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Lead222 Podcast

By Bo Boshers and Dave Choutka
The LEAD222 podcast is designed to help student ministry leaders stay healthy and become more effective in life and leadership. Hosted by Bo Boshers and Dave Choutka, each podcast is laser focused on delivering content to help leaders lead healthy lives, families, and ministries. Our hosts and their guests will dive deep into proven values for remaining healthy and effective in ministry. We call this the LEADLIFE: Authentic Community, Strong Families, Uncommon Integrity, Kingdom Impact, and Life-Giving Celebration.

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37. 4 CORE PRINCIPLES OF THRIVING YOUTH MINISTRIES WITH JORDAN BIERRE
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Jordan Bierre who is the National Youth Director for Alpha. He shares powerful insights on 4 Core Principles of Thriving Youth Ministries from around the country. He gives practical insights from these 4 principles that we can apply in our ministries to reach Gen Z. Jordan Biere: Jordan was a local youth pastor for 10 years before joining Alpha USA in 2019 as the National Youth Director. Alpha runs in more than 6,000 churches across every major denomination and in over 3,000 youth ministries throughout the country. Jordan is passionate about seeing Gen Z walk in the fullness of life and to see youth leverage their unique gifts as a generation to bring about a beautiful expression of heaven on earth. Jordan and his wife Amy have 4 kids and are currently living in Holland, Michigan. Insta: @jordanbiere Jordan’s Email: jordanbiere@alphausa.org Resources: Solarium Story Cards https://www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/share-the-gospel/outreach-strategies/soularium.html Book references "Jesus is the Question” Martin B Copenhaver “I once was lost” Don Everts and Doug Schaupp Additional Questions to Thresholds for us to think about as youth ministries… TRUST - HOW ARE YOU CREATING SPACE FOR NEW RELATIONSHIPS? CURIOUS -  HOW ARE YOU PROVOKING CURIOSITY AROUND THE PERSON OF JESUS? CHANGE - WHAT OUTLETS DO YOU HAVE FOR STUDENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR DEEP QUESTIONS AND DOUBT ON FAITH AND LIFE? SEEKING - HOW ARE YOU RESOURCING THE STUDENTS ON THEIR SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNEY IN THEIR PURSUIT OF GOD? (individual and group) ENTER - WHERE ARE YOU EXTENDING THE INVITATION TO TRULY FOLLOW JESUS? Landing Page https://alphausa.org/alpha-youth-series Stories https://vimeo.com/showcase/6310886 (grab whatever ones you think make sense) Pincher Creek Video: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6310886 FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
37:38
June 2, 2021
36. Bo and Dave Answer Questions From Youth Pastors
In this episode Bo and Dave answer questions from Youth Pastors and share insights from years of leading ministries and teams.  A few questions covered are: How to resource parents in a way they will utilize? How to get involved with local schools that don’t want you there? How to handle a messy transition? How do you balance the relational side of ministry with the business side of ministry? How do you share the energy and growth happening in student ministry with the rest of the congregation? Resources Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com Schedule a meeting with Dave https://calendly.com/dave-lead222/30min FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
38:10
May 19, 2021
35. LIVING IN DIGITAL MARGIN WITH MICAH DAVIS
Bo and Dave sit down with Micah Davis who is the High School Pastor at Northview Church and discuss the topic of Living In Digital Margin. Micah shares best practices on how to disconnect from technology and create healthy margins in our own lives. We discuss how to  minister to students in the midst of creating healthy practices and boundaries with social media and the digital world. What a great episode as we desire to pursue spiritual health in our lives.  To receive the Living in Digital Margin Guide by Micah Davis just download here: https://www.micahedavis.com/guide  Bio: My name is Micah Davis and I teach people the Way of Jesus. I believe a life patterned after Him unlocks the greatest, most joy-filled life possible. I am blessed to lead, pastor and shepherd a community of High School Students at Northview Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. I love to help people who feel lost, stuck or unsure discover timeless truths of Jesus that instill the hope and confidence to blaze previously-unforeseen trails. In my free time, you can catch me on the hardwood, on the trail, or in a quiet space with a sweet tea and good book in hand.  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com   Resources: Books: Digital Minimalism, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, Essentialism Articles: https://www.micahedavis.com/blog/ruleforrest, Living in Digital Margin Guide (Attached)  Social: Website: www.micahedavis.com  Email – micah@micahedavis.com  IG - @micahedavis  Twitter - @micahedavis1  Facebook - @micahdavisofficial  FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 -------  Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you!  Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review.  For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com 
34:12
May 5, 2021
34. WHAT EVERY YOUTH LEADER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BUILDING A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR LEAD PASTOR
 EPISODE DESCRIPTION In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Troy Murphy who is the Lead Pastor at Community Church in Green Bay, WI.  Troy is not only a former U.S. Marine, NFL Chaplain for the Green Bay Packers, but he brings incredible wisdom and speaks right into youth pastors on how to build a healthy relationship with your lead pastor.  You don’t want to miss this episode. Troy Murphy is the lead pastor at Community Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is known not only as a pastor, but as a creative consultant, a church planter, an NFL Chaplain for the Packers, a motivational speaker and a former U.S. Marine.  Troy’s authentic, direct speaking style is a breath of fresh air in a world full of uncertainty, division and chaos. Troy and his wife, Tricia, have four grown daughters, and a granddaughter. GREAT QUOTES FROM TROY IN THIS EPISODE: “YOU CAN’T ADMIN YOUTH MINISTRY” “STRONG LEADERS DRAW STRONG LEADERS” “IF YOU TRY TO BE LIKED BY EVERYBODY, YOU WILL PROBABLY BE REALLY BAD AT WHAT YOU DO” LEAD MARRIAGE RSVP http://evite.me/kzQhZgpwM4 RESOURCES www.gbcc.me https://www.transformedleader.com/greenbay. https://smallgroupuniversity.com/courses/classic-marriage-with-troy-murphy/ https://www.gbcommunitychurch.com/group-resources/ https://troyamurphy.com troyamurphy@me.com TROY MURPHY’S PODCAST FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
