How To Build Bridges In Your Youth Ministry with Rev. Russell St. Bernard [Podcast]

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The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Rev. Russell St. Bernard, founder of After The Music Stops, a youth ministry resource company.

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Rev. Russ has a passion to assist churches and youth ministries in doing ministry more effectively, providing students the opportunity to grow in every area of their lives. Rev. Russ founded After The Music Stops, a full-service youth ministry resource company that provides tools for parents, youth ministry leaders, and students. They create books, devotionals, trainings, small group studies, and sermon series to connect students with God.

Rev. Russ has years of experience leading Student Ministries and creating youth curriculum, and he is also the Youth Minister at Reid Temple AME Church’s North Campus. Outreach Magazine also highlighted Russell’s Youth Ministry with a feature profile in its 2012 issue of the 100 Fastest and Largest Growing Churches in America.

William talks with Rev. Russ about:

  • How to do ministry in a creative way for students
  • Ways to help teens sustain spiritual momentum after big events
  • The differences between ministry in an urban or suburban context
  • Ways to build stronger race relations within the Church

 
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Quotes from Russ:

Your church has to be clear on what it is that God has uniquely designed you to do. Hone in on it.Tweet:

Stay focused on what is going to make students grow after the big event.Tweet:

We should talk about and grapple with cultural events together.Tweet:

Building the bridge starts with us. We don't have to teach our kids to reach out if we're reaching out already.Tweet: We don't have to teach our kids to reach out if we're reaching out already. http://bit.ly/2igOi1o @PastorRuss09 #Vandercast @VanderbloemenSG

 

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