Christianity

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

Episodes

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

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

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

Take the Survey: http://bit.ly/ChaosYPSurvey19 
 
 
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!

 

Play Now

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

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

 

Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

Take the Survey: http://bit.ly/ChaosYPSurvey19 
 
 
 
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!

 

Play Now

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

Sign up for the Webcast with Kurt and Justin and submit your question.

ciy.com/askusanything 

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

 

Who is on this episode:

Justin Herman  Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman

Kurt Johnston

Jeff Henderson 

NEW BOOK OUT NOW LINK HERE

 

Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

Take the Survey: http://bit.ly/ChaosYPSurvey19 
 
 
 
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!

 

Play Now

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

Register for next webcast with Kurt and Justin ciy.com/askusanything

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

Free Graphics for Choctober!!!

Who is on this episode:

Kurt Johnston

Justin Herman  Linktr.ee/heyjustinherman

Angie Rodenberg

Kathleen Edleman

 

Episode Timestamp Outline:

Angie Rodenberg shares her top 5 Christian communicators (00:00-5:10)

Kurt and Justin answer 3 random questions (6:00-11:00)

CIY CAMPS REGISTRATION START OCTOBER 1

ciy.com/askusanything—3 weeks—Ask Justin and Kurt ANYTHING (Seriously)

The Time Machine (15:21-18:30)

Youth Pastor Compensation Survey (18:32-24:24:36)     Take it here!

Justin has a BIG announcement! (26:00)

Kathleen Edleman I said this you heard that book (31:00-1:13:40) Kathleen and Clay Scroggins Interview

Dont forget to take the Youth Pastor Compensation Survey

Take the Survey: http://bit.ly/ChaosYPSurvey19 
 
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!

 

 

Play Now

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

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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!

Play Now

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

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

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

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! 

Guests for this special episode:

Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Jeff Henderson

Tim Harlow

Chris Hogan

Ken Coleman

Will Cumby

Dr. Andrew Root

Mark Matlock

Richard Hamilton

Mark Oestreicher 

 

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!!!! For info about CIY CLICK HERE

Join the Controlled Chaos Facebook Group!

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

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

 

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

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

GROW CURRICULUM

Grow App

Download the Grow App...

iOS

Google Play

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

Tim Harlow

Phyllis Fagell

Kenny Campbell

Links: Controlled Chaos Book,What Made Jesus Mad Book,Youth Ministry Podcast Network, Middle School Matters Book 

Halloween tips:

  • Get involved in helping with the kids ministry event

 

Volunteer Cycle (Justin and Kurt)

  • Enlist
  • Equip
  • Empower
  • Encourage

 

Tim Harlow author of What made Jesus Mad

  • Don’t give the students an inauthentic Jesus
  • Make your teaching about the vision and passion of Jesus
    • He was not always warm and cuddly
  • You can have righteous anger without adding to the problem
    • Jesus showed restraint at times where we show anger

 

Phyllis, Middle School Matters

  • Do not minimize their distress. Middle School heartbreak is real heartbreak
  • You will build a wall if you dismiss their pain
  • If they ask about dating engage them in communication and ask open ended questions
  • You need to worry about the kids doing the bullying too and teach them what it means to be kind and civil
  • Encouraging girls in leadership
    • Embrace a broader definition of leadership. You do not have to be outward facing to be a leader.

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 

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

Big announcement: The launch of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network Featuring: Controlled Chaos Podcast, Youth Ministry United, MultiMulti Podcast, The Fringe Youth Worker Podcastand 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

For more information about

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

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

Who is on this episode:

Justin Herman

Kurt Johnston

Mark Oestreicher

Jeff Wallace 

 

Justin and Kurt “answer” questions by Scott Nolan 

  • How do you narrow do student leaders?

    • You have to know whatever model you choose may be hurting feelings of students who are not involved.
  • What are some topics students need to hear, discuss, and live out?
  • Resources for student leaders?
  • How do you do a student leader retreat?
    • Just like a camp. Decide where you want to go and tweak accordingly
    • Is it just for the best of the best or is everyone invited and at the end of the week do you decide if you want to promote a smaller leader retreat with the cream of the crop.
    • Don’t market it a fun and zany weekend.
    • Have students help plan the retreat
    • High can be the best time to develop leaders.
  • Size of the student leadership team?
    • There are options for everyone

 

Marko 5 Tips on Student Leadership (in no order) 

  • Some of your best student leaders are the ones who wouldn’t apply or participating. Be a competency facilitator. Identify and nurture potential

    • Get to know your context and students
    • Help the ones see the leader in themselves
    • You need to see the strengths in them that they cannot
    • Give them places to experiment with that

 

Jeff Wallace on student leadership 

  • Think

    • Discover our student’s talents and gifts—then develop it—and deploy them.
    • We don’t want to teach kids what to think but how to think.
    • We teach what we know but reproduce what we are—John Maxwell
    • If the IPhone is upgrading every 18 months why shouldn’t we think youth ministry is?
    • Help kids understand their wiring. Give personality tests.
    • Teach them more than the word. Teach how to live out life.
    • Always asses. You cannot correct what you cannot confront. Bring in someone from the outside to get an honest look and see your blind spots.
  • Dream
    • Once you teach them to think. Have them dream not only what they can do but what the ministry can do. What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail?
    • Have a youth council or leadership team and write the dreams.
    • You need kids who are not completely connected. The best way to reach outsiders is to know outsiders.
    • Vision Casting is key to get this set up.
  • Lead
    • This is a byproduct of thinking and dreaming. What happens is that they begin to become leaders that are head and shoulders above.
  • Random question
    • What about students living different outside of church?

      • Hold them accountable. Other students are watching you and you need to confront them. But do it with grace and respect.

 

Did you miss the CIY magnetic ministry podcast and need the details?

Email Justin-- justin@controlledchaospodcast.com 

Discussion Questions:

  1. Are there students who have potential but aren’t participating?
  2. Are we being “competency facilitators”?
  3. Are we “developing and deploying” our students?
  4. Are we teaching kids how to think?
  5. Are we holding them accountable? 

Links:

Campference

Mark-O's Twitter

Youth Ministry 3.0

Jeff Wallace

Student Leadership University

Student Leadership University Twitter

Believe Tour

 

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

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.

SIGN UP HERE!!!!

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 linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

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!

Play Now

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.

SIGN UP HERE!!!!

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 linktr.ee/controlledchaospodcast for all our links! 

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!

Play Now

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

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

 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 

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

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 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!!!!

A Junior High Podcast for youth workers.

With some culture, leadership and other stuff along the way!

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 Church

Mark Oestreicher The Youth Cartel

Andrew Stanley

@AndrewWStanley on Instagram

-Andrews WEBSITE

-Book Andrew HERE

-Andrew on our friend Carey Nieuwhofs PODCAST

Colby Taylor Mariners Church

 

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

Load more