34:51
April 23, 2021
33. Student Ownership
In this episode Bo and Dave have a conversation on how we can be intentional to build a core of student leaders owning the ministry. Dave@lead222.com Bo@lead222.com LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at  Dave@lead222.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
27:25
April 7, 2021
32. Transitioning In Youth Ministry
In this episode Bo and Dave have an important conversation with Dianne DeKoning on transition in ministry. How do you plan for transition from one ministry to the next?  In this episode we will look at how to make a God honoring transition when the time comes. Whether it's a planned transition or a surprise to you, this conversation will help guide you in any situation. I have been in ministry for 20+ years, in various sized churches in the Minneapolis area. My passion is helping people be the best version of who God created them to be. Through mentoring, coaching, speaking, and pastoral care, I find the greatest joy watching others live into their God-given gifts. I am married to Andrew, and together we are raising three young, vivacious children. email: deanndra21@gmail.com Successful Transitions Notes: Who & when do I tell I’m transitioning Who: create a list of people that should hear from you. Your manager/supervisor should be at the very top. Don’t tell people to not tell, other than your spouse or LEAD222 coach. There are no secrets so tell your manager first. You do not need to give that person a “heads up”. We think that’s polite, but it’s not necessary and creates awkwardness in the event your “next” falls through. When: There is no good time or bad time. There are better times than others. Sometimes this is the end of a ministry season, sometimes not. Once you have a meeting with your supervisor, the ball is rolling to communicate with others. Be prepared.  2. What should I prepare before I resign? Write your resignation letter. Keep it short, don’t burn bridges with your words. Set up your volunteers for success. Consider “If I wasn’t here, would my volunteers know what to do (lead a game, give a talk, do announcements, etc)?” Copy all electronic files you want to take with you before you hand in your resignation letter. Leave documents accessible, like mission trip plans made to-date. Prepare to leave the day you hand in your resignation letter. They likely won’t walk you to the door, but can move up your last day to that day. Prepare your WHY that you will share, an elevator speech, a concise statement. Don’t think on your feet on this, prepare it. Write it out, memorize it. Everyone hears the same thing from you, and keeps you from saying too much that might not be useful or helpful. Prepare to ask for an exit interview when you turn in your resignation letter. Prepare your heart and be aware of your own emotions. Try not to emotionally or physically disengage. Soon you will be carrying the emotions of others, you need yours in check. Take that list of people who need to know, and consider HOW will they know and from who? This can be done in conjunction with your supervisor, but prepare a draft. 3. How can I prepare emotionally and spiritually before I announce my departure? What should I prepare before I resign? and ask them to pray for you. Work through your own emotions--journal, pray, see a counselor. Listen to what God is saying to you. Trust that God will catch you, and will care for those you leave behind (students, parents, volunteers) 4. How can I encourage students as I am leaving? Acknowledge their feelings. They are real. Affirm what you know about God-he’s always there for them. Encourage them in their own spiritual walk. Share your hopes for them--that they would keep growing in Christ. Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
32:31
March 24, 2021
31. An NFL Veterans Wisdom On Being Coached And Coaching Others With Eric Wood
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by two time Walter Payton NFL Man of Year Award nominee and NFL veteran Eric Wood.  Eric played for nine years with the Buffalo Bills, until a dangerous neck injury forced him to withdraw from professional football in 2018. Eric shares about his injury and his pivot to broadcasting along with how his faith led the way.  He shares the impact of being coached and coaching others and why those relationships are so important in our life.  His podcast titled What’s Next With Eric Wood includes guests like: Terrell Owens, Ryan Leaf, Kyle Idleman, Dabo Swinney and more… Bio: Eric Wood is a former center for the Buffalo Bills and nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. Eric played for nine years with the Bills, until a dangerous neck injury forced him to withdraw from professional football in 2018. Eric has since approached his post-football career transition with enthusiasm, bringing his wisdom of years of experience on the field to broadcast media and public speaking. He currently engages with fans as a color commentator for the Buffalo Bills Radio Network and as an analyst for ESPN/ACC Network.  For an up close and personal perspective into his career transition, Eric hosts a podcast, What’s Next With Eric Wood, with a new guest interview every episode. Contact Eric Wood: Twitter: @ewood70 Instagram: @ewood70, @ericwoodpodcast Website: ericwoodmedia.com Contact email: dara@ericwoodmedia.com What’s Next With Eric Wood Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-next-with-eric-wood/id1454848755 https://open.spotify.com/show/4liN6rMm1LVBQ8MN2cs1Tt?si=8PeClJFZQX-hYYezieDXYA LEAD PLUS TRAINING MAR 25, 11AM-12:30PM CST: “DIGITAL YOUTH MINISTRY - CREATING HEALTHY ONLINE COMMUNITIES" PRESENTED BY VINCE PARKER https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021DigitalYM LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at  Dave@lead222.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
44:28
March 10, 2021
30. Digital Youth Ministry with Vince Parker from Life.Church Part 2
