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Dec 20, 2018

Kelsey Carr (Field Reporter / Training Specialist) had a front row seat to RIKA, YL Africa/Middle East’s bedrock training event. Today, 5 simple and transformative ways you can use to improve your own training. 

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Dec 18, 2018

One family, the Parsons, moved to Moscow in the early 90’s with a vision to build friends and learn Russian culture. That step of faith has resulted in thriving Young Life work all over the Former Soviet Union. Today, the story of how it all began, as well as stopovers in Armenia, Central Asia, the Far West, and Ukraine. 

Dec 4, 2018

What can Young Life learn from Popeye’s chicken?
Could you be a rested revolutionary? 

Today, the answers to those questions, and more, with Jack Nikcevich (Regional Director, Raceway). 

Nov 27, 2018

Today, two pioneers in urban ministry tell stories from 5 decades of street work in New York City. 

Nov 6, 2018

The most vital part of Young Life’s Forward Movement is a mission-wide commitment to seek the Lord first and help kids grow in their faith — to go deeper.  

This week, join Crystal Kirgiss, Young Life’s VP of Discipleship, in part 2 of a mini-series called “Deeper”, specifically designed to provide a few minutes of reflection on Colossians 2:6-7. Parts 3 & 4 will release in two weeks. 

This week, download, turn on airplane mode, and go deeper. 

Nov 6, 2018

The most vital part of Young Life’s Forward Movement is a mission-wide commitment to seek the Lord first and help kids grow in their faith — to go deeper.  

This week, join Crystal Kirgiss, Young Life’s VP of Discipleship, in part 1 of a mini-series called “Deeper”, specifically designed to provide a few minutes of reflection on Colossians 2:6-7. 

This week, download, turn on airplane mode, and go deeper. 

Oct 30, 2018

Today, a fireside chat with Young Life’s President & CEO, Newt Crenshaw. Fresh off he and Susan’s first assignment this past summer, Newt encourages listeners to ‘get in the game’ of serving people, a passion he leads with both in and out of Young Life. Are you a leader who serves, or a servant who leads? #servantswholead

 
Oct 16, 2018

Our latest #ExploreYL campaign took place in Nashville, TN, where Young Life has a 50-year presence locally — It’s a 50 year extravaganza! 

Alex Lewis joins to discuss the vlogs, linked below (1:50), then we sit down with David Ott and the Nashville staff for a discussion on area culture (7:55). Next, an interview with Eve Sarrett (Associate Regional Director) (16:03), and finally, an exclusive song by Young Life College director, Becky Kinder (30:55), called 'Run'. 

#ExploreYL Vlogs: 

Welcome to Nashville (IGTV
Kids Surprise and Thank Their Leaders (IGTV
Friday Night Lights (IGTV

 
Oct 9, 2018

What is God's Mission for us today? How is it challenged by problems and/or informed by history? Today, the formation of ‘witnessing communities’ with Dr. Darrell Guder. 

Dr. Guder is the emeritus professor of missional and ecumenical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. From 1976 to 1985 he served in Young Life as the Director of the Institute of Youth Ministries, providing theological education for Young Life staff. Dr. Guder helped to set a theological precedent that Young Life continues to strive for today. 

He has participated in diverse ways in the missional church initiative; he was the editor of the volume Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America; and the author of The Continuing Conversion of the Church and Called to Witness: Doing Missional Theology.

 
Oct 2, 2018

Whether speaking about the intentional development of people, building a thriving ministry, or the success of Denver's ELDI (Emerging Leaders Development Initiative), Art Williams (Multi-Ethnic Coordinator for the NW Division) believes that clarity is king. Today, we sit down to discuss these items, and other lessons he's learned in 15 years of ministry with Young Life. 

Special thanks to Irene Reza and Ashley Davenport, ELDI grads and world-changers who make guest appearances in this episode!  

#clarityisKing

 
 
 
 
Sep 25, 2018

Today, a refreshing look at Young Life's intentional, timeless, and essential discipleship efforts with Crystal Kirgiss (Young Life's VP of Discipleship). We're becoming more like Jesus by... 

 
Sep 18, 2018

One year ago, Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. Today, one perspective from the many heroes in Puerto Rico who continued to bring light into darkness in the aftermath of a historic storm. Today, our prayers go out to all affected by Hurricane Florence. 

 
Sep 17, 2018

Today, a conversation with Young Life pioneer Chuck Reinhold, whose recent book A Life Worth Living details the principles that produced a fruitful ministry spanning four decades and multiple continents.

Learn more: 
www.ChuckReinhold.com
Chuck’s Book A Life Worth Living (Amazon) 
Search the Scriptures (Amazon)
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The Topical Memory System
The Christian Wheel 

 
 
Jul 31, 2018

“Young Life is not a ministry of moments, but a ministry that walks with people through various moments.” -Alex Lewis

In our Season 1 finale, Alex Lewis (Digital Marketing Specialist) joins the show to recap the #TheBestWeekofYourLife Campaign and this years 'home' theme. Surprise guests include Tom Wilson (Regional Director and employee #65!) and some wonderful people from around camp. We're out until September, but in the meantime: check out the 4 vlogs YL produced for the special look at camp here at the links below to IGTV, and keep pioneering.  

