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A Junior High Ministry podcast for Youth Workers! If you’re in Youth Ministry or Student Ministry (same thing) we hope you like Controlled Chaos Podcast! Part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network and in partnership with Christ in Youth

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Whose on this episode.

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Duffy Robbins

Dan from the Youth Pastor Compensation Survey.

Annual review guide from Dan.

 

Links:

Youth Ministry Podcast Network

Christ in Youth

Youth Specialties

Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts

Grove City College

 

Tip of the week: All the Halloween stuff goes on sale November 1st so stock up for your youth ministry.

 

This week:

Halloween night tips for youth workers.

Youth ministry legend Duffy Robbins. 

5 things youth works would benefit from learning in an educational environment

Plus, an embarrassing story about Doug Fields!

“There is nowhere in scripture we are called to be active. We are called to be productive”

“If we understand anything about Christianity it is a faith that says to us everything we do is rooted in everything we believe.”

 

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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Whose on this episode.

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Tom Shefchunas

Dan from the Youth Pastor Compensation Survey.

Annual review guide from Dan.

 

Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

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PODCAST WE ARE PART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY PODCAST NETWORK, Linktree is HERE!         

There are great podcasts that make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts check them out on Instagram or Twitter @youthministryPN or our website youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

 Go to linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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Who is on this episode:

Justin Herman  Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman

Kurt Johnston

Jeff Henderson 

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Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

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PODCAST WE ARE PART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY PODCAST NETWORK, Linktree is HERE!         

There are great podcasts which make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts check them out on Instagram or Twitter @youthministryPN or our website youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

 Go to linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

 Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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Featuring: Controlled Chaos Podcast, Youth Ministry United, MultiMulti Podcast, The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast, Next Level Youth Ministry Podcast and Why We Stayed Podcast Great podcasts make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

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Who is on this episode:

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Cora Jakes Coleman

Andrew Root

John Luzadder

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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WE ARE PART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY PODCAST NETWORK, Link HERE!           Featuring: Controlled Chaos Podcast, Youth Ministry United, MultiMulti Podcast, The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast and Why We Stayed Podcast Great podcasts make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

Go to linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

Who is on this episode:

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Katie Edwards

Amanda Anderson

Albert Tate

 

Links:

Katie Edwards Saddleback Message,

 Justin and Kurt: After a lesson what are response time options?

Three categories to think about:

  1. The traditional Response
  2. An in-service activity
  3. On your own during the week

 Katie Edwards: 5 Things youth workers should know.

Amanda Anderson: All My Friends Have Issues

“You need to be able to relate in a healthy and safe way. We are told that we have to “be real” however not everything is able to be shared. If you can do that then you can lead students to do this well.”

“Fun is something that leads to trust and relationships for middle schoolers and can open doors”

 

Albert Tate: Albert Tate Podcast  Fellowship Monrovia

 “Make sure you are pouring your life into those kids and are experiencing community and discipleship. Be satisfied at knowing that the kingdom of God is being expanded because of your labor and investment.”

“Get creative and innovative and when there are opportunities to bless the church and service the senior leadership and affirm and encourage them that they work they are doing is creating spaces for transformation to happen in the lives of these young people”

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

Play Now

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WE ARE PART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY PODCAST NETWORK, Link HERE!           Featuring: Controlled Chaos Podcast, Youth Ministry United, MultiMulti Podcast, The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast and Why We Stayed Podcast Great podcasts make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

Go to linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

Who is on this episode:

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Mark Oestreicher 

Charlie Kirk

Chris and Emily Norton

 

Student Leadership Tip #4 (Mark Oestreicher)

  • Consider a leadership community rather than single serving leadership teams

    • All the teams in one
    • Adult and student leaders 

Justin and Kurt--topics to teach about leadership and servanthood (9:00)

