CJ Palmer

Director Of Audio And Video Content

CJ is the Director Of Audio And Video Content at Orange and one of the hosts and producers of Rethinking Youth Ministry, a podcast raising the bar for student leaders everywhere. CJ has been leading small groups for middle school students at North Point Community Church since 2007, which means he’s probably spent more time talking to middle schoolers than adults in his life. He also placed 5th in his 8th grade class field day fun run. CJ and his wife, Teri, live in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their son, Harley, and their robot vacuum, Barbara.

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

RYM Survey: RethinkingYMSurvey.org

Can we ask a favor? We want your feedback! We want to know how this podcast can serve you better! Visit RethinkingYMSurvey.org to take our Podcast Listener Survey! And as… Read More
Episode 18

RYM 018: Understanding Teenage Brains With Mark Oestreicher

Have you ever looked at one of your students and thought, “What were you thinking?” Well, thanks to new discoveries in adolescent brain development, we’re starting to find out. The… Read More
Episode 16

RYM 016: Storytime With Marko – The History Of Youth Ministry

It's no secret that, over time, youth culture has become the dominant culture in our world today. Because of that shift, the way we do youth ministry has also changed.… Read More
Episode 13

RYM 013: How To Talk About Sex And Dating With MS And HS Students

Our students live in a world where sex and dating are talked about everywhere they turn—on the bus, in the school halls, on Netflix, and on social media. Because it’s… Read More
Episode 11

RYM 011: What To Do When A Student Self-Harms

What do you do when a student tells you they’re harming themselves? And why is self-harm an important topic to discuss in your ministry? Self-harm can be a difficult subject… Read More
Episode 8

RYM 008: Killing The Spider With Carlos Whittaker

We all have cobwebs in our lives—things we’re not proud of and things we wish we could get rid of. But if we’re going to get rid of the cobwebs,… Read More
Episode 6

RYM 006: How Do I Not Quit?

Have you ever found yourself wanting to quit youth ministry? Or, maybe, have you ever wondered what you can do to NOT quit? If you've ever been there before, today's… Read More

RYM 003: What does it mean to get better?

Whether it’s personally or professionally, there are areas in which we all want to “get better.” And if you’ve ever wondered what exactly “getting better” looks like, this episode is… Read More
Episode 2

RYM 002: What do we do about losing our high school students?

By the time our students reach their senior year, most of them have disappeared from our youth ministries. Why is that? And more importantly, what should we do about it?… Read More

RYM 000: About This Podcast

Welcome to Rethinking Youth Ministry – a podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. In our opening episode,… Read More

RYM 000: Meet the Hosts

Welcome to Rethinking Youth Ministry – a podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. In our opening episode,… Read More