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Ministry Coach: Youth Ministry Tips & Resources

Kristen Lascola from North Coast Church gives weekly insight and tips on how to build healthy leaders, teams and churches in Youth Ministry. With over 17 years in Student Ministry, Kristen shares her knowledge and experiences and frequently features guests from various ministries, churches and leadership roles so that you can use proven strategies to increase your impact from your leadership role. This podcast will help you grow your leadership skills, enhance your ministry, build a volunteer staff, grow your influence and create a healthy work environment so that you can help take the ministry God has you in to the next level. Hit subscribe and get ready to advance your leadership! 

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3 Youth Ministry Mistakes That Small Youth Groups Often Make
Have you ever equated the success of your youth ministry with the number of seats filled? Or have you ever looked at a larger youth ministry and quietly judged them in your heart...possibly without even knowing the whole truth?  Join us as we take a look at leadership within small youth ministries, and reveal why chasing after a packed room might be a misguided goal. Despite what you might think, this episode isn't just about numbers; it's about taking pause to look at your leadership and see if you are making any of these mistakes with your youth group.  While this conversation is geared towards those with smaller student ministries, the insights are applicable for anyone at the helm of a youth group, big or small.Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com *****=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#107) The 7 Essential Tips to GROW Your YOUTH MINISTRY!=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
23:02 4/18/24
3 Teams to Make Your Youth Ministry Better & Your Life Easier!
Youth pastors wear many hats within youth ministry and often times it causes them to get bogged down with so much of the weight to bear.  In this episode, we take a look at some specialized teams that can be a game changer for student ministry.  These teams can not only make your life easier, but your youth ministry so much better!Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com *****=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#012) Creating a Safe Ministry - 3 Areas to Focus On(#114) Youth Ministry Interns (Is Your Ministry Ready to Hire One?)(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
28:39 4/11/24
5 Things Youth Pastors Need To Do This Summer - Youth Ministry Strategies
Summer is coming, and with it, the usual youth ministry challenges—inconsistent attendance and scarce volunteers. However, we're here to tell you that keeping your youth group thriving through these warm months is not only possible but vital. In this episode, we have 5 things that youth pastors need to do this summer in their student ministry to be a lifeline for building momentum, deepening relationships, and fostering discipleship.  Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com *****=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#108) Summertime Event Ideas for Youth Ministry(#098) Get More Sign Ups for Your Youth Ministry Summer Camp(#053) How to Plan a Low Cost Summer Camp for Youth Ministry(#043) DIY Church Camp Planning - Youth Ministry Summer Camp Checklist=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
28:01 4/4/24
The 4 Phases of Youth Ministry - Which One Are You In? (DON'T GIVE UP NOW!)
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Youth ministry can be broken down into 4 main phases, which one of them are you currently in?  Navigating the ebbs and flows of student ministry can often feel like an uphill battle, but the view from the top makes every step worth it.  From learning to building to fine-tuning and striving for excellence join us for this episode to help you identify where you are at in your progress.  Ultimately, this continuous cycle of growth and refinement is a testament to the evolving nature of the youth pastor journey, where every challenge faced is a lesson learned and an opportunity for improvement.  Above all, don't give up...phases are like seasons, they do have an end - let us help you get there faster!=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#158) Why New Youth Pastors Fail at Youth Ministry (3 Things You MUST Know!)(#148) Work Smarter Not Harder in Youth Ministry - 5 Youth Pastor Tips!(#113) Feeling Overworked in Youth Ministry? (Top 5 Productivity Killers)=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
23:50 3/28/24
The CRITICAL Element Your Youth Ministry Discipleship Efforts Might Be Missing
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Are your youth ministry discipleship efforts missing on critical element?  Discover the key ingredient to transformative youth discipleship and puts practicality directly into the forefront.   We will be looking at Jesus's model of discipleship and discuss how to equip your students with not just knowledge but real-world experiences that will foster their spiritual growth.  This episode isn't just a discussion; it's a call to action for your student ministry to be filled with courage, intentionality, and kindness so that it will amplify the impact in your student's lives and the lives of those around them.=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Your Youth Ministry(#069) 5 Ways to Motivate Your Students to Invite Friends to Youth Group=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
22:14 3/21/24
Dealing With Public Display of Affection in Youth Ministry - PDA Problems
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a midweek youth group program, trying to focus on the announcements or message, only to be sidetracked by a pair of teenagers cuddling in the corner? It’s a situation many church leaders know all too well, and it's the heart of our latest episode where we grapple with the challenge of public displays of affection (PDA) in youth ministry.  In this episode, we navigate the complex dance of spirituality and romance in adolescence by setting a balance of policy & situational wisdom.  As youth pastors, we want to come along side our student's growth journey and aid their developmental stages while prioritizing their faith.  Listen in as we tackle the awkward but necessary conversations about PDA, striving to guide our youth with patience and understanding, all without compromising the space that student ministry is meant to be. =======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#012) Creating a Safe Ministry - 3 Areas to Focus On!=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
25:49 3/14/24
Are Any of These Red Flags in Your Youth Ministry? Fix Them NOW!
