Join Ben and the podcast crew as they talk with Chris Cox, Youth and Young Adult Pastor at C3 church in Hampton Virginia. Chris talks about how connecting with other youth pastors and leaders has helped him in ministry and leadership.
“I believe you have to have the same energy that you use to build relationships with students to build relationships with other leaders around you. You have to see it as a part of your call.” – Chirs Cox
“Conversations help you understand context and understanding context helps you get to the root of the issue or situation that you are in.” – Chris Cox
Chris Cox was born in Texas, raised in Alabama, and currently serving as the youth & young adults pastor at C3 Hampton in Virginia, Pastor Chris Cox has devoted his life to reaching students as a mentor and an itinerant speaker across the nation. He is the creator of “The Collective”, a community for youth pastors and leaders to build relationships and share resources. Pastor Chris has a heart for discipleship and spends most of his time developing context-based “Discipleship Strategies” with leaders and their teams. For more information or to connect with Pastor Chris, visit his website at www.chriscoxspeakz.com
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 Instagram and Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About Katie Wylie
Katie serves as Marketing Strategist for Lifeway Students and has been part of the Lifeway family for nearly 12 years, including two summers as a FUGE staffer. Katie is passionate about resourcing leaders because of the profound impact student ministry had on her faith journey. Katie is mama to identical twin boys and enjoys running, writing, and long walks around Target. Katie is also the human behind our brand social accounts! @lifewaystudents | @studentministry | facebook.com/LifewayStudents
About Nathan Howard
Nathan serves as Project Coordinator for Lifeway Students. and has served in student ministry for 15 years in a variety of roles from volunteer leader and student pastor in the local church to working with student pastors at the associational level. “Producer Nathan” helps facilitate student ministry training through the podcast, Youth Ministry Booster, and other outlets and also served on FUGE camp staff for six years, four as camp director, before joining the team full time. Nathan enjoys baking, video games, and officiating.