The Youth Of The Nation Podcast

Episode 39 | Calling v. Career

An episode of The Youth Of The Nation Podcast

By Nate Birdine
Welcome to The Youth Of The Nation Podcast, this Podcast is meant to connect young people and young leaders! I love serving young people and equipping those who feel called to lead the church. I pray you have some laughs, reflect and get know yourself as a leader - honestly if it is young or old! Keep it real and keep it love!
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Episode 58 | Skinny Jeans, Forces and Combovers
How many of these do you own? Bonus Cold Brew if you have all three! Are we forcing our students into molds that don't make any sense? We can no longer be ministries that say we are about all kids and then create these vicious out-groups. I speak from experience that we can help break these unhealthy molds. Also, can anyone explain how this began in the church?
October 18, 2019
Episode 57 | Who’s The Savior?
The answer is Jesus! We must know that he is the savior over us. We have to tell our kids about this love! Thanks for listening! Share and Rate!
October 5, 2019
Episode 56 | Transitioning in Faith
Transitioning is absolutely crucial! We must not allow fear to cripple allow us but allow Jesus to give us faith and strength in the life that we are currently in! Even when those stages change!
September 30, 2019
Episode 55 | You Matter.
Many pastors and leaders have died by suicide recently. I pray that we don’t forget we really DO matter. Jesus is a healer but also one who laments WITH US.
September 21, 2019
Episode 54 | TEAM.
Teamwork truly does make the dream work. I always wondered why are we so individualistic in today’s world when Christ has called us to come together as one body. Join me on today’s episode as we talk about knowing kids stories and also how important it is to be a team when we do this thing called ministry! Thank you for watching today’s episode!
September 13, 2019
Episode 53 | Simplify YA Life
Let’s simplify our lives so that we can serve students, churches, and our groups better. Minimalism I guess you can call it haha!!
September 6, 2019
Episode 52 | Fight The Bleh
Topics in this week's episode -Andrew Luck -Football -Andy Mineo new album -LWYL: Fight The Bleh 1. Focused on the kingdom mission 2. Meditate on God's word Follow me @natebirdine !
August 26, 2019
Episode 51 | Grant Benjamin
Check out this awesome interview with a new friend of mine Grant Benjamin! Y’all know i love some Christian rap and this guy isn’t just good at that he is also after God’s heart! Give him a follow and a peep his music!
August 9, 2019
Episode 50 | Service IS Our Calling!
Join me as we listen to some students share about their time on Work Crew! We are called to serve and these kids learned this as THEY SERVED. Follow the show and I on Instagram!
August 5, 2019
Episode 49 | You Are Who You Minister To!
The Gospel is messy. Jesus is perfect but it is wild that perfection comes throughh THE MESS. I believe that WE ARE NOT WHO WE SURROUND OURSELVES WITH but we are WHO WE MINISTER TO. Today we talk about this idea of ministering to the broken and surrounding ourselves with those who NEED JESUS!
July 30, 2019
Episode 48 | Check Ya’ Privilege
We all have privilege that we need to get a handle on. I think that if we can check our privilege at the door then our ministries can actually grow with the love of Christ because he's a person that is for the oppressed. 
July 22, 2019
Episode 47 | May We See God in Limitation
May I find freedom in limitation - to fully give myself. To what I can do rather that worry about what I cannot.
July 13, 2019
Episode 46 | Stories, Stories, Stories
We are called to share the Gospel to all nations! One of the best ways to do so is by sharing the stories that life has thrown at us with our kids! God is always doing a great work and wants our testimony and actions to speak to the kids and people we serve! Go share your stories! Follow us on Instagram - @theyouthofthenationpod Follow me - @natebirdine Thanks for listening!!
July 6, 2019
Episode 45 | Cultivating Greatness
We must spur, inspire and empower the leaders that are around us! I hope you’re encouraged by this message!
July 1, 2019
Episode 44 | Disciple Like Jesus
Jesus’ model of disciple ship is so important to our faith!! We must believe the work that Jesus is doing!! Be intentional, Be Relational and be ready to send out!!
June 21, 2019
Episode 43 | Don’t Ya Know We Need Eachother!?
We can be Father’s we can be Mother’s we can be Sisters, We can be brothers! May we love our people and be able to put on the hat they need.
June 17, 2019
Episode 42 | Building a Platform Without God
We can build something without God but it will never last. Build with God and you’ll see the fruit.
