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21 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Letting God Establish You as the Pastor
In this edition of Maverick University, Pastor Aaron Harris from Gulf Coast Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach, FL, details how God moved him into the role of pastor. Pastor Harris emphasizes that a pastor should not establish himself but let God establish him. He then shares some practical and spiritual principles to live by when transitioning into the pastor’s role.
20 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Christian School Administration
In this edition of Maverick University, Bro. Mike Bragg, principal of Faith Baptist Academy in Bourbonnais, IL, highlights the special role that a Christian school principal has in the lives of the youth of a church. Bro. Bragg focuses on the importance of relationships with students and parents and teaches how a three-fold cord is not quickly broken. He also encourages ministry-minded young men to seek to be involved in Christian education as a great opportunity to influence the next generation.
20 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Youth Activity Ideas
In this edition of Maverick University, Pastor Mick Hall from Heritage Baptist Church in Burlington, IA, uses his ten years of experience as a youth pastor to talk about youth activities. Pastor Hall describes the importance of preparing fresh activities, thinking through the details, and developing a spiritual balance in them.
19 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
A Family Man in Bible College
In this edition of Maverick University, Pastor Jason Griggs, pastor of Faith Baptist Temple in Eureka, IL, recounts his experience as a married man in Bible college. Pastor Griggs uses his experience to encourage married men who are considering Bible college to step out by faith and follow God’s will for their lives. Pastor Griggs gives special attention the priority of family life and having his wife’s support through Bible college.
20 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Urgency vs. Skepticism: Contrasting First & Second-Generation Christianity
In this edition of Maverick University, Pastor Phil Cavanaugh, Co-Pastor of Northwest Bible Baptist Church and Dean of Students at Providence Baptist College, delivers a special Thanksgiving-themed challenge. Pastor Cavanaugh contrasts the urgency of first-generation Christians with the skepticism of second-generation Christians. He also gives five tenets of success that can lead young second-generation Christians through their years of skepticism to one day buy truth. Tenets of Success: 1. Love the Word of God 2. Have a prayer life 3. Be obedient to God-given authority 4. Have respect for God and who and what He has placed in your life 5. Be thankful! SHOW LESS
19 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Involving Youth in the Ministry
In this edition of Maverick University, Bro. Austin Merriott, Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dwight, IL, recounts how he became involved in ministry from a young age. He also discusses how pastors, youth pastors, and parents can help their young people be involved in ministry by taking advantage of different opportunities.
20 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
The Influence of Youth Activities
In this edition of Maverick University, Bro. Austin Merriott, Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Dwight, IL, stresses the importance of teen activities, camps, and conferences and how they can influence a youth group in bringing revival to an entire church.
20 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Greeting First-Time Guests
In this edition of Maverick University, Bro. Jason Krykewycz, Assistant Pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Berlin, NJ, highlights the importance of engaging each guest who comes to church. Bro. Krykewycz explains the role of each member of a “First Impressions Team” and how to eliminate losing contact with visitors.
21 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Hosting a Youth Conference
Youth Pastor Jonathan Roberson discusses the work involved in planning and hosting a youth conference. He discusses the importance of recruiting volunteers to help and goes over many behind-the-scenes details that are helpful to keep in mind while planning any kind of youth or church event.
17 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Planning Youth Activities
Bro. Jonathan Roberson, Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, IL, gives some practical advice concerning youth group activities. Bro. Roberson gives attention to planning, building comradery, fundraising for, and balancing the spiritual in each activity.
16 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Overcoming Your Youth
In this episode, Bro. Jonathan Roberson, Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, IL, teaches about overcoming the challenges that come with being young and in the ministry by possessing work ethic, having credibility, and getting wisdom. He also emphasizes that one can embrace his youth and yet can be great in influence to everyone around him.
17 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
When the Pastor Is Your Dad: Caring for Your Pastor as the Assistant
Bro. Jonathan Roberson, Youth Pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, IL, explains the unique opportunity he has to to serve in the ministry with his father. Bro. Roberson teaches how an assistant pastor can be a blessing to the pastor by recognizing special events, sharing in ministry burdens, and by adding to the pastor’s ministry.
21 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
From Youth Pastor to Pastor
Pastor Johnny Chae, of Heritage Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX, recounts how he transitioned from the youth pastor to the pastor of the church. Pastor Chae teaches how his perspective and responsibilities changed during this time.
17 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Lessons on Youth Ministry for the Teen and Youth Pastor
Pastor Johnny Chae, of Heritage Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX, shares some things he wished he had learned as both a teenager in the youth group and as a youth pastor. Pastor Chae challenges youth pastors with how to help their pastor in his role as well as how to handle different types of teenagers within the youth group. He also encourages those investing in young people to not give up and to try different ways of reaching them.
18 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
The Importance of Christian Influences on Young People
In this edition of Maverick University, Pastor Johnny Chae, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX, talks about the importance of Christian influences in a young person’s life. He shares how the leaders in his life helped shape who he is today and the importance of investing in the next generation even when it is difficult.
17 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
The Blessings of Giving
In this edition of Maverick University, Dr. Dan Woodward, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dwight, IL, explains the Biblical principle of giving. He recounts how he learned to give by following the example set by his father, and he then teaches us to see the needs of others and to be able to network with those that can meet those needs.
16 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Event Planning in the Ministry
In this edition of Maverick University, Dr. Dan Woodward, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dwight, IL, teaches about planning church events especially when the events involve food. Pastor Woodward gives instruction in the areas of menu preparation, portion planning, efficient serving, and acquiring equipment.
20 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Pastoring in a Small Town
In this edition of Maverick University, Dr. Dan Woodward, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dwight, IL, describes the joy of serving Jesus in a small-town setting. Pastor Woodward recounts how he came to pastor in Dwight and illustrates the importance of looking for opportunities to be busy in the Lord’s work.
21 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
From Gang Member to Christian
In this edition of Maverick University, Evangelist Carlos Chacon, a Providence Baptist College graduate serving in Latin America, recounts his conversion and discipleship from a gang member in Chicago to a Christian school student. Brother Chacon also teaches principles of effective discipleship and how they helped to bring him closer to the Lord.
21 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Tent Ministry Evangelism
In this edition of Maverick University, Evangelist Carlos Chacon, a Providence Baptist College graduate serving in Latin America, gives a summary of his unique work as a tent ministry evangelist. Brother Chacon highlights the benefits of having a tent revival meeting and some of the challenges that come with it as well.
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