  • Every other week do an inner quality and outer quality of a leader (Kurt)
  • Teaching ownership and learning from it (be able to fess up) (Justin)
  • Servant leadership (Kurt)
  • Following up on visitors (Kurt)
  • Don’t be a click (Kurt)
  • Plan an event (Kurt)
  • Honesty and timeliness (Kurt)
  • Generosity (Kurt)
  • Leverage Influence (Kurt)
    • Compassion
    • On marginalized people
  • Don’t do it alone (Justin)
  • Accountability (Justin)
  • Skill of assessment (gifts and wiring) (Justin)
  • Give feedback (Justin)

 

Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA

  • A strong message can create a strong movement
  • Students are looking for a purpose to believe in
  • People are not correct just because they have degrees and someone else is a student
  • It just takes one person telling a student that they can do something good
  • Always ask more questions than you get asked
  • Don’t look at any interaction as a waste of time
  • 1 thing to tell students—embrace failure. Everyone will fail at something

 

Links:

FREE GAMES

FREE WEBCAST

Mark Oestreicher Twitter

Charlie Kirk Twitter

Charlie Kirk Podcast

Turning Point USA

Youth Ministry Podcast Network

The Seven Longest Yards 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

Play Now

Christ in Youth, our exclusive podcast partner!!!! CIY.com/chaos

WE ARE PART OF THE YOUTH MINISTRY PODCAST NETWORK, Link HERE!           Featuring: Controlled Chaos Podcast, Youth Ministry United, MultiMulti Podcast, The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast and Why We Stayed Podcast Great podcasts make up the Youth Ministry Podcast Network.  For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com

Go to linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

Who is on this episode:

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman

Mark Oestreicher 

Kenda Creasy Dean

 

 

Mark Oestreicher 

  • There is no reason why student leadership should be reserved high schoolers. Give them a taste of the leadership inside them if they are willing.

    • If you have them combined let the jr. high lead too in it
    • If you have separate have one in the jr. high ministry also
  • You want them to participate in things that will form them in powerful ways as their identities are being formed

Excellence in Jr. High Student Leadership Justin, Kurt, and some spiders

  • Give them opportunities to be involved

    • Don’t make your excellent definition so high they cannot participate
    • They will be wrong, but you need to affirm them in a positive way
  • The best way to learn leadership is to learn it in the trenches
    • They love to see their friends owning things
  • Ask other areas if they are open to serving in other areas besides children’s ministry and jr. high ministry
    • It gives them another caring adult in their life

 

Kenda Dean Student Leadership

  • If you want kids to be engaged as adults get them engaged as children
  • Give them a “load-bearing” role
  • Don’t hold on to tight to the reigns—never do ministry alone
  • With a team, you can share the authority
  • You need a diverse team in outlook and demographics (cause that what the kids are)
  • You must be a trustworthy colleague
  • Learn to pastor your bosses (teach the kids to care for those in authority)
  • Learn how to do youth ministry to grown-ups.
    • We are good at meeting kids where they are but not adults.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Where are our students serving?
  2. Are we allowing middle schoolers to serve as leaders?
  3. Does each of us have someone to do youth ministry with?
  4. Are we meeting our adults where they are as good as we reach our students?

 

Links:

CIY WEBCAST

Mark Oestreicher Books

Mark Oestreicher Twitter

Kenda Dean Books

Kenda Dean Twitter

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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Junior High Webcast coming up with Kurt and Justin on July 2, 11 am CST on building a magnetic middle school ministry. How you can be attractive and missional that kids are drawn too with a missional aspect.

