109 episodes

The Longer Haul's Jody Livingston and Chris Trent help you survive and thrive in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry by giving you practical helps, tips, resources, and how-to's. Get help through interviews and training to be more effective in your preaching, teaching, leading, partnering with families, building Youth Ministry teams, Youth Ministry events, managing your Youth Ministry and more. Whether you are a veteran, rookie, paid, or volunteer Youth Pastor, Youth Minister or Youth Worker, you will find encouragement and practical, scalable tools to have a greater influence on teens with the gospel. Find show notes at http://www.youthministrypodcast.com/

Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast Jody Livingston & Chris Trent: Youth Pastor | Youth Speaker | Youth Ministry Blogger

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    • 4.1, 130 Ratings

The Longer Haul's Jody Livingston and Chris Trent help you survive and thrive in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry by giving you practical helps, tips, resources, and how-to's. Get help through interviews and training to be more effective in your preaching, teaching, leading, partnering with families, building Youth Ministry teams, Youth Ministry events, managing your Youth Ministry and more. Whether you are a veteran, rookie, paid, or volunteer Youth Pastor, Youth Minister or Youth Worker, you will find encouragement and practical, scalable tools to have a greater influence on teens with the gospel. Find show notes at http://www.youthministrypodcast.com/

    TLH109: Youth Ministry After Quarantine

    TLH109: Youth Ministry After Quarantine

    I think it is safe to say we're all tired of doing youth ministry under quarantine...



    In this episode, Chris had the chance to jump on (yet another) Zoom call with our friends at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board to talk through post quarantine opportunities you need to consider for your youth ministry.  It's packed with some really practical thoughts you should be considering now as you're processing what "back to normal" should look like.



    (Also, you'll hear Chris rant on a bit about Zoom fatigue.  Worth listening just for this)



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    • 1 hr 11 min
    TLH108: Listener Episode! What We’re All Going Through

    TLH108: Listener Episode! What We’re All Going Through

    WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!!! Because our listeners LOVE teenagers!



    Last week we got a bunch of YOU together for a zoom call where we talked about what we're all going through. It turned out to be a great episode as we heard from listeners from different parts of the country. We talk about a little bit of everything in this episode, but perhaps the reason it turned out so great is that it was a Zoom room full of folks that are living and breathing youth ministry.



    In a time like this, it's great to have a support group. We'd love to have you in our podcast Facebook group. A much smaller Facebook group with way less... well... people in a bad mood than most.



    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:



    JaredHall.com



    YM360 Care Packages



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    YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    TLH107: Recovering from Illness and from Social Distancing

    TLH107: Recovering from Illness and from Social Distancing

    A couple of weeks ago Chris got word through social media that his friend, Patrick Thompson, like many, right now had gotten sick. It was super encouraging to hear over the last few days that he has recovered and is doing much better.



    Patrick and Chris have been friends for over 10 years now from back when he was a youth pastor living in Georgia. Patrick and his family were called as church planters to New York City almost 8 years ago and Chris' church has had the blessing of partnering with him a couple of times now on short term mission trips.



    We asked Patrick if he'd be willing to come on the podcast and share his experience with what it was like to be sick with the virus. We also wanted to have some hard conversations about how this might impact the future of the church and youth ministry in the coming days.



    We've been blessed to have some great conversations with some amazing people over the years, but I'm not exaggerating when I say that this interview is probably the best and most timely interview we've had a chance to be a part of. You're gonna want to listen all the way to the end on this one.



    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:



    Patrick Thompson



    New City Church



    youthgroupathome.com



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TLH106: Youth Ministry in Quarantine

    TLH106: Youth Ministry in Quarantine

    Like all of you, it has been a CRAZY couple weeks for us as we've adjusted to our current normal of not meeting with teenagers in person. So, we decided to take a moment and share a quick update regarding what we're doing and what we've learned in the last couple of weeks of doing youth ministry in quarantine.



    We're praying for you as you lead your teenagers during these unusual days.



    By the way, it'd be a GREAT time to join our super secret Facebook Group...



    Click here to join our Longer Haul Youth Ministry Podcast Facebook Group



    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:



    youthgroupathome.com



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    SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!



    AirOSport.fun



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    Be sure to use the promo code: LONGERHAUL to save on shipping and get a free upgrade on your discs.



    ym360.com



    YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.



    Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com



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    • 32 min
    TLH105: Radical Reevaluation of Youth Ministry

    TLH105: Radical Reevaluation of Youth Ministry

    Have you ever wondered if we're doing all we can do to reach students for Jesus in a way that will last into their adult years? After hanging out with teenagers and trying to point them to Jesus for over 30 years now, I have and still do.



    Jody and I believe that part of experiencing youth ministry for the longer haul means we're willing to evaluate our methods and effectiveness on a regular basis.



    We both ran across an article a couple of months ago called: Time for ‘Radical Reevaluation’ of Youth Ministry by Dr. Richard Ross. Dr. Ross is a friend of the show, Chris's former professor and has been thinking about youth ministry longer than anyone I know. So when he puts out an article about needing to reevaluate youth ministry, it got our attention.



    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:



    Is it Time for Radical Reevaluation of Youth Ministry by Dr. Richard Ross



    richardaross.com



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    ym360.com



    YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.



    Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    TLH104: The Heart of Fundraising

    TLH104: The Heart of Fundraising

    For many youth workers, fundraising is a necessary part of helping our student experience programming that we believe could help point them to Jesus. We know that for many of our students to be able to experience events like camp, mission trips or weekend retreats, they're going to need financial help.



    In this interview with Bubba Crowder we get to the heart of fundraising and share some ideas on how to make fundraising most effective.



    We're also super excited to introduce a new sponsor with an incredible give-a-way. Be sure to listen in order to find out how you can win.



    LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED:



    Fund the Nations



    Southeast Conclave



    ENTER THE GIVEAWAY



    thelongerhaul.com/giveaway



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    Be sure to use the promo code: LONGERHAUL to save on shipping and get a free upgrade on your discs.



    ym360.com



    YM360 is the premier provider of youth ministry Bible study curriculum, student devotionals, DiscipleNow resources, youth leader development, and summer camp experiences through GENERATE Camp by YM360.



    Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com



    For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Ryan.ATL20 ,

Best Youth Ministry Content Out There

I have been listening to the Longer Haul for over 3 years now. Jody and Chris do a great job at balancing great interviews with guests, along with their own unique perspectives as youth pastors in Georgia and California. With over 100 episodes of amazing material, I have loved the conversations that Chris and Jody engage in. I am an avid podcast listener and the Longer Haul is at the top of the heap. Keep up the great work guys, you have been super helpful for me in my walk with the Lord. Thanks!

geoffmgetts ,

Best YM Podcast Out There

Only 1 month into ym and I’ve scoured the podcast world bi he listening to 8 now. This is the best one out there. Personalities are great and everything is so practical. Keep it up gentlemen!

Tholt576 ,

Really helpful

Listening to these guys is super helpful to bring up both things I already know but have forgotten about and to think about new things and see how different people do youth ministry. Plus they are fun to listen to. I can tell they genuinely like each other and youth.

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