June 8, 2019
Episode 41 | Death By Analysis
We must watch when we overanalyze and have faith in the things that GOD is doing!!
June 1, 2019
Episode 40 | Sarah Wolfer
Nate and Sarah talk about girls in sports, the workplace. And equal pay. This does matter to our generation today!!! Check out Girl Boss Sports and Sarah Wolfer!
May 23, 2019
Episode 39 | Calling v. Career
I often have a great tension of questioning my calling and if I am in my right career. Jesus calls us and we must work to follow him first and see what HE does!
May 15, 2019
Episode 37 | Bre Holcombe
Celebrate your blackness. Celebrate your differences. Celebrate who God who has made you to be.
May 10, 2019
Episode 36 | They Never Taught Us
In today's episode we talk about the new Avengers: Endgame and how great of a movie it is NO SPOILERS! Also talking about the Giants terrible draft and how awesome the oppurtunity of the draft is! Finally in Lead Weel Young Leader, I talk about some of the topics we were never told about! Follow me here @natebirdine and the show here @theyouthofthenationpod
April 30, 2019
Episode 35 | Overcome Your Past!
We are overcomers and there are constant moments where the reason we doubt out past is because we are too worried about others pasts all the time. Jesus still wins no matter what and he died so that your past doesn't have to define you! Follow @theyouthofthenationpod and @_kaibird Thanks to RapCulture305 on Youtube for the beat!!
April 23, 2019
Episode 34 | Emotional Intelligence w/ Isabel Hundt
Isabel is such a sweet soul, I really appreciate how she cares about a whole person and I hope that you learn about Emotional Intelligence as well! Jesus is amazing and is continuing to work through souls and he works through souls by making sure that people are emotionally intelligent.   Check out Isabel's website here!  Follow me here: @_kaibird and @theyouthofthenationpod
April 16, 2019
Episode 33 | Stay Connected to the Vine!
What is the most that you would spend on a pair of shoes? There is an awesome instagram called @preachersneakers and they are poking fun at our leaders who are rocking the lavish kicks! It's Hilarious!  Also I walk about how we should stay connected to the vine and to who God is and who has made us to be. When we are allow ourselves to be connected then we are finally able to be consistent and serve our students well! Check out @preachersnsneakers Also follow the YOTN Podcast - @theyouthofthenationpod Big thanks to  Zeeky Beats for the Lead Well Young Leader beat!
April 10, 2019
Episode 32 | MInistry Fatigue w/ Jeremy Arruda
Really great sit down and record with a guy that I talk to every week! His heart is for the Lord and I know that he wants to see other people succeed in their God-given potential. We as believers experience fatigue and we are told "lean on God", yes we know that's the answer but what if I want to give up? Has God not called us to lean on eachother? We should and in this episode, Jeremy and I talk about the tangible ways in which we do so. Follow Jeremy: @jeremykarruda Follow the show: @theyouthofthenationpod
April 3, 2019
Episode 31 | The Wokest People on The Planet!
Ephesians 5:14 calls us to be WOKE! Jesus calls us to be with people who are hurting and weeping. The Church can not take a backseat to seeing things change. The Church is called to be at the front of these conversations, no matter how hard they may be. May we not say that we "don't see differences" but celebrate our differences because God made us that way! Thank you Harley for letting me use your music these past three weeks! Follow the show here: @theyouthofthenationpod! See you next week!
March 26, 2019
Episode 30 | Hit the Heisman on the Doubt!
