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15 Minutes w/ Frank is a podcast for young ministry leaders. Each week Frank spends about 15 minutes (sometimes a little more) talking about what he is learning as a ministry leader entering into a new role, interviews some of his friends who have great insights, and occasionally plays really silly games with friends.
 
Justin Knowles & Matthew Ferrer have open and honest conversations about real-life hacks in student ministry. This fearsome threesome will talk about things they do in student/youth ministry and have some friends come and join the conversation to share real life, helpful, time saving and efficient hacks to help you do ministry better.
 
Join Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Katie Edwards & Jason Carson for another weekly "team meeting." They will dive into your youth ministry questions, take time to encourage you, discuss ministry, and laugh together. It is just enough youth ministry so you don't feel guilty for listening. Check out some of the amazing resources and fantastic youth worker community at: http://downloadyouthministry.com
 
Join Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, Katie Edwards & Jason Carson in the longest-running youth ministry podcast on the planet. It's another weekly "team meeting." They dive into your youth ministry questions, take time to encourage you, discuss ministry, and laugh together. It is just enough youth ministry so you don't feel guilty for listening. Check out some of the amazing resources and fantastic youth worker community at: http://downloadyouthministry.com
 
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Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
We're talking the beginning of summer; sermon schedules, office hours, and all the other changes sermons bring, the return of hospital visits, saying goodbye to longtime mem-bers, and what happens when an elder forget where he is. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Download…
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
In this episode Frank chats with Brian Lucas about transitioning from youth pastor to church planter and how that transition went for him. Follow Brian ●Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/itsbrianlucas/ ●Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/itsBrianLucas ●Twitter - https://twitter.com/ItsBrianLucas ●Pax Church - https://paxchristian.church/ **Ple…
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Holy Llama Lips, it’s the Fourth Season of Sherpa ShortsI This June, for 22 straight days, we are choosing a memorable song and then riffing about how it relates to youth ministry. This year we decided to go decade by decade, choosing 2 songs each, starting with the 70s and progressing to 2021. What’s the best decade for music? Steve says it’s the …
 
Tim is back with his harrowing tale of sickness, struggle, and survival. We're debating 4th of July programming, and discussing preaching after an extended absence. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry-Site/default/Search-Show?q=andrew+larsen&search-butt…
 
In this episode, Frank speaks about an insecurity many communicators have. Using a popular passage from 2 Timothy, Frank shares how he overcomes this insecurity and how to march forward as faithful proclaimers of truth. **Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes!** Links Mentioned: ●Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller - https://amzn.to/2PCZX…
 
Cat's out of the bag. Tim has been out with COVID. Dylan is dealing with stuff that can't be talked about, Andrew kicked off a new sermon series, and we talk best practices for landing a ministry job. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry-Site/default/Sea…
 
Okay, we admit it’s wishful thinking. The pandemic isn’t quite over. In some places it’s as bad as ever. But we are both vaccinated, so we are feeling like we’ve awakened from a bad dream and are ready to move forward. Today, we wrap up our series about church and youth ministry post-covid. While we thought our first two conversations were helpful,…
 
Justin literally walks through the process has done with his youth team and now the kid's team at Sandals church to begin to assess and evaluate where the ministry stands now so you can move forward in making it more effective for the future. He walks through 4 areas with a bunch of different questions for each area to walk through with people you …
 
In this episode, Frank talks about the 3 months he was a communications director at his church, how he got the role, why he hated it, and what he learned. **Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes!** Links Mentioned: ●Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller - https://amzn.to/2PCZXxX ●Notion - https://www.notion.so/ ●Asana - https://asana.com/ ●…
 
Timmy is still out sick, but Dylan has stepped in in more ways than one this week. We're recapping the two week sermon series he preached, talking mother's day, calendar prep, and how to vacation well. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry-Site/default/Se…
 
Okay, we admit it’s wishful thinking. The pandemic isn’t quite over. In some places, it’s as bad as ever. But we are both vaccinated, so we are feeling like we’ve awakened from a bad dream and are ready to move forward. Today, we continue our series about the church and youth ministry post-covid. While we thought our first two conversations were he…
 
In this episode, Frank talks about filling the gap with trust between you and your direct report or in and among your volunteers. **Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes!** Follow the podcast online! -https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/15-minutes-with-frank/ -http://Instagram.com/fifteenminuteswithfrank -https://facebook.com/fifteenmi…
 
150 episodes are in the books. I sat down with a longtime friend KB. KB is a Billboard 100 and Dove Award winning rapper and a national touring artist often featured on tours like Winter Jam. Your youth group might know him as the guy who made the song Church Clap. He is also a fantastic preacher who has been on stages like the Passion Conference a…
 
Okay, we admit it’s wishful thinking. The pandemic isn’t quite over. In some places it’s as bad as ever. But we are both vaccinated, so we are feeling like we’ve awakened from a bad dream and are ready to move forward. That being said, there are some serious challenges ahead. The “return to normal” we’ve all clamored for isn’t reality. There will b…
 
Tim is out sick today, but fortunately, our friend Jeff Simp-son is in town, and he is in the Timmy seat this morning. We're talking church on vacation, Mother's Day sermons, and dealing with online hate. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry- Site/defaul…
 
