In episode 93 of After 9 Zac and Chad talk about how Zac found success in pulling off the biggest change in the history of his youth ministry (Hint: it wasn't more budget dollars or a better communicator). A youth minister mastermind group can help you identify the challenge, clarify the work, and evaluate the process. Whether you are plowing ahead or working to make big changes in your student ministry this episode is for you
In this interview episode Zac sits down with Hunter "Gatherer" Gillis of Calgary, AB to talk about youth ministry in Canada and what working with your spouse in ministry really looks like. Hunter has served as a volunteer small group leader, camp leader, and on staff as a student pastor. His humorous stories about middle school ministry will make you chuckle and his insight to working as a youth minister a part of team will guide you.
You may have used different words to describe it, but we know that sometime this week you thought, "is this successful? am I successful?" In episode 91 of After 9 Zac and Chad have got your back as they deep dive on what the term success even means for youth ministers and student pastors and how we even begin to describe or achieve it.
In a special episode of After 9 Zac sits down with MMA fighter and missionary Justin Wren to talk about his work in the Congo and his fight to end the water crisis in Africa. Even though Justin is not a youth minister in the tradition sense his work with young people and sense of vocation are inspiring to those who work with young people. Enjoy Justin's warmth, story, and renewed purpose.
In episode 88 Zac and Chad open up to the question of purpose that every youth worker and student pastor faces from time to time. In the busiest seasons of church ministry, we can feel like we give and give, and yet so what? Listen in for wisdom related to the rediscovering the true nature of the work, the wonder, and the call to minister.