In this episode, we sat down with Mark Oestreicher. Marko has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with students and youth workers. He has had a broad experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor.
WHAT’S IN THIS EPISODE?
00:48 – Introduction of Marko
1:03 – Youth Ministry Shout Out (Travis Armstrong)
2:09 – Marko’s back-story
4:14 – Marko’s choice to remain in student ministry for so many years
8:03 – How Marko’s volunteer role at his local church meshes with the full time staff person
11:31 – What is the Youth Cartel?
15:16 – The fruit of YC coaching. How to convince your boss to fund your coaching
20:03 – Where has student ministry come and where is it going over the last/next 10-20 years?
30:28 – Ministry advice: how to maintain focus and keep from being complacent.
35:02 – Where should a student ministry rookie begin?
40:38 – Lightning Round
44:54 – Connecting with Marko
45:54 – Final thoughts from Marko’s interview
46:30 - Credits
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HOW TO CONNECT:
Marko’s Twitter: Marko’s Beard
Marko’s Instagram: Whyismarko