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Vince Parker who serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the Student Ministry at Life.Church.  Vince leads a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states.  He shares on Digital Youth Ministry and how to create healthy online communities.  He goes into practical detail on how to train student and adult leaders along with how to engage, communicate, resource and partner with parents. Vince shares lessons Life.Church learned along the way to help us engage with students better and create healthy online ministry. Vince Parker: Vince Parker serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the student ministry at Life.Church. With more than 12 years on the Life.Church team, he uses his pastoral experience and eye for excellence to lead a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states. He is passionate about seeing students and leaders live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. Contact for Vince Parker: vince.parker@life.church @vincelparker IG Resources: Vincelparker LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing https://lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave: Dave@lead222.com Registrations for the upcoming LEADPLUS workshops are also currently open: Mar 25, 11am-12:30pm CST: “Digital Youth Ministry - Creating Healthy Online Communities" presented by Vince Parker https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021DigitalYM FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
25:23
February 24, 2021
29. Digital Youth Ministry with Vince Parker Part 1
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Vince Parker who serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the Student Ministry at Life.Church.  Vince leads a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states.  He shares on Digital Youth Ministry and how to create healthy online communities.  He goes into practical detail on how to’s and best practices for creating a digital ministry that will engage your students and build community. Vince Parker: Vince Parker serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the student ministry at Life.Church. With more than 12 years on the Life.Church team, he uses his pastoral experience and eye for excellence to lead a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states. He is passionate about seeing students and leaders live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. Contact for Vince Parker: vince.parker@life.church @vincelparker IG Resources: Vincelparker LEAD222 Youth Ministry Staffing https://lead222ymstaffing.com Registrations for the upcoming LEADPLUS workshops are also currently open: Feb 25, 11am-12:30pm: “Maximizing Short-Term Missions” presented by Matt Swigart https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021PlanningMissionTrips Mar 25, 11am-12:30pm CST: “Digital Youth Ministry - Creating Healthy Online Communities" presented by Vince Parker https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021DigitalYM FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
22:23
February 10, 2021
28. Single in Ministry
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Jenn Blessing who is the Students Events Coordinator at Northview Church, a multisite church in central Indiana with 13 different locations.  Jenn specifically addresses being single in ministry, supervisors, boundaries that are non-negotiable, and dating.  If you are single in ministry or have a team member that is single, this episode is full of insight and encouragement. Jenn Blessing: Jenn is the Students Events Coordinator at Northview Church, a multisite church in central Indiana with 13 different locations. She has been on staff at Northview for 8 years, starting out as a summer intern and getting hired on after that. Jenn loves reading, watching Netflix documentaries, and hanging out with friends. Contact Info: Email: Jennifer.blessing@northviewchurch.us Instagram: @jjblessing LEADPLUS TRAINING: Liink to register for LEADPUS "Maximizing Short-Term Missions" with Matt Swigart https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/LEADworkshop2021PlanningMissionTrips FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
25:57
January 27, 2021
27. NEW YEAR NEW GOALS THAT WILL LAST WITH MATT PERRY
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Matt Swifty Perry.  He is a youth pastor at Cornerstone Church in Phoenix, Arizona.  He shares the value of setting 3 Goals, 2 Habits, and 1 New Thing To Learn in 2021. He gives great insight on a goal setting framework, talks about distractions that move us away from our goals and how to overcome those distractions so that we can have a greater kingdom impact in 2021. Matt Perry: Matt Swifty Perry is a Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church. He lives outside of Phoenix with his wife. He runs a podcast and leadership company called LeaderSwift. All about equipping leaders to lead better. Resources: Podcast: LeaderSwift Podcast : https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leaderswift-podcast/id1488128388 Instagram @mattswiftyperry Twitter @mattswiftyperry mattswiftyperry.com to book for coaching and speaking. 3 Goals 2 Habits 1 New Thing SMARTER FRAMEWORK BY MICHAEL HYATT Specific Measurable Actionable Risky Time Keyed Exciting Relevant Framework FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
25:53
January 11, 2021
26. Season 1 Finale And Steve Carter Calls In
Bo and Dave recap an awesome Season 1 of the LEAD222 Podcast and share exciting news about LEADPLUS, YOUTH MINISTRY STAFFING, and Season 2 of the Podcast.  Steve Carter calls in and gives a huge encouragement to all youth pastors.  Don’t miss the Season 1 Finale! CONVERSATION LINKS: LEAD222 YOUTH MINISTRY STAFFING www.lead222ymstaffing.com Connect with Dave @ dave@lead222.com Connect with Steve Carter https://www.stevecarter.org Facebook: Steve Carter Instagram: steveryancarter and hometeam_pod Podcast: Craft and Character with Steve Carter Steve’s Book: This Invitational Life https://www.amazon.com/This-Invitational-Life-Steve-Carter-ebook/dp/B01ICIT74Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=this+invitational+life&qid=1587392351&sr=8-1 FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
20:42
December 16, 2020
25. Kingdom Impact and the Be-With Factor
In this episode Dave and Bo are joined by Lead222 staff member Matt Swigart as he shares about Kingdom Impact happening through coaching and mentoring.  Cory Vance joins the conversation by sharing his Be-With Factor story.  It’s a great episode and you will walk away encouraged. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
32:48
December 9, 2020
24. HOW TO BE A HEALTHY LEADER WITH JEFF FRAZIER
