Navigating Preteen Ministry

Join me, Sam Beam, a learning Preteen pastor as we navigate the lives of preteens and discuss how to minister and lead, students, teams, and others.

LIVE FROM MegaCon - Conflict resolution can be daunting and difficult some days with preteens. Today we discuss a 3 step way to approach and deal with conflict in preteens!


Bringing family into the ministry is huge! This week let's dive into what we need as our foundation for a family-based ministry.


Pre-service in ministry is often overlooked. A few things to do should work, right? With more students feeling isolated we need to turn our pre-service ministry into a time of connection and ministry, how do we do it? Fun!


Simplicity and slowing down go hand in hand, removing clutter and slowing down is important to live well and minister well. This week we discuss the impacts these ideas can have on our Ministry and our Preteens.


Ministry is hard, Sabbath can help. Continuing our series on slowing down, we're looking at the impact Sabbath can have on our life, career, and faith!


SLOWING DOWN? Do you know how much I need to do each week? That's probably what a lot of y'all are thinking. The reality is we live in a world with so much speed that slowing down seems impossible, but it can have an impact on your life, work, and relationship. So join me as we spend 3 weeks diving into what it looks like to slow down as a leader in this crazy world and how we can spread this to our preteens!


Gratitude is tough but carries many Benefits. Practicing it is another thing. How can we live out gratitude daily, and how can we carry that to our preteens?


Gratitude carries more than just appreciation, it can have a deep effect on your entire life and ministry!


Are we engaging our preteens when we teach, or getting a bunch of blank stares? Today we go over four areas we can use to improve our connection with preteens while we teach.


Staying productive is crucial in any job. But being productive in ministry can make a huge difference. Join me as we discuss what it looks like to build and maintain a productive work life.


Are we teaching our preteens not just WHO Jesus was but also HOW to walk like he walked! We're called to follow Jesus' example, so join me today as we dive into what it looks like to teach our preteens how to follow Jesus' example.


How can we better prepare as preteen pastors? Today we dive into 4 steps we can all take to be better prepared for the Craziness of ministry.


Too young? won't understand? Forced? There are many different views on baptizing younger kids. What's the best way to walkthrough Baptism with our preteens to ensure they're truly ready to surrender to Christ and live for him!


Society can be crushing, especially in today's world. This wee let's dive into what preteens are facing and how we can walk beside them in that!


We hear a lot about parents that may affect how well we minister. This week's podcast debunks some common misconceptions we may have or hear about parents.


Time is precious, especially in ministry, let's look at how staying organized will help us save time each week!


Preteens are going through major change! Are we connecting well enough with them to boost our impact and connect with them on a deeper level?


Are we calling our volunteers to enough? Let's jump into what it looks like to elevate our volunteers and call them to more


SAM GOT MARRIED! So this week, we will be tuning in to a neighboring podcast, The KidzMatter Podcast! This week, Corey and Ryan will discuss how Global KidMin Day looks for 2021. Don't forget to sign up for this awesome event on August 7th!


Feedback is huge for growing yourself and growing others. This week we're discussing some of the ways we can give and receive feedback and grow others, ourselves, and our ministry.


Inheriting, changing, starting, or growing a ministry all require shifting. Let's dive in this week and look at 5 ways we can properly shift our culture.


Are you giving your students the opportunity to lead, grow, and learn? Join me as we discuss ways you can allow your students to lead and the benefits of that!


Are your students and parents feeling welcome after their first visit to your church? Today I breakdown some ways to welcome new preteens and families into your church family.


Ministry is hard! It is truly a calling for a select few and those in ministry are known for burnout. So how can we avoid it? How can we have longevity in ministry with so much pressure?


Let's explore the types of volunteers we all need to have a well rounded and balanced preteen ministry!


Volunteers are the lifeblood of your ministry. Jump into this weeks episode and get some ideas on how you can love your volunteers.


Part 2 of our "loving those in our ministry" series we dive into how to love on parents well in our ministry.


Love is the core of Ministry, executing that love is harder. Join me in a three-part series diving into how we love the 3 people groups in our ministry!


Ministry is hard, it's harder during a pandemic. How can we as pastors prepare for Ministry this summer during the Pandemic? Let's dive in!


It's easy to get distracted but preteens need reassurance that they're being heard. This episode dives into the importance and how-to of active listening for Preteens.


Nothing is more needed in ministry than Volunteers. This week we're diving into some relevant tips on recruiting and keeping volunteers for your ministry!


Culture is key to ministry. Here's 5 things you should look for in your Volunteer culture!


Today, we're following up last week's conversation about parents with some practical ideas that you can use to minister to parents! Got questions? Reach out!


Parents are extremely vital to a successful preteen ministry. Dive in today as we look and why and how we can grow out parent ministries today!


Let's look at a few things we should be on the lookout for when looking for volunteers for out ministry.


Preteens are constantly distracted. How can we engage them in a crazy World. Dive in as we discuss some ideas.


Today we're discussing some questions and reflections you can ask to prepare for 2021 with God as our compass. Below are the questions. Personal: Where has God challenged you to grow personally and professionally? How is work affecting your soul? (Is it you? Is it something leadership can help?) What’s something you’re doing well? Where is God moving, where do you already see fruit, and how can you foster that? What’s something you’re bombing at? If you’re bombing at it, is it part of your job or is it something taking away from what you’re supposed to be doing? Does my heart and attitude about work and ministry reflect God’s heart and attitude? What’s your action plan? Group: Where do you see God moving? What convictions has the Spirit been placing? Has God sparked anything in you today? Are there any new opportunities? Is there something hindering you?


Let's discuss how to win in 2021. Don't forget to check out and all their great resources!


How do we prepare for 2021? Let's dive in and see what we can do to prepare for this upcoming year!


Listen in as I discuss sabbath and its importance as a minister.


Let's talk about doing it yourself. What are the dangers of trying to run a ministry on your own, and how can we avoid them?


Navigating preteen ministry is a lot. I want to help answer the WHY behind preteen ministry and share some tips on making preteens feel special.


Join me on my first episode of "Navigating Preteen Ministry" Today we're talking about what it looks like to social distance without the space.