Doubt may naturally come because of our busy lives but we are called to have faith in the things that Jesus has done! Jesus gives us more than just faith though, he gave us evidence! So many times we take ourselves out of the fight and say that we "can't" do things because of the fear that we allow ourselves to have! Jesus makes things happen, and he will show UP in your life! Thank you for listening! You guys are the best! Check out the podcast @theyouthofthenationpod and follow me @_kaibird
March 19, 2019
Episode 29 | Dusty Bratzler
Man, I loved talking to my guy Dusty Bratzler! I know him as the Youth pastors of youth pastors. Dusty loves serving the Lord and is such a wise man.  We all have the want to be known, students want to be known, adults want to be known. God does know us all.  Thank you for listening and choosing to listen to The Youth of The Nation Podcast!  I am always willing to have a discussion and discuss what I talked about in this episode! It would also mean the world if you subscribed and reviewed the show!!  FOLLOW THE SHOW @THEYOUTHOFTHENATIONPOD and follow me @_kaibird
March 13, 2019
Episode 28 | Jesus Calls Us to Every Kid
I am very passionate about the content of this episode, it is so crucial that when we are doing ministry, we are trying to reach every kid with the gospel. We must also seek to understand the struggle of our neighbors and for my guy RG, he has seen alot of hatred and so much evil but he still says that has Jesus in his heart so he will get through. I encourage you to go check out RAUL by WHATUPRG now!! Thank you for listening and choosing to listen to one of my most passionate episode yet, I am always willing to have a discussion and discuss what I talked about in this episode! It would also mean the world if you subscribed and reviewed the show!!  FOLLOW THE SHOW @THEYOUTHOFTHENATIONPOD and follow me @_kaibird
March 6, 2019
Episode 27 | The Call to Ministry w/ Aaron Isaacs
LeBron better pull some GOATNESS cause my Lakers Playoffs hopes are falling through the toilet.  Christian culture is the funniest isn't it? Are you a Chacos guy or a Skinny Jeans with the Chleseas? Send in you replies! There are so many people who have impacted my life and I am so appreciative of all the people who have poured into me! Also! Me and Aaron have such a great conversation about his want for ministry and why he does what he does! Aaron jabs Joel Osteen as well LOL. He is on Instagram @a3isaacs! We will catch you next week NEW SONG FROM MY FRIENDS ALERT.
February 27, 2019
Episode 26 | Be About The Family.
I believe that we can have healthier churches and communities if we do not just work on inviting the kid into our ministry but the parent as well. Thank you for checking out the episode! Keep sharing, I am so humbled by the response and feedback of the show.  Today's Topics -Black Panther Anniversary -Payless Going out of Biz -Our opinions are not that important Lead Well Young Leader - Rest v. Laziness - Parents are crucial to our ministry. Make sure to give us a follow @theyouthofthenationpod and follow me @_kaibird! Thank you again and do not forget to subscribe and also leave a review if you could! 
February 20, 2019
Episode 25 | Brendon Seney
Brendon is in college and this man is genuine! Brendon lives in London and is an 18-year old that loves the Lord and wants to see Jesus shown through everything that he does.  I hope you enjoy this episode and the fun conversation that I have with Brendon. Our music conversation is one of the most interesting convos I have had on the Podcast.  This episode is great and continuing to workout the audio quirks and finally being able to get these episodes out and feel confident in the product. I am thankful for your heart and continuing to checkout the podcast weekly! Follow the show @theyouthofthenationpod and follow me @_kaibird DON'T FORGET to follow Brendon @brendonseney. 
February 13, 2019
Episode 24 | Bless with T.I.M.E
Hey there!  The Super Bowl was absolutely awful. Tom Brady keeps winning and Nick Foles is the 2nd best Super Bowl QB ever (I mean mathematically) Topics include -Super Bowl -Maroon 5 (ew.) -More Big Boi! -Times have changed for students today! Lead Well Young Leader How can we bless other? By being patient, giving our time and allowing the love of Jesus to shine through us!! Thanks for listening! Give us a follow @theyouthofthenationpod and me a follow @_kaibird Check out Austin Channing Brown's book "I'm Still Here" See you next week!  
February 6, 2019
Episode 23 | Bryan Allard
I want to thank Bryan again for bringing so much wisdom for the show! Don’t forget that as a leader and young person that we grow when we gleam from others and you better I believe I have grown from the conversation that I had with Bryan!  Hopefully one day I can get swole as him! Follow Bryan: @bryanjallard on Instagram and @bryanallard And follow the show @theyouthofthenationpod & me @_kaibird see you next week!
January 30, 2019
Episode 22 | The Legacy of MLK Jr.
"It is an injustice to tell a bootless man to lift themselves up by their bootstraps." - Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a man that has shown me that is okay to make people feel uncomfortable so that we can make a change. That it is okay to love who I am and that I can still love others while wanting to see a change.   Thank you MLK. And thank you for listening. Follow the show @theyouthofthenationpodcast and me @_kaibird! See you next week!