In this episode Jeff Frazier shares deep leadership wisdom on what it looks like to be a healthy leader.  Jeff shares from years of experience in leadership and encourages us to be a healthy leader that leads a healthy ministry.  Disclaimer: You might be listening to this episode again and again. Jeff Frazier: Jeff Frazier is the Lead Pastor at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, IL. Before transitioning into this role, Jeff was the Teaching Pastor at Chapelstreet Church, and prior to that he spent the previous 15 years in youth ministry: 9 years at Chapelstreet Church and 6 years on staff at Willow Creek Community Church. Jeff’s primary passion in life is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transforming human hearts. Jeff loves the process of studying, discovering, and communicating God’s Word and desires to encourage others to share this passion. Jeff is also passionate about his wife and kids, the writing of C.S. Lewis, the sport of football, strong coffee, and old books. Jeff has an MA in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School with a focus in evangelism & spiritual formation and a BA from Wheaton College. He lives in Batavia, IL with his wife, Erin, and has three young adult children: Noah, Hannah, and Benjamin. RESOURCES: Wisdom and Leadership by Craig Hamilton https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Leadership-leading-people-serve-ebook/dp/B01L1DCRIM/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=wisdom+and+leadership+Craig+hamilton&qid=1604950367&sr=8-1 Working the Angles by Eugene Peterson https://www.amazon.com/Working-Angles-Shape-Pastoral-Integrity/dp/0802802656/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28TQGIEXQ5MZR&dchild=1&keywords=working+the+angles+by+eugene+peterson&qid=1604950442&sprefix=working+the+angles+eu%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-1 Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright https://www.amazon.com/Surprised-Hope-Rethinking-Resurrection-Mission/dp/0062089978/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32Q1NDYP6DIAS&dchild=1&keywords=surprised+by+hope+n.t.+wright&qid=1604950584&sprefix=Surprised+by+Ho%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-1 RESOURCES: chapelstreet.church facebook.com/chapelstchurch instagram.com/chapelstchurch FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com 
35:10
November 18, 2020
23. I Suck At Math. How To Best Manage My Finances
In this episode Chad Johnson gives a practical crash course on how to develop a budget, get out of debt, along with helpful advice to move towards less stress and more financial freedom.  Want to save $4,000 dollars this year?  Don’t miss this episode! Chad Johnson: Chad Johnson is a certified finance coach through Dave Ramsey’s organization, Ramsey Solutions. For 20 years Chad has been a professional clergy member who loves helping people discover freedom and find breakthrough in many aspects of life.  Chad has since stepped away from that role to help coach people through finance issues such as: cash flow planning, debt elimination, legacy planning, among others. His passion is seeing people reduce money stress in their lives so they can have peace and find freedom. RESOURCES Financial Peace University Class EveryDollar Budgeting App Ken Coleman Podcast Financial Coaching available.  Email Dave@lead222.com to share I need coaching from Chad. Instagram.com/__chad__johnson facebook.com/bluefinancialcoach Dave Ramsey Podcast Nerdwallet Financialgym FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
41:35
November 4, 2020
22. How To Be A Better Communicator With Aaron Brockett
In this episode Dave and Bo have a conversation with Aaron Brockett on the top 4 disciplines he has learned to be a better communicator.  He gives insight on crafting a message from the start of a big idea to delivering the message on stage.  If you are wanting to grow as a communicator, you do not want to miss this episode. Aaron Brockett: Is the Lead pastor at Traders Point Christian Church for the past 13 years. A growing, multi site church in Indianapolis. Serves on the board of Orchard group as well as several new church plants. He and his wife Lindsay have 4 kids. Insta: @aaronbrockett Resources: Book - Martin Lloyd Jones Preachers and Preaching https://www.amazon.com/Preaching-Preachers-D-Martyn-Lloyd-Jones-ebook/dp/B0058CWEDG/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1DPH8WFFNE8JD&dchild=1&keywords=martin+lloyd+jones+books&qid=1602513554&sprefix=Martin+Lloyd%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-7 Read Tim Keller Sermons Andy Stanley Book - Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication https://www.amazon.com/Communicating-Change-Seven-Irresistible-Communication/dp/1590525140/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=communication+for+a+change&qid=1602513716&sr=8-1 Steve Carter - Podcast Craft and Character Listen to Aaron Brockett: https://tpcc.org/messages FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
26:42
October 14, 2020
21. A Strategy To Reach Gen Z With Terry Parkman
In this episode Bo and Dave have a conversation with Terry Parkman who oversees the Family Ministry Team at River Valley Church.  Terry shares amazing insight into Gen Z being more Publishers than Consumers along with his strategy to Gen Z using the filter of Access, Engagement, and Community.  If you are involved in youth ministry - you need to listen to this episode Terry Parkman: Terry Parkman is the NextGen Pastor at River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN. There he oversees all things kids, youth, young adults, and emerging leaders. He's passionate about helping this generation discover their purpose, developing them as leaders, and empowering them to step out into the plan of God for their lives. He lives in the Minneapolis-metro area with his wife Christina and his daughters Avalie & Nova. Resources: Gen Z Report from: https://feed.bible https://static.feed.bible/uploads/2020/07/What-We-Know-About-Gen-Z-2020.pdf Contact info: Terryparkman@gmail.com Insta: terryparkman FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
35:01
September 30, 2020
20. Porn and Freedom
