In episode 97 Zac, Chad, & Kristen talk about appropriate expectations for middle school aged youth in your student ministry. Seriously, are we all off-base? Why is it so hard to communicate with middle students, are they not capable of deep thoughts? What is the right amount of time to teach them? How many games should we play each week? Why is tilapia not a safe fish to throw and catch?
Middle school students, what do they want? what do they need? what even are they? In this special episode of After 9 Zac and Chad reach out and interview a few middle school students to help youth ministry leaders and youth pastors address what the wants and needs of middle school students are these days.
In this episode of After 9, Zac interviews blogger, minister, and reluctant doctor Johnathan Baldwin. Leading up from the midwest in Fort Wayne, Indiana Johnathan is a prime example of God's call for youth ministry being inescapable and wonderfully consuming. Hear the honesty, the struggle, and joy that Johnathan sustains for student ministry and as a youth pastor.
n this episode of After 9 Zac interview blogger, speaker, and middle school minister extraordinaire Kristen Lascola. Listeners will love her story of falling into ministry time and time again. Lean in as she shares her struggles of moving from being a volunteer, intern, director, and pastor. Share with her in the difficulty of being both pastor and parent to a newborn. You are going to love the honesty and humor that this episode brings.