In episode 19 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Ronald Long, who currently serves as the Student Minister to Middle School at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX. He absolutely loves middle schoolers and has some great insight on how to connect with them and their parents. Ronald is also a published author on Download Youth Ministry and has written some science fiction novels. If you work with middle schoolers or know someone who does, you don't want to miss this conversation!  

Follow Ronald on Twitter: @ronald_long 

Follow Ronald on Facebook: @ronald.long.10  

Check out Ronald's resources on DYM.  

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In episode 18 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Frank Gil, who currently serves as the Student Ministries Pastor at Epikos Church in Milwaukee, WI, where he leads a multicampus urban student ministry. After a hopeful football career, God grabbed Frank's heart, shaped it for ministry, and has used him in a few different settings. His current ministry has helped him create a culture where students want to attend youth group when many of them do not even know what youth group is. Frank also has his own website and podcast, so make sure you check it out too. We hope you are blessed by our conversation!  

Follow Frank on Twitter: @pastor_tank  

Check out Frank's podcast: Fifteen Minutes with Frank  

Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevecullum  

If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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In episode 17 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Chase Snyder, who currently serves as the Family Pastor at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, where he leads multiple teams. He also blogs at Ministry Bubble, has written a couple books, and has his own publishing company. One of the things Chase is passionate about is equipping others and building teams, which is incredibly important in student ministry. We hope you are blessed by our conversation!  

Follow Chase on Twitter: @chasesnyder12  

Check out Chase's blog: http://ministrybubble.com  

Check out Chase's publishing company: http://228publishers.com  

Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevecullum  

If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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Podcast website: http://thestudentministrypodcast.com  

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In episode 16 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Bethany Needham, who currently serves as the Director of Student Ministries at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA. On top of her local church ministry, Bethany also a mom, leads a conference for teen girls, speaks at events, and she just started her own podcast. As you can guess, she has a lot on her plate. She takes some time to discuss how she balances it all, and how you can do so too.  

Follow Bethany on Twitter: @girlneedham  

Check out Bethany's podcast: http://heygirlpodcast.com  

Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevecullum  

If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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Podcast website: www.thestudentministrypodcast.com  

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In episode 15 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Brett Eddy, who serves as the Pastor of Student Ministries at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC. While youth ministry wasn't Brett's first choice as a career, it was obvious God had it in mind all along. He has served at his current church for 16 years and on staff for 14 years. One of the things he speaks about is how to stay in it for the long-haul, even through difficulties, and the benefits of remaining and blooming where God has planted you.  

Follow Brett on Facebook: facebook.com/bdeddy  

Follow Brett on Twitter: @bretteddy  

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If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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In episode 14 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Justin Curl, who is currently the Youth Pastor at Twin Oaks Christian Church in Woodhaven, MI. After some rough patches, God grabbed his heart near the end of high school in Oklahoma. Eventually, God also led him to pursue youth ministry in the Detroit area. Justin talks about his journey, his current ministry, and how to do ministry in whatever context God places you.  

Follow Justin on Facebook: facebook.com/justincurl  

Follow Justin on Twitter: @justin_curl  

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If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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In episode 13 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Allison Williams, who serves as the Youth Minister at Reddington Christian Church in Seymour, IN. Not only does she lead the student ministry, but she is also over the children's ministry. Listen in as she talks about how to balance the two ministries, lead through volunteers, and how to stay organized as you wear many hats in ministry.  

Follow Allison on Twitter: @allisoneliza  

Follow Steve on Twitter: @stevecullum  

If you like what you hear, be sure to like, subscribe, share, and comment! Thanks and may God bless your ministry!  

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In episode 12, Steve interviews Jeremy Zach. Jeremy served as a local church youth pastor but has since transitioned into parachurch ministry and works as an "Orange Specialist" for the ReThink Group (XP3 Curriculum). Join in the conversation as Jeremy talks about the transition from his plans to God's plans and then from traditional youth ministry to what he does now.  

Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @jeremyzach  

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In episode 11 of The Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Travis Welch, the Next Generations Pastor at Yakima Evangelical Church. Originally hailing from Michigan, he's now doing ministry with students, kids, and families in Yakima, Washington. Travis is a strong believer in relational ministry. Not only does he have some great tips on how to build those relationships, but he also shares some great ideas on how to build up the next generation of leaders within your student ministry.   

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In episode 10 of the Student Ministry Podcast, Steve interviews Eric Holmstrom and Adrian Pichay from Purpose Church in Pomona, CA. Eric is the Student Ministries Pastor and leads the high school ministry, while Adrian is the Junior High Pastor and also leads creative teams. We chat about how they work together as a team in student ministry, and we also unpack how they do intergenerational ministry at their church with their Spiritual Grandparents and Generations ministries.  

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