A Junior High Ministry podcast for Youth Workers!
Hosted by Justin Herman

August 14, 2019

Episode 0076 Time Machine, Volunteer Cycle, Tim Harlow and Phyllis Fagell Youth Ministry Junior High Controlled Chaos

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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

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