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From Youth Room To Main Stage with Melissa Glaves | SMC Podcast | Episode 107

Jun 8, 2023 | Discipleship, Leadership, Planning, Podcast, Student Leadership, Student Ministry, Student Ministry Team, Worship, Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Team

In this episode of the Student Ministry Conversations Podcast, Russell sits down with Melissa Glaves, a seasoned worship leader with a wealth of experience in leading worship for both youth and adults. Melissa shared her inspiring journey, starting from her early days as a member of the young Continentals choir and eventually growing into a worship leader at various churches.


Throughout their conversation, Melissa emphasized the significance of allowing youth to step into leadership roles and find their place within the church community, rather than confining them solely to the youth ministry. We delved into the qualities that Melissa looks for in potential worship team members, such as coachability, character, and competency, and how Melissa values creating a low-pressure environment for training and gradually integrating students into Sunday morning worship experiences.

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