Our Hopes and Vision

Ultimately, we are launching these podcast to serve youth workers, parents, students, and churches who are laboring for God’s Kingdom; therefore, we look forward to seeing how God may use it.  With that in mind, here are some of our goals:

  • Foster community: While a podcast is a lesser community than face-to-face community with other people, we do hope there’s a sense of community people get from these podcasts. 
  • Encourage and Equip: Going right along with the above, we hope you are encouraged by these podcast, and we hope you learn from others through it. One of the greatest gifts God bestows upon the church are our brothers and sisters in Christ. We pray the Lord uses the thoughts and comments from our fellow laborers to bless you.
  • God’s Church: A heartbeat of RYM is serving the local church. RYM does not want to be a ministry unto itself, but rather a ministry that constantly serves the local church. Not only do we hope to accomplish this through these very podcasts, but also with other written resources that bless youth workers, parents, and teenagers.

Some Requests for Our Listeners

Patience: We are just figuring this podcast thing out, so we hope you’ll be patient with us as we grow. We’ve learned a lot, but we still have a long way to go. Some of the episodes may sound better than others; some took place at youth conferences, so the rooms we recorded in weren’t the best. In fact, a few episodes we had to scrap all together because of background noise. Please be patient with us as we seek to serve you.

Subscribe: It would greatly help us if you subscribe to this podcast and spread the word to others. A major aspect of RYM’s ministry for the last several decades has been RYM’s youth conferences. We hope the Lord uses these podcasts to inform others about the ministry of RYM. When you subscribe to our podcast, you can end up promoting it to other churches and students who wouldn’t have heard about us otherwise. It is especially helpful if you subscribe within the first few weeks of the podcast launch. Subscribing greatly increases the promotion of the podcast on iTunes. If you do this, we will be very appreciative.

Purchase:  While you’re subscribing to our podcasts on iTunes (see what I did there), please check out Joe Deegan’s newest album, Cover and Title Page. In the intro and outro for each of our episodes, we borrow songs written and performed by Joe. Joe’s lyrics are theologically rich and saturated with Scripture; we know you will be blessed by them.

We have many episodes already recorded and ready to share with you. If you visit iTunes and subscribe, those will be made available to you, and you will begin to receive episodes weekly.

It is our prayer that the Lord will use these podcasts mightily for his Kingdom and that you would be ministered to in the midst of the ministry He has called you to.