We get to sit down with Joseph Kellogg, a youth ministry veteran, to talk about the 4 C’s that he and his teams are focusing on right now in regards to youth ministry as things are picking back up since the country shut down. Super practical. Super powerful. HYM https://www.hymconference.com HYM Instagram @hymconference YouthPastor.co https://youth…
 
Our buddy Frank Gil is with us today! We’re diving in to what happens when nature interrupts worship, rehearsing vs preparing, our ministry frat parties, and launching a new series. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry-Site/default/Search-Show?q=andrew+l…
 
Okay, we admit it’s wishful thinking. The pandemic isn’t quite over. In some places it’s as bad as ever. But we are both vaccinated, so we are feeling like we’ve awakened from a bad dream and are ready to move forward. That being said, there are some serious challenges ahead. The “return to normal” we’ve all clamored for isn’t reality. There will b…
 
Justin and Matthew are talking about one of their favorite subjects… service programming. They discuss what are some of the things they are looking for in a smooth and excellent service. They walk through questions we as leaders should be asking of our services to make them better. Take a look at our new first time sponsor of The Youth Cartel! SPON…
 
We're looking back to Easter, and wondering where eve-ryone from Easter went yesterday. Mic strategies, losing good people, and getting back to normal. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-DownloadYouthMinistry-Site/default/Search-Show?q=andrew+larsen&search-button=&lang=defa…
 
Mathew has something huge to tell us. Meanwhile, Steve can’t even… Today we reveal something we’ve known about for a while. After 30 years in youth ministry and 16 years at his current church, Mathew is leaving the pastorate and heading out into the great unknown called “Life Outside of the Church.” This raises so many questions. How did he arrive …
 
We took two weeks off for spring break, a family funeral and unscheduled illness, but we came back today to dis-cuss the nonsense that is Lil Nas, our different parenting styles, the easter even at Tim’s church, and all the things we weren’t allowed to do as fundies. Check out our resources in the DYM store here: https://www.downloadyouthministry.c…
 
Today we continue our series “Creating a Culture of…” The most important part of being a successful youth pastor isn’t teaching, meeting with kids, or planning events. It isn’t how charismatic we are, or how big our budget is. The most important thing is building a culture, what we call the “environmental architecture of a healthy ministry. Over ti…
 
It is finally here. Frank’s campus is launched. Now what do we do? **Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes!** Follow the podcast online! -https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/15-minutes-with-frank/ -http://Instagram.com/fifteenminuteswithfrank -https://facebook.com/fifteenminuteswithfrank Follow Frank! -http://frankgil.me -http://instag…
 
Today we continue our series “Creating a Culture of…” The most important part of being a successful youth pastor isn’t teaching, meeting with kids, or planning events. It isn’t how charismatic we are, or how big our budget is. The most important thing is building a culture, what we call the “environmental architecture of a healthy ministry. Over ti…
 
Youth ministry veterans Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, and Heather Flies share some practical ways to avoid burnout and stay in youth ministry for the long haul. See the signs and symptoms, some practical solutions, as well as tips on how to avoid burnout all together! Links: My Roles & Goals (FREE resource): https://www.downloadyouthministry.com...​ D…
 
Today we continue our series “Creating a Culture of…” The most important part of being a successful youth pastor isn’t teaching, meeting with kids, or planning events. It isn’t how charismatic we are, or how big our budget is. The most important thing is building a culture, what we call the “environmental architecture of a healthy ministry. Over ti…
 
This morning we talked about actually diving into the source material we use while writing sermons, international women's day, guest preachers, membership classes, and how to not be a jerk (while kinda being a jerk.) Our show is brought to you this week by one of our favorite DYM resources. https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/p/1-year-1-click-50-…
 
What’s more fun than listening to the Youth Ministry Sherpas podcast? How about a healthy youth ministry? Today we kick off a four-part series called “Creating a Culture of…” The most important part of being a successful youth pastor isn’t teaching, meeting with kids, or planning events. It isn’t how charismatic we are, or how big our budget is. Th…
 
Effects mixers on soundboards can be fun. Especially when they make Tim sound like a supervillain. We talked about the unsolicited things that get sent to pastors, the difference in attending a wedding or funeral compared to presiding at one, and what to and what not to post about personal stuff. Our show is brought to you this week by one of our f…
 
After taking last week off to observe Presidents’ Day, we gathered around the mics today to discuss how we have handled the past few weeks of Valentines, storms, and busy church calendars. We dove into the topics of movie ratings, church newcomers, and unfair expectations of ministry families. Our show is brought to you this week by one of our favo…
 
Notes: Justin is solo on this episode and talking through how to create a culture of candor on your staff or volunteer teams. We are going to be talking through WHY it’s a big deal, how to make it happen so the best ideas come out of your teams. SPONSORS: Give Central https://www.givecentral.org/ Download Youth Ministry University https://www.dymun…
 
What is wrong with you people!? What do you mean you don’t agree with everything we say? What do you mean the Youth Ministry Sherpas Podcast is not your favorite podcast ever? It’s easy to take offense—these days, probably easier than ever. Someone is always upset over something. As youth workers, we might be offended by someone’s opinion about our…
 
It’s February. It’s icy. It’s cold. We haven’t seen the sun since the 1840s. (Okay, a slight exaggeration, but it feels that way.) If you live in Maryland, Wisconsin, New England, or the Midwest, you understand. If you live in California, well…whatever. Loser. Regardless of where you live, it’s the time of the year in youth ministry when it feels l…
 
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