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While Youth Ministry can often times be labeled as chaos or rough around the edges, this often falls as a scapegoat for lacking the desire to pursue our best in all the different elements in our ministry. The other side is that we are responsible for so much that it’s easy to let a few of the smaller tasks to fall by the wayside. But how can we utilize excellence in all aspects of our ministry? Is it even possible?

Come join the conversation as Russell sits down with Elles Maddry from as they talk about how excellence isn’t perfection, it’s doing the absolute best you can with what you have in your hand.

We would also love to have you join the conversation if you would like to be on the show! Shoot us a message on social media (@talkstudentmin) or an email ( to get a time set for you to be on the show.


Show Notes

Connect with Elles:

Resources Mentioned:
– Sermon series packages that are powerful, relevant and easy to use.
A free, online conference for youth pastors. Replays of the 2023 Youth Pastor Conference are now available for purchase.
Multiply Curriculum is a uniquely curated annual curriculum designed for today’s students.
Party games for church people.

Connect With SMC


Connect With The Hosts

Russell Martin – @rgmmusic
Brent Aiken – @heybrentaiken
David Pruitt – @pruacoustic

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