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? Check outGrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Ever wondered what can make or break the effectiveness of a youth ministry?  Join us as we expose 3 red flags that could be stifling your ministry's impact.   This episode is a revealing look at how to sustain your passion and maintain consistent effort—no matter the inevitable ups and downs.  It's a frank discussion calling for stronger leadership frameworks, acknowledging that while youth group disruptive behavior is part of the package, it can be curbed with a strategic approach.  Remember, engaged adult leaders are the backbone of a successful youth ministry, and it's our job to ensure they're not just present, but actively contributing in a respectful and orderly environment.  Discover how setting firm boundaries fosters a secure environment that encourages spiritual growth and intellectual engagement. Plus, we get creative with techniques to keep youth invested and inspired, from storytelling to activities that hit home with their unique 'love languages.' =======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!Thank you, Victor Guerrero for choosing to support our ministry! If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#026) Increasing Your Value, Worth & Influence: Heart, Hunger, Hustle(#105) Best Practices for Creating a Thriving High School Ministry!(#019) Being Shepherd Minded - How Do We Identify & Handle the Wolves in Our Flock?=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
39:34 3/7/24
Navigating the Cliques in Youth Ministry Student Leadership Teams
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Has your student leadership team become a clique within your youth group?  In this excerpt from an "Ask Me Anything" episode, we answer a question from Jesse Howell in regards to avoiding a student leadership team becoming an alienating group within your youth ministry. We unpack the dangers of creating a 'members only' clique and how that can disastrously impact a youth group's dynamics. If you're a youth pastor or involved in student ministry leadership, you'll discover how vital it is to build a culture of servant leadership, drawing inspiration from Jesus's example of service. =======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy this episode:(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Your Youth Ministry=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
07:07 2/29/24
How to Increase Your Confidence as a Youth Pastor & Overcome Imposter Syndrome
Have you ever felt like a deer caught in the headlights when leading a youth ministry? Today's podcast is here to guide anyone feeling the weight of imposter syndrome through the wilderness of youth ministry.  We'll unpack the layers of student ministry and show you how to evaluate and enhance your confidence with some step by step actions.  In this excerpt from an "Ask Me Anything" episode, we answer a question from Flowerful29 in regards to gaining confidence as a youth pastor.📕 RECOMMENDED YOUTH MINISTRY BOOKS: 📕1) Purpose Driven Youth Ministry: 9 Essential Foundations for Healthy Growth by Doug Fields https://amzn.to/336T1O4 Audible Version: https://amzn.to/39Eq7WT 2) Controlled Chaos: Making Sense of Junior High Ministry by Kurt Johnston https://amzn.to/3f6zpvD3) Jesus Centered Youth Ministry: Moving from Jesus-Plus to Jesus-Only by Rick Lawrence https://amzn.to/30aZwxf4) Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal & Practical Guide to Starting Right by Doug Fieldshttps://amzn.to/4bYCb545) Creating a Lead Small Culture: Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong by Reggie Joinerhttps://amzn.to/3SZXqdO=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy this episode:(#116) 5 Ways to Increase Confidence When Speaking in Youth Ministry=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
