Reaching students throughout the week can be a challenge, especially if they aren’t showing up to your program. But what if we told you that you could have an even bigger impact reaching students where THEY are during the week? On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about reaching students throughout the week, inspiring your volunteers to invest in their students outside of weekly programming, and what showing up randomly can do for your students and your youth ministry.


  • What is the purpose of showing up randomly in a student’s life? (4:00)
  • It’s not about us seeing students; it’s about students seeing us. (8:00)
  • Connect with your students throughout the week by using a group message app. (20:00)
  • How do you create accountability with your Small Group Leaders to reach out to their students during the week? (23:30)
  • What you celebrate gets repeated. (25:00)
  • Invite students into things you are already doing. (32:30)
  • Talk about your rosters, not just your attendance. (33:00)
  • Show up predictably. Show up mentally. Show up randomly. (36:00)


Book: Lead Small by Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas
Book: The Thirty Challenge
Podcast: RYM Episode 15 How To Measure Success In Your Youth Ministry

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