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Intro by Andy Stanley

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Host

Kurt Johnston Host

Scott Rubin, Junior High Ministry EXPERT (Kurt's best friend)

Mike Thomas, Why we Stayed Podcast

Michele Anderson, Host Talking Squirrels Podcast

Samantha, Girl World EXPERT

Dr. Andrew Root, Youth Ministry Theology EXPERT

Jeff Wallace, Student Leadership EXPERT

Why mic skills are essential with Justin and Kurt

  • If the audio is terrible everything is terrible no matter how good the video/graphics
  • If the person is ill-prepared no matter how much planning it will drain the energy of the room
  • Consider using a handheld—the audio quality is much better and you can use to your advantage with its distance
  • Students will see a potential future for themselves in the person on the microphone
  • Never give the mic away if you don’t know what they will say.
  • If you don’t know whether to use a mic or not—use a mic
  • You have to train people on how to be on a mic—it is not a natural thing

 

Why you should tune into the CIY webcast

  • It's on the internet, and the internet is awesome
  • Where else do you get a half hour of training for free?
  • This is stuff you can give to your leaders.
  • It is not long and drawn out (only 1 hr)
  • Everything is more significant (than the first) with this webcast
  • It will be encouraging and give you a different way of thinking about things

Scott Rubin—Director of Student Ministries at Willow Creek Church—pastoring with high school in mind

  • Look at them and imagine where they will be in a few years

    • What do we need to be thinking about?
  • Identify gifts in those years and put them on that track to develop it
    • Think ahead but do not get ahead of themselves
    • Give them opportunities to leverage it
    • Sometimes the disruptive kid is the leader. Talk to them about it
  • See if there is an upperclassman that they could be and have them hang around them.
    • Call out to them what you see in them
    • Engage the parents in any way that you can. Some kids might not show themselves, and parents can be a great insight.
  • With leaders moving up or not always remember where you are trying to get the students.
  • Never forget what it is like to be a teenager
  • Never do youth ministry alone

 

Mike Thomas—Why we stayed podcast

  • Everyone that has stayed/left a different story but they all have friction.

    • How will you respond?
  • When church and God are blended, they become upset with everything. Their whole idea is broken.

 

Michele Anderson—talking squirrels podcast—adolescent development

  • Early adolescence 10-13
  • It can help to tailor to how the schools do it
  • Reasons for a 7th-9thministry
    • With longer adolescence, students need more time to develop
  • How can we give coaching on mental development
    • Ask them hard questions—they can handle it
  • The psychological difference between boys and girls
    • Girls will grow faster in every way

 

Samantha—Jr. High Girls

  • The enemy is attacking mainly through technology. Distracting us. And taking away our identity in Jesus with something else.
  • Women should not prove their ability by everything that men do cause men do not do that for women.
    • Elizabeth Elliot—Let me be a Woman
  • Topics Girls need to hear
    • Love, Suicide/depression, homosexuality, technology
  • Always express love

 

Dr. Andrew Root

  • There are so many things that students need, does God need anything?

    • Don’t think that God needs anything
    • But He is a God that acts for us
    • Out of the love and inner love of the Trinity out of the surplus of their passion they reach out to share their love
    • God chooses to become vulnerable because of his compassion, mercy, and friendship
    • He reaches out for a desire to love and care not because he needs it

 

Jeff Wallace—Student leadership

  • Gather at most one a month or once a quarter

    • They are busy (and so are their parents who drive them)
    • Have a good plan because time is precious
    • It is not about a shirt or a title
    • Leadership is about keeping your word—have them value being on the leadership team.

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to controlledchaos.fun/Justin for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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 Intro is done by: Justin Herman

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

 

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

Our Sponsors. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

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Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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CIY hosts relevant episodes that will train, teach and inspire you on your journey in ministry. In this episode, you'll hear from junior high ministry experts Kurt Johnston, author of the book, "Controlled Chaos" and Justin Herman, host of the Controlled Chaos Podcast. They join the WebCast to talk about creating a magnetic junior high ministry, attracting them and keeping them.

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Recruiting Volunteers—Justin and Kurt

  1. Why Summer is the best time to recruit leaders

    • You have a lot of fun events and gives people a taste of students at their craziest. Get a leader to see the beauty in that and they will go crazy over them in group.
    • You can’t take the summer off from recruiting cause fall is coming
  2. Language to use
    • What did you do last year to say you moved the needle on spiritual life in me and around me?