1 - "The Best Week of Your Life: Home"

2 - "Laughter: What if IG Followers controlled programs day?!"

3 - "It's not about me: Work Crew & Summer Staff" 

4 - "Going Home"

 
Jul 24, 2018

“A picture I have of the African women … is that she’s carrying the continent on her shoulders.” —Dyan Larmey

Today, stories of redemption, hope, and empowerment from Africa’s ministry to women.

Links: 

Karama Collection 
Young Life Africa’s Website

 
Jun 28, 2018

“Supervision is an underutilized avenue to care for and develop people in ministry." John Evans (Sr. Dir. of Advanced Training) has made a career of creating safe spaces for people to learn how to grieve their losses. In Part I of our conversation, he spoke about being a healthy and congruent person. Today, how to lead others from a place of health and emotional maturity. We're @YoungLifePod. 

 
 
Jun 26, 2018

John Evans (Sr. Dir. of Advanced Training) has made a career of creating safe spaces for people to learn how to grieve their losses. This week, he teaches us how to be congruent (Part I) and to lead others from a place of health and emotional maturity (Part II, coming this Thursday). Conversation topics for today include his perspective on ministry motivation, emotional health, grieving, technology, anxiety, depression, and much more.

Questions to Ponder: 

  • Are you pursuing spiritual health while neglecting emotional health?
  • What are losses you need to grieve?
  • Do you know how to grieve losses properly?
  • What is your motivation for helping people?
  • Do you turn to technology to manage anxiety?
  • Do you have a healthy/safe person to be vulnerable with?
  • Are you in the habit of getting on other people's level to communicate with them?

 

 

 
Jun 19, 2018

Rites of passage are effective ways to bless young people as they complete formative experiences and move onto the next chapter of their lives. Today, we drop in on one of Young Life’s most revolutionary training programs, Latino Student Staff, to explore how it's is changing lives, sending people, and helping to transform the city of Houston. If your club or area has a rite of passage you’d love to share, hit us up @younglifepod. 

Music by James Tutson & Podington Bear (from the free music archive)

 
 
Jun 5, 2018

Our #songofsummer series features a camp musician(s) breaking down the music and message of their favorite song to play at camp. Today, Kel Taylor and Emma Harvey of Sawyer (@thebandSawyer) share about their song, ‘Easy Now’. Tomorrow, they fly to Malibu to play it.

Are we missing a camp musician who played the songs of your summers past? Tag them and us (@younglifepod)— we’d love to help tell the story! 

 
May 29, 2018

Most of our Young Life staff, leaders, and stakeholders serve on teams. So, what makes them great? Today, an example of a caught up & compelled team: The Young Life Chicagoland Junior Board. Between Jon Houghton (Regional Director, Chicagoland Region) and Dana Kritsas (Chair, Jr. Board), we’ll drop in on a meeting to hear how this team is effectively engaging Young Life alumni to make a difference in the city, and beyond.

*Words/Music by artist (& Jr. Board's Spiritual Director) CW Allen! (iTunes|Spotify) 

 
 
May 15, 2018

Since Young Life is in ‘his blood,’ Drew and Ellie Holcomb have felt right at home sharing their songs over nine summers of camp, lifting up themes like solidarity, romance, and honesty, alongside the message of Gods’ love for young people. Today, a piece of Drew’s musical history, and the story behind his #1 song of summer, ‘Live Forever’.

If there's another camp musician you'd like to hear featured in our songs of summer series, tweet/DM us @YoungLifePod. 

 
 
May 1, 2018

Young Life is moving forward by going deeper into an authentic relationship with Jesus. Tracey Meeks (Young Life Staff, Towson, MD) has modeled how to choose depth. Today, her journey. 

 
Apr 20, 2018

Today, in our first bonus episode, we bring you two stories of monumental prayer walks to accompany Young Life's Missionwide Day of Prayer on April 21st, 2018. Use the hashtag #YLPray as you move.

He sensed God saying, "Build it here."

Voices:
Alex Lewis (Digital Marketing Specialist)
Micah Salazar (Camp Manager, Trail West)
Steve Larmey (SVP, Young Life Africa/Middle East)
Music by James Tutson, and Podington Bear, from the FMA

 
 
Apr 17, 2018

This Saturday (4/21) is 'Move Forward', a global prayer walk for all of Young Life. Today, check out how Chad walks and prays, and listen for how you can join in this Saturday, and pray the Forward movement into reality. #YLPray

 

Apr 3, 2018

In 41-month long summer assignments, Steve Chesney (Senior Reginal Director, Tennessee) has picked up a few nuts and bolts, some beautiful stories, as well as some timely advice for those embarking on 'the best week/month of their life'. In 60 days, the symphony plays again, with the beginning of the 2018 season. 

 
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