Making changes in ministry is tough, making them successfully almost feels improbable. What if there was a helpful guide to grid and map out the requirements for navigating change. Whether you want to increase attendance, engagement, volunteers, or alter programs change requires more than just the problem and solution.
Enjoy this After 9 interview episode as Zac sits down with Dr. Tim Elmore, youth ministry thought leader, influencer, and founder of Growing Leaders. Learn more in this episode about self-leadership, personal growth, the importance of practicing the spiritual disciplines, and witnessing to the rock band KISS.
In episode 94 Zac interviews author, coach, creative, and youth minister Stephen Ingram about leadership and establishing organic systems in youth ministry that are sustainable enough to outlive a youth pastor. Hear the 20 years worth of wisdom and insight from an author who has lived it and now works to help other student pastors glimpse a new vision of youth ministry leadership.
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
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 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.