Josh Griffin and Doug Fields interview the leading voices in youth ministry in this twice a month podcast from Download Youth Ministry. Part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
In this episode Matt McGill, co-founder of Download Youth Ministry, talks with Josh Griffin about life, ministry, and leadership. They talk about what it looks like to have a youth ministry that is aligned with and supporting the church as a whole and the tensions that arise in attempts to do that well. Matt McGill is at his BEST in this entertaining, encouraging and very informative audio mentoring resource.
In this episode Josh gets to sit down with small groups pastor Steve Gladen of Saddleback Church to pick his brain on all things small groups. Steve has been doing leader training for years and has some valuable and transferable training tips for your ministry leaders, whether they lead junior high or high schoolers in any capacity. If you want your leadership IQ to go up a few points, tune in to this one!
Doug Fields and John cover a few issues in this intimate “backstage chat” – Work/life pace, fighting to surround yourself with people can speak the truth in love to you, focusing on your family in the midst of ministry pressures, and how to be great at the job you do. Acuff recently came out with a new book called Do Over and about intentionally building a career.
Allyson Evans is Pastor and Group Leader for Kids and Student Ministries at LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site church based in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she has worked for thirteen years. In this role, Allyson is responsible for providing the vision and direction for the NextGen ministry. Her team partners with Campus Pastors and other teams to staff NextGen, provide development and training for staff and volunteers, and create curriculum and programming for birth to 12th graders.
Jeff Wallace is a speaker, author, strategist, mentor, and life coach. He is nationally known as an Urban Ministry innovator and leader. After 18 years as the Youth Pastor, Jeff recently became Executive Pastor at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. He has produced several resources designed to empower and equip youth leaders, parents, and students in urban environments. Jeff enjoys coaching Jr. High football, watching hours of Sports Center, and doing life with his wife Quovadis and three boys.
Lee Strobel, Pastor Author & Speaker
Josh Griffin sits down with the best-selling Christian author since CS Lewis – Lee Strobel. Yes. THE Lee Strobel. Author of the “Case for Christ” and countless other books that help investigate the claims of Christianity. Josh and Lee have a rich conversation surrounding leadership, apologetics and ministry.
I miss the old Podcast back in the day with Doug, Josh and Matt. We’d learn so much, embrace the jokes, sarcasm and stories like Doug getting into trouble and being forced to say “sips” or else. Glad the heart of the team is still going strong.
Wow must listen!
I love learning as much as I can in YM and this podcast was super helpful to me!
This is a good one to hear from some of the more valuable voices in youth ministry.