January 23, 2019
Episode 21 | Carla Pratico
Wowza. Carla Pratico was not playing any games this week! I appreciate her openness to share her story. She says that she LEADS out of love, I can agree just with the few special moments that I had in this interview. Thanks for listening and checking out the Podcast this week and for giving it a listen! I will be posting a sermon here in a couple of days, so look out for that!  Here is the many ways to contact Carla Pratico: Instagram: @carlapratico   THE UNION CONFERENCE. Feb 9th NYC THE PRATICO'S WEBSITE. CARLA'S PERSONAL WEBSITE. Follow me @_kaibird and the show @theyouthofthenationpod
January 16, 2019
Episode 20 | Aandre McDonell
This is the best interview that I have had in a long time and I hope that you appreciate Aandre's honesty as much as I did! We walk about Mental Health, Race, and our Ministry downfalls. I love hearing different perspectives and Aandre has a great one! Make sure to go give him a follow! @aandre_fmcd Next week I will have a guest named Carla Pratico who hosts a conference called She Roars and has such a great testimony! I cant wait for y'all to hear it! Follow me @_kaibird and the show @theyouthofthenationpod, thanks for watching! Share and rate!
January 9, 2019
Episode 19 | Resolutions Are Whack.
Thanks for joining me this week on the podcast! This week I speak on getting back into the groove with relationships and our work after a long break! Also the goodness of the Christmas season being over. And finally two topics that are near and dear to my heart which is: Knowing your why and Setting Goals in 2019 and why they are so important! Make sure your goals are TIMELY THOUGHTOUT ATTAINABLE SHARABLE SPECIFIC Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And follow the podcast @theyouthofthenationpod Don't forget to share the Podcast and rate on Apple Podcasts! Also every play supports me make more episodes for you all! 
January 2, 2019
Christmas Spectacular 2018 w/ Telyn Austin
 Thanks for listening this week, I'm sorry for the audio again. Still learning but tried to fix the content. Telyn was such an awesome guest! Follow Telyn here! @telynaustin_ Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Don't forget to share the Podcast and rate on Apple Podcasts! Also every play supports me make more episodes for you all! 
December 25, 2018
Episode 17 | Benji Hull
Thanks for listening this week where I talk to my dude, Benji Hull from Yakima and now he goes to school in Canada! We talk so many great topics including! -Christmas Traditions -His Why -Why he chose Worship Arts and so much more! Join me next week on Christmas Morning for the CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! @benjihull Amazon Diffuser Essential Oils SHARPER IMAGE Essential Oil Aromatherapy Mist Diffuser 180ml, Ultrasonic Air Humidifier, LED, 8 or 24 Hour Operation & Auto Shut-Off, For Home, Office, Spa, Faux Dark Wood Follow @witnez for his music! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Don't forget to share the Podcast and rate on Apple Podcasts! Also every play supports me make more episodes for you all!
December 19, 2018
Episode 16 | Ministry Anxiety
Thanks for listening this week where the topics include! Top 5 Christmas Jams College is Weird. "Adulting" is a Myth And Ministry Anxiety -Comparison will kill your calling! -Don't let good things steal your joy! -Ministry of One Body Join me next week for a special interview! Follow @witnez for his music! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Don't forget to share the Podcast and rate on Apple Podcasts! Also every play supports me make more episodes for you all!
December 12, 2018
Episode 15 | Jordyn Ripley
Such a great conversation w/ Jordyn Ripley. She has a heart of gold and is focused on making the unheard voices heard. She also works for an organization that is called Childhaven. Learning about her blog was such a life-giving experience, she has a voice that needs to be heard! Check these out here! Childhaven: Unwritable Girl: Join me next week on a lone episode! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Don't forget to share the Podcast and rate on Apple Podcasts! Also every play supports me make more episodes for you all!
December 5, 2018
Episode 14 | TOP 5 HOLIDAY FOODS and The Cost.
TOP 5 FOODS! What're yours?, Don't Be A Racist, There IS MORE, The Cost! Yeah these topics are hard to talk about but they are so needed join me as we talk about these hard topics! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird You can now support me on Anchor don’t worry I am not going to be all weird an beg just though I’d give some people a chance to support! Join me next week as Jordyn Ripley is on from Childhaven! Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
November 28, 2018
Episode 13 | DJ Marin
Consistency, Cleats, Creative Society and Speaking true word over THIS GENERATION. This generation gets so many words spoken over them I believe that God has more for them and wants to speak life over this generation! I had a great interview with DJ Marin today and I hope you enjoy hearing his heart as well! Go follow Creative Society and DJ here @crtv.society @dj.marin Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird You can now support me on Anchor don’t worry I am not going to be all weird an beg just though I’d give some people a chance to support! Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
November 21, 2018
Episode 12 | Take Yo’ Rest!
