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A podcast about junior high ministry for youth workers! If you’re in Youth Ministry or Student Ministry (same thing) we hope you like Controlled Chaos Podcast!

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Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

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 Intro done by: Todd Jones

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Andy Stanley, Founding and Senior Pastor North Point Community Church

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

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

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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Intro done by: Vivi Diaz, Sandals Church

Topics for this episode:  

Questions from our Facebook Group. 

Join our facebook group HERE

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

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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SPECIAL EPISODE: A conversation with Chris Avery, Youth Pastor from Inland Hills Church.

Thanks to Chris Avery for givng us the chance to have a window in to how he is doing, how is group is doing and how we can support him.

 

In this special episode:

Chris Avery, Inland Hills Church, Facebook

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Carey Nieuwhof Blog

Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

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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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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Intro done by: Justin Kowalski, Sandals Church Riverside CA 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Britt Kitchen

Tyler Rees

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Intro done by: Erik Williams

Topics for this episode:   

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Andrew Root

Root on twitter

Root Books

 

Gerald Fadayomi

Gerald on Instagram

Gerald on Twitter

Before You Go Book

Book 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

  

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Intro done by: The amazing hosts of the Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast

Topics for this episode:   For our BIG milestone episode (25 can you belive it) we got 2 amazing people who have NEVER done a podcast before, our (Kurt and Justin) wives.  

Ministry and Relationships.

How do you live on a ministry salary. 

How to create the right boundaries.

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman & Brittany Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston and Rachel Johnston- Saddleback Church

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

 

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Intro done by: Luke Angus, Trinity Church, Redlands California

Topics for this episode: 

Did we mention we have Patrick Lencioni !!!!!

  • Most of our listeners are younger leaders, many leading a team for the very first time. Give them your "#1 DO" and your "#1 DON'T".
  • Change is hard.The President of Fuller Seminary said “people don’t fear change they fear loss” So when taking over a role at a church give us some advice about how to implement change roll out an effective change management strategy.
  • In your book, 5 Disfunctions of a team, you make the case that TRUST is the very most important quality among a team...so lack of trust is the biggest disfunction. How might you equate that with building trust with young teenagers and their parents in a church setting?
  • Define the difference between Mission and Vision?
  • In your experience, what would most teams identify as a primary source of discouragement?
  • You seem to be a genius at taking big, hard to tackle, leadership issues and boiling them down to easy to grasp and implement ideas and principles. Your books are short, but loaded with truth and pragmatic leadership gold. Give us a few tips on making our message simple and easy for our audience (young teenagers) to grasp.
  • What do you do in a situation where you have more practical experience than your boss.  Most Youth workers report to people who have never done youth ministry.
  • Sometimes we cast vision, but then struggle to implement it.  How can we be great implementers of vision.

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Patrick Lencioni - The Table Group

Connect with Patrick on Twitter

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Free Resouce- Postcards for your youth ministry!

Patricks Books 

Patricks Favorite book

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Mo

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

 

Topics for this episode:  

Professionalism.

Tattoos

The new book and our goal of 100,000

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

  

Things mentioned in the episode:

Free Resouce- Postcards for your youth ministry!

Marko

The Youth Cartel

Tattoos

Controlled Chaos BOOK (PRE ORDER NOW)

   

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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
00:0000:00

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

 

Intro done by:Marc Vinzon from Mariners Church (former staff member of Justins)

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

Josh Griffin- Download Youth Ministry

Tyler Rees- Orange

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Free Resouce- Postcards

Middle School Ministry Campference- Youth Cartel

Believe Tours- CIY

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

National Youth Workers Converention- Youth Specialties

Download Youth Ministry University

 

Mariners Church

Forest Home Camp

The Debrief - Sandals Church

CIY Move Camp (High School)

CIY Mix Camp (Junior High)

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

Topics for this episode:  

The Upside of NO, This history of the podcast! How hearing NO to an idea set me on the path to start controlled chaos!

Summer camp, time off policy, or lack of policy for post camp for staff.  Different from church to church, we talk about what its like in our churches.

Volunteers, specifically at camp.  They are the BEST... most of them either take vacation time to be at camp, then they go right back to work.  But we touch on the expectaions we put on volunteers overall.

Health, how do we create health for our leaders with everyting we ask them to do.

Be mindful of the sacrifice your leaders make for you!

