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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

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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

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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

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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

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Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Kurt Johnston

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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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

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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

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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!!

 

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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

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Topics for this episode: This episode is unlike any we have every done. We talk to Sam Collier the director of city strategies for Orange about race and diversity in youth ministry. How you can help move the conversation forward.  How you can help move your church or high school ministry forward.  SO many great thoughts that challenge you to think. You will love this episode… it’s the one you will want to send to more people. 

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Sam Collier

Generation Z Tip.  Generation Z will be more global.

Things mentioned in the episode:

Middle School Ministry Campference

Connect with Sam Collier

Sam’s book Find Your Voice onAmazon

Sam’s book Find Your Voice on Kindle

5 Ways To Communicate With A Diverse Audience In Mind

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

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

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Topics for this episode:  

Fun and Money.. What you catch them to is what you keep them to.

A big budget, zero budget… doesn’t matter.  Fun is who you are.

Generation Z TIP Talking about Authenticity.

Dan Scott Interview.  Author of Amazon #1 Children’s Ministry book Caught in Between.

Kids Ministry students that disengage!

The magic age of 11. The brain pruning.  (Justin has a moment of sounding smart)

Small Group leading.  Concreate thinking.

How to get past a difficult relationship with the kids person.

A couple minutes with Clay Scroggins at Catalyst West.

 

Whose on this episode? Intro Andrew Valdez, Notre Dame Church NYC, Justin Herman, Dan Scott, Dr. Clay Scroggins

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast- Generation Z

Barna Generation Z

Twitch

Caught In Between Dan Scott

Dan Scott Twitter

How to lead when you’re not in charge. Clay Scroggins

Clay Scroggins

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

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

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Topics for this episode:  

Leaving well (leaving a good taste in everyones mouth)

As you leave you will be remembered by your last month… regardless of how long you have been there, how great you were or how terrible you were.. your last month will say how you are remembered… .

7 things I would do when leaving somewhere

1. Tell your boss first.
2. Don’t go out burning bridges.
3. Don’t spend the next persons money.
4. Get all the passwords and log ins, subscriptions all together for the next person.
5. Write thank you notes, a lot of them, and meet with people.
6. Don’t take stuff. Leave things.
7. Encouragement and support is key for leaders and parents.

 

Starting somewhere new. (Cooking with Crisco)

You cant start at the new place where you left off at the old place.

7 things I would do when starting some where new.

  1. Who do I need to meet with?
  1. How we do currently communicate with leaders and parents?
  1. What do we do when a new kid shows up?
  1. What metrics do we track and how do we track it?
  1. Who are the volunteers?
  1. What is currently on the calendar? 
  1. What supplies and subscriptions do we have?

 

Extra thoughts.

-Take a week or 2 off in between if you can.

-Think about what you post at your new place.

-Work until your last day! 

 

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Middle School Ministry Campference

Controlled Chaos Book by 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.

None for this Episode. 

 

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

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Topics for this episode:  

  • The Big Reveal, a bit about summer and a little bit of rambling.
  • Shout out to New Zealand youth workers. (not junior high there, its intermediate)
  • Shout out to out episode Sponsor CHURCHSWAG.ORG
  • We talk about cleaning day (didn’t last week) It’s a moment all about Jillian. Tackling the student ministry storage area.  Scary, packed but worth it.  It’s an area ripe for innovation.
  • THE BIG REVEAL.
  • 3 favorite summer events.
  • How to make show up to events work.
  • Summer theme.From teaching, to calendar, branding, and the values behind it.
  • Fundraising talk. From 2 guys that don’t, but we talk about donuts.
  • Talk about giving scholarships to families. Justin shares a moment from his junior high pastor.
  • Kurt’s favorite leadership answers right now “maybe, maybe not”
  • Justin gets spiritual and steals from Jesus example.

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Kurt Johnston

Things mentioned in the episode:

Middle School Ministry Campference

Controlled Chaos Book by 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.

ChurchSwag.Org

This week we are having a competition.  Go to iTunes, leave a rating and review or tag 3 other youth worker people on Instagram. We will pick winners and they will get a #ChaosNation Swag Pac.  Tshirt, Pin, Sticker and Controlled Chaos book signed by Kurt (with his cell #)

Email connect@churchswag.org

ChurchSwag.org

Instagram Church.Swag

Twitter ChurchSwag

Phone 1-800-500-5574

 

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

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Topic for this episode:  

Justin Herman talked a bit of making in the long term impact in the lives of students, as we make relational deposits over time.

Matt McGill was with us sharing about the new Leading Youth Ministry and we have a winner for the free hour of coaching with Matt McGill.

We then talk with Justin Knowles, pastor, blogger podcast host on Youth Ministry Hacks.  We talk about how to program creativity.

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Matt McGill, Justin Knowles 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Justin Herman on Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast

download youth ministry

DYM Podcast Network

Justin Knowles on Twitter

Leading Youth Ministry- Matt McGill

Leading Youth Ministry on twitter

Leading Youth Ministry on Instagram

Leading Youth Ministry on Facebook

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

- Leadin Youth Ministry with Matt McGill..... FIRST EPISODE SPONSOR EVER!!!!!

  

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

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