Women in Ministry, Sports Talk, Rest is so important, Don't Hit on me at basketball games Thanks for listening to the podcast this week! You can always connect with me on Social Media and if you have a ministry you want to speak about on this podcast let me know! I want this to be a platform for Youth Leaders to share with other leaders! Next week we will have DJ Marin on the show talking about Creative Society and being consistent with Students! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
November 14, 2018
Episode 11 | Jeff Thorp
Thanks for listening to the podcast this week as Interview Jeff Thorp the way he speaks is so powerful and he has so many good nuggets we could have spoken for like 3 more hours!!! Make sure to give him a follow @jeffmthorp ! Be praying foe his ministry “View” and all of View Church. Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
November 7, 2018
Episode 10 | Jesus Wept Too
What an episode to record! Thanks for listening to the podcast this week an checking out the 10th Episode of our podcast! I am blessed to have so many faithful people who are listening to encouragement from a 20 year old! Next week we will have Jeff Thorp on the show as he talks about launching his ministry called View and discipling well! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
October 31, 2018
Episode 9 | Matt Harder
Thanks for listening Matt Harder has so much knowledge that he has shared with us on this podcast! You can contact him by email and follow him @mdharder on all social media! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
October 24, 2018
Episode 8 | Social Media and Celebrities are Trippin’
Thank you again for listening! Check it out next week as we have Matt Harder on the show to speak about creativity! Story Time | 0:00-11:17 What’s The Haps | 11:18-27:46 Lead Well Young Leader | 27:46-42:13 And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
October 17, 2018
Episode 7 | Bree Gonzalez
What a fun time with Bree where we learn about her story and some of the background to her song "Night"! Follow me on Instagram @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
October 10, 2018
Episode 6 | Keep Them Plugged In
Today’s Topics - Story Time | 3:11-12:36 - Music and Less Divide | 12:40-28:11 - Keep Them Plugged In| 28:14-38:51 Big shouts to Bree for letting me use her song again!! Go check out where you can listen to music! Follow me @_kaibird And communicate with me here: Don’t forget to subscribe and review!
October 3, 2018
Episode 5 | McKinzie Quiocho
I loved recording with McKinzie! (Also I apologize for some of the Audio issues this episode tried to fix them as best I could! We talk about her love for Jesus, youth, and young leaders leading their young people well! She even hopped in on What’s The Haps! Go follow McKinzie - @mckinzie-quiocho And me @_kaibird Also here is the form for feedback! Also check out the song NIGHT by Bree Gonzalez on all your music platforms!
September 26, 2018
Episode 4 | The Greatest Call
Yo! This episode is awesome! Big shoutout to Above Rattlesnakes give their EP “Analogies” a listen on many music platforms! Today’s Topics - My Story | 0:00-9:05 - What’s The Haps Shoe Burning and Gym Rules| 9:09-22:39 - Lead Well Young Leader The Great Commission | 22:42-40:15 I changed up the order a little bit to better suit you guys! If you have any feed back or questions you’d like on the show post them here - Join us next weekend with McKinzie Quiocho. Above Rattlesnakes Instagram |
September 19, 2018
Episode 3 | Telyn Austin
This week I have an awesome time with Telyn Austin! Do not forget to follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Also here is the Google Form for any question or feedback! Lead Well Young Leader | 5:05-18:34 What's The Haps | 18:37-49:16 INMID | 49:20-59:24
September 12, 2018
We have a lot of fun on this episode! Today's Topics - Obama Swagger - Teacher's are the best - #HUMMERCHURCH - National Anthem Talk Don’t forget new uploads every Wednesday!
September 5, 2018
Episode 1 | Meet Them Where They Are
1. Meeting People Where They Are At 2. FOOTBALL!, The NBA, WHY SO MANY ROBOTS, 3. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WALK WITH YOUR PEOPLE. Thank you for listening to The Youth Of The Nation Podcast! Follow me on Instagram! @_kaibird
August 29, 2018
The Youth of The Nation Podcast
Listen to an intro of The Youth Of The Nation Podcast w/ Nate Birdine! Thank you so much for listening and if you have questions or feedback | Email me at and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @_kaibird Follow the dope artists @weareharley
August 28, 2018
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