In episode 8 of the Ministry to Youth Podcast, we interview Jody Livingston of the Longer Haul in Youth Ministry.

This episode is jam packed with a ton of awesome summer ideas for your youth group.

My favorite quote in this episode is…

“Don’t build a youth ministry, build a culture”.

Wow, there’s a LOT of truth to that quote, and Jody unpacks that idea further in this episode.

Note: Click the play button on the bottom left of the below image in order to listen to the episode.

Here is a list of resources mentioned in this episode:

Communication Tools

Slack.com – a one stop hub for all communication with your team.

Word Swag – Add awesome text to your photos in seconds (great for adding quick Bible verses to images).

ScheduGram – It’s like Hootsuite for Instagraham (allows you to schedule your Instagram posts ahead of time).

Canva.com – images for all your social media platforms.

Mail Chimp – keep in touch with students and parents via email

Other Resources

How to Market Your Youth Ministry to Students – Podcast interview Jody did with Amber Cassidy

Youth Ministry Tracker (This app keeps getting mentioned over and over with different guests…ha)

About Jody Livingston

The Longer Haul in Youth Ministry – Jody has a heart to see youth ministry leaders stay put for the long haul. That’s why he created this website – as a resource for youth leaders to stay in youth ministry for a long time.

The Longer Haul Podcast – Jody’s podcast for youth ministry leaders is top notch. Check it out. You’ll love it!

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