Sarah Anderson

Sarah is a writer and communicator who has been involved in ministry since 2003. In 2007, she joined the Oranges Students team where she now works as a lead writer and content creator for our XP3 High School curriculum. She also a contributing writer to the Parent Cue blog. Sarah lives in Roswell, Georgia, and is a big fan of her husband, her two boys, Asher and Pace, and, in her weaker moments, McDonald’s french fries.

Episode 41

RYM 041: Setting Healthy Boundaries In Your Youth Ministry

If you’re in youth ministry, you know that creating boundaries that keep you sane can be a challenge. There’s always a text that needs to be answered, an email that… Read More
Episode 28

RYM 028: Should Middle School And High School Be Separate Or Combined?

When it comes to separating or combining middle school and high school ministry environments, there are many factors to consider: ministry size, volunteers, space, budgets, and more. With variables like… Read More
Episode 26

RYM 026: What You Need To Know About Generation Z

This generation of middle school and high school students, known as Generation Z, is unlike any other. But what sets them apart from the generations that preceded them? And how… Read More
Episode 25

RYM 025: School Shootings, Walkouts, And Helping Your Students Respond To Parkland

The recent school shooting in Parkland has had a lingering impact on this generation of students. In response to the event, many students are organizing school walkouts and protests to… Read More
Episode 21

RYM 021: Is Student Camp Worth It?

Have you ever crossed the finish line of a student camp or weekend retreat and thought, “Is this really worth it?” From coordinating logistics to writing messages to convincing leaders… 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
Episode 15

RYM 015: How To Measure Success In Your Youth Ministry

It can be easy to measure the success of our youth ministries just by looking at attendance and numbers. But the truth is, attendance tells us more about the school… Read More
Episode 10

RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

If there’s one thing we all know about the culture our students are living in, it’s that it is constantly changing. From the shows they watch and the accounts they… Read More
Episode 9

RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our students are part of every single day. In this episode, join ministry… Read More

How to Answer High Schoolers’ Biggest Questions with Action

Would you believe that the teen checking their phone during small group or strolling in late to your service has some questions stirring inside? We’re not talking about, “How many… Read More
Episode 4

RYM 004: How Are Middle School And High School Students Different?

Navigating the tension of how to effectively communicate to and connect with both middle school and high school students can be difficult. If you've ever wondered, “Is it possible to… Read More
Episode 1

RYM 001: How do I get my lead pastor to…?

Have you ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with an idea? If you've ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with a new event, a… Read More