05:23 2/29/24
5 Ingredients for an Ideal Youth Ministry Program!
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Are you ready to inject some serious energy & life into your youth ministry? In this episode we will be highlight the keys to a program that keeps students coming back for more!  We will be discussing the balance between free time and structured activities and sharing our secrets to creating an environment that's both engaging and inclusive. If you've ever struggled with tailoring your ministry to serve the unique needs of high school and middle school students alike, we've got you covered. We're divulging everything from the critical role of volunteers to the recipe for a youth group that buzzes with excitement, ensuring every young person feels seen and understood.  It's your roadmap to a magnetic youth ministry that's as impactful as it is fun!=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#151) Youth Ministry Planning: Weekend Service vs. Mid-Week Program(#051) Youth Ministry Planning: Mid-Week Program Schedule(#064) What's the Big Deal About Small Groups in Youth Ministry?=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
27:28 2/22/24
4 EASTER GAMES for Youth Ministry + 8 MORE Easter Youth Group Games!!
**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASTER YOUTH GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "EASTER GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**  In this episode, we discuss 4 Super fun, super easy Easter Games for your youth ministry!  Email us to get 8 MORE Easter Games which can work for a variety of youth ministry sizes!  SHOPPING LIST BELOW... ***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!========We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!========If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach========Shopping List:REVENGE OF THE RABBIT: Blindfolds: https://amzn.to/3UHfSKPBandanas: https://amzn.to/42MV1I8Soccer Style Socks: https://amzn.to/3lfcS4NPlastic Easter Eggs: https://amzn.to/3SYQqPL (You can probably find these cheaper at your local dollar store)Bulk Candy: https://amzn.to/3wkGYNJJelly Beans: https://amzn.to/49wXE2PPainter's Tape: https://amzn.to/3OLc2wxCones: https://amzn.to/2BtSp9KEaster Baskets: https://amzn.to/3wkiKDm (these are small and would work if you want each student to have one, you can probably find comparable ones at the dollar store)Bunny Ears: https://amzn.to/3wivgTQGRANDMA'S EASTER EGG HUNT:Blindfolds: See AboveBandanas: See AbovePlastic Easter Eggs: See AboveBulk Candy: See AboveJelly Beans: See AboveEaster Baskets: See AboveBUNNY IN A BASKET:2 Stuffed Animal Bunnies: Dollar Store is your best betLaundry Basket or Plastic CrateEGGASAURUS REX:Painter's Tape: See AbovePlastic Easter Eggs: See AboveBulk Candy:  See AboveJelly Beans: See AboveEaster Baskets: See Above===🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Kristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoach*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
17:36 2/15/24
The Pros & Cons of Being a Youth Ministry Spouse - Student Ministry Tips
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** Youth ministry spouses often find themselves in a delicate balance of supportive partnership and individual identity.  As we peel back the curtain on the pros and cons of being a student ministry spouse, we invite you to join us for a candid discussion filled with stories, challenges, and laughter.  This episode isn't just about the unique pressures and expectations we face; it's about finding joy in the mayhem and upholding our own callings and talents even when they don't neatly align with the service tag sometimes unfairly attached to us.We will be taking a look at some of the ways a pastor's spouse can contribute to the youth ministry—sometimes in unexpected ways.  From the importance of setting boundaries to navigating the waters of congregational dynamics, we discuss the nuances of church life that are often unseen by the congregation.  Our goal is to give some practical wisdom for those who walk this unique path alongside their ministry partners.  Come along for an episode that will inspire, inform, and perhaps even validate your own experiences as we navigate the rich, complex tapestry of ministry life together.=======We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach=======You may also enjoy these episodes:(#122) Best Practices for Parenting & Pastoring When in Youth Ministry(#124) Balancing Youth Ministry & Family - 3 Things You Need to Know!=======🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/=======Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
37:44 2/8/24
Increase Discipleship in Your Youth Ministry with These 3 Things!
Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.com ***** In this episode, we will be focusing on how small groups play such a vital discipleship role in our youth ministries. These aren't just casual meetups; they're the very lifeblood of discipleship that cultivates deep connections among young believers. You'll learn how to craft a nurturing space where questions aren't just welcomed, they're encouraged—where faith can flourish in the rich soil of healthy community. And as always, we're serving up practical advice that's tailored for youth pastors aiming to guide their students with confidence and wisdom.==========We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!==========If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach==========You may also enjoy these episodes:(#064) What's the Big Deal About Small Groups?https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000530382037(#066) Writing Effective Talk Sheets for Small Group Time in Youth Ministryhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000531799638(#052) Small Group Leader Training for Youth Ministryhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000520554904============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
22:53 2/1/24
This One Thing Will Drastically Impact Your Youth Ministry!
📕 Book Mentioned in this Podcast: Growing Young by Kara Powell *****  Ever wondered what it looks like when teenagers aren't just spectating but actively shaping their faith community in youth ministry? In this episode, we will be highlighting the profound effects of lifting up youth in student ministry, revealing how roles of responsibility can ignite personal and collective spiritual growth.  We will also be discussing some practical ways for you to help platform the students in your youth group and sharing proof that when we embrace our youth as leaders, we're not just filling seats, we're actively discipling students.  It's so much more than just giving them tasks; it's about sending a message that resonates within the walls of our congregations and beyond.  It's an undeniable truth that youth focused churches are the heartbeat of growing vibrant churches.  Let's grow young!!Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy this episode:(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministryhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000508662948(#074) Going From New Student to Student Leader in Youth Ministryhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000538558071============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
30:06 1/25/24
Do You Need to Improve the Reputation of Your Youth Ministry?
The reputation for you, the youth pastor, and of your youth ministry needs to constantly be given attention.  So how do you receive impeccable reputation in the world of youth ministry?  That is what this episode is all about!  We're handing you the blueprint to ensure every interaction with staff, parents, and students reinforces the integrity and impact of your leadership. From the echoes of our reputations shaping discussions in our absence to the profound influence of the smallest gestures, we're diving into how to make your youth group's name synonymous with trust and excellence. Let's forge a legacy of positive influence in student ministry, one interaction at a time!Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy this episode:(#178) How to Handle Criticism as a Youth Pastor...and Move On!https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000640522026============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
28:32 1/18/24
Youth Ministry Event Ideas - The Ultimate Movie Night!
***For a FREE copy of the RECOMMENDED MOVIE LIST, email us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com and put "MOVIE NIGHT" in the subject line and we will get that sent over to you asap!*** Roll out the red carpet and get those cameras flashing, because this episode is all about turning your youth ministry's movie night from average to amazing!  This is the ultimate guide to creating a fun youth ministry event that's sure to leave your students starstruck. We're not just talking about popping a DVD into a player with some folding chairs; we're talking about a cinematic extravaganza that rivals Hollywood premieres (or at least the youth group budget friendly version of it). In this episode, we will be discussing all the elements you'll need for this fun youth ministry event idea. The Ultimate Movie Night Experience for your youth group will be an absolutely memorable one!  Some of the topics we will be covering include: Decor, Food, Roles for Volunteers/Leaders, a creative way to get your students involved in the cinematic process, an awards ceremony, how to get compliance for a public showing of the movie and more!Shopping List (*These are all just ideas, pick & choose which can fit your budget):RENT, BUY or MAKEElements:Red Carpet: Nice Versions - https://amzn.to/3vBW5So / https://amzn.to/48rvCFD or use the DIY Version mentionedVelvet Ropes: https://amzn.to/48P7tIS Step & Repeat Wall: Frame - https://amzn.to/429stIB / White Backdrop Paper - https://amzn.to/3TUE8skFood: Nacho Bar (nacho cheese, chips, slow cooker)Nacho Cheese Bowls: https://amzn.to/3SdbFggPotato Bar (Potatoes, toppings)Snack Bar (Candy Bars, Small Bags of Chips, etc)Ice Cream Bar (Ice cream flavors, toppings)Ice Cream Bowls: https://amzn.to/3NZubX3Silver Platters: Dollar TreeSnack Appetizers: CupCake Liners Gold or Silver - https://amzn.to/48FksgAPopcornMachine: https://amzn.to/47v5dpd (*you can also just buy a cheap one of these type of machines to keep the popcorn warm and buy pre-popped popcorn from Costco since these don't always pop enough popcorn fast enough)Bags: https://amzn.to/3SajSlgPlastic Containers: Dollar TreeSoda Bar: Syrup Pumps or just regular sodaInstagrammies/TikToscars:Oscar Awards: 9" https://amzn.to/48IEarq / 6" https://amzn.to/3NWt629 Voting Poll App: DYM's Sidekick Direct PollCVLI License: https://us.cvli.com/Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comIf you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach===========*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you)Support the show
24:18 1/11/24
How to Handle Criticism as a Youth Pastor...and Move On!
