Using the summer to recover and refresh

Podcast IconTwo weeks we talked to Chris Wesley about maximizing the summer with your volunteers. This week, we are talking about how YOU can to use the summer to recover from a long year.

That is why Tom asked Ben Kerns, the all-American Youth Pastor for California (yes, he does surf) to join him to talk about a recent blog post he wrote and how that plays into his summer recovery plan.  In this episode Tom and Ben talk about…

  1. Ben’s blog post, “Who is holding up your hands?
  2. How uses the summer to recover and refresh for the fall

You can connect with Ben a few different ways.  He’s on Twitter (, has an awesome blog ( with tons of great insights each week.

So what do you think? How do you utilize the summer to recover and refresh for the fall?  What are you doing?  Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and insights below or on social media using the hashtag #ymsidekick. 

Also, Tom would love to hear from you about what you’d like a future topic to be. To email Tom some ideas email him here.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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