In this episode Bo and Dave have a crucial conversation with Michael Cary on Pornography and Freedom.  They discuss certain behavioral patterns that can lead to porn addiction along with common characteristics of people who find freedom from pornography. Michael Cary is an author, speaker and founder of Living Truth, a ministry with a focus on sexual purity education and restoration. Michael Cary: Michael Cary is an author, speaker and founder of Living Truth, a ministry with a focus on sexual purity education and restoration. Michael left behind a career in the computer industry in 2012 to follow God’s call to help men who struggle with unwanted sexual behavior. He loves seeing men and women become free from the devastating effects of sexual addiction, seeing marriages restored and men becoming all that God intended them to become. Books: Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing by Jay Stringer https://www.amazon.com/Unwanted-Sexual-Brokenness-Reveals-Healing/dp/1631466720/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3BTM1O2PDOBA7&dchild=1&keywords=unwanted+by+jay+stringer&qid=1600205453&sprefix=Unwanted%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1 Surfing For God by Michael John Cusick   https://www.amazon.com/Surfing-God-Discovering-Beneath-Struggle/dp/0849947235/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=surfing+for+God&qid=1600205386&sr=8-1 Resources: Here is a link to a guided journaling process I self-published, which has been a huge help for men and women as well as teens in processing what is on their heart: https://sacred-freedom-journal.square.site Our web site is living-truth.org, offering a free eBook my wife wrote when signing up for our email list. My email MichaelC@Living-Truth.org FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
38:22
September 16, 2020
19. Understanding Gen Z
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Drew Moser Ph.D Dean of Student Engagement and Professor of Higher Education and Student Development at Taylor University (IN).  We have a conversation to help us understand Gen Z better, share challenges, along with highlighting their strengths. Drew Moser: Drew Moser, Ph.D. is Dean of Student Engagement and Professor of Higher Education and Student Development at Taylor University (IN). His the author/editor of 4 books, including Ready or Not: Leaning Into Life in Our Twenties, Campus Life: In Search of Community, and most recently, The Enneagram of Discernment: The Way of Vocation, Wisdom, and Practice. He lives with his wife and 5 children in Upland, IN. Resources and Contact for Drew Moser: · Email: drewmoser@gmail.com · Twitter: @drewmoser · Instagram: @drewmoser · The Enneagram of Discernment: The Way of Vocation, Wisdom, & Practice · Ready or Not: Leaning into Life in Our Twenties · Campus Life: In Search of Community Alone Together by Carol FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
22:41
September 2, 2020
18. How Are You Doing, Really?
In this episode Bo and Dave are joined by Lead222 staff member Brian Schwammlein and have a conversation about how and why Bo started Lead222.  We dive deeper into the vision of Lead222 and why we need someone in our life asking us this question: How Are You Doing, Really? Brian Schwammlein and his wife Jennifer and their kids, Peter, Daniel and Anna live in Fayetteville, AR. Brian has been active in youth ministry leadership since 1992 and came on staff with LEAD222 in 2013. How to Register and sign up for a coach and mentor through Lead222:  https://www.lead222.com/ct-registration-page Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
26:11
August 26, 2020
17. Leadership
In this episode Brian Boom and Jason Holt share powerful insights on Leadership and give wisdom on not doing ministry alone.  Want to be a healthy leader who leads a healthy ministry during a difficult season?  Don’t miss this episode. Brian Boom Brian Boom is the Youth Director of Fellowship Reformed Church of Hudsonville, MI. Brian and his wife, Brittany, have two elementary-aged children. Brian has been serving at Fellowship for 14 years. Contact: boom@frchudsonville.org Jason Holt Jason Holt is the National Youth Director for the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC) near Minneapolis. Jason and his wife Jennifer have five teen and young adult kids, and they were grateful to God to welcome this summer a daughter-in-law to the family. Jason has served in volunteer and vocational youth ministry for three decades and recently completed a doctorate in “Ministry to Emerging Generations” from Gordon-Conwell. Contact: Twitter – @AFLCYouthMin Facebook – JensJasonH Email – jasonholt@aflc.org Resources: The 7 Best Practices for Teaching Teenagers the Bible by Andy Blanks https://www.amazon.com/Practices-Teaching-Teenagers-youthministry-Essentials/dp/1935832204 Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller https://www.amazon.com/Preaching-Communicating-Faith-Age-Skepticism/dp/0143108719/ref=sr_1_2?crid=131T8DSOFOC7J&dchild=1&keywords=preaching+communicating+faith+in+an+age+of+skepticism&qid=1596594510&s=books&sprefix=preaching+commu%2Cstripbooks%2C177&sr=1-2 The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero https://www.amazon.com/Emotionally-Healthy-Leader-Transforming-Transform/dp/0310494575/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2B34Q6PNCZQZR&dchild=1&keywords=the+emotionally+healthy+leader&qid=1596594452&s=books&sprefix=the+emotionally+h%2Cstripbooks%2C186&sr=1-2 Book: “Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture” by Walt Mueller https://www.amazon.com/Engaging-Soul-Youth-Culture-Worldviews/dp/0830833374/ Book: “Teaching to Change Lives” by Howard Hendricks https://www.christianbook.com/teaching-to-change-lives/howard-hendricks/9781590521380/pd/521382 Article: “Youth Ministry Re-evaluation” by Richard Ross https://wordandway.org/2019/12/11/richard-ross-time-for-radical-reevaluation-of-youth-ministry/ Blog: “SURF Your Schedule” by Jason Holt https://blog.youthspecialties.com/surf-your-schedule/
20:01
August 19, 2020
16. Mental Health in our Life and Ministry
In this important episode we have a conversation about Mental Health with Toby Anderson who was led to open a Christian Counseling Center.  We are joined by Licensed Counselor Tina Odell.  Toby and Tina provide incredible insights on what Mental Health looks like in our life and ministry.  We also address signs to look for in our students who are struggling with mental health and how to minister to them.  This is a crucial conversation you don’t want to miss. Tina Odell: Tina is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Counseling as well as a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Tina is a wife, a mother of 5 children, two biological and three adopted children. She sees therapy as a gift and a personal calling to give back to others. Toby Anderson Toby Anderson is the Adult Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma leading over Adult Small Groups and Family Ministry. Toby served and pastored in student ministry for over twenty years before taking on his most recent role. He has been a part of Lead222 coaching and being coached since 2009. Toby has been married to his beautiful wife Shannon for twenty years and has two amazing children, Tatum (15) and Cross (13). Resources: National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org/Home National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org WWW.LEAD222.COM TOBY ANDERSON EMAIL: toby@trinityyukon.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