      • No matter the answer ask them about investing in a Jr. High Student this year. Everyone had someone or wished they had someone and they can pay it forward or be the person they needed.
  1. Don’t say someone’s no for them

    • Make the ask and let them say no. Don’t be afraid to ask
  2. Have a 2-3 minute elevator pitch
  3. Your best recruiters are people already serving and attending.
    • Who in their circle can they ask?
    • Get students to ask.
  4. Invite them into something specific
  5. Don’t have eyes bigger than your stomach
    • Are you ready if you grew by 10 leaders tomorrow? Is there is a plan and process in place so they are not in the queue for 6 months?

Katie Edwards (DYM Podcast and Saddleback Church)

  • Connecting with females in your youth ministry

    • Focus on the times you are with them weekly. Have those spaces to have significant conversations.
    • Healthy touch is important
      • A high five is touch. It does not always have to be a hug.
    • Great eye contact and get rid of distractions. Give warmth in your voice and how you ask questions
  • Keeping volunteers
    • Create a family community that will minister to the family (their students)
  • Katie-isms to cast vision and leadership
    • People over protocol, people over programs. Love people well. The goal is love and care for people if they are in the church or not.
  • Innovation and Newness to the ministry
    • Never Stop Learning. Learning leads to innovation
    • Evolve with what’s best for the kids—think of new ways to communicate
    • When brainstorming make sure you have different thinkers, ages, and other
    • different types of people
    • Don’t skip the debrief—successful idea/event or not
  • Make sure you understand the audience. The more you know the lower your frustration will be and help you be more effective
  • Practice and experience things together with a middle schooler. (serving, learning scripture, etc)
  • Missions
    • Getting them into environments with they partner with the local church in other spaces

      • Expands their view of the kingdom
      • Helps them see outside of themselves
    • Middle schoolers are fearless and are willing to step into things and having a life changing experience like that can get them into next level ministry
    • Find an organization that your church trusts to take care of the “scary stuff” and then you can just be with the students

 

Mike Branton (Christ in Youth)

  • Environments—Where you meet is just as important as what you are meeting about

    • How will they hear if we are not intentional about the space
    • First impression for families
      • You may only get one chance with a parent. Make your space so it looks like you knew they were coming.
    • You don’t have an excuse for not being intentional with what you have
    • Having a clean space is vital.
    • It is an act of worship to have a clean space (Think tabernacle in OT)
    • Things your environment should help communicate
      • Signage (from street to seat)
      • Safety
      • Specific age (how do we say this space is for you)
      • Broken window (kids will break more and trash it) if it is pristine they will be less likely to break and dirty it up.
    • Portable is key if the space is not yours
      • You can’t just leave your stuff if it is a multi-purpose room
    • Sometimes make the space smaller (30 kids in a 300 person room is daunting). Curtains or defined spaces within the environment. Have a goal to fill it.
    • Celebrate the things that you want repeated
      • Camp, baptisms, volunteers. Use the walls, floor, bathroom to tell a story
    • You are trying to creature culture and environment is a lot of that.
      • Your environment should drive the mission home not make people want to drive home
    • Talk to parents, students, and student leaders about what they think of the space

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman LINKTREE

Kurt Johnston

Katie Edwards Katie's Twitter

Mike Branton Mike's Twitter

 

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to controlledchaos.fun/Justin for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

Play Now

Christ in Youth, our exclusive podcast partner!!!!

For more information about

  • Christ in Youth our Podcast Partner
  • Email Sign-ups
  • Places to find the podcast
  • Our Youtube Page
  • Controlled Chaos Blog
  • Social Media Links
  • Campference

Go to controlledchaos.fun/linktree for all our links! 

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman LINKTREE

Kurt Johnston Saddleback.com

Saddleback Parent Ministry

Parent Skills Podcast

Mark Oestreicher The Youth Cartel

Jeff Wallace

Ben Trueblood

Caleb Kaltenbach.

