In this episode, Ben and John Paul talk about how to manage expectations during difficult seasons. This fall will be filled with many challenges and managing the expectations will be an important step in this season. Join Ben and John Paul as they give practical and timely steps that every student pastor can take.
Show Notes and Quotes:
Even though this is a tough season, there is still a call to do ministry, proclaim His name, and disciple students.
Instead of asking what ministry can’t be done, ask what ministry can be done.
With less programming happening now in this season, what can you do now in terms of relational ministry to speed your ministry forward in terms of discipleship?
Anytime there are unsaid expectations, there is a greater chance there will be unmet expectations.
About 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.