31:30
August 12, 2020
15. Strengthen Your Marriage
In this episode Ryan Cook talks about lies that destroy marriages along with a journey of healing in his own marriage. We are excited to reveal a partnership with Christian Family Life and Lead222 that deepen and foster healthy marriages. Ryan Cook  Ryan Cook is Vice President of Domestic Ministries with Christian Family Life in—Charlotte, NC. Ryan has served on two large church staffs in the Houston, TX area over the past 16 years. Most of the time was spent in student ministry, and the past 3 years were spent as a Campus Pastor. Ryan has an extensive background in teaching, team building, vision casting, and shepherding marriages and families. STRENGTHEN YOUR MARRIAGE Changing Marriages Around The World https://www.christianfamilylife.com Ryan Cook Email: rycookman@gmail.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
32:56
August 5, 2020
14. What Practical Training Looks Like
In this episode Bo and Dave have guests who will be speakers at the NLCC on August 18th, 2020.  You will hear a snapshot of what the NLCC will look like and how we are better together through community, encouragement, training and coaching. NLCC Our National LEAD222 Coaches Conference has moved to a very interactive Zoom meeting. $20 includes t-shirt and recordings of all training sessions if registered by August 14. This is going to be a great time where everyone who is a part of the LEAD222 Coaches Community (ADs, Head Coaches, Coaches and Coaches in Training) from all around the country to come together via Zoom for a day of outstanding training and authentic “Be-With” time. This will not be a sit, watch and listen event. You will be engaged to participate, to discuss and to laugh. Our time together will include training on best practices and leadership principles that are sure to help you grow as a leader and in Kingdom Impact both in your local context as well as in your coaching through LEAD222! All of our training will be led by well-seasoned practitioners, national leaders and members of our LEAD222 staff team. We are confident that you will leave this event glad you joined and saying “I’m a better person, a better leader and I’m not alone.” We plan for this time together to empower you to go into the fall ministry season refreshed, encouraged, equipped and a healthy leader not just in your connection with LEAD222 but in your personal, family and ministry life as well. See you on Zoom in August!! REGISTER NOW https://lead222.breezechms.com/form/NLCC2020 FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
26:32
July 29, 2020
13. Overcoming Discouragement
In this episode Bo has a conversation with Dave Choutka as he shares his story through transition and overcoming a very difficult season of discouragement.  He gives powerful insights on not just surviving a difficult season of discouragement but growing through it and looking for purpose ahead. Dave: Dave Choutka serves full-time with Lead222 as the Director of Church Staffing and Coaching.  He is passionate about healthy churches and healthy courageous leaders. He also wants to help leaders grow spiritually healthy so they can lead well in their homes, community, and in their ministry. Show Notes: Book I recommend: The Land Between by Jeff Manion We Are Gonna Make It Playlist: Seasons - Need to Breathe We Rise - Cageless Birds, Jonathan David Helser Highlands (Song of Ascent) - Hillsong UNITED How Much Longer - Common Hymnal, Ike Ndolo New Wine - Hillsong Worship Surrounded (FIght My Battles) - Upperroom The Mountain - Jon Foreman We’re Gonna Be Alright - Switchfoot Hundred Miles - Passion, Crowder Yet Will I Praise You - Passion, Crowder Psalm 34 - The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Sparrows and Lilies - Pat Barrett Take Courage - Bethel Music I Have To Believe - Rita Springer I Smile - Kirk Franklin Never Along - Live - Hillsong Young and Free I Surrender - All Sons & Daughters Contact: Dave@lead222.com Bo@lead222.com Register for the NLCC - www.lead222.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
32:52
July 22, 2020
12. How To Lead Successful Small Groups & Practical Leader Tips
In this episode Joe Landi and Kayla Self share on how to lead a dynamic small group ministry for large and small churches.  They give powerful insights on leading healthy leader teams along with 8 tips for a successful Small Group. JOE LANDI Joe is passionate about equipping, encouraging and empowering life-long Gospel-advancing leaders and families as they fall in love with and follow Jesus Christ. He loves mentoring and discipling students while inspiring them to discover their gifts and ability to influence others for the Gospel. He serves as Student Pastor at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. He is a husband, father, pastor and workout-enthusiast! RESOURCES: Empoweredhomes.org Email: jlandi@kingsland.org JOE LANDI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joe.landi.75?ref=bookmarks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/148fit/ Kayla Self:  Girl’s Minister, Kingsland Baptist Church Kayla joined the Kingsland Student Ministry Staff in August of 2015. She attended Texas A&M University where she received a degree in Health in May of 2015 and is finishing her MATS from Houston Baptist University in December. Kayla is passionate about pouring into and discipling students as they pursue Jesus and relationship with a Father who loves them unconditionally. She loves family, friends, coffee, reading, playing all sports, and spending time with those closest to her. RESOURCES: Email: kself@kingsland.org Instagram handle: kay_self Email: Tif@lead222 for resources from Kayla Self FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
33:59
July 15, 2020
11. Inside Game, Outside Game
