“Make sure that your leaders understand the mission, vision, and culture of your ministry and that everything funnels through that.” – Jason Mick
“You have to have everyone on the same page and you want to create an environment where there can be healthy discussions with your leaders.” – Jason Mick
Jason Mick serves as the NextGen Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in North Dallas, Texas. He has been a Pastor in Student Ministry for 16 years and has a passion for Jesus, proclaiming the Gospel, and raising up servant leaders. Jason and his wife Erin have 4 kids (11, 9, 7, and 5) and love investing into the Next Generation.
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 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 sports.