Youth Ministry for the Longer Haul Podcast

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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

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One of the major challenges in youth ministry is that often we can serve for years and years before we actually see fruit from the seeds we’ve planted in the lives of teenagers. We’re convinced, though, that youth pastors ARE making a difference in the lives of teenagers and that often God uses youth pastors when they least expect it. It’s often the little things done or said that can literally b…
When it comes to serving in youth ministry, it can be really challenging navigating the world of finance and salary. We often have questions like: Am I getting paid fairly? How am I supposed to support a family on what I’m making? Is it ok for me to ask for a raise? These are common questions youth pastors have and can really impact longevity in youth ministry in a negative way. There’s no questi…
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Seth Buckley from First Baptist Spartanburg. He’s been a youth pastor since 1982 and is still going strong. You’ll want to listen to this interview as he gives some quick things he’s learned that he believes are keys to longevity. Long story short, we love talking about longevity, but Seth… TOOK US TO SCHOOL! PODCAST GROUP! Come and hang out and ju…

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Jan 8th, 2015
Latest Episode
Feb 21st, 2019
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