In this episode Bo invites LEAD Staff members to share insights from what we are learning in the LEAD Community as well as best practices on what a Healthy Leader looks like. Matt Swigart has been in ministry for 20 years in a broad range of settings. Starting with his wife Christina and their 3 children Caitlyn, Caleb and Lucy, to local church ministry to currently being the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul and being the Director of Coaches Training and the LEADMissions Team with LEAD222. Matt is wired like a coach and team builder and is blessed any time God answers his prayer to "Be positioned for maximum influence for God's Kingdom." Heather Statser serves on staff with LEAD222 . and has held the position of Women’s director and missions coordinator for the last year. She has 10+ years of Student Ministry experience. Heather is a wife of 13 years and has two daughters who are 11 and 6 years old. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
31:04
July 8, 2020
10. Racial Injustice - Youth Pastor Discussion
Chris Herning and Ramon Mayo speak to youth leaders and give practical insights on this topic of Racial Injustice while giving action steps from their own student ministries in Chicago. Ramon Mayo is currently the student ministry coordinator for the South Suburban Vineyard Church. He lives in Homewood, IL with his wife Yvette and their 3 kids. Chris Herning and his wife, Brooks, have been doing youth ministry together since 1990; and have been serving at their current church, reaching students on the north side of Chicago and the close suburbs since 1994.  Which makes him a season veteran.  He has mentored a lot of people - Including coaching Ramon.  He and Brooks have two adult daughters, and live in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago. CONVERSATION LINKS His Story,  Our Story https://www.amazon.com/His-Story-Our-Ramon-Mayo-ebook/dp/B00B91R3OA/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Ramon+mayo+black+history+devotional&qid=1593450662&sr=8-1 White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism-ebook/dp/B07638ZFN1/ref=sr_1_2?crid=HVM67RWLD1AW&dchild=1&keywords=white+fragility&qid=1593450714&sprefix=white+%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-2 White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White https://www.amazon.com/White-Awake-Honest-Look-Means/dp/0830843930/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=white+awake&qid=1593450790&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUTU2NDdQTTBFM1NIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzMzMDQzMzZVM0FCVzdMQklMMSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDExNjUwM1FTRUxBMjhQUDFGOSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= The Cross and the Lynching Tree https://www.amazon.com/Cross-Lynching-Tree-James-Cone-ebook/dp/B005M1ZIGI/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2HKPJK5WDPVCA&dchild=1&keywords=the+cross+and+the+lynching+tree&qid=1593450877&sprefix=the+cross%2Caps%2C176&sr=8-2 Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion https://www.amazon.com/Reconstructing-Gospel-Finding-Slaveholder-Religion-ebook/dp/B0794FRTWP/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3NL8GK1H7AC7O&dchild=1&keywords=reconstructing+the+gospel+finding+freedom+from+slaveholder+religion&qid=1593450927&sprefix=Recon%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1
38:52
July 1, 2020
9. Racial Injustice from a Father's Eyes
Perry Hines speaks to youth leaders from a father’s perspective on the topic of Racial Injustice.  He gives practical insights to youth leaders on how to engage in this conversation and properly respond to students of color from a parent’s viewpoint. Perry Hines spent about 25 years in corporate America helping companies market their products.  He started his own consulting business about 12 years ago.  He has an MBA from the University of Minnesota, a B.A. from Western Kentucky University and spent a couple of years at law school at Indiana University. He's been married to his college sweetheart, Lisa, for almost 34 years who is a college professor at Butler University and they have 2 amazing adult sons... Most of all....Perry wants you to know they have a 9 month old grandson named Isaac...who is the joy of their life. CONVERSATION LINKS Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jUA7JBkF4 A birdwatcher, a dog and Amy Cooper. Another viral racial incident in America: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-26/amy-cooper-george-floyd-ahmaud-arbury Bishop T.D. Jakes & Pastor Carl Lentz Discuss Racism in America George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper | The Daily Social Distancing Show FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
30:58
June 24, 2020
8. Strength Through Weakness
In this episode Steve Keels shares what it really looks like for us to lead with strength through our weakness.  He shares his own personal story of losing his son and how God’s grace continues to provide him strength to lead others. Steve is the Executive Discipleship Pastor at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring, Oregon. He oversees groups, adult bible studies and men’s ministry. Each of these areas are focused on people growing in community as they live life alongside each other.  He led a large student ministry for years and his passion for reaching the next generation has never left him. Questions for Coaching and Gatherings: What speaks to you after reading 2 Corinthians 11:16 - 12:10? How does God’s power work best in weakness? What stood out to you in this podcast? How do we teach this concept of strength through weakness in our student ministries? FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
37:54
June 17, 2020
7. Leading Up
To have a greater Kingdom Impact you need to get coached up to Lead Up!  In this episode Gretchen Gilbert and Toby Anderson share practical insights on how to Lead Up. You will hear how to best build influence, along with specific ways to have great communication with those that supervise you. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
23:41
June 10, 2020
6. Don't Make Ministry Your Identity
In this episode Zach Matchett and Jessica Uitvlugt talk through some unhealthy signs that show ministry has become your identity. You will also hear practical steps they have taken towards a healthy identity in Christ that leads to a greater Kingdom impact. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
31:32
June 3, 2020
5. Marriage and Ministry
