117 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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.2 • 134 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/

    TLH117: Engaging Gen Z

    TLH117: Engaging Gen Z

    How do we engage Gen Z? The largest generation we've ever seen certainly brings with it challenges and opportunities.



    In today's episode, Dr. Tim McKnight joins the show to talk about Engaging Gen Z. There's a lot to learn and this interview is SO good. So grab some coffee, something to take notes with, and enjoy!



    Links Mentioned:



    Engaging Gen Z by Dr. Tim McKnight



    Anderson University



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    • 48 min
    TLH116: What if they DO come back?

    TLH116: What if they DO come back?

    In our last episode, we gave some helpful thoughts and tips for how to approach your youth ministry as we come out of Covid. Part of this is the reality that for most of us we won't see the same number of students we saw involved in our programs before Covid.



    But we don't want to be all doom and gloom so in this episode we're talking about, "what if they DO come back."



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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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    • 43 min
    TLH115: What If They Don’t Come Back

    TLH115: What If They Don’t Come Back

    It's been a LOOOONNG year. With many churches now reopening for in-person gatherings, the question looms over many of us, "What if they don't come back?"



    To be fair, even before the pandemic we were often faced with the question of "What if no one comes?" So in this episode, we're diving in with some practical advice for what to do and how to handle things when our rooms don't look as full as we had hoped, or when they are empty.



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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.



    Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com



    For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL4U for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*



    I.N.F.O for Families



    Check out their brand new resource for helping families navigate smartphones.  Use the promo code: LONGERHAUL for 25% off of your order of Smart Phones 101.  Head over and check it out at smartphones-101.com!



    AirOSport.fun



    AIR O SPORT is a new engaging, multi-use game that's guaranteed to get everyone in on the fun!  Easy to learn, challenging to master...boredom never stood a chance!



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

    • 39 min
    TLH114: Youth Ministry Beyond the “In-Person” Gathering

    TLH114: Youth Ministry Beyond the “In-Person” Gathering

    Over the past year, youth ministry has been one of constant reimagining. We've made plans, to make plans, only to make plans again. The "in-person" gathering is no longer a given.



    Turns out a global pandemic makes an in-person gathering difficult at best...impossible at worst. This has caused many of us to rethink our ministries beyond the in-person gathering.  So in this episode, we bring on Jackson Arnett who serves with Jody as the online ministry director to talk all things "beyond the in-person gathering."



    Whether you're just figuring it out, needing more ideas, or running strong in this area we think you'll find this episode really helpful.



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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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    • 49 min
    TLH113: Ten Things We Learned in 2020

    TLH113: Ten Things We Learned in 2020

    This year has been a year like no other. In this episode, we talk through the BIG lessons we learned over the year. Some are personal lessons and some are ministry lessons. So take a listen and we would love to hear what lessons you've learned as well.



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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.



    Check out YOUTH MINISTRY THREE SIXTY at YM360.com



    For being a loyal listener use promo code: LONGERHAUL4U for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*



    I.N.F.O for Families



    Check out their brand new resource for helping families navigate smartphones.  Use the promo code: LONGERHAUL for 25% off of your order of Smart Phones 101.  Head over and check it out at smartphones-101.com!

    • 53 min
    TLH112: Helping parents with the Social Dilemma

    TLH112: Helping parents with the Social Dilemma

    In this episode, our friend Barrett Johnson from I.N.F.O. for Families joins us to talk about helping parents navigate devices and social media. We talk about the documentary The Social Dilemma as well as some practical bits of help and takeaways for you and for the parents you serve.



    LINKS MENTIONED



    The Social Dilemma



    I.N.F.O for Families - https://www.infoforfamilies.com/



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    AirOSport.fun



    AIR O SPORT is a new engaging, multi-use game that's guaranteed to get everyone in on the fun!  Easy to learn, challenging to master...boredom never stood a chance!



    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: LONGERHAUL4U for 20% off your next order. *some exclusions apply*



    I.N.F.O for Families



    Check out their brand new resource for helping families navigate smartphones.  Use the promo code: LONGERHAUL for 25% off of your order of Smart Phones 101.  Head over and check it out at smartphones-101.com!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 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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