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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 Eryn Aubey, Christ in Youth

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Host

Kurt Johnston Host

Matt Deprez Fuller Youth Institute

Jonathan Morrow Director of Cultural Engagement and Immersion at Impact 360 Institute

00:37 Welcome

01:15 We talk about Joel Olsteen

05:11 Teaching Topics

24:31 Matt Duprez, The Importnace of Grandparents

44:40 Jonathan Morrow, talking about Generationn Z

Teaching Topics with Justin and Kurt

  • If you could only teach 3 topics (and the first 3 don’t count)

    • Identity
    • Sex/Dating
    • Spiritual Gifts
    • Wisdom (Justin)
    • Life of Christ (Kurt)
    • Misunderstood people of the Bible (Justin)
    • Fruit of the Spirit (Kurt)
    • The “other”—a mission series on how to make disciples (Justin)
    • Choices and their consequences (Kurt)

Matt Deprez (Fuller Youth Institute)—Grandparents faith on young people

  • Proximity Matters. Faith does not go up if they are closer but it does increase faith maturity—it skyrockets if they live with 50 miles.

    • Technology can replace proximity in a way. Video chatting is huge and do it to eat meals together.
  • Grandparents shaped issues of identity, belonging, and purpose rather than spiritual discipline
    • You develop properly being around experts and that applies to faith too
  • Faith modeling is HUGE
    • It will shape the maturity of the child.
    • Reading the Bible and serving constantly helped and led to better conversations
    • Send pictures, stories, and verses if you do not live close 

Jonathan Morrow—Generation Z 

  • The first “Post-Christian” generation

    • 10% Boomers, 7% gen x, 6% millennials, 4% gen z have a Biblical Worldview (Barna)
  • Oldest Gen Z is just heading into college. 2x likely as adults to identity as atheist. 34% are “nones”. 58% agree there is no one true religion
  • “How I feel” and “what is true for me “is their default response—they are Christian relativists
    • Change from feeling questions to thinking questions
  • Find a way to disrupt them.
    • Use provocative questions
    • Get Christianity back into the realm of reality
  • We need to have as sophisticated conversations in church as they are having online. There is age appropriate ways to handle these conversations.
    • We want to help walk them to good answers.
    • We cant just say nothing or they may “outgrow” their faith

Discussion Questions:

  1. If you could teach any topic what would it be?
  2. How are we utilizing the grandparents in our church?
  3. Are we using “feeling” questions or “thinking” questions for our group questions?
  4. How do we make our environments to make students feel welcome?
  5. How are we disrupting their rhythm?
  6. Are we having sophisticated conversations with our students?

 

Links:

FREE CIY WEBCAST

Next Gen To Go

Matt's Twitter

Jonathan's Website

Impact 360

Jonathan's Twitter

GenZ Lab

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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