In My Third Decade

I put a call out on Instagram for some questions, and I got some great ones, so this episode walks through the following:

-What responsibilities do you give middle school students in your ministry?

-What’s been the biggest thing to change in student ministry in the last 20 years for you?

-Favorite pizza topping?

-Favorite scripture/story and why?

-How can I slow down my male pattern baldness?

-What’s your take on the sports-as-competition-for-youth-group-commitments issue?

-Getting ready to lose several leaders after this school year. What are great recruiting tips?

-If your spouse isn’t in ministry with you nor is that their calling, how do you include them?

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Thanks to Ronald Long for his opening story. Check out Ronald’s amazing Junior High Youth Ministry focused podcast “Talking Squirrels”:

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