip, and encourage.Youth ministry is better together.Hosted by Zac Workun and Chad Higgins. Learn more @ http://www.youthministrybooster.com

    Every Message Demands A Response Art Of Preaching In Youth Ministry Part 3

    Every Message Demands A Response Art Of Preaching In Youth Ministry Part 3

    What makes a sermon a sermon? Last week we talked about the necessity of text, THE TEXT. This episode we invite you to ask, "what's the response?" It's the now what of whatever was read and said. It's the impetus to action, the immediate and/or lifelong application. We believe every good sermon demands a response. 

    So let's ask about what you are asking the hearers to hear.

    This episode is part 3 in the art of talking to teenagers. Chad and Zac investigate what it means to craft a message that is thoughtfully presented, biblically founded, and demanding of a response.

    This is part 3 of 3 in our Art of Communicating To Students Series. Give us some feedback on IG or FB on how and where you will be teaching this summer. 

    Or send us some intel, email zac@youthministrybooster.com to give us your feedback on this episode or the podcast. 


    Youth Ministry Booster Season 4 here! Its 90s Rewind time! All the best things we learned (and maybe loved?) about the 90s are back and for 2022-2023 we are talking about them in our leadership community at Youth Ministry Booster.

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    • 22 min
    Quick To The Text, The Art Of Communicating In Youth Ministry

    Quick To The Text, The Art Of Communicating In Youth Ministry

    "Hurry up. Move. Get in to it!" These are probably all thoughts you have had while preaching and teaching to students and we are here to confirm that they are normal and it is right for us to "get into it" (the it being Scripture) as soon as it makes sense. 

    So let's talk about teaching and TEXT.

    This episode is part 2 in the art of talking to teenagers. Chad and Zac unpack the idea of what it means to be "quick to the text" both in your preparation and your effectiveness of preaching and teaching. 

    This is part 2 of 3 in our Art of Communicating To Students Series. Give us some feedback on IG or FB on how and where you will be teaching this summer. 

    Or send us some intel, email zac@youthministrybooster.com to give us your feedback on this episode or the podcast. 


    Youth Ministry Booster Season 4 here! Its 90s Rewind time! All the best things we learned (and maybe loved?) about the 90s are back and for 2022-2023 we are talking about them in our leadership community at Youth Ministry Booster.

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    • 26 min
    Preaching As An Experience. The Art Of Communicating To Students In Youth Ministry

    Preaching As An Experience. The Art Of Communicating To Students In Youth Ministry

    Hey, hey, it's summertime in student ministry and that means we have a lot of unique opportunities to teach and preach that might stretch us from our usual weekly/monthly habits.

    In this episode Chad and Zac talk about the art of talking to teenagers. Whether you are preaching at (a) camp, leading a worship night, gathering students for devotion on a mission trip, or getting called up to preach during a summer sermon series there is probably a new/rare chance or two for you to teach in a new setting and in a new way. 

    This is part 1 of 3 in our Art of Communicating To Students Series. Give us some feedback on IG or FB on how and where you will be teaching this summer. 

    Or send us some intel, email zac@youthministrybooster.com to give us your feedback on this episode or the podcast. 



    Youth Ministry Booster Season 4 here! Its 90s Rewind time! All the best things we learned (and maybe loved?) about the 90s are back and for 2022-2023 we are talking about them in our leadership community at Youth Ministry Booster.

    Youth Ministry Booster
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    • 34 min
    Youth Ministry Camp SZN, either you were already ready or you got ready. Or. how to prepare for a full week of ministry in very little time.

    Youth Ministry Camp SZN, either you were already ready or you got ready. Or. how to prepare for a full week of ministry in very little time.

    Summer camp is a time honored student ministry tradition. Whether you head off into the hills, chill at the beach, or serve a neighboring community the corporate spiritual discipline of retreat, renew, and community is important for modeling faith for students.

    After a busy Easter season it's easy to forget that summer and specifically big week long events like camp are almost here, but Chad and Zac have got you! In times of stress, worry, and wonder, here are some careful things to do to prep your ministry and yourself before you go loading up a bus or van load of teenagers. 

    In this episode Chad and Zac break down what it takes to get prepped for camp season. 

    If you wanting to mark off the checklist of readiness queue up this episode and start crossing off the boxes. 
    Season 4 here! 

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    • 27 min
    Expectations, Rumors, And Returns: How Balance Other People's Opinions Of Your Youth Ministry

    Expectations, Rumors, And Returns: How Balance Other People's Opinions Of Your Youth Ministry

    The rumors of our disappearance were greatly exaggerated.

    After a relentless 6 weeks on the road Zac and Chad are back to share why someone else's expectations of your job are not always your problem, immediately. 

    In this episode Chad and Zac wade into the relational waters around managing expectations, pierce through the "ask," and find hope for the critic who really has your best interests at heart. 

    If you are feeling down and out or overwhelmed here is the pick me up you need this Post-Easter season.


    Season 4 is almost here!

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    • 24 min
    Youth Ministry And Student Apathy: Is It Something We Said?

    Youth Ministry And Student Apathy: Is It Something We Said?

    Why are the teens not coming to youth events, programming, or small groups?
    Is it something we said?
    No. But. Maybe yes?

    Students are hungry for connection and we are often caught shouting or promoting. How can we turn ministry programming and promotion into Good News proclamation?

    In this episode Chad and Zac delve into what lies beneath the surface of students feeling disengaged, distant, or apathetic these days. *Spoiler* it's not specifically you, but we must adjust our care and deepen our connection before we proceed!

    If you are feeling like you are fighting a losing or uphill battle. Tag us or DM us on IG or FB. We are here to support, converse, and collaborate in the tough times.

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    May 2-4 in Nashville TN!
    Youth pastors preach. Sharing the message matters because souls matter. Whether you preach to a room of 12 or a crowd of 1,200 the skill of preaching is critical. This unique event is a chance to practice one of the most important things you do. Join us in Nashville for this limited event! 
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

cjburroughs ,

Community at its finest!

I love these guys! I enjoy the stories they share about youth ministry and family. It feels like I'm having lunch with them and just catching up on what's been going on. I also greatly appreciate the care they give to the topics they cover. Well done gentlemen!

marrowjace ,

A solid podcast!

I love this podcast for how it challenges and equips me in youth ministry, but also how it ministers for me as the youth pastor!

TNDadx4 ,

Great advice and awesome ideas!

Youth Ministry Booster is an incredible and creative way to reach youth with fresh, new ideas! One of the best in YM!!

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