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Welcome to this week’s episode where Brent sits down with Russell Mann, the Youth Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama, as they talk about what it means to be a church that strives to be a church for ALL cultures and how to manage the positives and negatives that come with the goal.

Whether you are a young or old youth pastor, we would love for you to listen in and see what is talked about in today’s episode and we would also love to hear from you! What is your tidbit of advice that you would add to the conversation?

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

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Books Recommended
Becoming All Things: How Small Changes Lead To Lasting Connections Across Cultures
Building a Multiethnic Church: A Gospel Vision of Love, Grace, and Reconciliation in a Divided World
Youth Ministry as Mission: A Conversation About Theology and Culture

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Connect With The Hosts

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

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