 

Mark Oestreicher  #13 thing he loves about Jr. High Students

  • You can still take ‘em

 Ben Trueblood(Lifeway Students, Director of Student Ministry)

  • Parent Ministry

    • How do you get parents to embrace their role as spiritual leaders?

      • Use different phrasing and equip them. Many do not know how to disciple. So disciple the parents. By: Groups for parents, or student pastor jumping in, or partner with other ministry environments. You can start with a few parents and then send them out to disciple others.
      • Don’t try and be a Subject Matter Expert on parenting if you are not.

Jeff Wallace(Right Now Media, Director of LYFT tour and Youth Pastor Summit)

  • Student Leader Selection Process

    • No need to be rooted or long but you need a step to make sure they are serious

      • Ask Grade
      • Ask their passion
      • Ask how they define leadership and why they want to lead
      • Put references but don’t make a big deal (ask for a teacher or coach who has seen them lead)

Caleb Kaltenbach (Founder of The Messy Grace Group)

  • How do you handle LGBTQ?

    • You need to be having conversations about this, so you do not overreact when it happens.
    • Ask questions and set appropriate boundaries. Ask questions and do not throw out Bible verses.
    • Thank them for trusting you and dig deep to get to know more
    • You must be comfortable with them coming and not correcting everything they do
      • Still, need boundaries like with heterosexual students
      • Dating couples in different cabins and groups
    • Your job is not to fix them
    • It is your job to help them identify with Jesus more and make that their primary identity
    • It is not about behavior anymore but more about how they identify
    • Be intentional in all things you teach and how you reach (1 Cor. 9:19-23)
    • Trans-students?
      • Tread carefully. You do not want to embarrass or humiliate a student. Each situation is different, and conversations are essential.
    • Always remember to live in grace and truth

Links:

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to controlledchaos.fun/Justin for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking the time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

Play Now

Christ in Youth, our exclusive podcast partner!!!!

For more information about

  • Christ in Youth our Podcast Partner
  • Email Sign-ups
  • Places to find the podcast
  • Our Youtube Page
  • Controlled Chaos Blog
  • Social Media Links
  • Campference

Go to controlledchaos.fun/linktree for all our links! 

Brief Outline

03:41 Kurt and Justin talk Summer Camp Secret Sauce

21:12 MARKO #11 thing he loves about Junior High.

24:44 Andrew Klavan Interview

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman LINKTREE

Kurt Johnston

Mark Oestreicher The Youth Cartel

Andrew Klavan WEBSITE

-Andrews New Book Another Kingdom

-Andrews TWITTER

- Andrews Writting HERE

  

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to controlledchaos.fun/Justin for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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Go to controlledchaos.fun/linktree for all our links! 

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman LINKTREE

Mark Oestreicher The Youth Cartel

Andrew Root WEBSITE

Heather Mahoney

Ken Coleman WEBSITE/Pre Order Book

Kevin Jennings WEBSITE

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Go to controlledchaos.fun/Justin for all his links! 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin!

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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Did you know we have a BLOG... we do... ControlledChaos.FUN

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Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
iTunes | Podbean | Google Play | Stitcher |YOUTUBE 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman

Kurt Johnston 

Mark Oestreicher

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

 Twitter |Facebook Group Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

Play Now

Christ in Youth, our exclusive podcast partner!!!! For info about CIY CLICK HERE

FREE EASTER GRAPHICS FROM Pier19Creative HERE

FACEBOOK LIVEcast with Justin and Brittany Herman, March 21st at 7pm PST, It will happen at   RSVP HERE

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

Did you know we have a BLOG... we do... ControlledChaos.FUN

Get on the BEST EMAIL LIST IN THE UNIVERSE- CLICK HERE!

 

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
iTunes | Podbean | Google Play | Stitcher |YOUTUBE | Spotify

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman

Kara Powell

Mark Oestreicher

Be part of #ChaosNation

 Twitter |Facebook Group Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

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