In this episode, Greg sits down with former Executive Director of Youth Specialties and the founder of WisdomWorks Ministries, Mark Matlock. They discuss Greg's new e-book, The Failure of Youth Ministry and How to Fix It, and go into depth on how trends have led us to where we are now. Greg and Mark also speak with youth leader, Chris Bartley, to follow up on the discussion.


About The Greg Stier Youth Ministry Podcast:

Being a youth pastor can be a massive challenge on top of everything a youth leader must do today to help their youth ministry. Greg Stier has over thirty years of youth ministry experience and is here to help you with your youth group.

The Greg Stier Youth Ministry Podcast is all about helping youth leaders by using biblical analysis, stories from his own life, profiling leaders in youth ministry, and bringing in other experts in the Christian world. This is the perfect resource to learn how to be a youth leader with new episodes dropped the last Tuesday of every month.

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About Greg:

Greg Stier is a champion for unleashing this generation with the Gospel. As the founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, he is driven to help the Church activate Christian teenagers to reach their friends. In the last 30 years, Greg has trained millions of youth leaders and students on how to relationally engage their world with the Good News of Jesus. A much sought-after speaker, Greg is a former pastor, church planter, youth leader, as well as author of numerous books.​

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About Dare 2 Share:

Teenagers desperately need the hope of Christ and their peers are the best possible messengers of that hope. Imagine what could happen in our communities if every teen, everywhere, heard the Gospel from a friend. That’s why Dare 2 Share comes alongside the Church to help equip teens to share their faith and youth leaders to build youth ministries that advance the Gospel.

For nearly 30 years, Dare 2 Share has been a leader in evangelism training resources and events, helping youth leaders overcome the challenges of building a thriving youth ministry that advances the Gospel and consistently reaches teenagers with the message of Jesus Christ.


About Mark Matlock:

Mark was the former Executive Director of Youth Specialties and the founder of WisdomWorks Ministries. He is an ordained minister and youth pastor who lives in Dallas. He co-authored the book Dirty Faith with Audio Adrenaline. He also wrote Freshman: The College Student's Guide to Developing Wisdom. Mark has served as an advisor and consultant to many global youth ministries and has been a partner of Dare 2 Share for many years. He is currently serving as Interim CEO for







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