Criticism can sting, especially when it's aimed at something you pour your heart into, like youth ministry.  In this episode, we will break down how to embrace critique with an open heart and mind, turning defensive knee-jerk reactions into opportunities for growth and understanding. Our goal is to reshape the way you view criticism in your student ministry and see it as opportunities to learn and lead with even greater empathy and resolve.Some of the topics we will be covering are:  how to correctly sift through critical comments, weighing the worth of the critic's words based on their credibility and history rather than the volume of voices, why sometimes it's best to save your pearls for those truly open to the treasures you offer and unpacking the nuances of communication—reminding you that what's said, meant, and heard can often travel in different directions.  We want to be able to help you not just weather the storm of criticism but show you how to dance in the rain! Are you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#025) Best Practices to Handle an Upset Parenthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ministry-coach-youth-ministry-tips-resources/id1507977601?i=1000495648475============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
33:54 1/4/24
How to Get Better Results in Youth Ministry - Start the Year Strong!
What do results in youth ministry look like?  How can you even measure success in a student ministry? In this episode, we will not only discuss what results in youth ministry look like but we will also be diving into how to start your year off the right way with healthy goals in mind. Start by reflecting on your previous year's journey and what that means for the path ahead. We move forward to dissect the pressing need to provide students with opportunities to respond to the gospel.  The focus of this conversation is to reiterate the central role of gospel plays in youth ministry and to encourage youth pastors to offer consistent chances for students to develop a relationship with Jesus.  Finally, we share our tips on how to connect with students on a personal level and the importance of striving for continuous improvement. Whether you're a seasoned youth pastor or just starting, this episode promises to equip you with valuable insights for your journey in youth ministry. Join us as we navigate through this rewarding and challenging journey together.Books mentioned in this episode:X: Multiply Your God Given Potential by John BeverePurpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug FieldsJesus Centered Youth Ministry by Rick LawrenceAre you looking to grow the size and health of your youth ministry? GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#156) How to Minister to the 4 Different Types of Students in Youth Ministry(#125) Why New Students May Feel Uncomfortable at Your Youth Ministry - 5 Things to Avoid!============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
39:49 12/14/23
ASK ME ANYTHING: Your Youth Ministry Questions Answered! (2.0)
In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that those of you in our community asked!  The 3 Questions/Topics we answered on this episode were: 1) Practical steps for splitting Middle School & High School Ministries 2) What are the Top 3 Things to prioritize for a new Youth Pastor and finally 3) If you have a youth group with ZERO students, what do you need to do first?***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!Resources Mentioned in this Episode:Download Youth Ministry (DYM)CoLeaderWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#095) Why a Combined Middle School & High School Ministry is Killing Your Growth(#087) Youth Pastor Just Hired!...What Should You Change About the Existing Youth Ministry?(#101) Youth Pastors: Do These 3 Things When Hired at a New Church!(#094) Parent Open House for Youth Ministry - Best Youth Pastor Tips(#084) How to Have an Excellent Parent Meeting in Youth Ministry============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
34:44 12/7/23
How to Get Leaders On Board with Your Youth Ministry Vision
Imagine a youth ministry that's not only led by a passionate youth pastor but also one where every leader & volunteer is fully aligned with the youth ministry vision. This isn't a dream; it can be your reality. In this episode, we jump into how you can foster this reality, emphasizing the importance of building genuine relationships with your leaders. We share with you how to cultivate these powerful motivators to inspire your volunteers and leaders to fully invest in your ministry's vision.We chat about strategies for proactive engagement, encouraging you to actively seek out ideas from your team. We also highlight the crucial role of trust — earned over time by being true to your word and leading by example. This can be one of the turning points that inspires your team to invest wholeheartedly in the shared vision.  Join us on this enlightening journey. You'll not only emerge with actionable insights but also an enriched perspective on youth ministry leadership!Are you ready to take your youth ministry to the next level?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#075) Youth Ministry Mission Statement - Vision Casting for Your Youth Group(#087) Youth Pastor Just Hired! What Should You Change About the Existing Youth Ministry?============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
27:00 11/30/23
Exclusive Interview w/ Download Youth Ministry's Doug Fields at DYM100!