 

Whose on this episode? Kurt Johnston & Justin Herman

Things mentioned in the episode:

Download Youth Ministry University

Episode 0008- The Power of 3, Kurt is back & Jon Acuff

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast- Clay Scroggins

Mariners Church

Forest Home Camp

The Debrief - Sandals Church

CIY Move Camp (High School)

CIY Mix Camp (Junior High)

Free Resouce- Postcards

Middle School Ministry Campference- Youth Cartel

Believe Tours- CIY

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

National Youth Workers Converention- Youth Specialties

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

 ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

 

Topics for this episode:  

Thank you!  Thanks to our great sponsors Central Christian College of the Bible, and ORANGE... Yes! ORANGE! We love Orange and we love MS Curriculum!!! You need to check it out, its the best out there!

Generation Z tip of the week: Millennials are skipping entrepreneurship, but Gen Z is picking up their slack -- 72% of high schoolers want to start their own business someday, and 61% of college students would rather be entrepreneurs than employees, despite the clear difficulties they ecpect to face. For that means student leadership looks different, how we call them to invest in the ministry is of far greater value.  ARTICLE HERE

Andrew Root answers a question of how to talk to students about the end times.

Jadner Lugo shares with us what was happening on the ground in Haiti!

Dr. Jim Burns sits down with us to talk about Sex!  Part 1 of 4 (over the next couple months)

Intro done by: Jillian Chester from Mariners Church Irvine CA.... My old Church.

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Youth Network, Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Next Gen Pastor, Saddleback Church

Andrew Root- Professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary

Jadner Lugo- Student Ministry Director at the Journey

Dr. Jim Burns- President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University.

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Free Resouce- Postcards

Middle School Ministry Campference- Youth Cartel

Believe Tours- CIY

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

National Youth Workers Converention- Youth Specialties

Generation Z Barna Book-- Buy Here

Passport to Purity

The Purity Code- Dr. Jim Burns 

Jim Burns at Homeword

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Brad Lomenick, Kurt Johnston

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Brad Lomenick

Brads Books  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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
00:0000:00

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

 

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Kurt Johnston

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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

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Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:

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Topics for this episode:  

Youtube, this is all attached to the Generation Z tip of the week (read below). 

Youth Cartel, Marko (Episode 0003) and Adam the founders of the youth cartel talk about managing conflict.

Our first Blog Review comes to us from Kevin Libick, he is a student pastor with over 15 years of ministry experience. Most of that time has been dedicated to middle school ministry. Currently, he is the Student Ministry Pastor at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX. He wrote an article I LOVED about tackling tough transitions so I reached out to get him on the podcast to talk more abou tit.

Generation Z Tip of the week (this is from Ashely Bohinc at Orange... She was on Episode 0005) Recent studies have shown between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform.  I (Justin) talk about some ideas to use YouTube in your junior high ministry.  Also Orange asked middle schoolers all over the country what YouTube channels they are currently watching. Here's what they said!

 

Read the whole article from Orange HERE

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman, Sandals Youth Network, Host, Speaker, Bald.

Marko Oestreicher, Whyismarko, YouthCartel 

Adam McLane, YouthCartel

Kevin Libick

Charlie Conger INTRO, Orange

 

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Christ in Youth... also known as (drumroll) CIY

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

CIY MIX- Camp

Youth Cartel Campference

Youth Cartel

Tackling Tough Transitions (Kevin Libick)

 

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

 

 

Central Christian College of the Bible ... The college Justin went to!!

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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
00:0000:00

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

Topics for this episode:  

Screen time stats for Generation Z.  We got this from the Barna Study on Generation Z.  If you haven’t gotten it, you can get it here.. https://www.barna.com/product/gen-z/

Kurt and Justin sit down with Jeff Walling from Pepperdine University to talk teaching junior high students.  This is the episode you will want to send to your volunteers, interns, anyone that wants to grow as a teacher.

Thanks to Saddleback PD podcast for letting us use their AIRSTREAM for recording this Episode. 

First of our new monthly installment... GET ROOTED with Dr. Andrew Root.  This month he answers "What about the fact youth ministry doesn’t show up in the bible?"   You're going to love the answer.

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman, Sandals Youth Network, Host, Speaker, Bald.

Kurt Johnston, Saddleback Next Gen, Writer, thinker, surfer.

Jeff Walling, Speaker, Teacher, chicken nugget lover.

Andrew Root, Writer, theologian, thinker, FUNNY guy.

 

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Jeff at Pepperdine

Jeff on Twitter

Jeff on Facebook

Jeffs Books on Amazon

Andrew Root Website

Andrew Root at Luther Seminary

Andrew Roots Books on Amazon

Andrew Root on Twitter

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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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