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Episode 0096: Leading Through COVID-19: Engaging Students

Tyler Core, Pastor to Students and Families of our Downtown campus and leads our student ministry. Tyler and his wife, Ashley have a heart for students and walking a road of discipleship with the young leaders in our network. With the rise of social media, the nature of student ministry has experienced a total evolution and is proving to be most beneficial amid social distancing regulations. On this episode, we talk about the tools they are using to foster connection, build trust, and how they’re meeting people where they are to connect them to a greater connection with Jesus and their church family.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How the nature of student ministry has changed with the rise of social media.
  • The three ways in which they have shifted their approach to students.
  • Utilizing Zoom to connect with young people and facilitate small groups.
  • Creating relevant content and other ways to gain the trust of Generation Z.
  • How the current circumstances are creating new opportunities for connection.
  • Find out about the online discipleship event that Tyler and his team hosted.
  • Using this time to impact the next generation and continue with evangelism and discipleship.
  • The power of a phone call to reach out to families and show that you care.

This has been a season for me and for our team of asking God to do what only he can do and to show up in unique and powerful ways. Click To TweetThis is the type of stuff that defines generations; this time period in history is going to impact this generation forever. So, I want them to look back and remember we accelerated at full speed. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:


Tyler Core on Twitter

Jimmy on Twitter

Leslee Bennett on Twitter

Carly Seelman on LinkedIn

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