Have you ever questioned what it takes to build a supportive team in youth ministry, one that fortifies your strengths and cushions your weaknesses? Our guest, Doug Fields (Pastor at Mariner's Church, Co-Founder & President of Download Youth Ministry, Speaker, Author), a superhero in youth ministry, is here to do just that. He opens up about his youth ministry journey, divulging the secrets of his longevity and some of his best decisions made along the way. Embracing the spotlight as a leader is often a challenging trajectory, especially when it's hard to let go of control.  In this episode, Doug candidly shares his personal journey of becoming a 'spotlight leader', highlighting the challenges it entailed and the growth that followed. Together we explore the necessity of giving away leadership and the potential opportunities and benefits that can arise from this.  Sit back and enjoy this fun mix of laughter, insight, and powerful lessons.We want to thank Doug Fields, Josh Griffin and the entire DYM staff for allowing us the opportunity to record this rare podcast, but also for your gracious hospitality and opportunities to speak at DYM100!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!Be sure to check out: Download Youth Ministry & Coleader!! Book Mentioned in this Episode:Purpose Driven Youth Ministry By Doug Fields: https://amzn.to/3NMZAuW==============Are you ready to take your youth ministry to the next level?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!You may also enjoy these episodes:(#021) Taking Volunteer Training to the Next Level - Interview w/ Josh Griffin - DYM============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
23:50 11/16/23
5 Things Youth Pastors NEED TO DO Before the Year Ends!
As youth pastors bid farewell to this year, it's important to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and prepare for the road ahead. We promise, by the close of this episode, you'll walk away with a comprehensive plan to ensure a smooth transition into a remarkable new year. Get ready to join us as we take a deep look at your student ministry's financial health, analyze where your funds were spent, and help you plan for future spending—from upcoming projects to those unexpected expenses.  We will also take a close look at goal setting for your youth group, calendar planning to start the year off right, discuss the value of rest for you as well as your youth ministry volunteers and pause to fully celebrate the wins you've encountered this year!  Let's move into the new year with positive momentum!Are you ready to take your youth ministry to the next level?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#078) Youth Ministry Calendar - Youth Group Planning Ideas!(#111) Plan a Whole Year of Youth Group Games in Under 30 Minutes!YouTube: Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Youth Ministry Volunteers(#028) Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Youth Ministry Team - 10 Fun Ideas!============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
30:40 11/9/23
5 Tips for Creating a Youth Ministry You'll Love to Lead
What if you could shape your youth ministry into an environment that sparks real joy in your life?  In this episode, we walk you through five tips that can help you build a student ministry that surrounds you with a team that supports and fuels your passion.  We also shed light on how to innovate your youth group into a more engaging experience for everyone involved.  Self-care is the backbone of your ministry and neglecting that can have a negative affect on everyone.  Most importantly, we share how you can create an atmosphere that is full of fun, energy and authenticity.  It's time to build a youth ministry that brings you, your leaders and your students joy and fulfillment.Are you ready to take your youth ministry to the next level?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#071) Youth Ministry Overnighter - Fun Lock-in Games & Theme Idea(#041) Service Project Ideas for Student Ministry============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
31:45 11/2/23
5 Questions a Healthy Youth Ministry Can Answer
Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your youth ministry and create an environment that truly serves your students? We're stepping into the trenches and exploring some critical elements that make a youth ministry healthy. We're engaging with five questions every youth ministry should have answers to in addition to uncovering the importance of fostering a sense of belonging among students.Book mentioned in this episode: Growing Young by Kara PowellAre you ready to take your youth ministry to the next level?GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry(#085) How to Do Ministry at a Dying Church============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
25:08 10/26/23
The 7 Essential Tips to GROW Your YOUTH MINISTRY!
