In this episode, I talk with EJ Swanson. For many years, EJ primarily taught students and adults in various settings, speaking to over 150,000 each year. A couple years ago, he transitioned back into the local church leading youth ministry, and now all of NextGen at Woodside Bible Church in Metro Detroit. We talk about everything he learned about teaching students and what he’s learning now leading NextGen across 12 campuses.

EJ Swanson

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Woodside Bible Church

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Good Reader – Get Apple’s app for reading, annotating, and managing your books, PDF’s, and other files

Orange – Orange provides curriculum and messages for kids and students, grades K-12

Communicating for a Change (book) – Learn more from Andy Stanley about how to write and deliver statements that stick

Preaching Rocket – Check out resources to help you learn how to write and deliver better messages

PaulEkman.com – Learn how to read the people you are teaching and leading by diving into Paul Ekman’s research and books, including Unmasking the Face

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Next Episode: Gina McClain

In the next episode, I talk with Gina McClain, Pastor of Children’s Ministries at Faith Promise Church. Previously, Gina led children’s ministry at Life.Church. We talk about how to implement small groups for kids and what it takes to stick it out long-term in your current church.