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Growing Old In Youth Ministry with Brandon Best | SMC Podcast | Episode 147

Mar 28, 2024 | Burnout, Discipleship, Family, Future Ministry, Leadership, Mental Health, New Youth Pastors, Personal Life, Planning, Podcast, Relationships, Spiritual Health, Student Ministry, Youth Ministry

Welcome to this week’s episode where Brent sits down with Brandon Best to talk about staying in Youth Ministry for the long haul and growing old in the process. They talk about what foundations need to be built in order to prepare for longevity as well as what to avoid in the process.

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?

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Show Notes

Books Recommended
Lead by Paul David Tripp

Resources Recommended
Refuel Retreats by Leadertreks

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