Be sure to check out: Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator   Are you ready to grow your youth ministry into a thriving, vibrant, healthy hub for students? Here are the 7 essential tips for how to grow your youth ministry!  Discover how to rally, empower, and motivate your team towards championing exponential growth in your youth group.What if church became the destination your students couldn't wait to get to? Imagine a student ministry full of fun, energy and excellence, where students actively invite their friends!  We'll explore how this can become reality through well-structured programs and the right atmosphere.  Additionally, we'll dive into the "Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator", our comprehensive course & coaching program offering a step-by-step roadmap for you to create a healthy and growing youth ministry.  This is the first time we are releasing this publicly!  Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to ignite a hunger for learning and understanding the gospel among your students. Let's turn this spark into a blaze!GrowYourYouthMinistry.comWe love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(#095) Why a Combined Middle & High School Youth Ministry is Killing Your Growth(#040) How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry============🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
31:05 10/19/23
5 Youth Ministry Tips to Build Better Relationships With Students
Ever wondered what the secret sauce to building strong relationships with your youth ministry students is? Today, we're sharing experiences on how to create an inviting and engaging environment for youth.  Let's first get to the heart of student ministry - building meaningful and lasting relationships with students to lead and disciple them for Jesus. We're diving into the importance of demonstrating care through affection and inclusiveness. We'll share our insights on being genuinely present in conversations and seizing every opportunity to connect deeply with your students.  The importance of engaging in meaningful conversations with your students can't be overstated. We're tackling how to approach their concerns seriously and with compassion.  These 5 tips can help you grow strong bonds with your youth ministry students.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!You may also enjoy these episodes:(#019) Being Shepherd Minded - How Do We Identify and Handle the Wolves in Our Flock?(#149) Not Connecting With Your Students? 3 Things You MUST DO!(#115) 6 Easy Ways to Connect With Your Students Outside of Youth Ministry==================🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
33:26 10/12/23
Listen To This If You Are Thinking About Quitting Youth Ministry!
Book Mentioned in this Episode: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni *** Feeling spent in your youth ministry role? Wondering if it's time to call it quits as a youth pastor or stay the course? Today's episode addresses those types questions as we traverse the complicated landscape of student ministry. We'll unpack the three major factors that could be contributing to your restlessness - the potential seasonality of the challenges you're facing, the ever-changing dynamics of the ministry and your fluctuating levels of personal motivation. We’ll share our insights on how these problems can be transient and how your motivation can bounce back.We also do a deep dive into your potential to serve as a catalyst for change in your church, by being a part of the solution rather than just pointing out the problems. We'll introduce you to the concept of "The Essentials," - a unique practice to recognize successes, pinpoint areas of improvement, and strategize for the future. To wrap things up, we’ll discuss the power of perseverance in the face of adversity, with a little help from the story of Elisha in 2 Kings 13:18. We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!You may also enjoy these episodes:(#054) Youth Ministry Tips: Finding Motivation During Frustration (#093) Youth Pastor Self Care: Making Time For Yourself & Avoiding Burn Out==================🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
34:36 10/5/23
Youth Group Games for LARGE Groups - Youth Ministry Games!
