Ben Crawshaw

Ben is the Creative Director for XP3 High School. He graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, TN where he studied English and begged for food. Prior to working at reThink, Ben was the Creative Director of the high school ministry at North Point Community Church. In his free time, you can find Ben doing the Braves’ Tomahawk Chop, watching non-horror movies, or eating Reese’s Pieces.

Episode 70

RYM 070: How to Plan Your Next Big Youth Ministry Event

Have you ever been in charge of a youth ministry event that completely flopped? If you have, you're not alone. The truth is, even though events are a staple in… Read More
Episode 22

RYM 022: What’s Wrong With The Rockstar Student Pastor Mentality

If you're a ministry leader or a youth pastor, there are a lot of responsibilities and expectations on your shoulders from week to week. And in the midst of it… Read More

Capture Your Main Point In A Bottom Line

A bottom line is one sentence that captures the main point of your talk in a catchy, memorable, sticky, repeatable, and tweetable way. For example: Light of the world: Church… Read More
Episode 20

RYM 020: How To Take, Embrace, And Learn From Criticism

Let's be honest: No one loves to be criticized. Especially when the criticism is given the wrong way or by the wrong person. However, if we learn to receive criticism… Read More

The Three Things You Have To Do in Every Student Talk

One of the hardest things about communicating is knowing if you did well when it’s all said and done. You put in the work, deliver the talk, and then walk… Read More

3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

This post is brought to you by Speaking To Students, the first online community created specifically for men and women who communicate to students on a consistent basis. Learn more at SpeakingToStudents.com. One… Read More

All In

What if we could reach more students in our towns… by asking them to participate, not just observe? by asking them to be a part, not just asking them to… Read More

Time Change

I love seeing student pastors in action with their students. It’s awe-inspiring. Lots of people in the outside world hear the word “teenager” and start frowning. One day I was… Read More

How To: Flip a Flop

One of my countless “flop” moments in student ministry came one Sunday night when I planned a Fiesta-themed party. It was called an “outreach night,” which simply translated to “Relax… Read More

Follow the Leader

I’ve been there. I remember being a 23-year-old student pastor thinking that I would do a better job running the church than the guy who was running it. I thought… Read More