In this first episode of the Lifeway Student Ministry Podcast, Ben Trueblood and Chris Swain discuss the topic of how to gauge the health of your student ministry. They offer advice on things to avoid, as well as tips on what you should really be focusing on.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben Trueblood serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S.
He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live.
Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About Chris Swain
Chris Swain serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. Chris has served the local church as a student pastor for thirteen years. Chris has a passion to see students radically changed by the gospel and loves to equip and train student ministry leaders to see the effectiveness of Biblical discipleship through small group ministry.
Chris and his wife Melissa have been married for seventeen years and they have two children ages 8 and 4. In his free time Chris enjoys reading, writing, coffee, and all things tech.
The Lifeway Student Ministry Podcast is designed to encourage and inform student ministry leaders at every level. Each episode Ben Trueblood will join with student ministry leaders and guests to talk about issues, both practical and philosophical, relating to student ministry and leadership. Our goal is to encourage student ministry leaders serving in the local church and to share insights learned from the student ministry community at large.