**FOR A PDF OF THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR LARGE GROUP GAMES - EMAIL US AT MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com - and put in the subject or description "LARGE GROUP GAMES" and we will send it over to you!**  Are you looking for youth group games for a large group?  Ever wondered how to keep a large youth group fully engaged and avoiding elimination-style student ministry games?  We've got you covered!  In this episode, we are giving you 4 youth ministry games which are non-elimination style games - perfect to keep everyone involved and having fun.We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoach***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!Shopping List:GAME #1:WHITE ERASE BOARDS - https://amzn.to/467iS66DRY ERASE MARKERS - https://amzn.to/464h6m83x5" INDEX CARDS - https://amzn.to/46sBmhiRED SOLO CUPS - https://amzn.to/4122W2MTABLEPRIZES FOR WINNERSGAME #2:PAINTER'S TAPE - https://amzn.to/4697WoqMINI FLAGS - https://amzn.to/3tbOVmV1 SKATEBOARD PER TEAMGAME #3:BALL PIT BALLS - https://amzn.to/3PC8HiG (you will need a LOT of these) KIDDIE POOL - https://amzn.to/3ZA2Hf3SMALL ITEMS TO BURY - https://amzn.to/46pR3FYGAME #4:OREO COOKIESMARKERS - https://amzn.to/3t9Rd5XPAPERYou may also enjoy these episodes:5 Simple Youth Group Games - Last Minute Games for Youth MinistryDodgeball Variation Games7 NO PREP GAMES for Youth Ministry===🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Kristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoach*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
31:59 9/28/23
ASK ME ANYTHING: Your Youth Ministry Questions Answered!
In this episode, we cover youth ministry questions that our community asked!  A few weeks back, we posted on YouTube, Instagram & Facebook and asked if there were any student ministry questions you wanted answered.  These could be anything from topics we haven't covered to deeper explanations on topics we have already covered.  We weren't able to get to all of them, but if this is a format you enjoyed, let us know by either leaving a comment on this episode on YouTube OR sending us an email saying you like this style: MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com.***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(Episode #040) - How to Start a Student Leadership Team in Youth Ministry(Episode #116) - 5 Ways to Increase Confidence When Speaking in Youth Ministry(Episode #137) - Gift Ideas for First Time Visitors at Your Youth Ministry(Episode #165) - Last Minute Youth Ministry Lesson Ideas - Youth Pastor Resources(Episode #164) - Why You Need Multiple Speakers in Your Youth Ministry==================🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkj*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
28:20 9/21/23
Last Minute Youth Ministry Lesson Ideas - Youth Pastor Resources
Ever felt so exhausted you could barely muster up the energy to give a lesson to your youth ministry? Were you up all night with a fussy newborn?  Maybe you have been sick and just don't have the energy to give it 100%.  Trust me, we've been there. This episode is a veritable lifeline, bringing you eight sure-fire resources to keep your teaching alive when you're running on empty.  But remember, these are strictly for emergencies only!These 8 FREE resources are like a Swiss Army knife of student ministry teaching tools, versatile and always useful. Whether you're easing your youth group into spiritual concepts or venturing into the deeper realms of theology, these series offer a springboard for substantial conversations and can also work great for a nice change up in between your sermon series.***If you are looking to GROW your youth ministry, check out the Youth Ministry Growth Accelerator!We love hearing from you all and we do our best to provide powerful and insightful youth ministry content on a weekly basis to be that coach and mentor you may not have, but desperately need.If you have an episode idea, please E-Mail us at MinistryCoachPodcast@gmail.com!If you have it on your heart to support this ministry, please consider going to our Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/ministrycoachYou may also enjoy these episodes:(Episode #164) Why You Need Multiple Speakers in Your Youth Ministry(Episode #163) These 5 Tips Will Help Your Youth Group Retain Your Sermons!(Episode #076) 5 Simple Youth Group Games - Last Minute Games for Youth Ministry(Episode #037) Youth Group Games - 7 NO PREP GAMES for Youth Ministry==================🔄 CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 📱:Ministry Coach Podcast:Website: http://www.kristenlascola.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MinistryCoach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ministrycoachpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ministrycoachpodcastTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ministrycoachpodcastKristen Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klascola/Jeffrey Lascola:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmasterbengal/===========Audio Equipment:Microphoneshttps://amzn.to/3eWUWrkDigital Recorderhttps://amzn.to/3eXmvkjPop Filtershttps://amzn.to/2ApEz7MMic Standshttps://amzn.to/2Zrwat2Shock Mountshttps://amzn.to/2AvjhWw*This episode is not sponsored. Some of the links are affiliate links which simply means, if you buy something, we will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) Thank you!*Support the show
28:15 9/14/23