In this episode Andy and Candace Stephenson address communication and personality differences in marriage, navigating difficult seasons, and share some practical lessons they’ve learned in their married life. Dr. Andy Stephenson serves as the Carmel campus pastor of Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. Andy has a Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington specializing in nonprofit leadership. Candace is a former recording artist from Nashville, Tennessee. She speaks to a variety of audiences, addressing topics such as self esteem, purity and seeing one’s self through God’s eyes. Andy and Candace have been married since 2005 and they have two daughters. Facebook:  Andy Stephenson Candace Hargett Stephenson Email: andy.stephenson@northviewchurch.us FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
25:25
May 27, 2020
4. Soul Care And Youth Ministry Wisdom
Betsy Marvin is the Director of Family Ministry for Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, Michigan.  She has worked with students for over 30 years.  In this episode Betsy shares examples on why soul care and practicing gratitude in our lives during the greatest crises of our lifetime is crucial.  She offers deep wisdom and encourages each of us to stay focused on Christ and the role He has uniquely called each one of us to. Betsy Marvin: Betsy is the Director of Family Ministry for Cornerstone Church in Caledonia, MI. Betsy has worked with students for over 30 years and has served at Cornerstone for over twenty of those years. Betsy also teaches women’s ministry at Grace Christian University as an adjunct professor. She holds a degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Ministry. Betsy has been married for over 30 years and has two adult children. In her free time, Betsy enjoys reading, writing, mission trips, laughing with her family, and date nights! CONVERSATION LINKS www.betsymarvin.com Facebook: Betsy Marvin Instagram: betsyjmarvin Questions for Coaching and Gatherings: When do you take your day of Rest?  What does that day of Rest look like? How do you practice Gratitude in your life and ministry? What disciplines do you currently have in place to grow spiritually? How is your Soul?  How are you REALLY? FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
20:16
May 20, 2020
3. Making The Most Of Our Time
Richy Fisher has over 30 years of youth ministry leadership experience.He has served in various key leadership roles for LEAD222 and currently serves as Executive Pastor of Community Bible in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Kent Bjurstrom is the pastor of student ministries at Northview Church located in central Indiana with 13 campuses. In this episode Richy and Kent share how to best manage our time. They share best practices and principles to be more effective in our time management to be healthy leaders in all areas of our lives. RICHY FISHER Facebook: Richy Fisher Create a time budget that details how you spend your hours during a typical week.  Categorize time into fixed time (must do’s) and discretionary time (want to do’s) KENT BJURSTROM Facebook: Kent Bjurstrom Instagram: pastorkentb Website and Blog: www.pastor2youth.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
26:00
May 13, 2020
2. Strong Families - How To Create A Family Lifestyle That Outlasts The Pandemic
Kurt Brodbeck has served in many roles in student ministry and is currently the Family Ministry Pastor at Northview Church, a multisite church with 13 locations.  In this episode Kurt shares how we can be intentional with our families and create a family lifestyle that outlasts the COVID-19 pandemic.  He gives us practical examples that each of us can apply and encourages us to develop or revisit values that drive what we prioritize in the future. Kurt is the Family Ministry Pastor at Northview Church, a multisite church with 13 different locations.  He has been on staff at Northview for 15 years and lives in central Indiana with his wife Brooke and three kids, Corbin, Quincy, and Keller. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
24:58
May 6, 2020
1. Healthy Spiritual Practices During COVID-19 - A Powerful 30 Minutes With Steve Carter
Lead222 is all about being a healthy leader. Steve Cater gives personal insight on how to be a healthy leader. Steve Carter is a gifted communicator, author of This Invitational Life and co-hosts the Home Team podcast with Sam Ponder and Sam Acho. In this episode Steve shares from his own experiences how to tend to our spiritual life and not miss the moments around us. He gives us insight into his daily disciplines and outlines the routine of His quiet time with God. https://www.stevecarter.org Facebook: Steve Carter Instagram: steveryancarter and hometeam_pod Podcast: The HomeTeam with Steve Carter, Sam Ponder, and Sam Acho Steve’s Book: This Invitational Life https://www.amazon.com/This-Invitational-Life-Steve-Carter-ebook/dp/B01ICIT74Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=this+invitational+life&qid=1587392351&sr=8-1 STEVE DESCRIBES HIS QUIET TIME: Start with two blank sheets of paper. On one page answers the question God asks the first two humans, “where are you?” in the book of genesis. Take time to just free write how you are really doing. Frustrated. Write about it. Sad. Write about it. Happy. Write about it. On the next sheet of paper draw a line down and across from the middle of the top and sides. This should make 4 boxes of the same size. Bottom left write Egypt - in the last 24 hours where have you felt oppressed? Top left write Sinai - in the last 24 hours where has God met you? Top right write Jerusalem - in the last 24 hours where were you responsible/irresponsible with the unique gifts, talents and power God has given you? Bottom right write Babylon - in the next 24 hours what is the next best right step God is inviting you to take? Then bottom center draw a circle so it looks like a circle around the cross (4 boxes makes a cross) and write what is the primary emotion or thing you must let go of to carry the cross well today. Flip the page over. Read some scriptures. Then on the blank side simply share a blessing, prayer or anthem for the day. For where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. So how will you walk in freedom as someone who has been freed from and freed to… FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: @Lead.222 ------- Did this conversation resonate with you?  We want to hear from you! Write us at dave@lead222.com Help us grow the community! Subscribe, share, and leave a review. For more information about Lead222 or find a community of leaders in your area: www.lead222.com  Lead222 Youth Ministry Staffing www.lead222ymstaffing.com Contact Dave at Dave@lead222.com
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