In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk about how to challenge a generation to greatness. Gen Z students are longing to get involved with a cause, make a difference, and truly help people.
Show Notes and Quotes:
Teenagers are wanting student ministries to help them address the culture of their day through the lens of a biblical worldview.
Students can do great things. Greatness is using your influence to point people to Jesus.
Challenge students to dream big and then help them craft those dreams into reality.
Your role as a student pastor is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. What better way to challenge them to do something great for God than walk with them, help them accomplish those dreams, and awaken their eyes and hearts to being able to do accomplish something for the Kingdom.
Ben Trueblood Ben 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 John Paul Basham John Paul serves as the Manager of LifeWay Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at LifeWay and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.
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. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
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