Kurt misses his first show ever (he says it's because he was out helping an old lady cross the street), and nobody cares because A.C. is in the house! On this episode A.C. and Jason discuss transitioning children from the kids ministry to the y
The guys dig into more mail from the Youth Ministry Nation and tackle questions about when to make changes, how to handle an unsupportive church, dating tips and more. Plus...an incredibly awkward hug.
The Youth Ministry Nation mailbox is overflowing with emails so the guys are taking the next three episodes to catch up! This week, questions and conversation flow fast and furious....which makes sense in light of Kurt's occasional insistence t
This week, Jason commits the unforgivable sin: He badmouths George Lucas. In the meantime, Kurt isn't even sure who George Lucas is. As for youth ministry discussion....the guys tackle portions of a topic that is a constant challenge in youth m
What do you do after a big event like a youth ministry conference of camp? How do you avoid losing the "mountain top" high? Should you avoid losing it? In addition to this rich discussion, Kurt saddles up his horse and we learn first-hand why J
In honor of the Simply Youth Ministry Conference happening this weekend, Kurt and Jason share some of their tips for making the most out of attending a conference. A.C. gets a gift from a sponsor even though he's hardly ever on the show and Kur
Dr. Tim Levert joins the guys via Skype to share three marriage and ministry tips. Also on this episode Jason riffs about Star Wars and Kurt doesn't care, there is a celebrity sponsor and the ongoing bet over the previous usage of the fancy bla
The focus on this episode is all about preparing your ministry for your absence....whether it's because you have to call in sick on a Wednesday night or because you are leaving the church. The big question: Can your youth ministry survive witho
The mailbox is full of questions from the Youth Ministry Nation and, for once, Kurt and Jason manage to stay focused long enough to get through a few of them. The wisdom and wit dripping from this dynamic duo is a sight to behold....not really,
The guys still haven't got Skype completely figured out...and it shows. But that doesn't stop them from bringing in the one and only Jason Ostrander (the brains behind all things Simply Youth Ministry) for an interview via the technology of the
It was Kurt's birthday this week and nobody remembered to mention it on the show. So this week's title is our attempt to put salve on his old man wounds. On this episode, the guys address the ongoing chair saga as well as share a few of their f
On this episode, Kurt and Jason are determined to get through the mailbox... but only get through two question (hey, that's progress!). They both share some nuggets of wisdom to new youth workers looking to land their first ministry position.
The mailbag is full with questions and input from the youth worker nation! AC joins the guys and is asked to be the first to chime in on a tough, but very important, issue. We're not sure they really ever answer the question... but they give it
The show hits the ground running as it welcomes in the new year. On this show the guys share their favorite ministry memories from 2012 and a few goals for the new year. Jason whines that Kurt isn’t a hugger and the guys get some high-dollar su
Steven Adams, Saddleback's Kids Ministry Pastor, pops in unexpectedly so Kurt and Jason change direction. The new topic? How can the children's and youth ministries of the church work together better? Hint: Puppets are not needed
Because you guys got so distracted last week, they once again try to empty the Youth Worker Nation mailbox of letters. As usually, the rambling takes a few twists and turns, but eventually they get down to business.
The mailbox is full with questions and input from the youth worker nation! Jason and Kurt take a shot at working their way through the various emails. Plus a debate (argument) breaks out about seating arrangement and Jason FINALLY gets some dec
This week, AC joins the action and brings his usual smoothness with him! The guys use the Simply Youth Ministry Today articles as a launching pad into a discussion about mentors, following up in a timely manner, following your leader.
Kurt and Jason read a couple emails from the Youth Ministry Nation and camps out on a discussion about lack of unity, cliques and divisiveness. Are cliques always unhealthy…or are they natural and neutral? What can we do to build a sense of uni
We try something new this week by having a special guest interview via skype. Our guest? The one and only Greg Stier from Dare 2 Share. Greg and the guys talk evangelism and the Simply Youth Ministry Conference.
This week, Jason finally gets his sunglasses…well, sort of. The Youth Ministry Nation mailbox is full, so the guys answer a few questions including: How to deal with a former youth pastor who is still overly involved in students lives, how to h
Jason is away, but never fear....AC is here! The show goes a little long this week, mostly because of AC's mellow, soothing voice. What starts out feeling like an infomercial of sponsors, The Simply Youth Ministry Conference and various blogs f
This week, the show hits the 12:00 mark....on the nose! They guys spend way too much time talking about "side gigs", and not enough time talking about Halloween and respecting your church culture on such issues.
On this episode, the guys tackle the tough topic of what to do when you don't feel respected by your Senior Pastor. They also enter into a Sonic showdown and....for the first time ever....pause to pray for a member of the Youth Ministry Nation.
AC is back by popular demand, and Jason seems a little nervous about being permanently replaced! The guys talk about Hollywood look-a-likes, and share their favorite teaching tips. Plus, Jason is looking to hire!
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