Why Student Ministers leave and how to prevent that

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Student ministers have a short track record. Most don’t last very long where they end up leaving on their own or because they were let go. But why do they leave and is the reasoning behind them leaving avoidable? Christopher Wesley joins the podcast this week to talk about just that!

So, in today’s podcast Tom and Chris talk about…

  1. What Chris has been working on lately…there is a lot!!!
  2. 3 Points on why Student Ministers leave and ways around that
  3. How can you connect with Christopher and keep up to date on all that is happening with Marathon Youth Ministry.

You can connect with Chris a few different ways.  He’s on Twitter (twitter.com/chrisrwesley), has an awesome blog (http://www.christopherwesley.org) with tons of great insights each week and he also blogs at both YM360.com or DownloadYM.com

So what do you think? How have you see image as a student minister to be important?  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.

Make sure you goto iTunes and subscribe (http://ht.ly/QdLHJ) to the podcast and see what cool things we do each and every week!  And make sure you rate the show, especially if you like it. 🙂

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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 YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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